Monthly Archives: March 2018

Shabbat Story

Contributed by Reb Daniel Lev

Shabbat/Shabbos, the Jewish day of rest, is most sacred to our tradition and provides us with a full day of spiritual respite each week during which we celebrate, connect with our loved ones and the… Continue reading

“Sons and Soldiers,” a Book Review

Contributed by Linda Lingle

For at least 20 years I have avoided reading books or watching movies about the Holocaust because I find them deeply upsetting.

If you don’t feel the same, or if you do, you will want to… Continue reading

In Memoriam to Daniel Mosler

Contributed by Mathew Sgan

On March 9, 2018, Pamela Landrum and I went to Court C-11 at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific to participate in the inurement of 1st Lieutenant Daniel Mosler. Daniel served in the U.S. Air… Continue reading

Helene Satz Receives Prestigious Award

The International Board for Certification of Group Psychotherapists will be presenting the 2018 Harold S. Bernard Group Psychotherapy Training Award to Helene Satz Psy.D., ABPP, CGP. The presentation will take place during AGPA Connect 2018 in Houston at the Westin… Continue reading

You Are Bigger Than the Pain

Contributed by Rabbi Daniel Lev

Most people seek help from physicians when they have a medical problem. That works best for those conditions that can be fully healed. Unfortunately, chronic pain and illness are usually not curable and repeated visits… Continue reading

A Little Learning from the Shabbat Afternoon Talmud Shiur*: The Mitzvah of Making Minyan

Contributed by Dina Yoshimi

In our recent study of Berachos (Perek Shevi’i, 47b), we encountered some teachings on the value of making minyan. We learned the following: “And Rabbi Yehoshua ben Levi said: A person should always awake early to… Continue reading

Everyone Can Feel Joy of Life in Hawaii

Contributed by Sandra M.Z. Armstrong as it appeared in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser 2/12/18

As I walk along the water’s edge, I see people, sunshine and a glistening ocean. I see people from all over the world experiencing the exact… Continue reading

It Takes a Chevra

Contributed by Linda Lingle

It was with great pleasure and a sense of accomplishment that I participated in our recent Shabbat service that shined a light on the various Jewish educational opportunities available to Sof Ma’arav congregants.

Since moving home… Continue reading

Calendar

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 […]