SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25th at Waryas Park, Poughkeepsie
This event is a great way to usher in the Jewish New Year, as we combine the sound of the shofar with the natural beauty of the Hudson River. For centuries, the sound of the Shofar has provided a moment of awakening and inspiration for the Jewish people. Music will be provided by the Shalom Singers and Temple Beth-El Youth Choir, led by Cantor Shapiro. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own shofar to sound. This program is open to the public, free of charge. We hope that you can join us for this meaningful experience.
Date: Sunday, September 25, 2011
Time: 12 noon – 1:00 PM
Location: Waryas Park, Poughkeepsie, NY
Organized by: Temple Beth-El, Poughkeepsie, NY tele. 845-454-0570
The idea of Shofar Over the Hudson was conceived by Rabbi Neal Loevinger and was implemented with assistance from Cantor Rena Shapiro, the synagogue’s president and Membership Committee.
“A synagogue can't just wait for Jews to walk in the door,” said Rabbi Loevinger, “we have to bring our way of life, our inclusive, joyful Judaism, out of the four walls of the synagogue and into the wider world. ... by experiencing the call to renewal near our region’s most beautiful natural area, is to truly appreciate that Rosh Hashanah, is called the birthday of the world Shofar Over the Hudson connects that sense of renewal of the year with renewal and appreciation of the world itself. "