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Got a little bit of extra time? ChallahCrumbs is taking your family to Sunday school. This week we’re talking about honoring and respecting the elderly. The term “elderly” seems a bit antiquated. We want to honor and celebrate our parents and grandparents – as young at heart as they are.


Set up a mini-study session with our three sources and the guided questions.

Rise in the presence of the aged, show respect for the elderly and revere your G-d. I am the Lord. (Vayikra 19:32)

  • Why is it important to show respect for the elderly?
  • List five people that it is important to respect.

Grey hair is a crown of splendour: it is attained by a righteous life. (Proverbs 16: 31)

  • How does grey hair show that you have lived a good life?
  • Think of some other ways to show that you have lived a righteous life.

Is not wisdom found among the aged? Does not long life bring understanding? (Job 12:12)

  • Why does long life bring understanding?
  • Who do you think is wiser a young child or an older person? Why?


What are some ways that we can honor the elderly? Talk about the older people in your family’s life – are there grandparents? Great-grandparents? A neighbor? How do we show them the proper respect? Consider visiting an old age home. Set a date with your grandparents. Look back at old family photos. Emphasize the value of respecting someone older that has more life experience and wisdom.


Make your own picture frame to celebrate your grandparents! Find a great picture of your children with their grandparents.


Cereal box (any cardboard will do)
Magnetic tape


1. Cut two equal-sized rectangles (they should be bigger than the picture you are planning on framing).

2. Cut out the center of one of your rectangles. It should frame your picture nicely.

3. Decorate your frame with paints, markers, glitter glue etc.

4. Staple three sides of the frame, leaving the top open to put a picture in and out.

5. Slide your picture in.

6. Put a piece of magnetic tape on the back of your frame and put it on your fridge!


To protect your picture, you may want to cut a Ziploc bag out and place it on the picture!