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

Nov
1
Sun
Sunday School: PreK & Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd grade
Nov 1 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Gathering: All Saints Day @ Virtual
Nov 1 @ 10:00 am – 10:50 am

Join us for our All Saints Day Gathering. Rabbi Debbie will offer a reflection on life after death.

Sunday School: 3rd & 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade, COA Prep and COA
Nov 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Adult Group: Rev. Tracy Lind
Nov 1 @ 11:15 am – 12:15 pm
Nov
15
Sun
Sunday School: PreK & Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd grade
Nov 15 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Gathering: Rethinking Thanksgiving with our Racial Justice Tikkun Olam Group @ Virtual
Nov 15 @ 10:00 am – 10:50 am
Sunday School: 3rd & 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade, COA Prep and COA
Nov 15 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Adult Group
Nov 15 @ 11:15 am – 12:15 pm

1. December Delights – Exploring issues related to being an interfaith family around the December holidays.

2. Racial Justice & Equity Tikkun Olam Group

Nov
22
Sun
Sunday School: PreK & Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd grade
Nov 22 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Gathering: Grandparents Day & Thanksgiving Gratitude @ Virtual
Nov 22 @ 10:00 am – 10:50 am

IFFP News

Celebrate our 25th Anniversary!

Celebrate our 25th Anniversary!

This year marks IFFP's 25th Anniversary!  Launched in 1995 by four "Founding Mothers," the Interfaith Families Project has grown into one of the largest interfaith programs in the country, with a vibrant community that includes 300 current members – young and old...

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More from the IFFP blog

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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The Rollercoaster Month of Av

The Rollercoaster Month of Av

A Reflection from Rabbi Debbie July 22nd is the start of the Hebrew month of Av. This month includes one of the lowest points of the Jewish calendar year and one of the highest. Describing it as a rollercoaster seems more apt this year than most.Av starts with 9 days...

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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.