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

Apr
28
Sun
Membership Meeting @ Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
May
5
Sun
COA Ceremony @ Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
May
10
Fri
Women’s Retreat
May 10 – May 12 all-day
May
19
Sun
Gathering: Shavuot & Pentecost @ Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School
May 19 @ 10:00 am – 10:50 am
Sunday School 21 @ Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School
May 19 @ 10:50 am – 12:05 pm
Adult Group @ Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School
May 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Track 1: Speaker and/or social TBD

Jun
2
Sun
Gathering @ Charles E Smith Jewish Day School
Jun 2 @ 10:00 am – 10:50 am
Aug
9
Fri
IFFP Annual Camping Trip @ Cunningham Falls State Park
Aug 9 – Aug 11 all-day
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We are now booking sites for our annual IFFP camping trip! Join us for a relaxing weekend in the woods this summer, and connect with fellow IFFP families.

We’ll be heading back to Cunningham Falls State Park, where there’s easy hiking, ranger-led activities, relaxing by the lake, chatting by the fire, cooking together, breathing the forest air, and definitely s’mores – all awaiting you and yours!

Plus the kids have a blast playing in large groups. It’s a low-key, car camping situation with plenty of facilities, even great for first-time campers. A special invitation goes out to our new(er) IFFP families to come along: it’s a fantastic way to get to know other members in a more relaxing environment than busy Sundays might provide.

Details:

Dates: August 9 -11, 2019

Tent site: Around $55 (fees included)

If you wish to join us or have questions, please email Veronica Sholin at veronicasholin@gmail.com for booking instructions. We hope to see you there!

IFFP News

Join us Sunday for Easter

Join us Sunday for Easter

Make sure to join us this Sunday at Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School, 1901 E. Jefferson Street, Rockville, MD 20852 at 10:00 am for our annual Easter celebration. We will have a service, followed by an Easter Egg Hunt and Pancake/Matzah Brei Breakfast. We look...

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Interfaith Wedding and Marriage

Interfaith Wedding and Marriage

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The Power of Community

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Talking to Interfaith Kids about Jesus

Talking to Interfaith Kids about Jesus

From Dovetail December 1999 By Lance Flitter When it comes to Jewish-Christian relations, Jesus tends to be the main stumbling block. This is true in a marriage between a Jew and a Christian as well. Like many Jews, I had, and still have to some degree, uncomfortable...

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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.