Sandy Taradash with her grandchildren, Ari, in left photo, and Jacob, in photo at right
Baby Boomer Bubbe

What Will the Future Be Like for Our Grandkids?

Contributing writer Sandy Taradash wonders if the crises of our era, pandemic, economic stress, and social unrest, are affecting our grandchildrens’ future. [Read more…]

Baby Boomer Bubbe

Oy Vey! Do We Need a Chuckle—and Real Facts!!

I’m coming clean and ready to confess: I am a news junkie. From the time I awaken till I leave for work, get into and out of my car, return home, while eating dinner and [Read more…]

Sandy picks up her granddaughters, Kami and Ari, from Camp Newman, the Reform camp in Santa Rosa, CA.
Baby Boomer Bubbe

What Do We Tell Our Grandchildren?

As Baby Boomers I can imagine you had some of the experiences I had back in the 50s when walking into a room of our parents and grandparents, and other elders, and hearing smatterings of [Read more…]

"Conversation," by Chip Griffin, via Flickr.com. Used under Creative Commons license.
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The Conversations We Should be Having

This was just posted on the interfaithfamily.com web site. This is an issue that we at Jewish Sacred Aging would like to explore as this affects an increasing  number of Boomer grandparents. We are very interested [Read more…]

Reflections on Aging

A Love Story: A Jewish Grandmother and Her Catholic Grandchildren

By Rabbi Robyn Frisch, Director of InterfaithFamily/Philadelphia For the past eight-and-a-half years I’ve been the rabbi of Temple Menorah Keneseth Chai (TMKC).  It’s a small community with a close-knit group of congregants.  At our Friday [Read more…]

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Baby Boomer Bubbe

Is This the New Normal?

What is happening in this world? As a kid you couldn’t imagine saying the year that didn’t start with 19 let alone say 2016 and live to write the year 20-something, for that would ensure [Read more…]

Talmud Torah

Ten Things for Grandparents of Grandchildren Being Raised in Interfaith Families to do During Holiday Time

Here’s a great checklist you can download, courtesy of Big Tent Judaism. It’s a PDF file. Ten Things for Grandparents of Grandchildren Being Raised in Interfaith Families to do During Holiday Time (PDF Download)  

Organization Programs for Boomers

Grandparents for Social Action – A guest commentary from Sharon Morton

Several things happened to me concurrently.  First, I was about to retire from a wonderful 32 Year career as Director of Religious Education from Am Shalom, a great congregation in Glencoe, IL. Second, I went [Read more…]