Jewish grandparents with interfaith grandchildren often feel unsure of how they can cultivate the Jewish identity of their grandchildren. That’s one of the reasons JOI created the Grandparents Circle, an education and support program for Jewish grandparents whose adult children have intermarried. Now, there is another resource available: the newly launched Grandparents Circle website.
The website includes information about the program, a sign-up sheet that allows grandparents to join our listserve (an online discussion group), and a press section featuring recent articles on the Grandparents Circle. The site also has individual pages for communities sponsoring circles. For example, you can read about a circle in West Hartford where Grandparents Circle participants created edible seder (Passover dinner) plates out of kosher-for-Passover materials. Or a session in Atlanta where grandparents gathered to listen to a local rabbi who grew up in an interfaith household.
We invite you to explore our newest addition to the JOI family of websites!