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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.

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How to Navigate Family Relationships: Jewish Tools That Can Help

Alicia Jo Rabins — Torah teacher, musician, and writer, who has been teaching Jewish texts and spirituality through a warm-hearted, practical lens for over 20 years — will take us on a deep dive into how we can navigate family dilemmas that arise. We’ll use...

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Israel’s Independence Day

Today is Yom Ha’atzma’ut, Israel’s Independence Day. 75 years ago, in 1948, Israel became an independent state.

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The Torah of Being a Grandparent: How We Live our Values

Jane Shapiro, master Jewish educator and grandparent, ignites our own loving self-reflection in her short video Torah of Bubbiehood. In this session based on Jane’s video, we will celebrate the theme and spirit of Shavuot as we discuss: The significance of your own grandparent name. Jane’s...

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Shavuot commemorates the Israelites receiving the Torah on Mount Sinai seven weeks after leaving Egypt. An ancient pilgrimage holiday, Shavuot is also a celebration of the spring harvest. Traditional communities celebrate Shavuot for two days; liberal communities for one day.