Sixth-graders at Temple Beth David in Commack, New York, met their grandparents for the first time ever this May--their "adopted grandparents," that is. After reading about the value of hiddur p'nei zaken (cherishing the elderly) in BABAGANEWZ, each of the five sixth-grade classes adopted a grandparent--all over the age of 90--from a Jewish geriatric home down the street. Students sent letters, e-mails, poems, and cards to their new grandparents throughout the spring. After months of written correspondence, the new friends finally met for a "grand" afternoon of singing, storytelling, and getting acquainted. "I still hear students talking in the halls about the visit," says Religious School Director Shari Isserles. "They want to know when we will get to meet with our new friends again."