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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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Independence Day

July 4 is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the Declaration of Independence in 1776.

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Labor Day

Labor Day recognizes the contributions of American workers and is traditionally observed on the first Monday in September. It marks the unofficial end of summer.

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How to Talk with Grandchildren About Death and Dying

Join JGN and Rabbi Melanie Levav, Executive Director of the Shomer Collective, as we discuss ways to have developmentally appropriate conversations with children of all ages about preparing for a loved one’s long–term illness or the dying and death of any living being we care...

Featured Featured September 16, 2023 - September 17, 2023

Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is a joyful and introspective occasion. It is the start of the High Holiday period — also known as the Days of Awe — ending with Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement.Among Rosh Hashanah traditions, we hear the sounding...

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Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is the most solemn day on the Jewish calendar. We devote the day to introspection and repentance. Many people fast on Yom Kippur. Yom Kippur ends with the sounding of the shofar (ram’s horn).

Featured Featured September 30, 2023 - October 6, 2023


The festive holiday of Sukkot is named for the booths or huts (sukkot in Hebrew) in which, according to Jewish tradition, the Israelites dwelt during their forty years of wandering in the desert after the Exodus from Egypt.  Sukkot starts the evening of September 29...

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Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah

Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah are celebrated together on one day by Reform Jews and over two days by Conservative Jews. We celebrate the completion of the annual cycle of reading the Torah. The holiday begins the evening of October 6. Read more about Shemini...