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

Aug
5
Thu
Interactive Zoom with IFFP’s Rabbi & Reverend @ Zoom
Aug 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Zoom link coming soon!

Aug
20
Fri
Feminine Person Group Happy Hour @ Silver Branch Brewing Company
Aug 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
We’d like to invite you to join us at Silver Branch on August 20th to celebrate summer and catch up.
Please rsvp to Jessica Kessler before August 18th.

Looking forward to seeing you all!

Aug
29
Sun
End of Summer Picnic @ Cabin John Regional Park
Aug 29 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

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!

Click Here for a Map of the Park

Sep
6
Mon
Montgomery County Interfaith 5K
Sep 6 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
Erev Rosh Hashanah @ Silver Spring Unitarian Universalist Church
Sep 6 @ 7:00 pm
Sep
7
Tue
Rosh Hashanah Morning Service @ Unitarian Universalist Church of Silver Spring
Sep 7 @ 10:00 am
Sep
12
Sun
20s/30s Group Picnic @ TBD
Sep 12 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Good news! We would like to invite you to a 20s/30s group outdoor picnic on Sunday, September 12th at 12:30 PM. Depending on how many people can join us, we are either going to be at the National Arboretum, or at Rock Creek Park.
Rabbi Debbie and Reverend Sam plan to join us for this social event, and you can get to know them both, and just hang out and visit with each other. The vibe is super casual, so feel free to bring friends, dogs, babies, etc.
We can’t wait to see you there!
Please email Miranda@iffp.net if you plan to join.
Sep
15
Wed
Kol Nidre @ Unitarian Universalist Church of Silver Spring
Sep 15 @ 7:00 pm
Sep
16
Thu
Yom Kippur Morning Service @ Unitarian Universalist Church of Silver Spring
Sep 16 @ 10:00 am
Sep
19
Sun
Gathering: Getting Back Together & Celebrating Sukkot @ Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School
Sep 19 @ 10:00 am – 10:40 am

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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More from the IFFP blog

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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Celebrating 25 Years of Tikkun Olam at IFFP

Celebrating 25 Years of Tikkun Olam at IFFP

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.

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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.