Item description for Welcome to the Club: The Art of Jewish Grandparenting by Moshe Sonnheim...
If you are a grandparent, or will soon be one, this book will become both a guide and a tool to understanding your role and implementing your grandparenthood. Dr. Sonnheim covers every aspect of the grandparenting process, including:
The Cuddly and Cute Years, Intermarriage and Intramarriage, Long Distance Grandparenting, Separation, Divorce, Singlehood, Remarriage, Alternative Lifestyles and Other Mishegaas There is also a section on Living in the Shadow of the Holocaust, and even A New Dictionary for Grandparents which covers the 20 basic concepts for effective grandparenting, such as: Unconditional Love, The Sandwich Generation, Supermarket Judaism, MSM, and Identity-Building.
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Dr. Moshe Sonnheim, DSW, was a Senior Teacher at The Bar-Han University School of Social Work. He received his Masters' in Social Groupwork from The University of Pennsylvania and his Ph.D. in Social Welfare from Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Sonnheim specializes in Groupwork, Casework, Community Organization, and Community Mental Health. He coordinated the Program for Training Senior Community Center Personnel at Bar Han University, and its branch in Safed. He also worked with Melabevan organization conselling victims of Alzheimer's disease and their families. Married and the father of two, Moshe Sonnheim is the proud Jewish grandparent of 4 wonderful grandchildren.
Reviews - What do customers think about Welcome to the Club: The Art of Jewish Grandparenting?
bridging the generation & cultural-literacy gap in harmony Dec 19, 2007
Considering who might even be looking for such a book (readers who are educated and identify Jewishly or who have grandchildren who will be raised as Jews, but who need a filler-course in Jewish cultural literacy) - this book is filled with conveniently-organized, quality data. The target audience of the book does not seem to be grandparents who already keep a traditionally-, religiously-involved lifestyle. Besides smoothing the unavoidable friction due to differences in child-rearing psychology, this book bridges gaps between the generations and levels of cultural literacy, and will help everyone get on the same page and set the stage for the grandchildren to experience their Jewish with the best possible harmony.
Not for all Jewish grandparents May 16, 2006
This book should have been subtitled "the art of assimilated jewish grandparenting" or "how to keep your granchildren a little bit Jewish". If you're looking for a book about that buy it. If you're looking for a nice book about how to grandparent a nuclear, jewishly oriented family, look elsewhere.