Now is the Time to Share Your Family History

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From the days of playing on the roof of the old Jewish Educational Alliance (JEA) building to swimming in bathing caps at Camp Milldale’s pool …. From counting on the men to chauffer the women as they went door to door raising money on G-Day to the early years in the new country … these are the memories of our community, reflected in the stories of The Associated as we look back on our Centennial.

Yet we often don’t find time to pass down our own personal stories to our families. With children and grandparents quarantined at home… and looking for ways to connect, now is the perfect time to share family stories … as well as bond over some treats that have been favorites for generations.

Here’s a list of family bonding activities that are sure to create meaningful family moments across generations:

Bake Together 

That special mandel bread that graces every holiday table … bubbie’s cherished chocolate chip cake. Food sparks memories of special moments, of holidays eating together. Just the smell of a family dish can remind us of our childhood … of holidays spent eating and bonding together.

During these days when you are home, why not Facetime or Skype with a grandparent and bake a favorite dessert together? Or put together a recipe book, with anecdotes that tell some of the history behind that holiday kugel.

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