Mina teirer zaider
My grandpa jewish identity
Describe the first time you felt a sense of your Jewish Identity?
Saba Jay's earliest memory of sensing his Jewish identity was at the age of 5, When his father died, and he moved in with his great grandfather Chaim Yisroel Bogansky.
he had a long white beard, and always spoke Yiddish. He and Chaim Yisroel would always go to shul together, every single Shabbat.
Describe a memory of celebrating a Jewish holiday when you were young?
Again, with his great grandfather, the holiday was Passover. He was the youngest one at the Seder table, and he remembers having lots of people over. And to follow tradition, the youngest child at the Seder table, (Saba Jay) would ask the questions. He also recalls being 6 years old,
and helping build the sukkah with Chaim Yisroel. They also slept in the sukkah.
What is your favorite Jewish tradition you practice today and why?
His favorite Jewish tradition to fulfill is to put on t'fillin every morning and daven.
Saba Jay golfing in sunny Florida
The most interesting thing I learned about my Saba is that he was so young to really find himself as a Jew. He remembers being five or six and telling stories about day to day experiences of Judaism he had with his family.
G2G: Generation to Generation
מילוןMina teirer zaider
"My dear grandpa" in Yiddish