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Our Services

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Limited In Person Services

The number of people permitted to attend services will be raised to 25 beginning Saturday, July 10. Only congregants fully vaccinated from Covid-19 will be permitted to attend services in person. Face masks and social distancing will continue. The Board has done this as a safety measure to protect all congregants from the virus. We have many older members of our congregation and want to ensure the comfort and safety of all members of our Sof community. Guests will not be permitted to attend service at this time. This process of allowing 25 fully vaccinated people into the Unitarian Church will continue until the board meets again on Sunday, August 1. At that time, the process for admission to High Holy Days services will be finalized.

If you wish to attend services, we ask you to do the following. Make a copy of your vaccine card, either through scanning or via a PDF and send it to Sof Treasurer Robert Littman. Robert is going to maintain the file of vaccine cards to ensure that all attendees are fully vaccinated.

Services will continue to be available via Zoom every Saturday morning.

For more information, please call the office at (808) 595-3678.

Our Mission

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About Sof

Sof Ma’arav is dedicated to observing and preserving the religious and cultural heritage of Judaism.

We are a lay-led, Conservative, egalitarian congregation affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. We are committed to enriching our children and congregants with the knowledge, understanding and appreciation of our faith and Israel.

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Fully In-Person Services On hold until further notice: Shabbat and festival services are usually held at the First Unitarian Church of Honolulu, 2500 Pali Highway. Torah study begins at 9 a.m. Saturdays, and Shabbat services are held 9:50 a.m. to about noon. An oneg (light lunch) and social hour follow services. Babysitting is always available during services. Havdalah, special events and programs are sometimes held at the homes of members.

Officers *

* All officers are board members

Officer Position Designee
President Sandra Armstrong
Vice President Morris Rabinko
Treasurer Robert Littman
Recording Secretary Margie Walkover
Corresponding Secretary Donald Armstrong


Board Members

Board Designee
Memory & Yahrzeit Morris Rabinko
Ritual/Talmud Gregg Kinkley
Gabbai Chair Daniel Lev
President Emerita Bernice Littman
Drash Fran Margulies
Bikur Cholim Naomi Olstein
Adult Torah Dina Yoshimi
Communications/PR Sid Goldstein
“Snowbird” (Mainland Members) Les Rosenthal
Member At-Large Michelle Schneider


Committee Chair Persons

Standing Committees Chairperson
Ritual Advisor Ken Aronowitz
Book Club Carolann Bierderman
Family Promise Kay Lorraine
Adult Hebrew Education & Facilities Chair Donald Armstrong
Oneg Jesse Weinberger
Children’s Jewish Education Sandy Armstrong
Sof History Project (SHP) Mat Sgan
Library Sally Morgan
Chevrah Kadisha Chair Jay Friedheim


Beit Din

Ken Aronowitz
Gregg Kinkley
Robert Littman
Dina Yoshimi




Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.

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