A shofar is an ancient Jewish liturgical instrument. A natural trumpet, it is usually made from a ram's horn. This shofar was a family treasure, brought to Canada ca.1900 by Vladislaw Schwartz, a Jewish immigrant from Minsk, Russia. Many Jews left Russia around this time, to escape pogroms.
Menorah cleansing vessel. The daily service of the Temple includes the cleaning of the seven oil cups of the Menorah, using the vessel pictured above, (in Hebrew, Hatavah). The vessel includes tongs and a brush.