• Believing in the Impossible: Lessons from Easter and Diana Nyad

    Believing in the Impossible: Lessons from Easter and Diana Nyad


  • Interfaith Wedding and Marriage: Reflections from Veronica

    Interfaith Wedding and Marriage: Reflections from Veronica

    Veronica and Nick completed the IFFP Couples’ Workshop. We were introduced by a mutual friend in December 2014. Our friend was amazed we had not met before, because we were both attending the same events in the urban planning industry, members of the same DC United Fan Club, and were both really into Ultimate Fighting…

  • The Power of Community

    The Power of Community

    I’ve never been a big fan of New Year’s resolutions. In fact, my husband Dan will tell you, I actively resist making them.  Have you made some New Year’s resolutions this past January?  How’re they working out? Have you stuck to your resolutions thus far? Have you already given up on some of them? At…

  • Talking to Interfaith Kids about Jesus

    Talking to Interfaith Kids about Jesus

    When it comes to Jewish-Christian relations, Jesus tends to be the main stumbling block. This is true in a marriage between a Jew and a Christian as well. Like many Jews, I had, and still have to some degree, uncomfortable feelings when it comes to Jesus. However, over time, I have found ways to make…

  • Not My Plan: Parenting the Unexpected

    Not My Plan: Parenting the Unexpected

    The most profound lesson I’ve learned from having children is that being a parent entails giving up expectations I didn’t know I had. We want the best for our children, but it’s as we—not they—define “the best.” When Dan Griffin and I were asked to lead a recent adult group discussion on “Parenting the Unexpected,”…

  • Interfaith Wedding Stories – Q & A with Chelsea and Aaron

    Interfaith Wedding Stories – Q & A with Chelsea and Aaron

    Chelsea Wilkinson and Aaron Lutkowitz participated in the IFFP Couples Workshop before their wedding. Below they talk with IFFP about their experience planning the wedding and married life. What was it Like to Plan your Interfaith Wedding? We really enjoyed writing our interfaith ceremony. Rev. Julia provided insight and example templates, Rabbi Rain suggested some…

  • Interfaith Wedding Stories – Q & A with Ben and Ginny

    Interfaith Wedding Stories – Q & A with Ben and Ginny

    Ben and Ginny completed the IFFP Couples Workshop before planning their wedding. Below they talk with IFFP about their experience as an interfaith couple planning to get married. Who married you? Were you married by clergy from more than one tradition? What was that like? We were were fortunate to be married by Rabbi Rain…

  • Harmonizing Hearts: A Christian’s Reflection on Yom Kippur’s Spiritual Journey

    Harmonizing Hearts: A Christian’s Reflection on Yom Kippur’s Spiritual Journey

    A Christian woman reflects on celebrating Yom Kippur with her Jewish husband.

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