Aug 09 2021 With Gratitude As We Begin 5782
On behalf of the Jewish Grandparents Network family, we send our best wishes to you, your families, loved ones, and friends for a happy, healthy, and sweet New Year. May the Jewish year 5782 be filled with joy, delight, and discovery. May it be a year of healing for all the earth; its people, animals, lands, seas, and sky. May it be a year of blessings.
We are grateful for the blessings of so many who have advanced our work and enhanced our lives:
- The Joseph and Harvey Meyerhoff Family Charitable Funds for being the first to have faith in the idea of the Jewish Grandparents Network.
- The Marcus Foundation for enabling us to launch our newest initiative– the Family Room.
- The Jim Joseph, Covenant, Kripke, and Sephardic Home for the Aged Foundations for their counsel and crucial support.
- All of our donors and supporters whose generosity enables and empowers us.
- The creative and steadfast leadership of the JGN Board of Directors and National Advisory Committee.
- Deborah Zemke for making the Jewish Grandparents Network come alive through her remarkable illustrations.
- Our growing community of grandparents and family members who have joined us on this exciting adventure.
- Organizations and communities who have been our partners in engaging and supporting grandparents.
- All those who serve the public good, even in the face of adversity; public safety and health care professionals and workers, teachers and educators, members of the armed services, and all those who, often literally, kept the trains and planes running on time. None of us could have contributed to our families and communities without you.
- Our grandchildren who give us a passion to pass on the legacies we love.
- Our children who blessed us with growing families.
- And of course, we thank grandparents everywhere for finding creative and fun ways to engage with grandchildren near and far this past year, for taking on extra hours and responsibilities, for sharing your love of Judaism, and for discovering Jewish meaning in everyday experiences. We celebrate and thank you.