Monthly Archives: March 2021

Let’s look back at March 2020 as we move forward in April 2021

Message from Sof Congregational President Sandra Z. Armstrong

It is hard to believe how far we have come in a year by using Zoom to keep us together safely during the pandemic. I am not saying that Zoom is the… Continue reading

Upcoming Events at Sof

Sunday, April 4th, 9:30 am on Zoom: Pesach service, eighth day with Yizkor

Wednesday, April 7, 7:00pm on Zoom: The Yom HaShoah Remembrance Service for Hawaiʻi

Friday, April 9, 7:00pm: A Kabbalat Shabbat Outdoor Service for Congregation Sof Ma’arav on… Continue reading

Drash on Parashat Ki Tisa (March 6, 2021) 5781

by Malka Rappaport

Eilat Hills

To begin, I want to express my immense gratitude that God gave me not one, but two in-house Torah scholars (my incomparable parents) for me to turn to when I need some help distilling my ideas for… Continue reading

Levinson-Krupp Library

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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

Drash Schedule April 2021

 

Date Parsha Drash
Apr 3 Pesach Reb Daniel Lev
Apr 10 Shemini Bea & David Haymer
Apr 17 Tazria/Mezora Don Armstrong
Apr 24 Aharey Mot/Kedoshim TBD

 

Honey and Poi: Sof History Project

By Dr. Mathew Sgan


Honey and Poi – Sof Maʻarav History Books

 

Two 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… Continue reading

From My Jewish Learning

Jewish Custom and Jewish Law

Reprinted from My Jewish Learning

Jewish custom — known in Hebrew as a minhag — is a religious practice that, though sometimes very widely practiced, does not carry the force of Jewish law and is… Continue reading

Vayak’heil – Pikudei

by Naomi Olstein

March 13, 2021

As a people, we Jews have a ritual or a ceremony for practically everything. We are a punctilious people. (dictionary definition: careful and conscientious; meticulous attention to detail; showing great attention to detail). Where… Continue reading

Sof Drashes

Community and a Day of Rest

March 5, 2021

B’Shallach Drash by Marlene Booth

How do you build community when there are no rules, no slave masters, no roadmap about where you’re going, how you’ll get there, whom to follow?… Continue reading

Traveler’s Poem

by Antonio Machado, Translation by Beatriz Aguirre Haymer

Caminante son tus huellas el camino y nada más;

Caminante no hay camino se hace camino al andar.

Al andar se hace el camino, y al volver la vista atrás

Se ve… Continue reading

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