IFFP Teen Group
We welcome all teens into our great IFFP Teen Group! Our goals are simple:
- To foster a continued bond among the IFFP teens through social connection, friendship and trust.
- To explore social, ethical, moral, and religious issues/choices through engaging experiences and discussions and to examine what these issues mean to the teens personally as they move into young adulthood.
- To consistently contribute to the broader community through active service — preferably through activities they can do as a group.
- To simply have fun together.
- To stay connected to the larger IFFP group through participation in IFFP-wide events.
Here's a sampling of some of the great activities the teens have been involved with:
- Weekend trip to Chalfonte Hotel in Cape May, N.J., to help restore this historic hotel
- Planned and led IFFP Yom Kippur Service
- Visits to local church, synagogue and mosque services
- One week long summer program working with the Quaker Work Project of Maryland helping to restore a burnt down church
- Volunteering at the Capital Area Food Bank Building and maintaining a path and tree house in a wooded area belonging to a homeless shelter for women & children
- Field trip to the Ratner Museum to view artwork depicting biblical stories
- Cooking project with an interfaith chef at a restaurant in Adam's Morgan
- Outing to Lloyd Street Synagogue in Baltimore to learn the history of how Jews came to Baltimore
- Rafting and camping trips
- Bowling, laser tag, and ice skating events
- Movie nights at a teen's home followed by discussion of moral/ethical issues in film (Silkwood, Dead Man Walking)
- Making bag lunches for a men's shelter
- Weekend retreats at Am Kolel & Pearlstone Retreat Centers
- Ways to Deal with the Stresses of Society, School & Relationships" with Karen Soltes, the Director of the Therapeutic Yoga program at Circle Yoga/Budding Yogis