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In partnership with IKAR, a unique Los Angeles-based spiritual community, and in response to this year’s physically distant Rosh Hashanah prayer services, the Federation proudly announces the Shofar Wave on September 20th!

We are asking shofar blowers from synagogues across the city to bring the joy outside so everyone can revel in the sound we wait all year to hear.

With the shofar serving as a symbol of hope and renewal — and the Shofar Wave as an extension — our Federation and IKAR are here to provide joy and community connection in a way only we can. This wave is a strong show of our unity — and our resilience in the face of adversity. Join us in leading our community in a feeling of pride and togetherness at this unique time of isolation.

We will start at 3:00 PM on the second day of Rosh Hashanah with the first set of tekiot (shofar blasts) from Pasadena and, upon completion, will set off another and another, culminating in final blasts in Thousand Oaks at 3:50 PM.

Below is a list of participating synagogues and locations around the city. Please make sure your synagogue is included! To add yours to the Shofar Wave or if you have any questions, please contact Melissa York at MYork@JewishLA.org.

It is imperative that everyone adheres to the rules of physical distancing and wears a mask to enjoy this community experience. In accordance with the Department of Public Health’s public health protocol, individuals observing the shofar blowing should stand at least 12 feet from the shofar, and maintain a minimum of 6 feet distance from anyone not in their household.

If your level of observance allows, please take pictures or video and share on social media using #shofarwave.

We hope to see you and wish you a happy, healthy, and peaceful New Year!

