Jewish Grandparents

To explore and support the sometimes under-recognized role of grandparents in the complex dynamics of today’s “new Jewish family,” Lee M. Hendler and David Raphael in 2017 co-founded the Jewish Grandparents Network. They seek to develop materials and partnerships that will advance the blessings that grandparents represent. Recent video conversations have featured experts, also grandparents themselves, such as Jane Isay, author of Unconditional Love, Hedda Sharapan, consultant to Fred Rogers Productions, and Marshall Duke a psychologist who has researched the role of family narratives in promoting emotional stability in children.