Skip To Content

Shopping for Shofars: The Ultimate Buying Guide for Jews (and Evangelicals, Too)

As we prepare for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, shofars are blown in synagogues daily to mark the run-up to the High Holy Days. But what about yourself? Do you feel the need to toot your own horn?

Look no further, we have compiled a list of the best shofars you can buy online – from the cheap to the high-end, from artful to eclectic. And if animal horn smell turns you off, check out this shofar anti-odor spray.)

The Rebbe

Image by Etsy

This beauty looks like t’s taken straight from “Sound of Music,” but it actually depicts a Lubavitcher rebbe. Produced in a shofar’s factory in Rishon Lezion, the artwork on it was painted by an Israeli Jew who was born in Siberia.

How much: $ 119 Buy Where: Etsy

The cheapie

Image by Amazon

The cheapest shofar we could find was this 10” – 12” polished ram horn on Amazon. It comes in light brown with black and brown streaks on its body. What a bargain!

How much: $ 15 Buy Where: Amazon

For your evangelical friends

Image by The Shofar Man

Jews are not the only ones who like a good shofar. They are a big hit among Christian evangelicals as well. Militia groups have a special fondness for them. This ram horn features the two phrases “Jesus is Lord” and “Lion of Judah” and comes equipped with an embroidered velvet shofar bag.

How much: $ 499a Buy Where: The Shofar Man

The perfect pair

Image by Shofar So Great

Why blow only one shofar when you can blow two? Shofar so Great – a company started by a former Gatorade executive – produces high end shofars that can run into the $3,000 segment. These assorted jumbo triple twist yemenite shofars come in pairs that are matched in size, shape, color, texture and sound; one right-handed and one left-handed.

How much: Starting at $ 600 for a pair Buy Where: Schofar So Great


Image by Etsy

This Sterling silver plated Yemenite kudu shofar boasts a 3D relief of old Jerusalem. The letters and little details are made with 18 karat gold. It is meant for professional use and according to the Isreali factory that produced it, it was checked twice to make sure it has a great sound and conforms to all kosher standards.

How much: $ 299 Buy Where: Etsy


Image by Amazon

This creation by an Israeli artist includes a full-color depiction of the Six Days of Creation on its body and has scrollwork at the bottom. The images on the Shofar begin at the top with the first day and ends with Shabbat’s image of Candlesticks and a Challah at the bottom. The images in between the first day of creation and Shabbat feature the sun and moon, birds, animals and the division of light and darkness.

How much: $1,678 Buy Where: Amazon


Image by Etsy

All that blowing is hard work. So don’t forget this shofar candy mold; the finished, delicious product will read “Happy New Year.” If you’re really crafty, you can use it for soap and candles, too.

How much: $ 1.99 Buy Where: Etsy

Lilly Maier is a news intern at the Forward. Reach her at [email protected] or on Twitter at @lillymmaier

I hope you appreciated this article. Before you go, I’d like to ask you to please support the Forward’s award-winning, nonprofit journalism during this critical time.

Now more than ever, American Jews need independent news they can trust, with reporting driven by truth, not ideology. We serve you, not any ideological agenda.

At a time when other newsrooms are closing or cutting back, the Forward has removed its paywall and invested additional resources to report on the ground from Israel and around the U.S. on the impact of the war, rising antisemitism and the protests on college campuses.

Readers like you make it all possible. Support our work by becoming a Forward Member and connect with our journalism and your community.

Make a gift of any size and become a Forward member today. You’ll support our mission to tell the American Jewish story fully and fairly. 

— Rachel Fishman Feddersen, Publisher and CEO

Join our mission to tell the Jewish story fully and fairly.

Republish This Story

Please read before republishing

We’re happy to make this story available to republish for free, unless it originated with JTA, Haaretz or another publication (as indicated on the article) and as long as you follow our guidelines. You must credit the Forward, retain our pixel and preserve our canonical link in Google search.  See our full guidelines for more information, and this guide for detail about canonical URLs.

To republish, copy the HTML by clicking on the yellow button to the right; it includes our tracking pixel, all paragraph styles and hyperlinks, the author byline and credit to the Forward. It does not include images; to avoid copyright violations, you must add them manually, following our guidelines. Please email us at [email protected], subject line “republish,” with any questions or to let us know what stories you’re picking up.

We don't support Internet Explorer

Please use Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge to view this site.