Monthly Archives: November 2017

Professor Robert Littman Receives Distinguished Service Award

Excerpt from University of Hawaiʻi News

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Professor Robert Littman has been selected as the 2018 recipient of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) Martha and Artemis Joukowsky Distinguished Service Award. The institute is considered the… Continue reading

On the Passing of Millie Irejo

Contributed by Dina Yoshimi

On the afternoon of November 20, longtime friends, fellow congregants, and devoted soulmates of Millie Irejo gathered to remember her life, and to acknowledge her many contributions to their own lives. The service opened with the… Continue reading

Family Promise Volunteer Opportunities

Contributed by Kay Lorraine

Aloha friends,

You may have heard me making occasional announcements to our congregation about Family Promise.

Family Promise is a unique program that partners with churches, synagogues, and temples to provide food and safe places… Continue reading

Try Look! Bilingual Pidgin-English Picture Book

Educational materials using Pidgin are scarce. Here is one you can get for free as a printable e-book through Hawaii Review.

Try Look has local pictures and elementary level dialogue. It can be used… Continue reading

Welcoming at Congregation Sof Ma’arav

Contributed by Sandra M. Z. Armstrong, Welcoming Chair
Position held for the last 12 years at Congregation Sof Ma’arav

Congregation Sof Ma’arav is conveniently located in Honolulu. Because of our state of Hawaii being a destination vacation spot, we often… Continue reading

Hebrew Literacy Classes

Contributed by Sandra M. Z. Armstrong

I am pleased to announce that Biblical Hebrew classes are taught at the conclusion of our Shabbat services and oneg/lunch at Congregation Sof Ma’arav every Saturday afternoon.

The… Continue reading

News From Cuba

Contributed by Mat Sgan

Hi Sofers,

I traveled to Cuba under auspices of Cornell’s Adult University for eight days recently and want to share a few items that might be of interest.

  1. Terrific lectures featuring a background of Cuba.… Continue reading

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Upcoming Events

  1. Rosh HaShanah

    September 29 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Rosh HaShanah Services – September 30

    September 30 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
  3. Rosh HaShanah Services – October 1

    October 1 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
  4. Shabbat Shuva Services

    October 5 @ 9:50 am - 12:00 pm
  5. Book Club – 10/6

    October 6

Categories

  • Forbidden Fruit, Rosh HaShanah, and Our Climate Crisis
    According to Hasidic traditions, the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, from the story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, worked in a deeper way than we usually think about it. It’s not just that after the eating of the fruit we humans could distinguish between good and evil. The test […]
  • Modern Jewish Mystical Masters
    This fall, as part of the Me’ah Select program at Hebrew Union College, Rabbi Natan Margalit will teach a class on the thought, practices and lives of some of the most profound and influential Jewish mystics of the modern era. Building on the earlier mystical traditions of heavenly ascents, Zohar, Lurianic Kabbalah, numerology and early […]