Whether you are staying at home or joining a social-distancing (and masked!) service, Chabad House at Penn will do the utmost to make High Holiday services available and safe for everyone. We want to help uplift your Rosh Hashanah experience and help you perform this exalted and important Mitzvah of listening to the shofar. Scroll down to a (growing) list of locations and times it will be sounded around Penn's campus. The services typically doesn't run for more than 7 minutes.


Hear the Shofar

The shofar is typically sounded as part of the daytime Rosh Hashanah service. Even if you cannot attend communal services, a Jew is still obligated to hear 30 blasts of the shofar. Here’s how:

Request a House Call: If you live within walking distance of your closest Chabad rabbi, there is a good chance he will be more than happy to hike over on Rosh Hashanah (this year, only on the second day of Rosh Hashanah, since the first day is Shabbat) to blow the shofar for you in a socially distanced manner.

Street Shofar: In many urban areas, where there is a significant Jewish population, rabbis and volunteers will be blowing shofar on pre-designated wide-open spots for the benefit of anyone who needs. Check with your rabbi to see if there will be a shofar-blowing near you.

Toot Your Own Horn: Blowing shofar is not as hard as it may seem at first. Order a good shofar online, brush up on the laws of shofar blowing, and be your own shofar-blower this Rosh Hashanah. Extra credit: Let your Jewish neighbors know in advance, so that they can open their windows and hear your shofar blasts as well.


ROSH HASHANAH Day 2* September 20 


* 12:00pm - at 4032 Spruce. at Chabad's backyard tent Rosh Hashanah services (Must Register)

* 1:45pm - at 4032 Spruce. at Chabad's backyard tent. No need to register 

* 2:00pm - 4100 Locust Street.

* 2:30pm - CHOP - 3401 Civic Center Blvd - In the Brodsky Healing Garden, (The area in front of the hospital between main entrance and emergency Dept.)

* 3:30pm - 4040 Walnut Street

* 4:30-5:00pm - Ongoing 7 minute Flash Shofar Services on Locust Walk & 37th Street. Near Compass. 

* 5:00pm - 4040 Sansom Street.

* 6:00pm - Biopond behind the Quad (along with Tashlich)





 To help organize / schedule a street shofar service near you, contact Rabbi Levi via text 267-738-8995

For High Holiday Services in an outdoor tent register here


*Day 1 of Rosh Hashanah falls out on Shabbat, therefore we do not blow the shofar the entire day.