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Spark Fun in the Family Room!

The Family Room

The Family Room is a unique space where grandparents can find activities and resources to infuse Jewish culture, values, and traditions into their relationships. Whether together or miles apart,  the Family Room gives you ideas to explore and play together with diverse resources.

The Family Room helps you with curated, timely, and varied resources in the following areas:

Arts: Experience the pleasures of dancing with your grandchildren, tabletop drumming, shadow puppetry, photography, and the richness of museum art.

Calendar: Find the dates of Jewish and secular holidays, and upcoming events, activities, and adventures for grandparents and family members. 

Celebrations and Holidays: Bring new meaning and joy to Jewish and secular holidays and celebrations.  

Cooking and Food: From knishes, to kasha, to kneidlach, explore the food, and the values and ethics of food, that enrich our Jewish culture and bring families together around the table.  

Family Stories: Learn about and share family histories through writing, video and audio recordings, storytelling, and creative portraits.

Gardening and the Earth: Learn how we can become shomrei adamah, “guardians of the earth,” for example, through bug identification and home composting.

Health and Wellbeing: Engage in activities that promote family members’ physical and emotional well-being including yoga, participatory art, and mindful walking. 

Play: From hopscotch to e-gaming, learn about the benefits of joyful play and playful learning with grandchildren — and have fun.

Reading Room: Explore popular children’s literature from a Jewish perspective and discover wonderful Jewish children’s books including books on diversity and inclusion. 

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Sun, July 14 2024 8 Tammuz 5784