Blessing of the Interfaith Babies

Blessing of the Interfaith Babies

Blessing of the Interfaith Babies Reposted with permission from Susan Katz Miller’s Blog “Being Both.” As IFFP prepares to bless our babies virtually this year, a fond and meaningful look back . Read more at https://onbeingboth.wordpress.com/...
“Hineini” – Answering the Burning Bush

“Hineini” – Answering the Burning Bush

David Bigge April 6, 2020 When I attended Hebrew School as a child, there were two possible answers when the teacher called our names while taking attendance.  We could say “ani po,” which literally means “I am here.” Or we could say “hineini,” which is an old...
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...
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...
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...
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...