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.

 

IFFP is hiring a new Jewish Leader. Click here for more info.

 

Upcoming IFFP Events

Sep
7
Sat
Teacher Training @ Christ Congregational Church
Sep 7 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

10:00-4:00 New Teaching Team Members

11:30- lunch (optional RSVP please)

12:30-4:00 Returning Teaching Team Members BUT: Leave at 2:50 p.m. if you did online training Rooms

Available for Teams to Meet: 3-4 p.m.

Sep
8
Sun
2019-2020 Kick-Off Picnic @ Wheaton Regional Park Picnic Shelter A
Sep 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for our 2019-2020 Kick-Off picnic at Wheaton Regional Park. We will be meeting in Picnic Shelter “A.” You can bring a lunch, or there is a grill if you feel like grilling.

 

Sep
14
Sat
Teacher Training @ Christ Congregational Church
Sep 14 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

10:00-4:00 New Teaching Team Members

11:30- lunch (optional RSVP please)

12:30-4:00 Returning Teaching Team Members BUT: Leave at 2:50 p.m. if you did online training

Rooms Available for Teams to Meet: 3-4 p.m.

Sep
15
Sun
Gathering – Back to IFFP! @ Charles E Smith Jewish Day School
Sep 15 @ 10:00 am – 10:40 am
Sunday School: 1 @ Charles E Smith Jewish Day School
Sep 15 @ 10:50 am – 12:05 pm
Adult Group @ Charles E Smith Jewish Day School
Sep 15 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Track 1: Back to (Sunday) School with Rev. Beth (GYM)

 

Track 2: Ice-Breakers and reconnecting (POD)

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!

IFFP News

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Honor Thy Father and Mother-In-Law

Honor Thy Father and Mother-In-Law

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...

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Letting Go

Letting Go

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...

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IFFP Commits to a GreenFaith Path

IFFP Commits to a GreenFaith Path

“We have reached an unprecedented, critical time in the existence of the earth due to climate change; toxins in our food, drinking water, and environment; plastic waste in our oceans that disrupts ecosystems and kills marine life; and significant loss of forests,...

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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.