We welcome all teens into our great IFFP Teen Group! Our goals are simple:

  1. To foster a continued bond among the IFFP teens through social connection, friendship and trust.
  2. 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.
  3. To consistently contribute to the broader community through active service — preferably through activities they can do as a group.
  4. To simply have fun together.
  5. 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