Monthly Archives: August 2020

Drash Schedule September 2020

Date Parsha Drash
Sep 5 Ki Tavo Sid Goldstein
Sep 12 Nitzavim / Vayelech Rev Daniel Lev
Sep 19 Rosh HaShanah Rabbi Rosalind Glazer
Sep 26 Haʻazinu Greg Kinkley

Sof Maʻarav High Holiday Services 2020 | 5781 via Zoom

Image of a trellis made of tree branches

Rosh HaShanah via Zoom

Sept 18, 2020    8:00-9:00 pm    FRIDAY            Erev Rosh Hashanah –

Sept 19, 2020    9-11:30 am          SATURDAY… Continue reading

Some Amusement

Humor from Les Rosenthal

A Little Humor

By Les Rosenthal & Sally Morgan

Wedding canopy

Two little boys were at a wedding when one leaned over to the other and asked, “How may wives can a man have?” His friend answered, “Sixteen… Continue reading

Gale Warshawsky Sings These Islands June 2020

These Islands was written by Danny Couch. This song was to be Gale’s solo for the Ke Kula Mele Hawaiʻi concert under the direction of Kumu Alan Akaka. The concert was scheduled for June 20, 2020 at Windward Mall in… Continue reading

A Tribute to Carl Reiner

By Sid Goldstein

Carl Reiner

One of the great paragons of American humor died on June 30. Carl Reiner was a prolific writer, director, producer, and actor. His career spanned almost 75 years in show business. Reiner once said of his career,… Continue reading

Levinson-Krupp Library

Temple E Levinson-Krupp Library Header

Levinson-Krupp Library

This library was dedicated 50 years ago to the memory of Rebecca Lewin Levinson and Brannette Mayer Krupp by Justice and Mrs. Bernard Levinson. Over the years the library fell into disrepair, but starting in 2005 was redesigned… Continue reading

Baking Rye Bread

By Arnie Warshawsky

Two loaves of rye bread on a metal cooling rack

Living under self-quarantine is an exercise in frustration. What to do, what to do. Funny how doing nothing more strenuous than using the TV remote or the computer mouse makes me hungry. Lately, I’ve hungered for toast… Continue reading

Sof Book Club Report

Carolann Biederman

Book Cover: Black, White and Jewish

Zoom has been working out well for our members, as they are comfortable staying safe, healthy and at home. The calendar for the year is below. 50% of our meetings have taken place and there are four to… Continue reading

The Turkey Prince

By Reb Daniel Lev, based on a story by Reb Nachman of Bratzlav

Image of a turkey

“The prince is sick! He’s crazy!” everyone in the palace whispered to one another. Four months ago, the teenager was found crouched under a table, naked and… Continue reading

What is Tisha B’Av

Reprinted with permission from My Jewish Learning

Large Fallen Stones near the Western Wall

Tisha B’Av, the ninth day of the month of Av (which coincides with July and/or August), is the major day of communal mourning in the Jewish Calendar. Although many disasters are said to… Continue reading


Upcoming Events

  1. Yom Kippur: Kol Nidre at Sof via Zoom

    September 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Yom Kippur Morning at Sof via Zoom

    September 28 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
  3. Yom Kippur Afternoon at Sof via Zoom

    September 28 @ 4:00 pm - 6:45 pm