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

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.