Supporting Grandparents in Today’s Jewish Families

The Jewish Grandparents Network is the first and only national organization supporting grandparents as they embrace both traditional and radically new roles in their families. Through research, network-building, advocacy, and institutional partnerships, we foster new models of grandparent engagement for the benefit of our families, our communities, and our future.

co-founder Lee-Hendler

Welcome from Lee M. Hendler, Co-Founder and President of the Jewish Grandparents Network

These were not the families we imagined when we first set out on our parenting journeys over 40 years ago…


The National Study of Jewish Grandparents

To deepen our understanding of today’s Jewish grandparents we undertook a landmark research study. Click below to learn about the study and its findings.

Featured Stories

Growing the Moral Imagination

It goes without saying that we love our grandkids. And we want them to grow up to be good people, open to others, accepting of differences, wise, and brave. I call this the moral imagination, and when we just hang out, love them, play cards,…

Musings from a Museum Savta

“All I really need to know I learned in Kindergarten,” continues to be a book that guides me as a grandparent. Its lessons are enduring. Don’t take things that aren’t yours. … Don’t hit people. … Hold hands, stick together. … Share. … Live a…

Illustrating the National Study

When the Jewish Grandparents Network was looking for an artist to provide illustrations for the report of the national study of Jewish Grandparents, we had the wonderful good fortune of finding Deborah Zemke.

Contact The Jewish Grandparents Network

We’d love to hear from you! Please share your thoughts, observations, and questions.

Please note: Your personal information will not be shared or sold.