G2: Global Intergenerational Initiative

A global Jewish experience for grandparents & grandchildren

 G2: Global Intergenerational Initiative is a year-long program of the Jewish Agency For Israel and JEWISHcolorado that explores Jewish family legacies and values through grandparent-grandchild connections. The program is for grandchildren ages 9-11. G2 culminates with the Global Israel Experience, with participants uniting in Israel for a week to create memories that will last a lifetime. The Colorado cohort will travel to JEWISHcolorado’s partnership region in Israel, Ramat HaNegev.

Grandparents are an invaluable resource for passing on the values of a committed Jewish life from one generation to the next. Join JEWISHcolorado’s inaugural cohort and hand down your Jewish values l’dor va’dor

For more information, email Cindy Coons at CCoons@JEWISHcolorado.org.

Cost to participants is approximately $1,700 per person, plus a flight to Israel; travel expenses are not included in the program fee.
Please note that G2 is not a b’nai mitzvah program or lifecycle event. Application deadline: 12/19/21.

Program Pillars

Grandparent-Grandchild Relationships

G2 explores meaningful connections, family narratives, and legacies around Jewish experiences all while building stronger grandparent and grandchild relationships.

Sharing Your Values

G2 provides a platform for grandparents to share their Jewish values to their grandchildren through discussion-oriented activities and informal Jewish experiences.

Inspiring the Next Generation

G2 inspires pre-teens in a fun and engaging way as they embark on the journey of Jewish adulthood.

Israel and Global Connections

Participants in G2 connect with other grandparents and grandchildren in Israel and fellow cohort members around the world. 


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“Connection to Jewish grandparents is an important predictor of a wide variety of [positive] Jewish attitudes and practices in later years.”

Jack Wertheimer, “American Jewry’s Great Untapped Resource: Grandparents” (Mosaic, Jan 2016)