How to Cultivate Jewish Mindfulness Program Guide


In this intergenerational program drawn from the Jewish Grandparents Network Family Room, families:

  • Learn a variety of mindfulness practices.
  • Engage in a physically active Jewish learning experience (children, parents, grandparents, and other family members).
  • Understand that k’vod atzmi, self-respect, is the Jewish value of showing kindness to ourselves.
  • Understand that we can demonstrate kindness to ourselves by paying attention to both our physical and mental health.

This guide includes everything you need: materials, room set-up, timing, facilitator script, links to resources on JGN website, and follow-up. 

Visit the Jewish Grandparents Network Family Room for experiences and resources that help grandparents infuse their relationship with their grandchildren with Jewish culture, values, and traditions. 

You can adapt the content — or other web content — for family programs; see How to Create Your Own Program Guides Using Family Room Experiences (JGN)

Search on Jewish Grandparents Network for all eight program guides.



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