(Agawam, MA) – When do we sit in the sukkah? How and why do we shake a lulav? What is Simchat Torah? Why do we blow a shofar? The answers to these questions – and much, much more – can be found in “A Time to Grow: A PJ Library Family Guide to the Fall Holidays”, a beautiful, free resource to help Jewish families around North America celebrate the fall holidays in engaging fashion. PJ Library’s bigger refreshed guide for 2021 is available to download now at pjlibrary.org/fallholidays.
Whether you’ll be at synagogue or celebrating at home, the beautifully-illustrated “A Time to Grow” offers families myriad creative ways to connect with the High Holidays: Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year), Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement), Sukkot (Festival of Small Huts” and Simchat Torah (Rejoicing with the Torah). 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 all aimed at making the High Holidays meaningful, memorable and fun, this year and in the future.
Join a virtual PJ Library community of thousands of Jewish families celebrating the fall holidays by using the downloadable guide! In addition, PJ Library also offers an interactive online companion filled with helpful how-to videos, music, and audio versions of blessing and prayers.
About PJ Library
A free program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, PJ Library sends engaging storybooks that provide fun and easy ways for families to connect with Jewish life. PJ Library’s high-quality books have become everyday favourites of kids from birth through age 12, whether the stories serve as first introductions to Jewish values and culture or inspire families to create new Jewish traditions at home.
Enrolment in the PJ Library program is available at both the Calgary Jewish Federation and the Jewish Federation of Edmonton. To find out more and to register, visit jewishcalgary.org or jewishedmonton.org.
For general information visit pjlibrary.org.