The remarkable Israeli artist, Hanoch Piven, guides you and your family to create family portraits from objects found in and around your house: bottle tops, buttons, stickers, old small toys, combs, hairpins, feathers, old computer parts, leaves, branches, and pebbles from the garden. There are...

From the wise men of Chelm to the marvelous Mrs. Maisel, the Jewish people have always been able to reflect on the Jewish experience with laughter. We are pleased to present these Jewish Family Journey Mad Libs as a way for grandparents and family members...

Looking to make a family cookbook?  Click HERE.A bit about our own family background: Bubbie Ida Paperny, Ron’s maternal grandmother, lived in the kitchen. Seriously. She also loved in the kitchen. She loved when her four daughters helped her cook up a huge family Shabbat...

How can we make the Sabbath a “palace in time” for our families? Filmmaker and author Tiffany Shlain has a proposal.  Watch her video HERE. Look for “Ep.1 Technology Shabbat” "Sabbath has a flavor of Paradise about it." Talmud, Berakhot “The seventh day is like a palace in time...

“There's always room for a story that can transport people to another place.” —  J.K. Rowling Sharing your family stories links past generations with future ones. Here are four options to record and save your family stories.  1. Pop-up Stories: The Jewish Grandparents Network invites grandparents and other...

We all have wonderful and meaningful family stories to tell. Susan Stone, a gifted professional storyteller, shares her secrets for bringing family stories to life. We learn from the research of Marshall Duke and Robyn Fivush that knowing family stories enhances children’s emotional well-being.Watch Susan...

In this brief video, Ron Wolfson, renowned author, Jewish educator, and member of the Jewish Grandparents Network Board of Directors, shares memories of his Zayde and Bubbie. Ron’s charming family stories can be found in his lovely book, The Best Boy in the United States...

Juicy burgers and summery lemon pasta salad. Ice-cream floats and homemade raspberry syrup. And, to top it all, dark chocolate cherry Mandelbrot for dessert. Prepare the yummiest July 4th meal with these simple family recipes courtesy of the cooking and lifestyle blogger and food historian...

Let’s help children understand how nature provides the tools they use every day—in this case, paper.In this friendly video, Elan Margulies, the gifted Director of Pushing the Envelope Farm, guides family members in making colorful hand-made paper from recycled paper and natural materials.Bonus: See how...

Mindfulness is about being fully present, fully awake to where we are and what we are doing. If we can model mindfulness for our grandchildren in our encounters with nature, we will have given them the gift of a lifetime. Nature WalkNo matter what the setting—urban,...