Synagogue City Corners Time
Adat Ari El Valley Village Along Burbank Blvd. in front of the synagogue 3:20 PM
Beth Chayim Chadashim Los Angeles W. Pico Blvd. & Alvira St. 3:20 PM
Beth Knesset Bamidbar Lancaster 1611 E. Ave. J, in front of the synagogue 3:00 PM
Beth Shir Shalom Santa Monica California Ave. & 19th Street 3:30 PM
Burbank Temple Emanu El Burbank N. Glenoaks Blvd. & Bethany Rd. 3:10 PM
Chabad of Toluca Lake N. Hollywood North Weddington Park - 10844 Acama St. 5:00 PM
Congregation Beth Shalom Santa Clarita McBean Pkwy. & Northpark Drive 3:30 PM
Congregation Kol Ami Pacific Palisades PCH & Temescal Canyon 3:00 PM
Congregation Kol Ami Van Nuys Orion Ave. & Victory Blvd. 3:30 PM
Congregation Ner Tamid Rancho Palos Verdes 5721 Crestridge Rd. in front of the synagogue 3:20 PM
Congregation Tikvat Jacob Manhattan Beach To Be Announced TBA
Cool Shul Santa Monica Ashland Park - Ashland Ave. between Wellesley & 17th St. 3:30 PM
Fountainview at Gonda Westside Santa Monica 18th Street & Alta Avenue 3:30 PM
Hollywood Temple Beth El W. Hollywood Please check with your community leaders for locations. 3:20 PM
IKAR Culver City Culver Blvd. & Duquesne Ave. 3:20 PM
IKAR Los Angeles The Anita/Carmelina Triangle Green - Anita Ave. & Carmelina Ave. 3:30 PM
IKAR Mid-City W. Pico Blvd. & S. Fairfax Ave. 3:20 PM
IKAR Santa Monica California Ave. & 18th Place 3:30 PM
IKAR Santa Monica Will Rogers Volleyball Courts 3:30 PM
IKAR W. Hollywood On N. Martel Ave between Sunset Blvd. & Fountain Ave. 3:20 PM
IKAR W. Los Angeles La Cienega Blvd. & Pico Blvd. 3:20 PM
Kehillah Chen v'Chesed Encino 4963 Balboa Blvd. 3:30 PM
Leo Baeck Temple Los Angeles N. Sepulveda Blvd. & Getty Center Dr. 3:30 PM
Makom LA Los Angeles Beverly Blvd. & N. Martel Ave. 3:15 PM
Mishkon Tephilo Ocean Park Dorothy Green Park near Ocean Park Blvd. and the beach 3:30 PM
Mishkon Tephilo Santa Monica Christine Emerson Reed Park near Lincoln Blvd. & Wilshire Blvd. 3:30 PM
Nefesh Eagle Rock Eagle Rock Blvd. & Chickasaw Ave. 3:10 PM
The Open Temple Venice To Be Announced 3:30 PM
Pasadena Jewish Temple & Center Pasadena Along N. Altadena Dr. in front of synagogue 3:00 PM
Passover Village Various Various neighborhoods in many areas. Please check with your community leaders for locations and times. Various
The Santa Monica Synagogue Pacific Palisades 722 Jacon Way 3:30 PM
Sephardic Temple Tifereth Israel Los Angeles Warner Ave. & Ashton Ave. 3:30 PM
Shomrei Torah Synagogue West Hills Valley Circle Blvd. & Stonegate Dr. 3:40 PM
SIJCC Silverlake 4213 Effie St. 3:10 PM
Sinai Temple Los Angeles Holmby Ave. & Ashton Ave. 3:30 PM
Stephen Wise Temple Various Community members will blow the shofar from their own homes. Various
Temple Adat Elohim Thousand Oaks On E. Hillcrest between Wynn Ct. & Almon Dr. 3:50 PM
Temple Ahavat Shalom Northridge Chimineas Ave. & Rinaldi Pl. and along Rinaldi Place 3:30 PM
Temple Akiba Culver City Sepulveda Blvd. & Machado Rd. 3:20 PM
Temple Aliyah Woodland Hills Along Valley Circle Blvd. in front of synagogue 3:40 PM
Temple Beth Am Los Angeles Olympic Blvd. & La Cienega Blvd and along La Cienega in front of synagogue 3:20 PM
Temple Beth David Temple City To Be Announced TBA
Temple Beth El - San Pedro San Pedro W. 7th St. & S. Weymouth Ave. 3:10 PM
Temple Beth Emet Burbank N. Buena Vista St. & W. Clark Ave. 3:10 PM
Temple Beth Hillel Valley Village Riverside Drive & Laurelgrove Ave. and along Riverside Dr. in front of synagogue 3:20 PM
Temple Beth Israel of Highland Park & Eagle Rock Highland Park Flagpole at York and Figueroa 3:00 PM
Temple Beth Israel of Highland Park & Eagle Rock Koreatown From a 7th-story rooftop near James Wood Blvd. & South Serrano Ave. 3:10 PM
Temple Beth Shalom Long Beach Scherer Park, 4600 Long Beach Blvd. 4:00 PM
Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills Beverly Hills Burton Way & Herzl Way 3:20 PM
Temple Etz Chaim Thousand Oaks Conejo Creek North Park in Thousand Oaks 3:50 PM
Temple Isaiah Los Angeles W. Pico Blvd. & Kerwood Ave. 3:30 PM
Temple Israel of Hollywood Hollywood Hollywood Blvd. & N. Martel Ave. 3:20 PM
Temple Judea Tarzana Along Lindley Ave. in front of the synagogue. 3:30 PM
Temple Ramat Zion Northridge Devonshire St. & White Oak Ave. 3:30 PM
Temple Sinai of Glendale Glendale N. Pacific Ave. & Stocker St. 3:10 PM
University Synagogue Brentwood Sunset Blvd. & S. Saltair Ave. 3:30 PM
University Synagogue Pacific Palisades Asilomar View Park at the El Medio Bluffs 3:30 PM
Valley Beth Shalom Encino Ventura Blvd. & Densmore Ave. (both sides) and additional along the synagogue on Densmore 3:30 PM
Valley Outreach Synagogue Oak Park Deerhill Park - 6700 Doubletree Rd. 3:50 PM
Village Synagogue W. Hollywood De Longpre & Orange Grove Ave. 4:00 PM
Wilshire Boulevard Temple Wilshire Center Wilshire Blvd. & Hobart Blvd. 3:10 PM