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[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Looking to make a family cookbook?  Click HERE. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]A bit about our own family background: Bubbie Ida Paperny, Ron’s maternal grandmother, lived in the kitchen. She also loved in the kitchen....

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]How can we make the Sabbath a “palace in time” for our families? Filmmaker and author Tiffany Shlain has a proposal. Watch Tiffany's video HERE."Sabbath has a flavor of Paradise about it." Talmud, Berakhot“The seventh day is like a palace...

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 family members to share brief family stories on the “Pop Up Stories” page on our...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]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...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]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,...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Any activity that strengthens the relationship between grandparents and grandchildren instills the Jewish value of chaveirut. Through our interactions, we teach our grandchildren how to interact with others, be kind (chesed), share, take turns, and have fun together....

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Do you remember reading to your children? When you were a child, do you remember an adult reading to you? Probably you do. Cozying up with a good book and sharing that experience with someone you love is...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Cut strawberries with your grandchild and they are likely to alternate between placing one in the bowl and one in their mouth. Crack an egg together and you’ll probably get shell in the batter. Hand your grandchild a whisk...

Celebrations and holidays mark our lives with flashing indicators: These are the big ideas that matter to us, these are the people with whom we want to explore and experience them, and these are the rituals we use to give them meaning. When we put...