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:...
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...
Going “Online” with Interfaith Families

Going “Online” with Interfaith Families

by John Mills We’ve all been in some form of lockdown for several weeks now due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The mildest way to describe our current situation is that it’s a very weird time. It feels like the answer to an impossible hypothetical. “What would you do if...