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We have had a tremendous response from community members who requested a free shofar from the Federation for our Sound the Shofar Community Celebration during Rosh Hashanah.

More than half of our beautiful shofarot (pictured) have been spoken for, but we are extending the deadline for one week only so as many people as possible have a chance to be a part of this very unique community celebration. Our goal: Make sure no one has to observe the high holidays without hearing the sound of the shofar in person.

Just fill out a shofar request online no later than 5:00 pm next Friday, August 7. We will let you know via email when and where you can pick up your shofar.

WHEN WILL I GET MY SHOFAR? If you have already requested a shofar, please note that we have moved the distribution time to the week of August 17, when you will be able to pick up your shofar at the Rosen or Roth Family JCC. Keep an eye on your inbox for specific dates and times.

I ALREADY HAVE A SHOFAR. HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED? We are seeking volunteer shofar-blowers — in fact, we’re counting on them — to make this celebration a success by visiting nursing homes and other care facilities to ensure residents there can also hear the sound of the shofar.. You can volunteer using the same request form on our website.

I DON’T KNOW HOW TO BLAST THE SHOFAR. We’ve got you covered. The Federation is providing free educational Zoom sessions on the fundamentals of shofar blowing. You’ll be sounding the shofar like a pro in no time!

Click the button below to request your free shofar and/or to volunteer. Remember, the final deadline to submit your request is 5:00 pm Friday, August 5, or until our supply of shofarot is exhausted.

Thank you to our generous donors who made this project possible and to all of our partners listed below.

Partner Synagogues

Chabad of South Orlando

Congregation Ohev Shalom

Havurah Tikva Hadasha

Southwest Orlando Jewish Congregation

Temple Israel

Temple Shir Shalom

Partner Agencies

Central Florida Hillel

Hillel at Rollins College

Havurah Tikva Hadasha

Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center

Hillel at Stetson University

Kinneret Council on Aging

The Jewish Pavilion

Rosen JCC

The Roth Family JCC