Newsletters

Shavuot and Fathers Day Newsletter

June 2024

Cheesy, memorable, and fun ideas to celebrate both Shavuot and Father’s Day. 

2024 Mother's Day Newsletter

May 2024

Mother’s Day resources for grandmothers, mothers, and all those who nurture others

Passover Newsletter 2024

April 2024

Ten-Minute Dayenu Seder, Passover Scavenger Hunt, Discovery Kit & More! 

2024 Purim Newsletter

March 2024

Check out our Purim Giveaway contest, free e-cards, and fun holiday resources! 

Tu BiShvat Newsletter

January 2024

Ideas to dance with the plants, leaf through good books, seed social action, and cultivate your own mind.

MLK Newsletter 2024

January 2024

The Jewish message of MLK Day and how to connect with grandchildren of all ages through social action. 

Tzedakah Newsletter

December 2023

Best ways to teach grandchildren about tzedakah, 8 levels of giving, how to support causes of meaning to you.

Grandparents A Source of Light for Your Organization

December 2023

8 tips for engaging the grandparents in your organization and facts about grandparents that can impact your work this Hanukkah.

Hanukkah Primer for Grandparents Newsletter

December 2023

Everything you wanted to know about Hanukkah but were afraid to ask.

Israel, Your Grandchildren, and You Newsletter

October 2023

Guidance for grandparents about the war in Israel: music that comforts, mindfulness practices, prayers for peace, how to talk with grandchildren, ways to help, and a beautiful rendition of Hatikvah.

Sukkot and Simchat Torah Newsletter

September 2023

How to connect with grandchildren on Sukkot and Simchat Torah; making miniature sukkot, online Sukkot games, climate action for teens, and flag-waving fun. 

Rosh Hashanah Newsletter

September 2023

How to connect with grandchildren on Rosh Hashanah; Holiday mini-podcasts, music playlists, books, and e-cards bring the holiday to life.

Grandparents' Day Newsletter

September 2023

Celebrate Grandparents’ Day with coloring pages, a quiz, events, and much more from the Jewish Grandparents Network.

Play Newsletter June 2023

June 2023

Resources for playing with your grandchild; the benefits of roughhousing; why play is more than just fun and games; Fred Rogers version of Stomp; the power of dramatic play; and ideas for teens too

JGN Shavuot Newsletter

May 2023

Experience Shavuot with your grandchild like never before: music, modern rituals, and the Torah of Bubbiehood

Yom Ha’atzma’ut Newsletter April 2023

April 2023

Why Israel’s Independence Day observance is unique, understanding the recent protests, music and book recommendations PLUS virtual tours

Passover Newsletter 2023

April 2023

Authentic, 10-minute Haggadah; free, downloadable Passover Discovery Kit; ways to engage teens in the seder; and a bit of Passover humor 

Purim Illustration by Deborah Zemke JGN Newlsetters page

March 2023

New views of the Purim heroes, live-streaming Purim services, social justice actions, plus creative Purim ideas for young kids

Tu BiShvat Newsletter Walk in the Woods JGN Website

January 2023

Hosting a Tu BiShvat seder, reconnecting with the natural world, how to make seedballs, Tree of Life yoga, and a sweet parable

Hanukkah Newsletter 2022

December 2022

Jokes, music, books, and active games for Hanukkah. Plus, the serious subject of antisemitism

Thanksgiving 2022 JGN Newsletter

November 2022

Kid-friendly videos, a Gratitude Wall, fun ideas from PJ Library, and civic values from Freedom’s Feast. Plus, wonderful book recommendations 

Simchat Torah Newsletter 2022

October 2022

Background to the holiday, bringing stories to life, and ways to get crafty with grandchildren

High Holiday Ideas for Grandchildren of All Ages

September 2022

Shofar shimmy, Hebrew slang, free High Holiday Discovery Kit, and ideas for grandparents at a distance

Grandparents Day 2022

September 2022

JGN celebrates you and your role as a grandparent, 5 ways to celebrate Grandparents Day, Rosh Hashanah activities, and active aging resources

Family Portrait with Hanoch Piven

July 2022

QR code direct to Family Room, free intergenerational program guides, and grants to connect teens and elders

Top Summer Picks From The Family Room

June 2022

Sunny or rainy — our favorite Family Room experiences for grandparents and grandchildren this summer

JGN Message About School Shootings

May 2022

JGN asked for guidance from three professionals on how grandparents can talk to their grandchildren about school shootings

Bring Passover to Life 2022

April 2022

10-Minute Dayenu Seder, teens at the Seder table, fun PJ Library activities, and Grandparent Ambassadors

Purim Newsletter 2022

March 2022

Purim activities for young grandkids, 4 Purim rituals, and Dr. Erica Brown’s reflections on Esther

Breaking News 2022 Newsletter

February 2022

JGN awarded Covenant Grant; new Jewish Educator on staff

Tu BiSh'vat 2022 Newsletter

January 2022

Tu Bishvat experiences for grandparents and grandchildren, plus podcasts, STEM activities, and climate justice actions

The Family Room Newsletter

December 2021

Top 10 picks in the Family Room and JGN in the news

Hannukah Newsletter 2021

November 2021

Wonderful Hanukkah activities, 8 ways to heal our planet, and Hanukkah Homecoming

Grandparents Day Newsletter 2021

September 2021

Grandparents Day discovery journey, 6 ways to celebrate Grandparents Day, Family Mad Libs, Wise words from two of our favorite Janes, and boomer lullabies

Rosh Hashanah Newsletter 2021

September 2021

JGN greetings, where to find live streaming High Holidays services, the wonders of taiglach, how the High Holidays sounded to our grandparents, Tashlich for children, our favorite Rosh Hashanah recipes, Tzedek Box, and Teshuvah secret handshake

Passover and Online Seders 2021

March 2021

Haggadah recommendations, Passover recipes, resources offering creative guidance for Passover, and resources for children

Upcoming JGN Activities 2020

November 2020

Freedom’s Feast Thanksgiving webinar and other live zoom events, the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, and recent posts on the JGN Website

High Holidays 2020

September 2020

Learn more about Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, find resources for children and grandchildren, enjoy High Holiday books, music, and art for children, learn about mental health awareness during the High Holidays, Tashlich, Yizkor, and find additional resources

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July 2020

A note from Lee Hendler and David Raphael, Dayenu Seder virtual celebration, three virtual conversations with diverse panelists, virtual strategy summit, mission and value statements, and new JGN web pages and posts 

JGN National Study 2019

December 2019

National Study of Jewish Grandparents, new website posts, additional resources, book corner recommendations, and upcoming presentations

Grandparents Network: Building in Progress 2019

August 2019

The Jewish Grandparenting in an Age of Complexity and Change national convening, illustrating grandparents and their families, what “Hamilton,” Anavah, and the National Study of Jewish Grandparents have in common, resource and article recommendations

National Study Findings, News, and Stories 2019

April 2019

National Study of Jewish Grandparents Findings, Costco and the Maxwell House Haggadah Syndrome, how grandchildren develop positive attitudes towards aging, Passover and how family stories strengthen and unite, reading essentials for grandparents, and JGN happenings

The Role of Grandparents 2019

January 2019

Reflections on the role of grandparents, founding JGN, and the first national study of Jewish grandparents, the Torah of Bubbehood, one of our favorite Bubbe journalists, best Jewish children’s books, and upcoming events