• Naming Children: What Interfaith Families Consider

    Naming Children: What Interfaith Families Consider


  • Teaching Holocaust History to Interfaith Kids – A Personal Journey

    Teaching Holocaust History to Interfaith Kids – A Personal Journey

    As January unfolds, our thoughts turn to International Holocaust Remembrance Day, observed annually on January 27th. This date holds significant historical importance as the United Nations General Assembly designated it in remembrance of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. This solemn day serves as a global tribute to honor the victims, survivors, and the collective memory of…

  • Dilemmas or Delights? :  Interfaith December Holiday Stories

    Dilemmas or Delights? : Interfaith December Holiday Stories

    By: Rabbi Debbie Reichmann and Reverend Samantha Gonzalez-Block It’s that time of the year again when interfaith families try to balance their celebrations of Christmas and Chanukah. It’s viewed as a season of negotiations and compromises (Can we have a Christmas tree…how about a Chanukah bush? How many presents should we give the kids…eight…ten…none? Whose…

  • A Place at the Table: Embracing Differences in Faith and Feast

    A Place at the Table: Embracing Differences in Faith and Feast

    This piece was Rev. Samantha’s Thanksgiving reflection on November 19th, 2023. To watch a video of this reflection, scroll to the bottom of the page. It takes several hours – and some blood, sweat, and tears – to prepare and cook the perfect pastelón: a signature dish in my family, also lovingly known as Puerto…

  • Carrying Her Name: Rediscovering the Stories of Great-Grandmother Anne

    Carrying Her Name: Rediscovering the Stories of Great-Grandmother Anne

    A reflection read aloud by Rev. Samantha on All Saints Day. I carry her name, but not her stories. The Jewish tradition speaks about this concept of two deaths. The first time you die is when your body physically passes away. The second death is when the last person on earth mutters your name. It…

  • Celebrating a Year of Unity and Growth: IFFP’s Annual Report 2022-2023

    Celebrating a Year of Unity and Growth: IFFP’s Annual Report 2022-2023

    Read the Interfaith Families Project (IFFP)’s 2022-2023 Annual Report. It showcases a year of work building a unique interfaith community.

  • An Interfaith Prayer for Peace

    An Interfaith Prayer for Peace

    We write to you with heavy hearts as the violence in Israel and Gaza continues.  As we, and the world, watch these events unfold, we do not need to do so passively. The stories of our traditions teach that prayer is active and powerful. We invite you and your families to pray for peace in…

  • Welcome Back from the 2023-2024 IFFP Board

    Welcome Back from the 2023-2024 IFFP Board

    IFFP’s 2023-2024 Board of Directors welcomes everyone to celebrate the 2023-2024 year.

  • Building Our Interfaith Family: Navigating Cultures, Religions, and Community with IFFP

    Building Our Interfaith Family: Navigating Cultures, Religions, and Community with IFFP

    Follow the journey of a couple, Basem and Rachel, as they blend the intricate threads of Judaism and Christianity, American and Egyptian cultures, into a tapestry of love during their interfaith wedding. Navigating the challenges of crafting a unique ceremony to finding solace in the arms of the IFFP community, their story epitomizes the richness…

  • From Vows to Voices: Navigating Gender Dynamics in Ancient Texts and Modern Realities

    From Vows to Voices: Navigating Gender Dynamics in Ancient Texts and Modern Realities

    Exploring the intricate interplay of agency and restraint within vows, this piece delves into gender dynamics in ancient texts and modern society, drawing parallels from historical civilizations to contemporary debates, guided by the wisdom of Rabbi Debbie Reichmann.

  • IFFP Theme for 2023-2024: Our Living Stories

    IFFP Theme for 2023-2024: Our Living Stories

    Learn about the theme for IFFP’s 2023-2024 Year, “Our Living Stories.

  • Interfaith Families: A Conversation on Inclusion and Acceptance with Rabbi Lex Rofeberg

    Interfaith Families: A Conversation on Inclusion and Acceptance with Rabbi Lex Rofeberg

    Read this interview with Susan Katz Miller and Rabbi Lex Rofeberg about the inclusion and acceptance of interfaith families in the greater Jewish world.

  • IFFP’s Board Chair Featured in the New York Times

    IFFP’s Board Chair Featured in the New York Times

    IFFP’s Board Chair Jill Fioravanti is featured in The New York Times discussing her family’s path to finding the Interfaith Families Project.

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