Shofar in the Park Sept. 16

ShofarintheParkFULLThe Jewish people have been blowing the Shofar, a simple hollowed out ram’s horn, for thousands of years in celebration of Rosh Hashana, or the Head of the Year — also known as the birthday of humanity. According to ancient prescription, one must hear the blasts directly from the shofar itself. No medium will do — not a microphone, not CNN, not even a slight echo.

Intrinsically, the Shofar is not just a sound. It is a cry. A prayer. A soul-awakening, personal, meditative and rousing experience. Hearing the sound of the shofar is the main commandment associated with celebrating the Holiday.

On Monday, Sept. 14, at Riverside Park, 427 Riverside Ave, Westport, at 6 p.m. the shofar will be sounded.

The event is free and open to the public. There will be no solicitation of any kind. Rain or shine. Children, singles, families, all are welcome.

For more information call 203-635-4118 or visit shofarinthepark.US or email [email protected]

A project of the Schneerson Center for Jewish Life, CT.

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