At IFFP, we believe that developing our understanding and experience of religion and spirituality is a life-long process. Thus, we offer programs for religious education for adults as well as for children. Our primary offering for adults is our Adult Education Program which meets at the same time as our Sunday School. Our adult program has grown from an informal series of member-led discussions to a varied program of single session large group discussions and multiple session smaller group discussions that draw on the expertise of outside speakers, our Spiritual Director and Spiritual Advisor, and our membership.

The topics for Adult Education are announced in our weekly member’s bulletin and on our calendar page and are also listed below:

 

Adult Group @ Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School

Sep 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Track 1: Back to School with Rev. Beth & Cindy

Track 2: Bring games/play games – led by Jessica Vistnes

 

Adult Group @ Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School

Sep 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Track 1: Getting to Know You – led by Rev. Julia and Rabbi Rain

 

Adult Group @ Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School

Sep 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Track 1: Delving into the V’Ahavata with Rabbi Rain

Track 2: Interfaith Families 101 with Rev. Julia

 

Adult Group @ Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School

Oct 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Track 1: TBD

 

Adult Group @ Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School

Oct 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Track 1: Delving into the IFFP Membership Survey – Discussing results, including a discussion of how we are doing at CESJDS.

 

Adult Group @ Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School

Oct 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Track 1: Racial Justice Tikkun Olam Groups

Track 2: Immigration/Refugee Tikkun Olam Group

Track 3: Interfaith 101 with Rev. Julia and Rabbi Rain

 

Adult Group @ Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School

Nov 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Track 1: Environmental Working Group: Outside speaker or Environmental Fair

 

Adult Group @ Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School

Nov 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Track 1: Parenting Across Differences: Panel Discussion & Breakout Groups

The panel will feature Lisa Hillman, author of “Secret no More: A True Story of Hope for Parents of an Addicted Child” as well as Dr. Irene Landsman, a clinical psychologist, who will be discussing gender and sexuality.

 

Adult Group @ Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School

Dec 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Track 1: Interfaith 101, December Delights – Facilitated by Matt McGrath

Track 2: Racial Justice Tikkun Olam Group

Track 3: Immigration/Refugee Tikkun Olam Group

 

Adult Group @ Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School

Dec 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Track 1: Exploring the Historical Jesus

 

Adult Group @ Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School

Jan 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Track 1: Exploring Political Differences with Better Angels

 

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

 

Adult Group @ Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School

Jan 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

Adult Group @ Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School

Feb 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Track 1: Bible Studies with Larry Bostian

Track 2: Social Gathering/activity

 

Adult Group @ Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School

Feb 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Track 1: Information technology, social connection, and the human spirit, led by Dr. Robert (Bob) Gold, University of Maryland School of Public Health

 

Adult Group @ Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School

Feb 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Track 1: Sue Katz Miller discusses her new workbook for interfaith couples

 

Adult Group @ Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School

Mar 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Track 1: Board Meeting – recruiting new members, mid-year check in

 

Adult Group @ Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School

Mar 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Track 1: Rabbi Rain discusses the book of Esther

Track 2: Interfaith 101 led by Rev. Julia

Track 3: Racial Justice Tikkun Olan Group

Track 4: Immigration/Refugee Tikkun Olam Group

 

Adult Group @ Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School

Mar 31 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Track 1: Environmental Working Group: Outside speaker (interfaith perspectives on stewardship or environmental justice)

 

Adult Group @ Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School

Apr 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Track 1: Israel – Palestine history and relationships

 

Adult Group @ Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School

May 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Track 1: Speaker and/or social TBD