Simchat Torah

Family Resources for the High Holy Days Season and for Jewish Values

BimBam is a media studio making Jewish videos, apps and animated series that are joyful, empowering introductions to Jewish ideas and life for kids & adults.

Videos for the season – Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, and Simchat Torah Shaboom!

For kids 4-7 and their parents.  Shaboom! is a new series of videos based on Jewish values from BimBam. Shaboom! videos help kids see and learn about Mussar ideas and Jewish values and how they can be useful in everyday family life.

Children's Books

PJ Library offers free children’s books each month for families with Jewish children.

PJ Library has many children’s books related to the season, including:

PJ Library books about Rosh Hashanah

PJ Library books about Yom Kippur

PJ Library also has many books covering Jewish values:

PJ Library books about Being a Mensch

PJ Library books about Forgiveness

If you would like to receive PJ Library books, sign up here.


Jewish children’s books relevant to the High Holy Days and Jewish values are also available at:

Afikomen Judaica in Berkeley, Dayenu Judaica in San Francisco, and for circulation at the Jewish Community Library in San Francisco and via its pushcart program at the Oshman Family JCC in Palo Alto and at the San Francisco JCC.


Other Resources for Families and Young Children

This online Days of Awe resource for families – parents & children – is from Jewish Educational Center of Cleveland.

Interfaith Family Guide to the High Holy Days


High Holy Day Resources for Families and Children with Disabilities – this resource was developed for families with special needs, but it is a great resource for any Jewish family celebrating the holidays.

Teaching Your Children about Derech Eretz (How to raise a family of mensches)

Wise words from a Jewish educator on teaching Jewish values in the home in everyday life.


Jewish LearningWorks Online Resources for Families