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

Nativity Play & Holiday Party @ Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School
Dec 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Teen Group: Caroling & Ice Skating
Dec 16 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Candle Light Christmas Eve Service @ Cleveland Park United Church of Christ
Dec 24 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Gathering: Celebrating Epiphany @ Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School
Jan 6 @ 10:00 am – 10:50 am
Sunday School 11 @ Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School
Jan 6 @ 10:50 am – 12:05 pm
Adult Group @ Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School
Jan 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Track 1: Exploring Political Differences with Better Angels

January 6, 2019: Better Angels mini-workshop.  As part of IFFP’s implementation of our welcoming statement, Tom Smerling, Maryland state coordinator with Better Angels will do a mini-workshop.  Better Angels is a bipartisan citizen’s movement working to bridge political divides between “reds” and “blues.”  The workshop will offer strategies for talking across divides, building on IFFP members long experience working across difference, and give IFFP members a chance to practice the strategies and learn more about bridging political differences.  This introductory session could lead to IFFP participation in more in-depth Better Angels workshops.

Track 2: Grieving Group

Informal Get Together
Jan 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Singles with Rabbi Rain and Miranda

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.

Gathering: Celebrating Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. @ Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School
Jan 13 @ 10:00 am – 10:50 am
Sunday School 12 @ Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School
Jan 13 @ 10:00 am – 10:50 am
Adult Group @ Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School
Jan 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Track 1: Song Rise: DC-based women’s social justice a cappella group participates in Gathering and Adult Group


More from the IFFP blog

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 1996-2018. All Rights Reserved.