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

Feb
23
Sun
Gathering @ Charles E Smith Jewish Day School
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 10:40 am

“Preparing for Lent – Returning Home to the Light and Love of God” with Rev. Julia and Rabbi Debbie

Sunday School: 14 @ Charles E Smith Jewish Day School
Feb 23 @ 10:50 am – 12:05 pm
Adult Group @ Charles E Smith Jewish Day School
Feb 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Adult Group: Rabbi Debbie and Rev. Julia explore interfaith marriages in the biblical texts.

 

Mar
1
Sun
Gathering: Celebrating the 1st Sunday of Lent @ Charles E Smith Jewish Day School
Mar 1 @ 10:00 am – 10:40 am
Sunday School: 15 @ Charles E Smith Jewish Day School
Mar 1 @ 10:50 am – 12:05 pm
Adult Group @ Charles E Smith Jewish Day School
Mar 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Enviornmental Working Group invites a speaker from Extinction Rebellion.

Mar
8
Sun
Purim Play and Carnival @ Charles E Smith Jewish Day School
Mar 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Mar
22
Sun
Gathering: Celebrating the 3rd Sunday in Lent @ Charles E Smith Jewish Day School
Mar 22 @ 10:00 am – 10:40 am
Sunday School: 16 @ Charles E Smith Jewish Day School
Mar 22 @ 10:50 am – 12:05 pm
Adult Group @ Charles E Smith Jewish Day School
Mar 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

IFFP News

More from the IFFP blog

Thoughts Upon Re-reading Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address

Thoughts Upon Re-reading Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address

Ron M. Landsman February 2, 2020 Lincoln delivered his Second Inaugural Address, in Washington, D.C., on March 4th, 1865. I would like to quote it: "On the occasion corresponding to this four years ago, all thoughts were anxiously directed to an impending civil war....

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My Interfaith Kitchen

My Interfaith Kitchen

By IFFP Board Chair Suzanne Isaacs After I met and married my husband and we decided to be an interfaith family, I struggled.  Not with balancing the two religions (although it is tricky evenly splitting the gifts for Hanukkah and Christmas so one holiday doesn’t end...

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The Last Night of Hanukah Before Christmas at IFFP

The Last Night of Hanukah Before Christmas at IFFP

by IFFP member Susan Priester, 2014 “Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house”, The Menorah’s still dripping and the dreidels are out. The stockings are draped near the candles with care, The smell of fried latkes in our clothes, in our hair. All...

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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.