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 second 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.”
Upcoming IFFP Events
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf is the founder and president of Cordoba House, which has a purpose to establish a compassionate forward thinking and pluralistic American Muslim identity. He has engaged in outreach to moderates of all faith traditions, engaging in interfaith dialogue and forging connections of trust and mutual support. Born of Egyptian parentage and educated in England, Egypt, and Malaysia, Imam Feisal holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Columbia University in New York and a Master of Science in Plasma Physics from Stevens Institute of Technology in New Jersey. As former Imam of Masjid al-Farah, a mosque located in Lower Manhattan, he preached a message of understanding between people of all faith traditions. Imam Feisal has served on the Board of Trustees of the Islamic Center of New York, serves as an advisor to the Interfaith Center of New York, and is a member of the World Economic Forum Council of 100 Leaders (Islamic-West dialogue).
Imam Feisal has received numerous awards including the Search for Common Ground Award for Interfaith Diplomacy in 2012 and Arianna Huffington’s “2010 Game Changer” Award. Time magazine named him among the 100 most influential people of the world in April 2011 and he was listed as one of the Top 100 Global Thinkers of 2010 by Foreign Policy magazine
A leading voice of moderation, Imam Feisal has appeared regularly at the Council on Foreign Relations and the World Economic Forum (Davos). He has been quoted widely in leading media, including BBC, CNN, ABC, CBS, Fox News, New York Times, Washington Post, Frontline, Huffington Post, Daily Beast and Foreign Policy.
Reb Simcha Raphael, Ph.D., is a rabbinic pastor, and the founding Director of DA’AT INSTITUTE, which provides adult education and professional development programs on death awareness education, bereavement counseling skills, rituals of death and mourning, and the spirituality of afterlife, near-death experiences, and reincarnation. As a bereavement therapist and pastoral counselor, Dr. Simcha Raphael offers individual and family grief counseling, bereavement groups and works with families to create meaningful death, burial and mourning rituals. He is a free-lance adult educator on topics of mysticism, spirituality, death, afterlife, and bereavement and has authored Jewish Views of the Afterlife. Dr. Raphael also is a transpersonal psychotherapist at Mount Airy Counseling Center, Philadelphia, PA; an adjunct faculty member in the Religion Department at La Salle University, Philadelphia, PA; and an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Jewish Studies at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.
Our Interfaith Couples Workshop Series begins in February! Click here for more information...read more
On Sunday, February 25th, at 11:00 a.m., the Interfaith Families Project of Greater Washington (IFFP) is honored to host Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, founder and president of Cordoba House, at its adult education meeting. The theme of the meeting is, “Our common...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.
All Participants at IFFP Gatherings must be 18 or older, or accompanied by a parent or guardian. Contact Us: (301) 770-6337 or Email email@example.com. This activity is not sponsored by, associated with, or endorsed by Montgomery County Public Schools or Montgomery County Government. Copyright 1996-2017. All Rights Reserved.