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. She has a B.A. from UC Berkeley in Comparative Literature (Hebrew, Russian, and English). She has an MA in Middle Eastern Studies from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where she made Aliyah and lived in Jerusalem for several years. She also has an MFA in Poetry and Literary Translation (Hebrew, Arabic, and Ukrainian) from Queens College in New York City. During that time she taught Hebrew school for Temple Beth Emeth in Brooklyn.


Here in Honolulu, she serves as editor-in-chief of Hawai‘i Review arts journal at UH Mānoa. She has been affiliated with the Orthodox and Conservative movements and prefers multi-denominational spaces, havurah and community led congregations. She is very pleased to serve as our webmaster and newsletter compiler.


You will see Lynley at our Shabbat services from time to time. She attended the first night of Rosh Hashanah and very much enjoyed the experience.


Please join me in welcoming Lynley to our Sof Ohana.