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

Dec
1
Tue
Prayer Group with Rev. Julia @ Zoom
Dec 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Email Rev. Julia at RevJulia@iffp.net for the Zoom link.

Dec
6
Sun
Sunday School: PreK & Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd grade, 3rd grade
Dec 6 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Gathering: 2nd Week of Advent, Welcoming New Members @ Virtual
Dec 6 @ 10:00 am – 10:50 am

Join us for Gathering as we celebrate the 2nd week of Advent and Welcome New Members. Rabbi Debbie will offer a reflection on peace.

 

Click here to RSVP
Adult Group: Guest Speaker Mike Tidwell @ Virtual
Dec 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Environmental Working Group (EWG): Greening our World
  • Mike Tidwell of CCAN to Speak on the Environment at Dec. 6th Adult Group: On Dec. 6, starting at 11 am, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) will host speaker Mike Tidwell on the theme “The great moral crisis of climate and the ethics of action.” Mike is the founder and Executive Director of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN), a grassroots nonprofit dedicated to raising awareness about the impacts and solutions associated with global warming in Maryland, Virginia, and D.C. CCAN has helped pass landmark clean-energy legislation in MD and DC; blocked coal and oil development plans in VA; and worked with groups nationwide to push for a fair and effective carbon cap policy on Capitol Hill. Tidwell is an author and filmmaker whose books include The Ravaging Tide: Strange Weather, Future Katrinas, and the Race to Save America’s Coastal Cities. Tidwell’s documentary film – “We Are All Smith Islanders” – vividly depicts the dangers of global warming in our region. He has received numerous awards for his advocacy work, including the Audubon Naturalist Society’s prestigious “Conservation Award.” Mike is a member of the Takoma Park Presbyterian Church where he teaches Sunday school.
Sunday School: 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade, COA Prep and COA
Dec 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Dec
8
Tue
Prayer Group with Rev. Julia @ Zoom
Dec 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Email Rev. Julia at RevJulia@iffp.net for the Zoom link.

Dec
13
Sun
Sunday School: PreK & Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd grade, 3rd grade
Dec 13 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Gathering: Celebrating our Community & Hanukkah Memories @ Virtual
Dec 13 @ 10:00 am – 10:50 am
Adult Group: Holocaust Museum Virtual Tour
Dec 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Virtual Holocaust Museum Tour with IFFP member Fredie Adelman

Sunday School: 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade, COA Prep and COA
Dec 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

IFFP News

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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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St. Francis and the Wolf

St. Francis and the Wolf

by IFFP Member Dr. Dan Griffin October 4th is St. Francis’ feast day. You can tell when you pass a church and see a line of cats & dogs (and their humans) waiting to get inside. When many people think of St. Francis, they think of the brownish garden statue of the...

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The Refuge of Faith in Difficult Times

The Refuge of Faith in Difficult Times

By IFFP Member David Bigge This month's blog post asks a direct question: how do we cultivate joy in dark or difficult times?   Our religious traditions, of course, primarily link joy with faith.  As Paul writes in Philippians chapter 4, verse 4: “Rejoice in...

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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.