Hundreds of New Yorkers will band together Sept. 29 to hear the 100 traditional blasts from a ram’s horn in a wholly untraditional way as they unite with fellow Jews for a special Rosh Hashanah moment amidst the surroundings of Central Park.

According to Chabad-Lubavitch Rabbi Yisrael Kugel, co-director of the West Side’s Center for Jewish Life, the first-ever “Shofar in the Park” event, which will occur after a unity march to the park’s Naumburg Bandshell, will offer something uniquely personal.”

“By heading to the park, this service offers people a chance to experience this ritual on their own terms,” he said. “The shofar is very meaningful. It really touches the soul of the human being, and represents the cry of the soul.”

Planning began a couple months ago for the initiative. The event will be free of solicitation and speeches, and will focus on giving people the chance to experience the shofar’s ancient sounds.

Last year, Chabad of the West Side reached out to unaffiliated Jews and offered beginner services, as well as hosting a shofar ceremony at the Excelsior Hotel. This year Kugel and his wife Chana imagined something bigger. The result: a one-time event that will not be podcast or re-broadcast.

“The point is that you’ve got to be there,” he said.

As for getting there, participants can head to the Bandshell on their own or join one of three Jewish-pride focused shofar marches that will leave from the Upper East Side, Upper West Side, and Midtown respectively, converging in the park at 5:00 sharp. The event will feature gifts for the kids and for those who RSVP in advance.

Kugel is confident people will take away something meaningful from the event, which is being held in Central Park because of the inspirational oasis it offers amidst the hustle and bustle of New York. Especially in today’s tumultuous times, he said, the call of the shofar has the ability to cut through the noise, carrying with it the beauty of simplicity.

“What better way than hearing the shofar to tap into a more simple self for a minute?” he asked. “Essentially, this event is about getting back to the soul.”