Fun and Meaningful Activities
To whatever degree your family is planning to attend synagogue services during the High Holy Days, there are some great non-synagogue-based activities for the High Holy Days. For example:
For younger kids, there are some wonderful children’s books that gently and beautifully teach some of the best values of the High Holy Days (like accepting that we all make mistakes, and learning about the healing power of forgiveness, etc.). Some of these books are very universal in their language choices, as well. We have our own recommendations here.
For another great list of children’s books about the themes and customs of the High Holy Days, try this list.
Another great resource for parents is PJ Library. You can check out their many recommended book and music titles here. PJ Library also offers a free book and CD subscription service for families with young kids. You sign up and then get a new book or CD each month, along with companion materials. If this sounds interesting, visit them at www.pjlibrary.org.