In preparation for the High Holidays, we have just put up some exciting new content for Rosh Hashanah on our Grandparents Circle website. The new (and free!) materials provide Jewish grandparents whose adult children have intermarried with tools they can use to help nurture – and in some cases establish – the Jewish identity of their grandchildren. Grandparents, whether program participants or not, can access all of these resources by checking out the Grandparents Circle website.
The Rosh Hashanah resources are grouped in four main sections: Make and Send Cards, Arts and Crafts Projects, Fun Food Ideas, and Other Resources/Links. Each section offers advice for implementing a specific activity in addition to addressing issues that grandparents with grandchildren from intermarried/interpartnered homes might need to pay particular attention to. In the arts and crafts section, for example, grandparents learn about how to introduce the shofar to their grandchildren in a kid-friendly way. The activity includes a description of the ram horn’s sounds, talking points, a video, options for creating homemade shofars and more.
Please check out our website and take advantage of these free resources. And if you know of any grandparents who might benefit from the content, please send them to Grandparentscircle.org. Happy Holidays!