ROCHESTER, Minn. (FOX 47) — Fall is right around the corner, which means it’s just about time for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. Wednesday at the Chabad of Southern Minnesota, kids were full of excitement getting ready for the new year.
Given the chance to make their own “Shofar,” which is an instrument, traditionally made from the a ram’s horn, and blown in celebration of Rosh Hashanah.
Kids were able to fashion their own Shofar so they can have one to blow when they ring in the new year.
“Being able to do this in a fashion and especially with bringing the children into it and be able to pass down the Jewish tradition from generation to generation, it really is very meaningful in that way. It means that Judaism is alive and well,” said Green.
The process of making a Shofar includes sawing off the end of the horn and then drilling a hole through, so that a sound can be made. Rosh Hashanah is from September 29th through October 1st.