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.”

IFFP Welcomes YOU!  Please click to view our community inclusion statement.


Upcoming IFFP Events

Membership Meeting @ Albert Einstein High School
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Coming of Age Ceremony @ Albert Einstein High School
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
Gathering: Blessing New Babies & High School Seniors @ Albert Einstein High School
May 20 @ 10:00 am – 10:50 am
Sunday School 20 & Class Parties @ Albert Einstein High School
May 20 @ 10:50 am – 12:05 pm
Adult Group @ Albert Einstein High School
May 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Track 1: Growing Up Interfaith – A panel discussion featuring young adults that grew up in IFFP

Teacher Luncheon Meeting @ Albert Einstein High School
May 20 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Women’s Retreat
Jun 2 all-day
Save the Date!
The 2018 IFFP Women’s Retreat will be a Day Retreat on Saturday, June 2nd at the nearby Bon Secours Retreat and Conference Center. Julia will lead a morning session before lunch, then we will have free time and group activities before dinner and a closing circle. The cost will be $75 and include two meals, the facilitator fee and the use of the beautiful facilities. Please let one of the committee members Grace Goodman, Jessica Vistnes, Joan Bellsey know if you will attend. It will help a lot with planning if we can get an early idea of the number of attendees.
IFFP Camping Summer 2018 @ Gambrill State Park
Jun 29 – Jul 1 all-day
IFFP Camping Summer 2018

Join us for our 6th Annual IFFP Camping Trip June 29th-July 1st, 2018 at Gambrill State Park! Camping with fellow IFFP members has been a fantastic way to get to know one another in a more relaxing environment than perhaps a Sunday morning: we take hikes and eat together, chat by the campfire, the kids play in large groups or take walks around the campground loop. All in all, it’s a low-key, easy way of camping, and I’d like to especially invite our newer IFFP families to consider coming along as it’s a great way connect with other members.

Here are the details:

Dates: June 29th – July 1st
Location: Gambrill State Park (http://dnr.maryland.gov/publiclands/Pages/western/gambrill.aspx), or follow this link to check out the reservation process and details: https://parkreservations.maryland.gov/Home.aspx


Tent site: $18.50/night + fees (some tent sites cost $24.50/night if they have electric outlets for RVs)
Cabin: $50.50/night + fees
Additionally, we would each contribute an estimated $10 toward group needs (mostly s’mores).

Please contact Veronica Sholin at veronicasholin@gmail.com if you are interested in coming along or have any questions!

Mandatory Membership Meeting

Mandatory Membership Meeting

This meeting is the place to be to learn about what to expect at IFFP next year, elect your future leaders, learn more about 2018-19 dues rates and IFFP's budget. This is the meeting where you can have a direct impact on helping to create the IFFP you want to see next...

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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.

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.  This activity is not sponsored by, associated with, or endorsed by Montgomery County Public Schools or Montgomery County Government. Copyright 1996-2018.  All Rights Reserved.