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

Drash Schedule for August


Date Parsha Drash
August 4 Ekev Robert Littman
Aug 11 Re’eh Don Armstrong
(short drash)
Aug 18 Shoftim Gregg Kinkley
Aug 25 Ki Tetse Don Armstrong


Rabbi Rosalind Glazer Returns

Rabbi Rosalind GlazerSof Ma’arav invited Rabbi Rosalind back after the fine job she did during High Holy Days 2017. The High Holy Days schedule for 2018 is below.

Ordained at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College (RRC) in 2003, Rabbi Rosalind Glazer made Aliyah… 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

Upcoming Events

8:00 pm Rosh Hashanah Services
Rosh Hashanah Services
Sep 9 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
(with dessert potluck after services)
9:00 am Rosh Hashanah Services
Rosh Hashanah Services
Sep 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
(apples & honey after services)
9:00 am Rosh Hashanah Services
Rosh Hashanah Services
Sep 11 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
(apples & honey after services)
9:50 am Shabbat Shuvah Services
Shabbat Shuvah Services
Sep 15 @ 9:50 am – 1:00 pm
(including the Oneg)
1:00 pm Book Club
Book Club
Sep 16 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Maus I and II by Art Spiegelman
6:30 pm Yom Kippur Services
Yom Kippur Services
Sep 18 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
(Kol Nidre)
10:00 am Yom Kippur Services
Yom Kippur Services
Sep 19 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
5:00 pm Yom Kippur Services
Yom Kippur Services
Sep 19 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
(with a community potluck to break the fast; the potluck will conclude by 9:30 PM)
9:30 am Sukkot Services Day One
Sukkot Services Day One
Sep 24 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
(including the Oneg) *Location to be announced
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