The relationship between grandparents and their grandchildren is rich in spirit and tradition. We believe in the value of these relationships and the potential they have to strengthen community members young and old! JCC of Chicago has created opportunities and experiences that add new dimensions to the grandparent/grandchild relationship.
Activities with a Jewish Twist
Throughout Chicago and the suburbs, we offer activities that stimulate creative thinking, provoke meaningful dialogue, and provide an avenue where grandparents and their grandchildren can enjoy each other’s company in a safe, structured setting. Our programs are further enhanced with visits from JCC’s Rabbi Nina Mizrahi and Early Childhood Jewish Educator Pat Nisenholz. Nina and Pat offer insights and open doors to Jewish learning and traditions. They encourage the sharing that goes hand-in-hand with grandparenting—making each program unique and special.
Memories that last a lifetime
Our grandparent programs are designed to strengthen family relationships. Unique one-on-one activities and interactive group experiences allow grandparents and grandchildren to exchange stories, share and record special moments and create memories that last a lifetime.
Staff going above and beyond
We have carefully coordinated and planned each program to nurture the grandparent/grandchild relationship. Activities are led by an enthusiastic and dedicated staff who have years of experience. JCC staff provides hands-on guidance, instruction and support during each program, allowing you to enjoy and cherish every moment you spend with your grandchild.
Grandparents Circle is a FREE outreach program to provide education and support for Jewish grandparents with interfaith grandchildren.
New Circles are forming.
For more information, please contact Ilene Uhlmann at
L’dor Va-Dor weekend
Don't miss this opportunity to spend precious time with your grandchildren!
L’dor Va-Dor weekend is all about creating special moments. This exclusive program helps grandchildren and grandparents discover common interests and create a special bond that will nurture their relationship for years to come. Set in the beauty and comfort of JCC’s Perlstein Resort, it’s an inspiring weekend for both grandchildren and grandparents.
Outstanding workshops led by professional staff. Family entertainment and other activities include sports, hiking, crafts, horseback riding, boating, swimming, rock climbing, story telling, hayrides, music and more!
For information, click here.