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

Mar
24
Sun
Purim Play & Carnival @ Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School
Mar 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Mar
31
Sun
Gathering: 4th Sunday in Lent @ Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School
Mar 31 @ 10:00 am – 10:50 am
Sunday School 19 @ Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School
Mar 31 @ 10:50 am – 12:05 pm
Adult Group @ Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School
Mar 31 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING GROUP:  FOCUS ON ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE
Upcoming March 31st Adult Group on Environmental Justice, Hosted by IFFP’s Environmental Working Group
On March 31st, Jessica M. Loya, National Policy Director for GreenLatinos, will lead an important adult group on environmental justice. Environmental justice relates to the fact communities of color and poor communities suffer from an unjustly high level of harm from pollution and environmental degradation and are rarely given influence over the environmental decisions that impact their communities. GreenLatinos is a national non-profit that convenes a board coalition of Latino leaders committed to addressing national, regional, and local environmental, natural resources and conservation issues that significantly affect the health and welfare of the Latino community in the U.S. As the Policy Director, Ms. Loya promotes GreenLatinos’ policy goals in the areas of clean water, public lands access & protections, climate, clean air, and environmental justice, in Washington, D.C. She works to create opportunities for local advocates to engage with Congress and the Administration. Jessica enjoys hiking, camping, and birding and has made it her lifetime goal to visit all 58 National Parks. She serves on the board of California Wilderness Coalition, a CA nonprofit, and the National Park Conservation Association’s Next Generation Advisory Council.  For more information on GreenLatinos, see http://www.greenlatinos.org/press_room.
Apr
7
Sun
Gathering: 5th Sunday in Lent @ Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School
Apr 7 @ 10:00 am – 10:50 am
Sunday School 20 @ Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School
Apr 7 @ 10:50 am – 12:05 pm
Adult Group @ Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School
Apr 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Track 1: Racial Justice Tikkun Olam Group

Apr
14
Sun
Passover Seder @ Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School
Apr 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Apr
21
Sun
Easter Service & Pancake/Matzo Brei Breakfast @ Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Apr
28
Sun
Membership Meeting @ Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

IFFP News

Join us for Purim!

Join us for Purim!

The Purim Carnival is on the way! It will happen Sunday, March 24th!We're actively in search of volunteers. We have some volunteers, but still have some opportunities for you to participate: setup and cleanup, selling pizza and selling tickets. If you're ready to get...

read more

More from the IFFP blog

The Power of Community

The Power of Community

By Rebecca Weiss I’ve never been a big fan of New Year’s resolutions. In fact, my husband Dan will tell you, I actively resist making them.  Have you made some New Year’s resolutions this past January?  How’re they working out? Have you stuck to your...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more

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.