Shofar Factory  

The Show: 
The Shofar Factory is a hands-on workshop for the very young and the young at heart. Like our other popular ‘Traditional Crafts of the Jewish People’ series, this workshop travels right to your institution’s location.
Experienced craftsmen guide children through the step-by-step process of crafting a shofar. The show-and-tell challenges the participants to distinguish a kosher shofar from an extensive hands-on display collection of exotic animal horns from all over the world.

Once the work begins, volunteers are called up to separate the shofar from the core, clean and measure the cured horn. Volunteers then saw off the solid end of the shofar and help drill the mouthpiece. The horn is cleared, tested and polished, and the delighted participants learn how to blow the shofar. Both fun and educational.

The Shofar Factory is guaranteed to inspire your students about our rich heritage. Bring this exciting hands-on exhibit to your school, synagogue or camp!

* Limited by safety considerations, maturity level, & manual dexterity of participants.

The Shofar Factory workshop runs from late summer through Rosh Hashana until Yom Kippur and occasionally available by special request at other times.

Age group: 
The Shofar Factory presentation: can often be modified to be presented to audiences from the very young to the young at heart.

To the Organizer: 
The Traditional Crafts of the Jewish People workshop sessions are the perfect opportunity to invite parents to participate in these educational hands-on programs for a generation connecting experience.

{Choose from 2 workshop options}

Option 1:  One Shofar per Show

45 minutes


Program Overview:
Visitors will gain new insights into the history and significance of the Shofar and its role on the holiday of Rosh Hashanah. Throughout the presentation participants help cure, saw, drill, finish and shellac a ram's horn to create a genuine kosher Shofar. During this “hands-on” workshop the students are taught how to sound and practice the traditional sequence of notes blown on Rosh Hashanah. At the end of the presentation each group will be given their Shofar to keep in their classroom as a memento of this exciting workshop.

Option 2: Students take home their very own Shofar!

1 Hour

Presentation: $350


$8.50 per child

Program overview: 
During this workshop, every student makes his/her own shofar. They cure, saw, drill, finish and shellac a ram's horn to create their genuine kosher Shofar. At the end of the workshop every student takes home his/her own Shofar. During this “hands-on” workshop the students practice the traditional sequence of notes blown on Rosh Hashanah with their own Shofar.


Cancellation Policy:

Should you cancel less than seven days prior to the event, you will be charged the full amount of the show ($350). 


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