My husband and I attended this incredible event hosted by Art Kibbutz. It was a blast (pun intended). The Rosh Hashana Shofar FlashMob was quite the spectacle. Everyone was invited and many people around the world participated in the festivities. Watch the great video footage (and read the details of the FlashMob invitation by Art Kibbutz after the video).
“Shana tova – Happy New Year from Art Kibbutz NYC
Be among the first ones to check out and share Art Kibbutz NYC’s amazing, edgy and free, digital Rosh Hashana greeting card wishing you Shana Tova / a Happy New Year featuring Shofar FlashMob participants worldwide.
17 cities worldwide participated – Digital Rosh Hashana Card Is Fashioned from Footage – creating the glorious cacophony envisioned by its founders…and then some.
From the United States to Europe to Israel and beyond established and emerging artists gathered together with creative volunteers in the week before Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, to sound the Shofar just for you in places both urban and rural, traditional and off-the-beaten-track.
The central NYC Shofar FlashMob proved so successful that it was necessary to create two consecutive blowings at the Lincoln Center location for eager latecomers already wearing their tuxedos. The experimental jazzy flashmob at the JCC in Manhattan and the Jerusalem Shofar FlashMob both featured Rav Abraham Isaac HaCohen Kook’s Shofar poem, performed by Rabbi Yitzhak Marmorstein, Jake Marmer, Rabbi Greg Wall and Jordan Hirsch.
At the public art project there was sound, there was spirit, there was community but there was so much more. The sight of people gathering to sound the ancient ram’s horn stopped passers-by in their tracks, fulfilling the Shofar’s truest functions: creating energy, awareness and intentional community.
In addition to New York City, footage from Shofar FlashMobs in Jerusalem (Israel), Budapest (Hungary), Tbilisi (Georgia), Kiev (Ukraine), Gomel (Belarus), Chicago (Illinois), Milwakee (Wisconsin), San Francisco (California), Oakland (California), Las Vegas (Nevada), Los Angeles (California), Tulsa (Oklahoma), Wolcott (Vermont), Salem (Massachusetts), and St. Louis (Missouri) comprise this edgy Rosh Hashana art video greeting.
Shana tova – Happy New Year!!!”