PHOTO: Oregon Board of Rabbis Chair Rabbi Eve Posen practices blowing her shofar as she prepares to participate in Shofar Across Oregon and SW Washington.
“Throughout time, the shofar has been a way for Jews to connect with others near them,” says Rabbi Eve Posen, chair of the Oregon Board of Rabbis.
This year, when staying physically distant is vitally important, finding ways to bridge those chasms and connect is especially significant. To that end, the Oregon Board of Rabbis and the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland invite you to use our ancient traditions to connect anew with Shofar Across Oregon and Southwest Washington.
Use the sound of the shofar to feel a sense of unity and community. Step outside at 4 pm, Sunday, Sept. 20, the second day of Rosh Hashanah. Blow your shofar outside your home or stand on your porch or in your yard and listen for others heralding the arrival of a new year.
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