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

Apr
18
Sun
Annual Membership Meeting @ Virtual - Zoom
Apr 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Apr
25
Sun
Sunday School: PreK & Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd grade
Apr 25 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Gathering @ Virtual - Zoom
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – 10:50 am
Adult Group
Apr 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sunday School: 3rd & 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade, COA Prep and COA
Apr 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
May
2
Sun
Coming of Age Ceremony @ Virtual - Zoom
May 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
May
8
Sat
Virtual Women’s Retreat
May 8 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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.

Since this is a longer retreat than last year, we are sending around a survey to get some feedback before proceeding further.  We are particularly interested if you would join for the whole day or pick and choose sessions and attend for part of the time.  Please feel free to include comments on the survey as these have been very helpful in the past.
Looking forward to getting together with everyone!!
The women’s retreat committee (Joan Bellsey, Grace Goodman, Jessica Vistnes)
May
9
Sun
Coming of Age Talent Show Fundraiser
May 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Contact Rebecca Cohen for the registration link: beccatccohen@gmail.com

May
16
Sun
Sunday School: PreK & Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd grade
May 16 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Gathering: Shavuot & Baby Blessing Ceremony @ Virtual - Zoom
May 16 @ 10:00 am – 10:50 am

IFFP News

IFFP to Offer Virtual Membership to Out-of-Area Families

IFFP to Offer Virtual Membership to Out-of-Area Families

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.

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More from the IFFP blog

Don’t Wait for a Miracle – A Passover Message from Rabbi Debbie

Don’t Wait for a Miracle – A Passover Message from Rabbi Debbie

The story of Passover is the most miracle filled narrative in the Hebrew Bible. You’ve got the burning bush, the rods into serpents, the ten plagues, the crossing of the Red Sea, the pillars of smoke and fire, manna from heaven and of course, the giving of the law on Mount Sinai. It’s overwhelming to see God’s strength and power and divinity laid out so starkly in a narrative of human suffering and human hope.

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Passover & Easter – A Reflection by Rabbi Harold White

Passover & Easter – A Reflection by Rabbi Harold White

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.

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Tu B’shvat and the Tree of life

Tu B’shvat and the Tree of life

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....

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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 1996-2021. All Rights Reserved.