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.

We envision a Jewish world that embraces grandparents as vital to our families, our communities, and our future.

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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How to Communicate in Writing with Grandchildren

Every time grandparents communicate with grandchildren — especially in writing — they teach something about themselves, their values, and their view of the world. Words to grandchildren have the power to soothe and stroke, influence and inspire, and move to action. Aviva Black, founder of...

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Tallit Workshop for Professionals

Join us for the launch of the Tallit Project: Intergenerational Program for Families of B-Mitzvah Teens. The Tallit Project is a series of meaningful and fulfilling activities that focus on the tallit as an integral part of the coming-of-age experience and a chance for connection...

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Why the Jews? Understanding Antisemitism

Recently, grandparents have asked JGN how to understand and address antisemitism with their grandchildren. In this two-part series, grandparents will experience a multimedia introduction to the roots of antisemitism from the development of Christian anti-Judaism to modern antisemitism. We invite you to include your own children and grandchildren ages 15+.

Family Favorites

View some of our top picks from our website.

Shabbat Discovery Kit

This interactive guide is designed especially for grandparents and grandchildren (ages 3–8) to use together — either in person or at a distance. The kit offers ideas and activities to bring Shabbat to life through play, imagination, and hands-on discovery. The 14 downloadable pages include:

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B-Mitzvah Project

Grandparents, here’s how you can play a meaningful role in your grandchild’s B-Mitzvah experience.