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

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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
Director 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

 

Beit Din

 

Ken Aronowitz
Gregg Kinkley
Robert Littman
Dina Yoshimi

 

 

Calendar

Upcoming Events

  1. Indecent – A play by Paula Vogel

    June 21 @ 7:30 pm - July 30 @ 2:00 pm
  2. Book Club Meeting (Rescheduled from June 9)

    June 30 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

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