Welcome!

The Interfaith Families Project of Greater Washington (IFFP) is an independent community of interfaith families and others. We are committed to sharing, learning about, and celebrating our Jewish and Christian traditions.

Now in our third decade, we have grown to over 100 families from Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C. It’s a place where both Jewish and Christian partners can feel like equal members of the community; where both can celebrate and learn about both faiths and where we “teach not preach.”

IFFP Welcomes YOU!  Please click to view our community inclusion statement.

 

Upcoming IFFP Events

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Feb
24
Sun
Gathering @ Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – 10:50 am
Sunday School 16 @ Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School
Feb 24 @ 10:50 am – 12:05 pm
Adult Group @ Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School
Feb 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Feb. 24th Adult Group on Parenting an Addicted Child (Track 1)

On Feb. 24th, Lisa Hillman, a development professional for over 35 years, will lead an adult group on “Parenting an Addicted Child.”  Lisa is the former President of the Anne Arundel Medical Center Foundation and a former broadcast journalist.  She is a board member of Pathways and Samaritan House, programs that serve addicts.  A frequent contributor to area magazines, Lisa lives in Annapolis, Maryland, with her husband, Richard, and greyhound Harry.  She is the proud mother of two children, Heidi Anderson (at IFFP) and Jacob.  “Secret No More,” her first book, was published in 2017, and will be available to purchase at IFFP.  Lisa can be reached via her website at www.lisahillmanauthor.com or via email at lisahillmansecret@gmail.com.  Please invite friends and/or family who have struggled with addiction.

Adult Group Track 2: Member-led Listening Session

During our next adult group session time on February 24, there will be a member-led listening session about the end of our last rabbi’s tenure and the beginning of our search for a new Jewish clergy person.

 

Mar
10
Sun
Open House @ Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School
Mar 10 all-day
Gathering: 1st Sunday in Lent @ Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am – 10:50 am
Sunday School 17 @ Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School
Mar 10 @ 10:50 am – 12:05 pm
Adult Group @ Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School
Mar 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Track 1: Sue Katz Miller discusses her new workbook for interfaith couples

Mar
17
Sun
Gathering: 2nd Sunday in Lent @ Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School
Mar 17 @ 10:00 am – 10:50 am
Sunday School 18 @ Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School
Mar 17 @ 10:50 am – 12:05 pm
Adult Group @ Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School
Mar 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Track 1: Interfaith 101 led by Rev. Julia
  • Track 2: Racial Justice Tikkun Olam Group
  • Track 3: Immigration/Refugee Tikkun Olam Group: Charlene Belsom Zellmer from Cedar Lane UU Sanctuary Leadership Group, will be coming to IFFP to speak to our Tikkun Olam Immigrant and Refugee Assistance Group on March 17. She will discuss the religious traditions of responding to the need for sanctuary and why Jews and Christians want to do sanctuary. Charlene also will touch on the history of the Sanctuary movement in the US and will discuss particularly the situation involving Rosa, who is in sanctuary at Cedar Lane and what we can do to help.

 

IFFP News

Join us for a Special Adult Group on February 24th

Join us for a Special Adult Group on February 24th

On Feb. 24th, Lisa Hillman, a development professional for over 35 years, will lead an adult group on “Parenting an Addicted Child.”  Lisa is the former President of the Anne Arundel Medical Center Foundation and a former broadcast journalist. She is a board member of...

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More from the IFFP blog

Talking to Interfaith Kids about Jesus

Talking to Interfaith Kids about Jesus

From Dovetail December 1999 By Lance Flitter When it comes to Jewish-Christian relations, Jesus tends to be the main stumbling block. This is true in a marriage between a Jew and a Christian as well. Like many Jews, I had, and still have to some degree, uncomfortable...

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NOT MY PLAN: PARENTING THE UNEXPECTED

NOT MY PLAN: PARENTING THE UNEXPECTED

The most profound lesson I’ve learned from having children is that being a parent entails giving up expectations I didn’t know I had. We want the best for our children, but it’s as we—not they—define “the best.” When Dan Griffin and I were asked to lead a recent adult...

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On Being Both

Be sure to read On Being Both, a wonderful blog about interfaith life by IFFP member Sue Katz Miller, a journalist whose work has appeared in Newsweek, New Scientist, The New York Times, and The Christian Science Monitor.

IFFP is committed to a balance between Jewish and Christian traditions. We rent space but are not affiliated with, Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School. All Participants at IFFP Gatherings must be 18 or older, or accompanied by a parent or guardian. Contact Us: (301) 770-6337 or Email info@iffp.net. Copyright 1996-2019. All Rights Reserved.