My sister and I bought StoryWorth for my parents last year. It’s some of the best money I’ve ever spent. Every week, StoryWorth asks your loved one a question about their life. They simply reply with a story via email or the website, and at the end of a year, all of their stories are printed into a book. StoryWorth has a collection of questions for you to choose from or you can write your own. Over the course of the year, we have asked my parents a lot of questions about their lives as Jews. So I have compiled this list of StoryWorth Questions for Jewish families. Note: I am an affiliate with StoryWorth because I loved this product and asked them if I could become one. This means I’ll make a little bit of money if you click on one of these sign-up links, but it doesn’t affect you at all.
What stories were you told about your family’s immigration to the US?
Who were you named after?
How did you chose your children’s names?
What was your experience growing up in an interfaith household?
Were you told any stories about your parents’ & grandparents’ struggles with anti-semetism?
How did your family instill you with pride in your Jewish identity?
What was your family’s relationship with Israel?
What was your experience growing up Jewish?
What have your experiences been with anti-Semitism?
Why did you choose to raise us Jewish and what did you think that would look like?
What’s your fondest Jewish food memory?
What was your Bar/Bat Mitzvah like?
What was your Jewish education like?
Do you have a favorite person from the Torah?
What temples have you belonged to in your life? What were they like?
Who was the best cook in your family?
What’s your favorite Rosh Hashanah memory?
How do you approach repentance on Yom Kippur?
Did you have a Sukkah when you were growing up?
What was your favorite Purim costume?
What was your favorite hamantaschen flavor when you were growing up? What’s your favorite today?
What has been the evolution of Passover seders in your life?
What is your favorite Passover food? Who made it best?
What is your favorite part of the Passover seder?
What was the evolution of your Shabbat observance?
Do you believe in G-d?
What Jewish traditions bring back memories of your childhood?
What is special to you about Judaism?
What is your relationship with Israel?
What do you want to teach your grandchildren about being Judaism?
What’s your favorite Jewish food?
Do you feel that being a minority religion has brought you insight into other minority experiences?
How do you define Tikkun Olam?
What do you wish people understood about Judaism?
What’s your favorite charitable cause?