CREATE A CULTURE OF TEACHING AND LEARNING IN THE FAMILY

Grandparenting can be one of the most fulfilling experiences of YOUR life. And you can provide your grandkids with one of the most important experiences of THEIR lives.

Grandparents…It’s “Write Your Stories” Time!

Join the other 400 grandparents from 22 states and two countries who have signed up for Grandparents, Write Your Stories, presented in partnership with JCC Chicago. The next round starts March 7! Sign up and you will receive a writing prompt twice a week for six weeks. Set your timer for 10 minutes and GO! From “In my day, if I had a quarter, I would…” to the time you were the most scared and so much in between, these prompts will have you writing tales to help your grandchildren enter your world! There’s no right or wrong way to write…there’s only YOU!

Virtual improv for grandparents

GET CLOSER WITH YOUR GRANDCHILDREN WITH IMPROV!

The Nursery/Maydays are happy to partner with Grandparents Unleashed to offer this four-week virtual class to get grandparents and grandchildren in different locations relating and playing together in a brand new way. Through the storytelling and games that you’ll learn with us, your intergenerational family will discover new ways to connect (and laugh!) with one another. No theater experience needed! Starts June 5.

GRANDPARENT-GRANDCHILD CONNECTION SCHOOL PROGRAM CURRICULUM

Grandparents are one of the biggest untapped resources to support student success in schools. Take a look at this four-part curriculum, including step-by-step details on hosting four workshops at your school: How to Enter Your Grandchild’s World at School, Intergenerational Sharing Fun, Storytelling, and Creating a Culture of Sharing in the Family.

About Jerry Witkovsky
Lifelong Chicagoan Jerry Witkovsky (MSW, University of Illinois) has been a beloved mentor to thousands of individuals and generations of families, thanks to 47 years of professional leadership – 18 of them, as General Director – of Chicago’s Jewish Community Centers.

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Want Happy Campers? Send Them to Camp!

Tuesday, April 27 7:00 pm CDT Free! Registration required to receive Zoom link. Presented by JCC Chicago, JCFS Chicago, and Grandparents Unleashed.   The experience of Jewish summer camp has always played an important role in creating a deeper connection to Jewish identity and building relationships for lifelong impact. It’s even more important now as…

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Family Keepsakes

The Archeological Dig Through Your Family Keepsakes

After much deliberation and at my daughter’s generous invitation, I’ve made my temporary “pandemic move” to LA permanent. My son Michael took on the monumental task of going to my home in Deerfield, IL to pack up a life’s worth of “stuff.” These are the selected treasures that have stayed with me: items inherited from…

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