Monthly Archives: September 2018

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

A Night to Remember: Don’s Tribute Event

Contributed by Mat Sgan

It all began with a spontaneous outburst at the June Sof Board Meeting. President Don Armstrong called for new business, and I called for recognition of him for his decade of leadership and many good deeds.… Continue reading

Don’s Roast and Toast Lyrics

Contributed by Gregg Kinkley

[to the tune of “I am the Very Model of a Modern Major General”]

Don is the very model of a modern Temple president,
He was from Jersey; now it seems he’s of Hawaii resident,
He… Continue reading

Let’s Toast to Life

A toast by Carolann Biederman, given during Donald Armstrong’s Roast & Toast Tribute Event

Many of Donald’s accomplishments here in Hawaii are collaborations and strategic partnerships. We know “it takes a village.” And it takes Sandy.

Tonight, though, the… Continue reading

Sephardic Challah With Whole Spices

Contributed by Peter Fritz

I enjoy baking different types of challahs for Sof, and this is a favorite. While this recipe suggests a variety of spices, the seeds used for Sof are a combination of anise, coriander, and sesame seeds.… Continue reading

Introducing the Organic Torah Translation Series

Contributed by the Organic Torah Team

This year, starting in September, Rabbi Margalit or another Organic Torah teacher will write a monthly translation, summary, and commentary on a short section of spiritual Torah. Most often, it will be from the… Continue reading

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