Young Makers Can Take Part in Shofar Factory Sunday

Courtesy photo    A child demonstrates how to play the shofar.

Chabad of Alameda will host a “Shofar Factory” this Sunday, Aug. 25, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Harrison Recreation Center in Lincoln Park, 1450 High St. The free, all ages, educational event will have parents and kids work together on creating their own shofars, instruments used to celebrate Jewish New Year on Rosh Hashanah. 

Historically, the shofar was a ram’s-horn trumpet used by ancient Jews in religious ceremonies and as a battle signal. Rosh Hashanah falls on Sept. 10 and 11 this year. 

The process of making a shofar involves sawing, drilling, carving, sanding and shining. Each family will take home their own shofar and may design a shana tova (Happy Jewish New Year) card or participate in other arts and crafts. Music and snacks will also be offered.

Visit www.jewishalameda.com/shofar for more information. RSVP to events@jewishalameda.com