Marking Ash Wednesday

Marking Ash Wednesday

Today is Ash Wednesday on the Christian Calendar. This marks the first day of the Lenten Season (which is the 40 days leading up to Holy Week and Easter). Some observe this day by attending worship services and/or having ashes imposed (or put) on their foreheads. When...
Is Wandering a Curse or a Blessing?

Is Wandering a Curse or a Blessing?

By Rabbi Debbie Reichmann My daughter has just finished high school and will be heading off to college soon. Unsurprisingly, she is being peppered with questions about what she intends to study, her thoughts for her future, and, the ever-popular, “What do you want to...
Elections and Human Dignity

Elections and Human Dignity

By Rabbi Debbie Reichmann It’s election season. Banners and flags and signs dotting the landscape. Ads on the television (and social media) lauding the qualities of the candidates. American Democracy in action. It’s election season. Property is defaced, neighbors draw...
Q & A with IFFP’s Clergy

Q & A with IFFP’s Clergy

This month we are doing a special Q&A interview with our (mostly) new Rabbi, Debbie Reichmann, and our (really) new Reverend, Samantha Gonzalez-Block. They’ll answer five of your most important questions, like what brought them to IFFP, how they work with...