Monthly Archives: December 2018

Drash Schedule for January 2019

Date Parsha Drash
Jan 5 Va’era Linda Lingle
Jan 12 Bo Hefcibah Martin
Jan 19 Beshallach No Drasher, long service: “Shabbat Shirah”
Jan 26 Yitro Fran Margulies

Aloha, Lynley

by Sid Goldstein

 

Lynley Shimat Lys has accepted the position of Webmaster & Newsletter Compiler for Sof Ma’arav.

 

Lynley is a Ph.D. student at the University of Hawaii Manoa. She is working toward a degree in Comparative Literature.… Continue reading

Sof History – Gertrude Serata

From the Sof History Project – A Key Leader

By Mat Sgan

 

In 1979–1980, Gertrude Serata succeeded Jordan Popper as president of Sof Ma’arav. She was elected at the Annual Dinner meeting in May 1979. She had come to… Continue reading

Sof Members In The News – Mat Sgan & Kay Lorraine

 

Mat Sgan Elected to Pacific Historic Parks Board

 

Sof member Mat Sgan has been elected to the Board of Directors of Pacific Historic Parks (PHP.) PHP is a Friends group of the National Parks Service and has been… Continue reading

Prayers for Pittsburgh

by Sid Goldstein

 

On Thursday November 1, over 300 people gathered at Temple Emanu-El to pay honor to the 11 people who were brutally murdered in Pittsburgh for the crime of being Jewish. Temple E Rabbi Ken Aronowitz and… Continue reading

Hanukkah Memories

by The Members of Sof Maʻarav

 

Hanukkah is a family holiday that evokes memories. We’ve asked members of our Congregation to share some of those memories. What follows are their stories, in their words.

 

 

“Hanukkah grew bigger… Continue reading

Jewish Community Services Annual Dinner Honors Marlene Booth and Avi Soifer

by Carolann Biederman

  

 

On Sunday, November 4, 2018, Jewish Community Services celebrated its twentieth year of service to the community with 150 guests at the Pacific Club. The Annual Dinner honored the 2018 Volunteers of the Year… Continue reading

Israeli Consulate at Temple Emanu-El – Thursday December 13

Eitan Weiss of the Israeli Consulate is speaking this Thursday evening December 13 at Temple Emanu-El. Light pupus at 6:00pm with a 7:00pm talk and a question and answer period moderated by Beth-Ann Kozlovich.

Eitan Weiss Flyer

Drash Schedule for December

 

Date Parsha Drash
Dec 1 Vayeshev Gregg Kinkley
Dec 8 Miketz

Hannukah

Day 6

Robert Littman
Dec 15 Vayigash Donald Armstrong
Dec 22 Vayechi Naomi Olstein
Dec 29 Shmot Rabbi Daniel Lev

 

Honey and Poi – New Sof Maʻarav History Books

 

Two new books, courtesy of the Sof History Project. Honey and Poi provides a history of Sof Maʻarav from its founding in 1971 until today. The Sof Maʻarav History Project Appendix offers additional information and details gleaned from… Continue reading

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Categories

  • Pesach in the Desert
    This year Rabbi Margalit will join Wilderness Torah for this immersive Passover experience as a teacher and presenter. Wilderness Torah describes this amazing experience as “a four day journey to the desert to be in multi-generational village, learn ancestral skills, eat delicious organic meals, explore a variety of fun programming, and enjoy the expansive wonders […]
  • Purim: The Anti Addiction Holiday
    My kids have only seen me get drunk in one situation: at the Purim meal. Because that is basically the only time I do get really drunk. I’ll have a drink or two when friends come over for Shabbat or just for a get together, and I’ll sometimes take a beer out of the refrigerator […]