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Why do Jewish families talk about repentance at New Year?

We are learning that for Jewish people New Year is a time for saying 'Sorry' and repenting.

Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year and takes place in Autumn. 

A special horn called a ‘shofar’ is blown to signal the start of the new year. A shofar is made from a ram’s horn.

It is blow every day for 10 days. This is how long they have to say sorry to their family, friends and God too.

We made a stained glass window of a shofar.

We read the story of 'Jonah and the whale' and learned about how Jonah said 'Sorry' to God.

Yom Kippur is celebrated 10 days after Rosh Hashanah. Jewish people believe that God forgives them for the things they have done wrong on this day.