Our Services

celebrateoriginal artwork by Laura Seward Margulies
Shabbat and festival services are held at the First Unitarian Church of Honolulu, 2500 Pali Highway. On Saturdays, Torah study begins at 9 a.m., and Shabbat services are held from 9:50 a.m. until 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.

Our Mission

missionoriginal artwork by Laura Seward Margulies

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.


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
Welcome/Membership Hefcibah Martin
Memory & Yartzeheit 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
At-Large Michelle Schneider

 

Committee Chair Persons

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

 

Beit Din

 

Ken Aronowitz
Gregg Kinkley
Robert Littman
Dina Yoshimi

 

 

 

Upcoming Events

Sep
9
Sun
8:00 pm Rosh Hashanah Services
Rosh Hashanah Services
Sep 9 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
(with dessert potluck after services)
Sep
10
Mon
9:00 am Rosh Hashanah Services
Rosh Hashanah Services
Sep 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
(apples & honey after services)
Sep
11
Tue
9:00 am Rosh Hashanah Services
Rosh Hashanah Services
Sep 11 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
(apples & honey after services)
Sep
15
Sat
9:50 am Shabbat Shuvah Services
Shabbat Shuvah Services
Sep 15 @ 9:50 am – 1:00 pm
(including the Oneg)
Sep
16
Sun
1:00 pm Book Club
Book Club
Sep 16 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Maus I and II by Art Spiegelman
Sep
18
Tue
6:30 pm Yom Kippur Services
Yom Kippur Services
Sep 18 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
(Kol Nidre)
Sep
19
Wed
10:00 am Yom Kippur Services
Yom Kippur Services
Sep 19 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
 
5:00 pm Yom Kippur Services
Yom Kippur Services
Sep 19 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
(with a community potluck to break the fast; the potluck will conclude by 9:30 PM)
Sep
24
Mon
9:30 am Sukkot Services Day One
Sukkot Services Day One
Sep 24 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
(including the Oneg) *Location to be announced