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

Oct
3
Sun
Sunday School: PreK & K, 1st & 2nd grade, 3rd grade
Oct 3 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Gathering: Celebrating St. Francis @ Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School
Oct 3 @ 10:00 am – 10:40 am
Sunday School: 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade, COA Prep, & COA
Oct 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Oct
17
Sun
Sunday School: PreK & K, 1st & 2nd grade, 3rd grade
Oct 17 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Gathering @ Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School
Oct 17 @ 10:00 am – 10:40 am
Open House @ Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School
Oct 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Distanced Online Interfaith Sunday School @ Online
Oct 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Oct
24
Sun
Sunday School: PreK & K, 1st & 2nd grade, 3rd grade
Oct 24 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Gathering: Rabbi Debbie’s Installation @ Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School
Oct 24 @ 10:00 am – 10:40 am
Sunday School: 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade, COA Prep and COA
Oct 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

IFFP News

NEW: Online (Out-of-Area) Interfaith Sunday School 2021-22

NEW: Online (Out-of-Area) Interfaith Sunday School 2021-22

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.

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UPDATED: IFFP to Offer Virtual Membership to Out-of-Area Families

UPDATED: IFFP to Offer Virtual Membership to Out-of-Area Families

Since the Covid-19 pandemic forced the Interfaith Families Project (IFFP) online last year, we have noticed ongoing participation from families throughout the United States and Canada. Therefore, we are pleased to announce the offer of a Virtual Membership for families who live outside of the Greater Washington DC area.

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More from the IFFP blog

Q & A with IFFP’s Clergy

Q & A with IFFP’s Clergy

This month we are doing a special Q&A interview with our (mostly) new Rabbi, Debbie Reichmann, and our (really) new Reverend, Samantha Gonzalez-Block. They’ll answer five of your most important questions, like what brought them to IFFP, how they work with interfaith families, and more!

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The Torah’s Many Voices

The Torah’s Many Voices

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.

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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 1996-2021. All Rights Reserved.