Monthly Archives: August 2018

A Tribute to Donald Armstrong

Contributed by Mat Sgan

Congregation Sof Ma’arav is hosting a Roast and Toast celebration as an expression of thanks to Don Armstrong. This event will take place on Sunday, August 12, 2018 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM at Kuapa… Continue reading

Talmud Shiurim at Sof Maarav

Contributed by Gregg Kinkley

An hour before we start our prayers,
(Invoking names like Abe and Sara),
Earnest study of the layers
Of our tradition, through Gemara,
Commences ‘round the hour of nine;
A guided tour of divine
And often… Continue reading

Tres Mexicanos Entran A Un Bar

Contributed by Kay Lorraine

Three Mexicans walked into a bar… You probably think this is the beginning of a joke rather than the start of an absolutely true story about what happened to me down here in Texas last Thursday.… Continue reading

And G!d Spoke

Contributed by Rabbi Daniel Lev

Why is it that the Jewish master, Reb Zusha, never recalled any of the Torah wisdom he heard from his Rebbe, Dov Ber, the Maggid of Meseritch? I know that you’re burning to know this… Continue reading

20 Years a Jew: One Convert’s Observations in Seven Installments

Contributed by Athena Derasmo

Installment #2 “Why Judaism? What made it special (to me)?”

As I mentioned in installment #1, the form and function of Judaism has always been hugely attractive to me. Who can deny the intellectual appeal, the… Continue reading

Sof Book Club Update

Contributed by Carolann Biederman

The Sof Book Group has been meeting since 2005 to discuss meaningful books with Jewish themes, histories, authors or perspectives. We meet on Sundays from 1 pm to 3 pm, in a comfortable, informal setting at… Continue reading

Snowbirds On the Go

Contributed by Les Rosenthal

From July 12th to the 16th, Bill Fisherman and I had an adventure together. Bill lives in Anchorage, and I in Gig Harbor, Washington, when we are off island. Bill invited me to join him on… 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. […]