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Grandparenting Today: Joys, Opportunities and Challenges

May 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 27, 2020

The Jewish Grandparents Network Announces A Three-Session Series

Join for one or all three video (Zoom) conversations on key issues that grandparents face today – with particular attention to the impact of the pandemic.  Each discussion features diverse panelists chosen for their professional wisdom and experiences in our changing Jewish families. A question and answer exchange follows each presentation.

May 13: Today’s Jewish Families: Different, Joyful, And… Sometimes Challenging

  • Alyx Bernstein: A first year student studying History and Talmud at Barnard College and the Jewish Theological Seminar, Alyx is a passionate activist for queer rights and feminism. She is a member of the board of Keshet.
  • Roger Talbott: A retired pastor in the United Methodist Church, with his wife Jacquie, son Jim, and daughter-in-law Rabbi Rachel Goldenberg recently celebrated his grandson Ziv’s Bar Mitzvah.
  • Becky Sowemimo: Associate Director for 18Doors Atlanta. Becky and her husband Femi broke a wine glass and jumped the broom at their wedding and are now expecting their first child this October.

May 20: Carrying It Forward: Sharing Values With Our Grandchildren

  • Jane Isay: Author of Unconditional Love: A Guide to Navigating the Joys and Challenges of Being a Grandparent Today, a book that examines the intergenerational dynamics involving grandparents, parents, and grandchildren.
  • Jane Shapiro: Founder of Orot: The Center for New Jewish Learning, Jane has been a teacher to many over the last thirty years. In 2017 Jane received an Educators Award from the Covenant Foundation.
  • Hedda Sharapan: Associated with Fred Rogers Productions for 52 years and currently serves as a child development consultant for the company’s award-winning PBS KIDS series Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood.

May 27: “The Whole World is a Narrow Bridge”: Grandparenting During Times of Crisis

  • Marshall Duke: Charles Howard Candler Professor of Psychology at Emory University and core faculty member of the Emory Center for the Study of Myth and Ritual in American Life and is the author of numerous books.
  • Renee Cherow-O’leary: President of Education for the 21st Century, a media consulting group in New York City and Los Angeles, that develops curriculum and educational materials for multiple platforms, conducts qualitative research for educational organizations.
  • Esther Netter: Founder and Chief Executive Officer of ShareWell, home of the Cayton Children’s Museum and youTHink.

To participate, please sign up HERE.


May 13
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm