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 *

* indicates Board Member

President * Donald Armstrong
Vice President * Michelle Schneider
Treasurer * Robert Littman

Board Members * & Committee Chairs

* indicates Board Member

President Emerita * Bernice Littman
Drashes Chair Emerita * Fran Margulies
Adult Education Chair * Dina Yoshimi
Bikur Cholim Chair * Naomi Olstein
Book Club Chair   Carolann Biederman
Recording Secretary   Tracey Messer
Corresponding Secretary   Karen Shneiderman
Family Promise Chair   Kay Lorraine
Gabbai * Marvin Black
Gabbai   Michael Weinstein
Library Chair * Sally Morgan
Memory Book   Judy Goldman
Oneg Chair   Jessie Weinberger
Ritual Advisor   Ken Aronowitz
Ritual Chair * Gregg Kinkley
Website Chair * Brandon Wallis
Welcome/Membership Chair * Sandra Armstrong

Upcoming Events

all-day Tzom Tammuz
Tzom Tammuz
Jul 24 all-day
Fast commemorating breaching of the walls of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar http://www.hebcal.com/holidays/tzom-tammuz?tag=ical
6:53 pm Candle lighting @ Honolulu
Candle lighting @ Honolulu
Jul 29 @ 6:53 pm – 7:11 pm
all-day Parashat Pinchas
Parashat Pinchas
Jul 30 all-day
Torah: Numbers 25:10 – 30:1 Haftarah: Jeremiah 1:1 – 2:3 | Pinchas occurring after 17 Tammuz http://www.hebcal.com/sedrot/pinchas?tag=ical
8:23 pm Havdalah (72 min) @ Honolulu
Havdalah (72 min) @ Honolulu
Jul 30 @ 8:23 pm – 8:24 pm
all-day Rosh Chodesh Av
Rosh Chodesh Av
Aug 5 all-day
The new Hebrew month of Av http://www.hebcal.com/holidays/rosh-chodesh-av?tag=ical

Shabbat Times