Grandparents Center

Granparents Center at the Bender-Dosik Parenting Center

The Grandparents Center is dedicated to strengthening and celebrating the grandparenting experience. While grandparents have always been welcome in Parenting Center activities, now there is new programming designed especially for them.

Upcoming Programs

Legacy Letters | April 11 – May 2

How do we share our Jewish identity with our families and how can we preserve these values and lessons as our children raise their own families?

The Bender JCC is proud to present a four-part workshop led by Rabbanit Chava Evans. This workshop teaches you how to communicate your Jewish values, lessons, hopes and dreams that will serve as a living legacy for future generations. Write your own “Ethical Will” or legacy letter to share with your family, friends and community.

Book Talk: Just Between Us: Meredith JacobsJune 10

This unique guide celebrates the intergenerational bond by providing space to share stories, record memories, answer questions, and offer advice. Thoughtful guidelines and inspired prompts pave the way to discussing everything from childhood dreams and family history to favorite books, music, recipes, and more. With plenty of free space to personalize the content, plus fun pages for drawing pictures and making lists, this journal will help grandmothers and granddaughters create memories to cherish.

Challah Baking with Bubbe and Zaiyde | TBD

Impart your years of challah making and eating with your grandchild.  Bake together with your little ones little one.  A fun afternoon filled with rolling laughter and kneading dough.

Bagels, Bris’ and Simchat Bat’s…

Having a new baby brings on many challenges. Sleepless nights, feeding frenzies, lots of laundry!  The last thing you want to add to your to-do-list is “get Rabbi and a bagel platter”! The Parenting Center has compiled a list of things you may need to welcome your little one into the community.

Dr. Andrew Engel

Steven Adashek

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