How to Make a Family Portrait with Hanoch Piven


In this intergenerational program drawn from the Jewish Grandparents Network Family Room, families share their stories with one another and with the community through a creative art experience. Based on the work of Israeli artist Hanoch Piven, families use found objects in their home to make family portraits that express their family's culture and personalities.

Ideal for grandparents to take the lead.

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 for family programs- see How to Create Your Own Program Guides Using Family Room Experiences (JGN)

For another fully scripted program experience, see Taking Photos - Telling Stories Program Guide (JGN)

Search for Jewish Grandparents Network for all eight program guides.



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