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Ask the Rabbi: Interfaith Couples Edition (Chicago)

September 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm CDT


Have you ever had questions and thought to yourself, I really wish I could ask this to a rabbi over a beer? Or have you and your partner been wondering about one sticky question in your relationship and wanted to get the perspective of a rabbi? Then you’re in luck! Join Rabbi Todd Zinn, 18Doors Rukin Rabbinc Fellow and Director of Jewish Journeys and Enrichment for Honeymoon Israel along with 18Doors Chicago Community Director, Tani Prell, for a casual night of asking the rabbi any question you’ve ever had about anything.

Interfaith couples are invited to ask the rabbi any questions they’ve ever had about Judaism, being in an interfaith relationship and anything under the sun over drinks and appetizers at a bar in Lakeview. We’ll gather casually, get to know one another and open the floor for questions.

Questions? Don’t hesitate to reach out to Tani at tani@18doors.org!

We take everyone’s health, safety, and comfort seriously. All adult event participants must be fully vaccinated and boosted. Please see the registration page for more details.




This event is co-sponsored by Honeymoon Israel.


Tani PrellMeet Tani Prell

Tani is dedicated to fostering inclusive Jewish spaces. As the Chicago Community Director, she loves partnering with couples, families, and individuals to bring sparks of Jewish joy into their lives. Tani’s career has been centered on education, Judaism, and the arts, with a commitment to inclusion and belonging present throughout. In her spare time Tani enjoys spending time with her partner, Charles, and her cat, Winston. They are a family of sci-fi enthusiasts, Chicago outdoor brunch connoisseurs, and lovers of all things art.


Todd ZinnMeet Rabbi Todd Zinn

Rabbi Todd Zinn is the Director of Jewish Journeys and Enrichment at Honeymoon Israel (HMI). HMI strives to make young couples of all backgrounds feel welcome in the Jewish community and to inspire them to incorporate Jewish values and traditions into their lives in their own way through impressive community based travel to Israel. Rabbi Zinn guides the educational vision and implementation within the Honeymoon Israel community working to create dynamic educational programming, meaningful social action work, and deep relationships.  Prior to his work at HMI, Rabbi Zinn served as a Rabbi at Chicago Sinai Congregation in Chicago, Illinois.  He was ordained at the Hebrew Union College in Los Angeles, California. Before coming to Chicago, Rabbi Zinn worked with college students at the University of Southern California, at Beit T’shuva—a residential addiction treatment facility, and in congregations throughout Southern California.

18Doors believes our community is enriched by the diversity of its members. We welcome everyone, and invite racially diverse and LGBTQ individuals to participate in our programming. All of our virtual programs offer automated closed captioning. If you need additional captioning support, or any other accommodations to fully participate in a program, please let us know on your registration form.


September 15
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
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