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March 2019 Upcoming 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

Honolulu Jewish Film Festival 2019

The 17th Annual 2019 Honolulu Jewish Film Festival is coming to the Honolulu Museum of Art’s Doris Duke Theatre on two consecutive weekends: March 2nd-3rd and 9th-10th. The Festival will feature 10 recent world-class documentaries, comedies and dramas portraying Jewish… Continue reading

Drash Schedule for March 2019

 

Date Parsha Drash
Mar 2 Vayekhel Hefcibah Martin
Mar 9 Pekudei Dina Yoshimi
Mar 16 Vayikra Marc Flitter
Mar 23 Tsav Robert Littman
Mar 30   No drash scheduled   (Services to be held at the Armstrong’s Home in Kailua).

Amos Oz: A Remembrance

By Sid Goldstein

On December 28, 2108, Amos Oz died. This is something I will never forget. Just the day before, I had picked up a copy of his last novel Judas and began to read it for the Sof… Continue reading

Moshe the Miser

As told by Reb Daniel Lev

 

Moshe was a wealthy butcher and the town miser – he was so stingy that even the most miserable, and accomplished, beggar would be completely ignored as Moshe walked down the street. Shnorers… Continue reading

Chanting Torah

By Linda Lingle

We always feel a great sense of accomplishment when we achieve something we doubted we could—learning to surf, speak a foreign language, fly an airplane, or master a musical instrument. I decided to learn to chant Torah… Continue reading

Reflections on T”U B’Shevat

By Dina Yoshimi with photos by Naomi Olstein

Sifting through my childhood memories of T”U B’Shevat, I recall religious school

teachers urging us to participate in the annual JNF campaign to purchase trees

in Israel.  In classes, we saw… Continue reading

Sof Book Club 2019

  

The Book Club meets on selected Sundays from 1pm to 3pm. If you are interested in reading any or all of these books, please contact Carolann Biederman in the Oneg Room after Services.

Sof Book Club Selections… Continue reading

Upcoming Events

Sof Board Meeting

Sunday, February 17, 5:00 pm: Winter Board meeting for Congregation Sof Ma’arav held at the home of Robert & Bernice Littman.

 


End-of-Life Discussion

Sunday February 10, 1-3 pm:  Beyond the Paperwork: Estate Planning; Sponsored… Continue reading

The Kabeel’s Donkey – A Children’s Story

By Rabbi Daniel Lev

Once upon a time in old Yemen there was a town where Jews and Muslims lived in peace.  It was called Dhamar. The king of Yemen would assign a Mayor (called a Kabeel) to each… Continue reading

Calendar

Upcoming Events

  1. Shabbat Services

    March 30 @ 9:00 am - 1:45 pm
  2. Ethical and Spiritual Wills

    March 31 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Pesach in the Desert
    This year Rabbi Margalit will join Wilderness Torah for this immersive Passover experience as a teacher and presenter. Wilderness Torah describes this amazing experience as “a four day journey to the desert to be in multi-generational village, learn ancestral skills, eat delicious organic meals, explore a variety of fun programming, and enjoy the expansive wonders […]
  • Purim: The Anti Addiction Holiday
    My kids have only seen me get drunk in one situation: at the Purim meal. Because that is basically the only time I do get really drunk. I’ll have a drink or two when friends come over for Shabbat or just for a get together, and I’ll sometimes take a beer out of the refrigerator […]