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

The Gift of Trees

The well-being of the world depends on our generation. How will we respond? Once upon a time, about this time every year, our Hebrew school teachers would tell us the story of Honi Ha’ma’agal – Honi the circle-maker. The story was part of our annual…

The Shabbos Room

Designating one space in our home that is 100% Shabbat observant elevates our celebration of Shabbat and deepens our family’s joy in being together. Are you looking for ways to make Shabbat richer and more meaningful for yourselves and your family? Do you enjoy trying…

Becoming Jew-ish Grandparents

My wife, Jacquie, and I are not Jewish. We are Christians. In fact, I was a Christian pastor for forty-five years and Jacquie and I continue to be active church members. But, like you, we have Jewish grandchildren. Jacquie and I can identify with Lee…

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