Monthly Archives: December 2017

We Are the Party Shul!

Contributed by Sandara M. Z. Armstrong

Sof Ma’arav Hanukkah parties have been held at our house for the past twelve years. They have been a great addition to our Jewish experience in Hawaii. Last Saturday night we hosted 100+ friends… Continue reading

The Conversation

Contributed by Donald Armstrong

On Shabbat Shuvah, I talked about the surprise of my near-death experiences and the questions they raised: Are my affairs in order? Have I made things right with my family and friends? Am I ready to… Continue reading

“Welcoming” Marketing Philosophy Offers Impressive Results

Excerpt from Kehilla Magazine

When New Jersey native Sandra Armstrong began writing her “how to” marketing book for Conservative synagogues, little did she dream she would be finishing it in Hawaii. And yet, what Sandra now calls “Jewish Paradise,” turned… Continue reading

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

Categories

  • A Time of Turning
    Tomorrow, those of us in the northern hemisphere will experience the longest day of the year, an evening filled with light. We’ll both be celebrating the beauty of summer and waiting for the sun to finally go down so that we can welcome Shabbat. In the Jewish year we’re taking a moment to breathe in […]
  • Does God Need Our Prayers?
    In a word, yes — but not in the way most people think. Originally posted on My Jewish Learning Does God need our prayers? In a word, yes. God does need our prayers, but not in the way people sometimes think. It’s not that there is a vain, insecure God up in heaven who loves to hear praise and exaltation. […]