September 28-Rosh Hashanah – Happy New Year to all our host families, au pairs and friends. Rosh Hashanah starts at sundown and is a solemn celebration of the beginning of the Jewish year. Synagogue services are held on Rosh Hashanah. During the services, the shofar, a ram’s horn, is sounded. During Rosh Hashanah special dishes are prepared. Many of the dishes contain honey which symbolizes the desire for a sweet year. The round-shaped bread served represents the fullness of the year. If you would like some more information about this holiday please visit http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/us/rosh-hashana.