Stories from Our Closets Program Guide


In this 75-minute intergenerational program, families with children ages 10–13 explore the value of telling family stories inspired by a personally meaningful and treasured object found in their own closets — and brought to this program.

Families will:

  • Understand that rich and meaningful family objects can provide prompts for sharing family stories, family history, and even world events.
  • Experience that storytelling, for the listener and the teller, is a powerful tool for connection.
  • Understand that knowing our family’s story can help us to grow more confident and resilient.

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 experiences 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.



  • Camp
  • Day Schools and Yeshivas
  • Family Engagement
  • Teen Engagement