COVID-19 UPDATE

IFFP remains online. Please see the calendar for details.

Our offices are closed until further notice.

 

Welcome!

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 third 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

Jan
24
Sun
Sunday School: PreK & Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd grade, 3rd grade
Jan 24 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Gathering: BLM/MLK Celebration led by Racial Justice Tikkun Olam Group
Jan 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Adult Group: Racial Justice Tikkun Olam Group
Jan 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Special Guest Speaker: Rev. Anne Dunlap, Faith Coordinator

I’ve been doing justice work for what seems like my whole life (I wrote my first protest letter when I was 10).  Nurtured into faith-rooted organizing in the Central America solidarity movement in the 1980s, I’m particularly grateful to the Central American, Black, immigrant, worker, and indigenous leaders who have challenged and taught me to think and act more deeply about what it means to be human, and what it means to be free.  I’m an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ and I’m also the founder of FierceRev Remedies, offering herbal consults, workshops, mentorship as well as consulting, teaching, and preaching, all towards the goal of racial justice and collective liberation that’s rooted in practice with the land.  I’m proud to be from Arkansas, and have lived in a lot of different places; now I am happy to call Buffalo, NY home.  I love life with my beloved and our kitty, herbcrafting, long nature rambles, snuggling baby goats, loving on my people, music, books, and poetry, and building community.

https://www.showingupforracialjustice.org/surj-staff.html

 

Sunday School: 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade, COA Prep and COA
Jan 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Interfaith Couples Workshop: Session 1
Jan 24 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Jan
31
Sun
Sunday School: PreK & Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd grade
Jan 31 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Gathering: Celebrating Tu B’Shevat
Jan 31 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Click Here to Register! Gather with us to celebrate Tu B’Shevat with Rabbi Debbie

Adult Group @ Virtual
Jan 31 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Environmental Working Group (EWG):  Greening our World

Kristin Barker of One Earth Sangha to Speak on Environmental Racism at Jan. 31, 2021, Adult Group:  On Jan. 31st, 2021, from 11 a.m.-noon, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) will host speaker Kristin Barker on the theme of environmental racism.  Kristin is the founder of One Earth Sangha, a project dedicated to awakening and responding to the climate crises through education, sustainable living, and advocacy.  Kristin also is the co-founder of White Awake, whose mission is to develop awareness around race dynamics among white people engaged in spiritual communities and progressive causes. She is a consultant for, and former fellow at, GreenFaith, an active member of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington, DC (IMCW), and currently training in the Community Dharma Leaders program through Spirit Rock Meditation Center. Kristin has a Masters in Environmental Management from Duke University.

Adult Group: Enviornmental Tikkun Olam Working Group
Jan 31 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sunday School: 3rd & 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade, COA Prep and COA
Jan 31 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

IFFP News

A Message from the IFFP Board & Staff

A Message from the IFFP Board & Staff

Dear IFFP Community, We would like to add to the many statements made today by organizations about yesterday’s horrific attack on the US Capitol. We hope that all of your loved ones are safe and were not in harm’s way during yesterday’s events.  Processing this...

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Interim Christian Leader Search

Interim Christian Leader Search

As we prepare for Julia's retirement, we will be hiring an Interim Christian Leader for next year.  Do you know someone who might like to apply?  Please share the posting far and wide. IFFP seeks an Interim Christian Leader with a commitment to...

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More from the IFFP blog

Why We Gather

Why We Gather

By IFFP Graduate and COA Teacher Jared McGrath Happy New Year and Welcome Back to Gathering. Welcome to our guests, friends and family. In reflection of our 25th anniversary, the Epiphany and the New Year, I'd like to share a perspective on "Why We Gather." When I was...

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Hanukkah Traditions

Hanukkah Traditions

So, against that backdrop, Chanukah for me was, next to Easter, the season when I felt most different from my friends, almost none of whom were Jewish. As soon as leftovers from Thanksgiving were gone, they were putting up trees and lights and there was caroling and I just did none of those things. And I had good friends by the way and they would say, “dude you get eight Christmases.” And I would have to sort of say, “yeah, but do I though?”

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Interfaith Weddings: Shir and Trevor Smith

Interfaith Weddings: Shir and Trevor Smith

Despite the pandemic, we were married on May 30, 2020 on our original wedding date. Reverend Julia and Cantor Manovich stood masked beside us as we stood under our wedding chuppah. Although we postponed our wedding celebrations, we were ready to be married after 6...

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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 1996-2020. All Rights Reserved.