Kazoo, vuvuzela or shofar?
Jordyn Rozensky Photography

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are supposed to be spiritual high points of the year, but for some of us, a few days spent in a synagogue reciting ancient words in a language we don’t understand doesn’t on its own produce a “spiritual high.” Others may find some fulfillment in the synagogue experience but still want more. Still others of us are members of interfaith families looking for a way into the holidays that makes sense for all members of our family.

The holidays can be meaningful for kids and adults alike. But to ensure we’re all getting the most out of our experiences, we can’t leave it to others to do the work. That’s why JewishBoston.com has created two free, downloadable e-books packed with ideas for young adults and families with young children to bring the holidays home. From recipes traditional and new to instructions for rituals and prompts for reflection, these guides pick up where services leave off, giving you the power to create holidays that mean the most to you.