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

Mar
7
Sun
Young Interfaith Couples Virtual Happy Hour
Mar 7 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Join us for a virtual happy hour on Sunday, March 7th at 5:00 PM, EST. Jared McGrath will be joining us to discuss how interfaith couples can support each other, and it will be very informal. Jared grew up as an interfaith child in the IFFP community and is now in an interfaith relationship himself. We’ll also just take some time to chat and catch up. We hope you can join us!
Mar
8
Mon
What They Didn’t Teach you in Hebrew School: Angels, Demons, and Demigods…
Mar 8 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The next “What They Didn’t Teach You in Hebrew School” session is on Monday, March 8 at 5 pm. The topic this month: Angels, Demons, and Demigods (and witches, wizards, and other magic makers). Join Rabbi Debbie to learn about the supernatural side of the Torah.

 

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Mar
21
Sun
Sunday School: PreK & Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd grade
Mar 21 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Gathering: 5th Sunday of Lent @ Virtual - Zoom
Mar 21 @ 10:00 am – 10:50 am
Adult Group
Mar 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Adult Group: Christian Mysticism with Elias Gonzalez Gomez

Elias Gonzalez Gomez is an Interfaith activist and “conmovedor” (moving-with) living in Guadalajara, Mexico. He is a philosopher and writer focused on issues of mysticism, interfaith dialogue, spirituality, comparative religion and social movements. He is a member of the Grupo Interreligioso Alimentario, Secretary of the Interspiritual Fraternity, member of the North American Interfaith Network and collaborates with other organizations, such as the Universidad de la Tierra Oaxaca. He is a member of the Trascendencia y Sociedad academy at ITESO where he teaches the subject of Faith and Culture. He has a degree in Philosophy and Social Sciences from ITESO, specializing in Mysticism and Human Sciences from the Mysticism University in Avila, Spain, and a master’s degree in Philosophy from the Universidad Iberoamericana CDMX.

 

He has given several courses and workshops, as well as lectures and presentations in different parishes, universities, forums and countries. He has published some articles in national and international magazines and is the author of the book “Encuentro, Re-ligacion y Diálogo. Reflexiones hacia un diálogo inter-re-ligioso” (Meeting, Re-ligation and Dialogue. Reflections towards an inter-religious dialogue). Elias is a member of the Community of L’Arche Nonviolence and Spirituality.

 

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Sunday School: 3rd & 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade, COA Prep and COA
Mar 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Mar
24
Wed
Interfaith Passover Seder @ Virtual - Zoom
Mar 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Apr
4
Sun
Gathering: Celebrating Easter @ Virtual - Zoom
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 10:50 am
Apr
11
Sun
Sunday School: PreK & Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd grade
Apr 11 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Gathering: 2nd Grade Recognized, Yom Hashoa @ Virtual - Zoom
Apr 11 @ 10:00 am – 10:50 am

IFFP News

Sunday’s Gathering – Celebrating The Life of Rabbi Harold White

Sunday’s Gathering – Celebrating The Life of Rabbi Harold White

Please, tune in with us on Sunday, March 7 at 10 am in our continuing celebration of IFFP’s 25th anniversary honoring the memory of IFFP’s first rabbi, Harold S. White. In addition, Montgomery County Council Member Hans Riemer will be joining us to issue a formal proclamation about IFFP’s 25th Anniversary.

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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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More from the IFFP blog

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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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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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.