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Recent Sof Drashes

Shlach L’Chah

July 2, 2021

Drash by Alex Golub

Shabbat shalom. Today we exist at the intersection of two remarkable events.

DesertFirst, the remarkable story we have just heard: Moses sends twelve spies to scout out the holy land, only… Continue reading

Shabbat Service News

Sof Board Approves New Service Attendance Policy

July 2, 2021

The Sof Maʻarav Board has voted on a policy to expand the number of people permitted to attend Saturday services. The number of people permitted to attend services will be… Continue reading

July 2021 Drash Schedule

 Date Parsha Drash
July 3 Pinchas Robert Littman
July 10 Matot-Masei Dina Yoshimi
July 17 Devarim Rabbi Natan Margalit
July 24 Vaetchanan TBD
July 31 Eikev TBD


From the Yiddish Book Center

The Yiddish Book Center Weekly Reader

July 2, 2021

From Lorna Holmes

July 11 is Yidstock!

Yidstock: The Festival of New Yiddish Music, a pre-recorded, 75-minute program featuring a dozen musicians from around the world. Featuring Eleanor Reissa, Lorin… Continue reading

Sofʻers Get Creative

Traveler’s Poem

March 4, 2021

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… 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

Media to Check Out

Jewish Women’s Archive Encyclopedia

July 2, 2021

CollageThe Jewish Women’s Archive (JWA) is pleased to announce the launch of a new edition of the Shalvi/Hyman Encyclopedia of Jewish Women. The launch also kicks off a year of celebrating the… Continue reading

Some Amusement

A Little Humor

July 3, 2021

From Merry Glass & Sid Goldstein

Six retired Jewish mates were playing poker in the condo clubhouse when Meyer loses $500 on a single hand, clutches his chest and drops dead at the table.… Continue reading

Sof Drashes

Drash on Parsha Sh’mini

June 6, 2021

By David and Beatriz Haymer

Part 1: The Laws of Kashrut

Sh’mini is usually described as the Parshah containing the key instructions for the laws of Kashrut, specifically what may or may not… Continue reading

Parsha Hukkat

Drash by Sandra Z. Armstrong

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The continuing theme for Hukkat is separation, re-integration, separation and lustration.

Today, we are surrounded by the cleansing, purifying waters of the Pacific, our waters of lustration.

Our thirst for life is always… Continue reading


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