Membership for Local and Out-of-Area Families
Join IFFP! Enroll your kids in our interfaith Sunday School! Become a part of our member-driven organization. Members provide a rich community of resources to educate and lead our children and ourselves. We welcome families regardless of race, sexual orientation, marital status or religious affiliations. Read our community inclusion and welcome message.
IFFP is self-supporting and financed entirely through annual membership fees, contributions, and Sunday School tuition. We do not pass an offering plate at Sunday Gatherings.
Membership dues are based on gross family income and are per family. We do not exclude anyone due to financial hardship. Dues are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Please contact our Treasurer for special arrangements.
New Member Discount
New members receive a 50% discount on dues and tuition during the first 12 months of membership. Dues are tiered: member, sponsoring member, and visionary member.
Local Families Meet in Person
From September – May, we meet most Sundays at the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School lower school building.
Ready to Join? Use the Forms Below
Need more information? See links below
Out-of Area Families Meet via Zoom
Virtual Members participate in our Sunday Gatherings via Zoom. Families enjoy most of the benefits of in-person membership, including:
- Unlimited access to Gatherings, Adult Group Discussions, special programming, and online content, including recordings. When visiting the DC area, virtual members are welcome to join us in person.
- Virtual Sunday School – Classes grouped by age: 3-5 year-olds, grades 1-3, and 4-6 meet on Sunday afternoons at 1 p.m. EST, 15 sessions over the academic year. Each class includes a short Hebrew lesson. Learn about tuition and opportunities to teach, or contact Director of Religious Education, Rev. Beth.
- Hybrid Coming-of-Age (COA) Program – Our 7th grade (COA Prep) and 8th grade (COA) classes are hybrid and meet at 11 a.m. EST.
- Support from IFFP’s Care Team: pastoral and community care at the moments of greatest need.
- Special events such as online parties and games during festive celebrations.
- A stake in IFFP’s growth and success, including the opportunity to volunteer and join Tikkun Olam groups and committees that steer IFFP, including serving on the IFFP Board of Directors.
- Discounts for lifecycle events, interfaith couples workshops, High Holy Day services, etc.
What Members Say About IFFP
“IFFP has provided our family a home where we can learn and grow with a diverse and supportive community.”
“IFFP has provided an opportunity for real growth for all of us. Our sons have been through the COA program, which was tremendously challenging and stimulating for them. I’ve been encouraged to take on responsibilities like teaching Sunday School.”
“Neither of us has ever felt more comfortable being part of a religious/spiritual group. Our son loves to tell people he goes to Sunday School. I must admit that I instinctively catch my breath whenever I hear that, but then I remind myself–it’s both! And that’s a good thing!”
“We like IFFP’s approach of looking for common ground, rather than destructive differences between belief systems.”
“We thought we’d have to divide our time between a synagogue and a church for our daughter to learn about both faiths. Finding that opportunity in one location is what drew us to IFFP. We look forward to learning more about each other and celebrating God together.”
“We love being part of a community which both teaches our kids about their family’s faith traditions, and gives then an opportunity to choose what’s meaningful for them. Perhaps they’ll want to memorize a section of the Torah – perhaps not. At IFFP kids learn about religion and spirituality without pledging allegiance to one tradition.”
“IFFP provides a balanced religious education that works very well for interfaith families or families who want a broader religious education and exposure for their children.”
“Before joining, we investigated liberal Jewish congregations. They would have accepted us, but IFFP is the only organization offering an education in Judaism where Jews and non-Jews are absolutely equal members of the community.”