The Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah marks the beginning of a sweet new year. We eat apples and honey to represent the sweetness of the year to come. Traditionally my family and I would go to synagogue and hear the Shofar and then go throw bread in a flowing body of water to cast away our sins. (look it up here_) Most importantly, it is a time to get together with friends and family and celebrate together with food and love.
Yom Kippur (for info, click the link_) occurs eight days after Rosh Hashanah (yay another party). This is the day of atonement and to think about your sins through a 24 hour fast. On Yom Kippur, the family gathers around for a big meal at sundown to start the fast. Then we come together again on the following sundown to break the fast with a breakfasty type meal (bagels, lox, eggs, etc).