On Sunday, Sept. 18, flash mob teams from Chicago to Jerusalem organized to draw attention to the Jewish New Year and celebrate the month of Elul. Together, they formed the world’s largest shofar event. The Chicago flash mob team, organized by State Representative Sara Feigenholtz, met at Wrigley Field. Participants were asked to arrive near the intersection of Clark and Addison at 12:30 p.m. and mingle with the crowds of Cubs fans. At promptly 1 p.m. at the sound of the first shofar, participants blew their shofars and instruments for two minutes before dispersing back into the crowds as if nothing unusual had just happened.
Similar shofar celebrations were scheduled in Los Angeles, Antwerp, Budapest, Tel Aviv and numerous other cities.