JEWISHcolorado, in partnership with the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI), is launching an innovative year-long Jewish experience specifically for grandparents and their grandchildren, aged 10-11. It is called G2, and it is designed to explore meaningful connections, family narratives, and legacies around Jewish experiences. Typically, there are cohorts from many cities and many countries around the world and each North American city partners with their Israeli partner city for the duration of the program.
The G2 journey culminates in an inter-generational trip to Israel, uniting all program participants from the Diaspora and Israel for an incredible week as one global Jewish family. As part of this partnership program, the Colorado cohort will travel to JEWISHcolorado’s partnership region in Israel, Ramat HaNegev.
“This is really designed for grandparents who want to take a more active part in their grandchild’s Jewish journey,” said Dr. Julie Lieber, Chief Jewish Life and Engagement Officer. “Grandparents are a pivotal and untapped resource in transmitting to younger generations the value of a committed Jewish life. This creates meaningful opportunities for inter-generational communication and relationships,” said Lieber.
The G2 program at JEWISHcolorado is under the umbrella of JEWISHcolorado’s new Israel and Overseas Center created in partnership with the Zeff Kesher Foundation. The Center is working to build a stronger and more dynamic relationship between the Colorado Jewish Community, Israel, and Global Jewry.
For more information, email Cindy Coons at CCoons@JEWISHcolorado.org. Cost to participants is approximately $1,700 per person, plus a flight to Israel. Applications are being accepted for the Colorado cohort through December 19, 2021. Applications and more information can be found here. Please note that G2 is not a b’nai mitzvah program.
JEWISHcolorado is a nonprofit organization mobilizing resources to ensure that Jewish culture remains vibrant, secure, and accessible for all Jews in Colorado and abroad. The organization acts on issues of concern to the local community, stewards communal resources, and partners with local, national, and international agencies to maintain living links with the people of Israel.