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Hanukkah, also called the Festival of Lights, is celebrated for eight days.  We light hanukkiyot (Hanukkah menorahs), spin dreidels, eat latkes, and often celebrate with family and friends. 

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How to Talk with your Preteen and Teen Grandchildren about Antisemitism

Host of the podcast Unorthodox, former New York Times columnist, and author of Squirrel Hill: The Tree of Life Synagogue Shooting & the Soul of a Neighborhood, Mark Oppenheimer guides us in the difficult — and timely — topic of how to talk to our preteen and...

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Our Adult Children’s Voices Matter: What Parents Want Grandparents to Know

Parent Coach Adrian Kalikow posed the following question to 160 clients who are parents of children ranging from infants to high school: If you were free to be completely honest, what is the one message you would most like to share with your children’s grandparents? Adrian...

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Tu BiShvat

Tu’ BiShvat, or the New Year of the Trees, which starts the evening of Sunday, February 5 and ends at sundown Monday, February 6, is Jewish Arbor Day. The holiday is observed on the 15th (tu) of the Hebrew month of Shvat. Scholars believe that...

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How to Bring Purim to Life for Grandchildren

Our grandparent community needs age-appropriate, fun, and meaningful ways to celebrate Purim: dressing up and sharing the holiday story in person, or enjoying hamantaschen and mishloach manot (gift baskets) over video chat. JGN can help. Back by popular demand after our High Holiday webinar! In...

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Purim is a joyous one-day holiday (begins the evening of Monday, March 6, 2023) that celebrates Jewish survival. Customs include reading Megillat Esther, dressing up in costume, giving gifts of food, and giving to those in need.

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How to Bring Passover to Life for Grandchildren

Please join us for a fun hands-on workshop with master theater arts educator Jonathan Shmidt Chapman who will present a range of activities that use creativity, drama, and play to activate Passover with children ages 3–8. Grandparents and families will enjoy Jonathan’s brand-new and easy-to-follow...

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Passover, first seder

Passover, the Festival of Freedom, begins tonight with the first seder.  Grandparents and families can enjoy a brand-new and easy-to-follow Passover Discovery Kit available to download for free this year from the Jewish Grandparents Network website. This interactive guide is designed especially for grandparents and...

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Passover, first day

Passover (Pesach in Hebrew), one of the most significant and widely celebrated holidays in the Jewish calendar, commemorates the story of the Israelites’ Exodus from slavery in Egypt to freedom.