Help Sound the Shofar!


Sounding the shofar is a beloved feature of celebrating the Jewish New Year. Each year we enjoy gathering together in our building to hear the shofar’s piercing, mysterious sounds.

This year we need to be creative. While we will livestream the shofar service from Shomrei, we also want to “think out of the building.” So we are hoping to gather a group of volunteers who will be able to blow shofar at various designated spots in Montclair, so as to make it possible for as many people as possible to hear the real thing. Imagine – you, along with so many of your friends and neighbors – taking a few moments to walk to a spot close by, or to just open your window, and hear the traditional shofar blasts heralding the New Year!

This will take place on the second day of Rosh Hashanah, Sunday, September 20, in the afternoon (time TBD).

We hope to coordinate this project with our other local synagogue partners, but we need to know whether we have a team who want to do this. Can you volunteer?

We invite volunteers who:

– have their own shofar;

– can sound the shofar according to the traditional sounds;

– are willing to devote a short amount of time to doing this on Rosh Hashanah, outside.

If you are interested – or if you have questions – or if you think you can become a shofar-blower by the end of August (we will help you!) – please contact me –email hidden; JavaScript is required with the subject “Shofar volunteer.”

We need to hear from you no later than Monday, August 3.

Wishing everyone a Blessed New Year!

Rabbi Greenstein


image: “Bronze Shofar” by ImageMD is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
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