How Jewish Perspectives on Interfaith Families Must Change with Rabbi Lex Rofeberg
Join us on Sunday, May 21st for our Adult Education session, “How Jewish Perspectives on Interfaith Marriages Must Change” with Rabbi Lex Rofeberg from Judaism Unbound. He is himself in an interfaith relationship, and is proud to be part of a growing group of rabbis who can say the same.
Taking Pride In My Interfaith Identity
My name is Margo Fioravanti and I am in the IFFP Teen Group. People often ask me to share my thoughts about my experience being interfaith. Being interfaith is part of my identity and is very important to me.
Remembering the Heroes on Yom Hashoah
by Rabbi Debbie Reichmann This year, Yom Hashoah, aka Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day falls on April 18. I have been honoring this Yom Hashoah for as long as I can remember. That’s not very surprising since I attended Jewish school from pre-K through High School. What’s interesting to me, though, is in all those […]
How to Talk About Passover & Easter – A Model Dialogue
This is a model dialogue between IFFP’s Rabbi and Reverend. It illustrates how people from different religious traditions can discuss the Spring holidays of Easter and Passover.
Spring in an Interfaith Family: Tension or Teaching
Joan C. Hawxhurst explores how interfaith families can celebrate the spring holidays.
Using Our Interfaith Identities to Welcome Our Whole Selves & Sit with Discomfort in Pursuit of Racial Justice
Cheryl Leanza, the leader of the Interfaith Families Project’s Racial Justice Tikkun Olam group explores interfaith identity.
Being Open to an Epiphany
by IFFP member Larry Bostian In the Christian tradition, we celebrate the Feast of Epiphany on January 6, the 12th day of Christmas. It marks the visit of the three wise men to the baby Jesus and his family, described in Matthew’s gospel. The Christian Scriptures actually give us two different versions of Jesus’ birth, each […]
Rabbi’s Statement on Holocaust Day 2023
Holocaust Remembrance day is here, and I find myself reflecting on the following question: Is it “Never Again,” or is it “Will we never learn?” Today (January 27th) marks the 78th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. I’d love to say we’ve come a long way since then, but….. If this feels overwhelming, that’s understandable. […]
A Glimmer of Hope
Reverend Samantha Gonzalez-Block shares about being the child of an interfaith family during Christmas and how we can find a glimmer of hope.
Register for Our Couples Workshop
Registration for the 2023 Couples’ Workshop is open now. Learn more and register. This four-part workshop is designed for partners seeking to learn about life as an interfaith couple, celebrating both Jewish and Christians traditions. Participants might be dating, engaged, or married, with or without children. Read accounts from couples who have participated in past […]
Embracing Advent in an Interfaith Family
Pictured here is the Anderson Family Advent Calendar that they ordered from Etsy two years ago. Hanukkah gelt goes in every pocket plus fun treats for the cats and other “stuff”. Also in a few pockets are biblical excerpts about light! Growing up in a Conservative Jewish community, I felt like there was a particular […]
Love, Forgiveness, and Tacos – A Jewish & Christian Dialogue
Each year IFFP hosts interfaith High Holy Days services, starting with Rosh Hashanah and ending with Yom Kippur. You might ask, “what makes a service “interfaith?” It means we curate a safe space for families from multiple faith traditions to celebrate their holidays together where everyone can feel truly welcome and valued. It means we […]
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