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
Not My Plan: Love, Grief, and Growth: Parenting Children who turn out Different than Expected, Discussion led by Dr. Irene Landsman, and Dr. Dan Griffin, clinical psychologists.
Track 1: Interfaith 101, December Delights – Facilitated by Matt McGrath
Track 2: Racial Justice Tikkun Olam Group
Track 3: Immigration/Refugee Tikkun Olam Group
New Members with Rabbi Rain
Something we are trying to do this year is suggest that people go out after Gathering/Sunday School and have lunch to get to know each other better. Some days staff will be able to join. We suggest visiting a park or Panera, or another restaurant nearby. If you are interested, you can contact Miranda.
More from the IFFP blog
(these words were inspired by a long-time friend’s son, Thomas Corocan, who works for Bend the Arc- Jewish social Justice group) I'm heartbroken that 11 Jews who names we just hear were shot during Shabbat prayer this past week in Pittsburgh. I'm heartbroken that...read more
Who married you? Were you married by clergy from more than one tradition? What was that like? We were were fortunate to be married by Rabbi Rain and Reverend Julia! Both were extremely open to celebrating both of our traditions, and had the knowledge to support us in...read more
Elul calls us to look within, to notice where we did not meet our highest goals, to forgive ourselves for being human and therefore to also forgive others and realign ourselves with our highest selves.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 email@example.com. Copyright 1996-2018. All Rights Reserved.