A Lesson from my Mother

A Lesson from my Mother

Elsa Milera Castillo (center) By IFFP Member Jose Dominguez I remember hearing my mom say the Serenity Prayer many times as a kid. “God, grant me the serenity, to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the...
Interfaith Wedding and Marriage

Interfaith Wedding and Marriage

by Veronica Davis We were introduced by a mutual friend in December 2014. Our friend was amazed we had not met before, because we were both attending the same events in the urban planning industry, members of the same DC United Fan Club, and were both really into...
The Power of Community

The Power of Community

By Rebecca Weiss I’ve never been a big fan of New Year’s resolutions. In fact, my husband Dan will tell you, I actively resist making them.  Have you made some New Year’s resolutions this past January?  How’re they working out? Have you stuck to your...
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...
NOT MY PLAN: PARENTING THE UNEXPECTED

NOT MY PLAN: PARENTING THE UNEXPECTED

The most profound lesson I’ve learned from having children is that being a parent entails giving up expectations I didn’t know I had. We want the best for our children, but it’s as we—not they—define “the best.” When Dan Griffin and I were asked to lead a recent adult...
Interfaith Wedding Stories – Ben and Ginny

Interfaith Wedding Stories – Ben and Ginny

Who married you? Were you married by clergy from more than one tradition? What was that like? We were were fortunate to be married by Rabbi Rain and Reverend Julia!  Both were extremely open to celebrating both of our traditions, and had the knowledge to support us in...
Drawing Nearer to the Divine in the Month of Elul

Drawing Nearer to the Divine in the Month of Elul

First we hear the Shofar Blown: Tekiah, Shevarim, Teru’ah, Tekiah Ge’Dolah It is customary to hear the shofar blown the whole month of Elul, the month leading up to Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur. And I have a story from the Ba’al Shem Tov to share about how this can...