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Adopting 'grandparents' through the Jewish Pavilion


November 20, 2020

A drawing of flowers for an adopted grandparent.

Ten Jewish seniors and 10 excited Jewish school-age children have already been connected through an adoptive grandparents program through the Jewish Pavilion. The children are preparing cards, pictures, letters and gifts for a monthly mailing to their "grandparents," and the "grandparents" are waiting expectantly for their new connection in the Jewish community and the surprise coming to them in the mail each month. 

One participant, third grader Rebekah McNarney, had this to say about the program, "I really like it and it's good that they sign up only if they want to do it, and so far everyone who has one says their grandparents are nice and cheerful. I wanted to do this since my grandma on my dad's side died - not to replace her but to have a substitute grandma and grandpa. I already sent my adoptive grandparents a letter and drew a Shabbat picture for them and I can't wait to hear back, but I know I have to be patient."

If you would like to be part of this program please contact Cantor Nina Fine, nina@ninafine.com, and if you would like to support programs like these that bring cheer to our isolated seniors, please reach out to the Jewish Pavilion, www.JewishPavilion.org.


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