Welcome to the Jewish
Grandparents Network

Discover joyful experiences for grandparents,
grandchildren, and family members

Our Work

The Jewish Grandparents Network is a national organization that educates, connects, and supports grandparents as essential partners in enriching Jewish life.

The Family Room

Explore the Family Room, a one-of-a-kind virtual space where grandparents, grandchildren, and family members meet, learn, and play together.

Upcoming Events

We seek to infuse our events and experiences with joy and meaning—and fun and silliness—to surprise and delight grandparents and grandchildren of all ages.

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Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is the most solemn day on the Jewish calendar. We devote the day to introspection and repentance. Many people fast on Yom Kippur. Yom Kippur ends with the sounding of the shofar (ram’s horn).

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The festive holiday of Sukkot is named for the booths or huts (sukkot in Hebrew) in which, according to Jewish tradition, the Israelites dwelt during their forty years of wandering in the desert after the Exodus from Egypt.  Sukkot starts the evening of September 29...

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Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah

Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah are celebrated together on one day by Reform Jews and over two days by Conservative Jews. We celebrate the completion of the annual cycle of reading the Torah. The holiday begins the evening of October 6. Read more about Shemini...

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And You Shall Draw Water with Joy: A Ceremony for Becoming a Grandparent

We invite you to join us to mark the transition of becoming a grandparent with a short, at-home water ceremony based on the ancient Jewish ritual of mikveh, bringing together body, heart, and soul.   Led by Rabby Amalia Mark with Mayyim Hayyim Living Waters...

Family Favorites

View some of our top picks from our website.

Behind the Scenes at the Jewish Grandparents Network

In this personal interview, David Raphael, Co-founder and CEO of the Jewish Grandparents Network, and Ilene Vogelstein, President, reveal: The compelling reasons that the Jewish Grandparents Network was created. How the voices of many Jewish grandparents have been sidelined in Jewish institutional life — and