Rabbi Abraham Sternfein blows the shofar (ceremonial ram's-horn trumpet) to mark Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, which begins in September. In 1996 Polish-born Sternfein was the acting rabbi at Wellington's orthodox Jewish synagogue in Webb Street. The Wellington Hebrew Congregation began meeting in 1843.
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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Photograph by John Nicholson
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