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Shofar Wave: The Sound of the New Year – from the City to the Valley to the Sea

On Sunday, September 20th, from the Valley to the Westside to Pasadena and many neighborhoods in between, you could hear the sounding of a shofar as the Greater Los Angeles Jewish community took part in the Shofar Wave — a partnership between our Federation and IKAR to bring hope and renewal for the New Year. We express our gratitude to all of the synagogues that participated in this incredible way to connect — even if at a distance — to welcome 5781. We also extend our heartfelt thanks to all of our Shofar blowers who made this mitzvah possible. The Shofar Wave is a testament to the strength of Jewish L.A. that not even a pandemic can stop us from enjoying tradition while enduring some of the most trying months we’ve experienced as a community and as individuals.


Shana Tova!

Video by Jewish Journal


Thank you to the following synagogues for making Shofar Wave a big success:

Adat Ari El; Beth Chayim Chadashim; Beth Knesset Bamidbar; Beth Shir Shalom; Burbank Temple Emanu El; Chabad of Toluca Lake; Congregation Beth Shalom; Congregation Kol Ami; Congregation Ner Tamid; Congregation Tikvat Jacob; Cool Shul; Hollywood Temple Beth El; IKAR; Kehillah Chen v’Chesed; Leo Baeck Temple; Makom LA; Mishkon Tephilo; Nefesh; The Open Temple; Pasadena Jewish Temple & Center; Passover Village; The Santa Monica Synagogue; Sephardic Temple Tifereth Israel; Shomrei Torah Synagogue; Sinai Temple; SIJCC; Stephen Wise Temple; Temple Adat Elohim; Temple Ahavat Shalom; Temple Beth Am; Temple Beth David;  Temple Beth El; Temple Akiba; Temple Beth Hillel; Temple Beth Israel of Highland Park and Eagle Rock; Temple Israel of Hollywood; Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills; Temple Etz Chaiml Temple Isaiah; Temple Judea; Temple Ramat Zion; Temple Sinai of Glendale; Open Temple; University Synagogue; Valley Beth Shalom Synagogue; Valley Outreach Synagogue; Village Synagogue; Wilshire Boulevard Temple.