AGAWAM, Mass.– Why do we blow a shofar? What should we do in between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur? When do we sit in the sukkah? The answers to these questions may be found in A Time to Grow: A PJ Library Family Guide to the Fall Holidays, a free resource to help Jewish families around North America celebrate the fall holidays. PJ Library’s bigger refreshed guide for 2021 is available to download now at pjlibrary.org/fallholidays.
Whether at synagogue or at home, the illustrated A Time to Grow offers families a myriad of creative ways to connect with the High Holidays: Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot and Simchat Torah according to the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, creators. In 2021, the colorful newly-expanded guide offers such engaging activities as “Make Your Own Shofar,” “Round Challah-braiding,” the story of Jonah for kids, instructions for shaking the lulav during Sukkot, fill-in-the-blank discussion questions, step-by-step celebrations, including blessings.
In addition, the PJ Library also offers an interactive online companion with how-to videos, music, and audio versions of blessing and prayers.