COVID-19 UPDATE

IFFP is moving all Gatherings, Sunday School and Adult Groups 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
5
Sun
Passover Seder and Palm Sunday ONLINE @ ZOOM
Apr 5 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Our Gatherings have moved online until further notice. Please contact info@iffp.net for information on how to join us.

Apr
12
Sun
Easter Service ONLINE @ ZOOM
Apr 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Our Gatherings have moved online until further notice. Please contact info@iffp.net for information on how to join us.

Apr
19
Sun
Gathering: Celebrating our 2nd Graders @ Charles E Smith Jewish Day School
Apr 19 @ 10:00 am – 10:40 am
Sunday School: 18 @ Charles E Smith Jewish Day School
Apr 19 @ 10:50 am – 12:05 pm
Adult Group @ Charles E Smith Jewish Day School
Apr 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

We will celebrate Earth Day and will have a speaker attend to speak on “zero waste.”

Apr
26
Sun
Annual Membership Meeting @ Charles E Smith Jewish Day School
Apr 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
May
3
Sun
Coming of Age Ceremony @ Albert Einstein High School
May 3 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
May
9
Sat
Women’s Retreat @ Retreat and Conference Center at Bon Secours
May 9 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 pm

More info to come…

May
17
Sun
Gathering: Blessing our Babies and our High School Seniors @ Charles E Smith Jewish Day School
May 17 @ 10:00 am – 10:40 am
Sunday School: 19 @ Charles E Smith Jewish Day School
May 17 @ 10:50 am – 12:05 pm

IFFP News

Join us Sunday for Purim

Join us Sunday for Purim

We can't wait to celebrate Purim with you this Sunday, March 8th at 10:00 am! If you haven't already planned your Esther, Vashti, Haman, Ahasuerus, or Mordecai costume, now's the time. Remember to bring 3 things with you:  a box of dry noodles to shake at Hamen and...

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More from the IFFP blog

Check out Rabbi Debbie’s New Blog Post

Check out Rabbi Debbie’s New Blog Post

There’s no place like home. Home sweet home. Home is where the heart is. Home is where you hang your hat.  We know from someplace deep in our gut that home is a place of warmth, safety, love, and belonging. Last week, as the IFFP community began preparing for...

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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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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.