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, in April, we offered a Virtual Membership for families who live outside of the Greater Washington DC area. The board recently decided to make Virtual Membership free to new members for the first half of the year. Once the free period runs out, Virtual Members will still have substantially-reduced dues (see below).
Virtual Members will enjoy most of the benefits of membership, including:
- Unlimited virtual access to Gatherings, Adult Groups, special programming and online content, including recordings. When visiting the DC area, virtual members are welcome to join us in person.
- Discounted access to religious education for kids aged 3 through 8th grade (see below)
- Access to pastoral care virtually, as time allows.
- A stake in IFFP’s growth and success, including the opportunity to join Tikkun Olam groups, various committees that steer IFFP, volunteer opportunities, and possibly the IFFP Board.
- Member discounts for lifecycle events, workshops, high holiday services, etc.
NEW: Online Religious Education for Out of Area Families
- Three virtual religious education classes: 3-6 year olds, grades 1-3 and grades 4-6 (10 times through the academic year on Saturday/Sunday afternoons). They will include Hebrew (and music for the younger children). To help determine the classes’ day and time, and to find out about tuition, teaching opportunities, and to sign up), click here. NOTE: Virtual Member families receive a discounted tuition rate, and parents who sign up to teach classes get a further discount.
- Hybrid Coming-of-Age Program: Our in person 7th grade (COA Prep) and 8th grade (COA) classes are opening up to out-of-area families at a reduced rate. The tuition and sign-up details are on the virtual membership form here. NOTE: As for the preK-6th grade classes, Virtual Member families receive a further discount on tuition, and teachers of all classes will receive an additional discount.
New Virtual Members will pay no dues through December.
In January, they will only play dues for the second half of the year, per below:
Founded by four “founding moms” in 1995, the Interfaith Families Project has grown into a vibrant, active community of approximately 300 adults and children, one of the largest interfaith programs in the country. The core value of IFFP is respect – for each other, for Judaism and for Christianity. As a community, we celebrate, explore, question and enjoy both religious traditions equally. IFFP members neither reject our religious backgrounds nor seek a new religion that is a mixture of Christian and Jewish belief. Instead, we believe it is possible – and desirable – to honor our distinct religious traditions and to share those traditions with spouses, partners and children.