Would you like to create a special bond with another family? Do you love being a grandparent, aunt or uncle? Does your family live far away or do you want to expand your local family? Are your grandkids, nieces or nephews getting older and no longer want to play? Have you ever wanted to be a grandparent, aunt or uncle and just never had the chance?

Don’t be without a local family. Temple Emanu-El has a perfect solution for you!

The Mishpucha program’s purpose is to provide surrogate grandparents, aunts and uncles for families, and create a special intergenerational family bond at Temple Emanu-El.

As everyone knows, family relationships are so important. Companionship is vital to our existence. This program helps each family in so many different ways.

Here are some ways Temple Emanu-El Mishpucha families spend time together:

  • Temple events
  • Family services
  • Jewish holidays
  • Shabbat at home
  • Movies
  • Lunch or dinner
  • Beach outings

Other ideas include recognizing each other’s birthdays, special days, communicating on the phone, sharing Jewish recipes, and sharing family stories.

This Mishpucha program only suggests guidelines. Each Mishpucha match develops a relationship that works for each of them. Some Mishpucha families meet often for dinners and Shabbat and playdates, while others prefer meeting for special occasions. You can create your own guidelines. Meet as often as you like.

The experience of meeting someone new or creating a better bond with someone you already know can be an unforgettable experience. The Mishpucha committee can match you up with your family or you can come to us with a suggested family.


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