Want to hear the shofar but not interested in going to synagogue?
Tzohar, the organization that aims to bridge gaps between Israel’s religious and secular populations, is hosting Shofar in the Park, a program encouraging more people to hear the clarion call of the ram’s horn on the Jewish New Year.
Volunteers from Tzohar and Ohr Torah Stone’s Yachad program will gather in public spaces throughout Israel on both afternoons of Rosh Hashanah to blow the shofar and discuss the Jewish New Year.
The shofar-blowing activity developed from Tzohar’s annual Yom Kippur program, which has grown to 350 communities around Israel hosting Praying Together Yom Kippur services. This year, Tzohar expects to host 65,000 participants.
The concept is to make the high holidays more accessible, interesting, and relevant to Jews of all levels of observance, said Rabbi David Stav, the founder of Tzohar.
The Tzohar website also has a list of communities hosting Yom Kippur services, and users can order etrog and lulav sets for Sukkot, with delivery around the country.