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Empowering Grandparents: Advancing Jewish Life

The Jewish Grandparents Network engages, educates and celebrates grandparents so that they can fulfill their essential roles in elevating families as the cornerstone of Jewish life.

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…

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Featured Stories

JGN Facebook Group Recommends Best Hanukkah Books for Kids

In mid-November 2021 a member of the Jewish Grandparents Network Facebook Group asked this question in the group and got the MOST helpful responses. My 7-year-old grandson wants to share a Hanukkah book with his public school class. The group is very diverse (think Palestinian,...

Together, Let’s Save Precious Resources

As grandparents, we think about the world we are leaving our grandchildren and great-grandchildren. We face the challenges of climate change and the dwindling of precious natural resources. How can we impart to our grandchildren a commitment to repairing the world even as we spin the dreidel, light the menorah, and perhaps exchange modest gifts?

Making Room For Each Other In Interfaith Families

“Grandpa, will you get your ice cream in a dish or in a cone?” my then-seven-year-old granddaughter, Amina, asked.  We were walking to the ice cream parlor in the little town in Connecticut where her mother was the rabbi of the local temple. I was…

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