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

Sep
22
Sun
Gathering @ Charles E Smith Jewish Day School
Sep 22 @ 10:00 am – 10:40 am
Sunday School: 2 @ Charles E Smith Jewish Day School
Sep 22 @ 10:50 am – 12:05 pm
Adult Group @ Charles E Smith Jewish Day School
Sep 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Board shares Membership survey and Board priorities/goals for the year. (GYM)

Workshop: Navigating the High Holy Days as an Interfaith Couple @ Takoma Park Presbyterian Church
Sep 22 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Meet Rabbi James Hyman and Rev. Julia Jarvis to discuss the difficulties and joys of navigating the High Holy Days as an interfaith couple.

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!

Sep
29
Sun
Erev Rosh Hashanah @ Unitarian Universalist Church of Silver Spring
Sep 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sep
30
Mon
Rosh Hashanah Morning Service (Adults) @ Unitarian Universalist Church of Silver Spring
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Rosh Hashanah Morning Service (Children) @ Unitarian Universalist Church of Silver Spring
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am
Oct
6
Sun
Gathering: Celebrating St. Francis & Indigenous People’s Day @ Charles E Smith Jewish Day School
Oct 6 @ 10:00 am – 10:40 am
Sunday School: 3 @ Charles E Smith Jewish Day School
Oct 6 @ 10:50 am – 12:05 pm
Adult Group @ Charles E Smith Jewish Day School
Oct 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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)

 

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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...

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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.