Mission

Learn more about the mission of IFFP and the concept for interfaith family worship.
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Membership

Find out how to become a member of IFFP and be part of our faith community.

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Leadership & Staff

Learn more about the people dedicated to making IFFP possible.

Who We Are

Our community includes those who continue to practice a faith, and those who do not. Many IFFP parents have chosen not to select one religion for their children, but rather to instill in them an appreciation and understanding of both heritages. Other IFFP parents have chosen one religion for their children but want them to gain knowledge about both of their cultural heritages. Read about IFFP in the news.

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How Our Community Supports Us

Our community provides us with a sense of connection and support that is a valuable part of our experience as interfaith families. Our children form lasting relationships with children whose families are similar to their own. We adults care for each other, provoke and challenge each other, resource and inspire each other, and find many opportunities to laugh together.

Programs We Offer

IFFP offers many programs to meet the varied needs of interfaith families. IFFP meets two or three Sundays a month during the school year and has a few small group events during the summer. Our Sunday morning program includes a gathering, Sunday School, and an Adult group discussion. Throughout the year we sponsor special events such as High Holy Days services and an annual women’s retreat, couples’ workshops, and community service opportunities for members of all ages.

Usual Sunday Morning

10:00 Our Gathering (service), is led by Rabbi Debbie Reichmann and our Christian Spiritual Leader, Rev. Samantha Gonzalez-Block.

10:40 Pre-COVID we would have refreshments and visiting. At present, we are visiting while masked.

10:50 Sunday School program begins; Adult Group meets while the children are in Sunday School and provides the opportunity for informative, lively discussions pertaining to interfaith families. 

Nursery care for children up to age three is provided from 10:00 – 12:00 by pairs of IFFP teens and adults. 

Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School Lower Campus
1901 E Jefferson Street
Rockville, MD 20852

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.

Our Member-Driven Community

IFFP is a work in progress. While we are supported and resourced by gifted staff, we are essentially member-led and member-driven. Our members teach our Sunday School, craft our Gatherings, serve on our Board, lead our committees, facilitate our Adult Group, plan our programs and continue each year to dream up new ways in which our community can resource its members and the wider interfaith community.

For additional information, please contact IFFP at (301) 770-6337 or by e-mail at info@iffp.org.

Core Tradition, Distinct Honor

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.

History of IFFP