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Yad In Hand  

Torah and Yad.

By Marc Flitter

Several Parshas ago I was honored to read from the Torah at Congregation Sof Ma’arav. Asked to share that experience, my first thought was that perhaps “Jewish geography” might more appropriately be utilized to mark where such… Continue reading

How I Came to Read Torah at Sof Maʻarav

Torah Scroll partly unrolled.

By Chad Teasley

 

As I read from parashah Tetzaveh at Congregation Sof Ma’arav on February 16th, it seemed to me that my Judaic education had come full circle. About six years ago, as I took the initial steps on… Continue reading

The Story of Torah Trope Class at Sof Ma’arav

By Sandra Z. Armstrong

Studying Torah and learning how to read from the Torah is the greatest equalizer of a Jewish Community. It does not matter where you went to school/college, what career you have chosen, where you live, whether… Continue reading

The Book of Esther

Persepolis

By Robert J. Littman

The Book of Esther has been called one of the strange books of the Bible. There is no reference to God in the entire book. The story is one of the few books of the Bible… Continue reading

Updated Book Club Meetings for 2019

Sof Shabbat Dinners Update

By Les Rosenthal

Did you know that on the first Friday night of each month our party shul, Sof Ma’arav, invites you and a guest to a potluck Shabbat dinner?! Our next dinner is Friday, April 5th.

Currently… Continue reading

The State of The Shul Remarks

By Sandra Z. Armstrong

Aloha Everyone,

As your newly elected president, I present this list of Sof endeavors and “shout outs” since our annual meeting on May 25, 2018. It has been a very busy year to be president because… Continue reading

20 Years A Jew: Installment 5 – Modest* Fashion and the Modern Woman

Mt. Carmel at Night.

By Athena DeRasmo

Dictionary Definition of "Modesty."

I am not a modest woman – never have been. However, when I was going through conversion, I went through changes. Becoming a Jewish woman would be a big responsibility and I needed my outside to be… Continue reading

Contribute to the Monthly Sof Newsletter

Do you have news, stories, comments, or suggestions?

Contact Sid Goldstein, Communications Chair.

 

We are seeking stories and news from ALL members of the Congregation. Please send

any item you’d like to see in the April Newsletter to Sid… Continue reading

March 2019 Events

Sunday, March 3, 1-3pm

The Sof Ma’arav Book Club will be discussing “The Marriage of Opposites” by Alice Hoffman. Anyone interested in joining, contact Carolann Biederman during the Oneg after Services.

 

Wednesday, March 20, 6pm

Congregation Sof Ma’arav Purim… Continue reading

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