Grandparents’ Role in Their Grandchildren’s B-Mitzvah Experience
In many B-Mitzvah ceremonies, the Torah is passed from the grandparents to the parents and finally to the B-Mitzvah teen. This represents the passing on of our Jewish traditions l’dor vador, from one generation to the next. What if we could move beyond this metaphor and create a range of opportunities for grandparents and other family members to elevate the B-Mitzvah experience?
With the support of the Covenant Foundation and Mike Leven, the Jewish Grandparents Network is reimagining the role of grandparents in their grandchildren’s B-Mitzvah celebration. Together, let’s explore joyful opportunities to inspire new meaning, transmit values, share stories, and create cherished B-Mitzvah memories.
The term B-Mitzvah is a non-gendered way of recognizing this important milestone in our children’s lives.
Click HERE for a report about reimagining grandparents’ roles in
their grandchildren’s B-Mitzvah Experience.
- B-Mitzvah Family Text Discussion Cards
- Grandparents Are Now Part of National Family Education Program
- Grandparents’ Role in Their Grandchildren’s B-Mitzvah Experience
- How Grandparents Can Embrace Grandchildren’s Many Identities
- How to Talk with Your Grandchild about Becoming B-Mitzvah
- How B-Mitzvah Can Enrich Your Relationship with Your Adult Child
- Music, Movement, and Dance: Grandparents’ Roles in the B-Mitzvah
- Accessible, Inclusive, Meaningful Experiences for Teens of All Abilities
- For Teens: How You Can Interview Your Grandparents
- Get Cooking with Your B-Mitzvah-Age Grandchild
- A Grandmother’s Reflection: Making the B-Mitzvah Journey
- Mitzvah Project Partners — Grandchildren and Grandparents
- Still Life Tells Moving Stories — A Photography Experience
- Traveling with your B-Mitzvah Grandchild
- Writing a Forever Letter as Your Grandchild Becomes B-Mitzvah