IFFP remains online. Please see the calendar for details.
Our offices are closed until further notice.
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.”
Upcoming IFFP Events
The women’s retreat committee is busy planning for the retreat on Saturday, May 8th. We have put together a tentative schedule for a zoom retreat from 10am to 4pm, with a morning session based on the theme of “Present over Perfect” led by Rev. Julia and Rabbi Debbie. In the afternoon we are thinking of having small, 45-50 minute-long breakout sessions that include perhaps, laughing yoga and sessions that will give everyone a chance to socialize in small groups while crafting, cooking lunch, playing games or having a book/article discussion. We will then end the day from 3-4 by getting back together for a sharing circle and to bless Rev. Julia on her last retreat with us. After 4pm, we are thinking that if people are interested in getting together in person they could either meet to do forest bathing (led by Adria Zeldin) or perhaps get together in small groups, outside and socially distant in people’s backyards.
Per IFFP bylaws, the Board will hold our annual Membership Meeting this Sunday the 18th, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Since the Covid-19 pandemic forced the Interfaith Families Project (IFFP) online last year, we have noticed ongoing participation from families throughout the United States and Canada. Therefore, we are pleased to announce the offer of a Virtual Membership for families who live outside of the Greater Washington DC area.
More from the IFFP blog
On Sunday, March 7th, IFFP will be continuing its 25th-anniversary celebration by honoring our first Rabbi, Harold White. In this month’s blog post, we share a reflection written by Rabbi White on his own experiences with the Lenten and Passover holiday season.
A Reflection by Rabbi Debbie Reichmann It is strange to talk about the New Year for Trees, Tu B’shvat the traditional celebration of early Spring, during a snowstorm. The holiday’s original purpose was to demarcate one year’s crop from the next for tithing purposes....
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.
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