IFFP remains online. Please see the calendar for details.
Our offices are closed until further notice.
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.”
Upcoming IFFP Events
Zoom link coming soon!
Join IFFP for our annual End of Summer Picnic! You’ll get to see Rabbi Debbie, Rev. Sam, and Rev. Beth in person! We will play games, do activities and get reconnected as we gear up for the coming year. Please feel free to bring your own lunch if you’d like to eat at the picnic shelter.
Rabbi Debbie will be making balloon animals, and there is a playground and a train for the kids.
We can’t wait to see you there!
BIG NEWS: We are offering interfaith (Jewish-Christian) religious education to students who live outside of the Washington DC area. Our children learn about our religious traditions, question them, and, ultimately, develop their own understanding of and relationship with these traditions.
We are excited to invite you to one of two “meet and greet” evenings with us on Zoom: Tuesday, July 27th at 8:00 pm and Thursday, August 5th at 6:00 pm.
More from the IFFP blog
When I was in middle school (maybe high school, I really don’t remember), I learned in either Tanach class or Rabbinics (yes, I went to Jewish Day School) the following verse from Exodus: “If a person shall dig open a pit, or dig a pit and leave it uncovered, and an ox or an ass falls therein, the person shall be liable.” It blew my mind that the Torah–which previously I had thought of as just stories–has something so mundane. That started a lifelong fascination with the diverse nature of the Torah.
Each winter IFFP hosts our annual Interfaith Couples Workshop series. We ask each couple to reflect on the experience and share what they’ve learned, and how they’ve continued to grow on their journey.
The concept of ‘tikkun olam,’ which can be traced back to Hebrew prayers and Jewish mystical tradition, focuses on “repairing the world.” The desire to personally and collectively work toward a more socially equitable, environmentally sound, and inclusive, and welcoming society is a thread woven throughout the Interfaith Families Project’s tikkun olam activities.
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.
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