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.”
Upcoming IFFP Events
The Board shares Membership survey and Board priorities/goals for the year. (GYM)
About this Event
How can the Jewish partner support the non-Jewish partner during the High Holy Days?
What is expected re: food, fasting, going to services, being with family, how they might want their partner to participate with them?
Are there some good resources for understanding the nature and history of High Holy Days.
Did Jesus participate in High Holy Days?
We will discuss these topics and more!
Track 1: Open House with IFFP Staff (GYM)
Track 2: Discussion of St. Francis with Matt McGrath (POD)
Track 3: Racial Justice Tikkun Olam Group (CLASSROOM TBD)
Meet Rabbi James Hyman and Rev. Julia Jarvis to discuss the difficulties and joys of navigating the High Holy Days as an interfaith couple. Click here to learn more...
This year's Gathering theme features "Stories from our Traditions." Sept. 15th GATHERING..."The Golden Rule" story and music and joy abound.
More from the IFFP blog
By Patty Kovacs - originally appeared in Dovetail September 1997 It seems not so long ago, right? You were seriously dating, and often asking: What will we do aboutthe children? Now that child holds tightly onto your hand and the question takes a different spin:...
By Zev Davis From Dovetail June 2005 When we are born we are blessed by a mother and a father and all other family members they bring to us. They raise us from childhood until the time comes to strike out on our own. After we marry, we become part of our spouse’s...
By IFFP Member Jennifer Byrne Rev. Julia always says how we have each other to hold us in this IFFP community, so I’m trusting in that support today and want to return the love with some thoughts that I hope will resonate with you. I have to have a reason to...
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 email@example.com. Copyright 1996-2019. All Rights Reserved.