Sof Ma'arav

A Tribute to Donald Armstrong

Contributed by Mat Sgan

Congregation Sof Ma’arav is hosting a Roast and Toast celebration as an expression of thanks to Don Armstrong. This event will take place on Sunday, August 12, 2018 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM at Kuapa… Continue reading

The Shanghai Jewish Refugee Museum

 

Entrance to the Refugee Museum

Contributed by Sid Goldstein

 

During our trip to Shanghai, Lorna and I visited the Shanghai Jewish Refugee Center. It was a very moving experience. The Center encompasses the old Ohel Moishe (Tent of… Continue reading

20 Years a Jew: One Convert’s Observations in Seven Installments

Contributed by Athena Derasmo

Installment #1 The decision to convert: Simple, right?

In 1998, I attended Rosh Hashanah services at Sof Ma’arav with a friend. The next week, I returned for Yom Kippur services on my own. After that, I… Continue reading

Tzedakah and Tikkun Olam

Contributed by Kay Lorraine

It has been my understanding that the root of tzedakah means justice or righteousness. Therefore, acts of tzedakah can be used to generate a more just world. Sometimes, one performs tzedakah as much to heal themselves… Continue reading

A Talk on “Kvetch” – A Memoir of Music and Survival

Journalist and author Greta Beigel will present a book talk on July 24th at UH Manoa regarding “Kvetch: One Bitch of a Life,” her memoir about growing up an Orthodox Jew and a concert pianist in South Africa during the… Continue reading

From the Levinson-Krupp Library June 2018

Contributed by the Levinson-Krupp Library
(Hours: 9 am-noon, Monday & Thursday or upon request)

Philip Roth: A Farewell to One of the 20th Century’s Greatest Writers

Philip Roth died on May 22, 2018 at the age of 85. His… Continue reading

Drash Schedule for July

 

Date Parsha Drash
July 7 Pinchas Naomi Olstein
July 14 Mattot/Masei Hefcibah Martin
July 21 Devarim Linda Lingle
July 28 Va’ethanan Athena DeRasmo

 

“Madame President” Sandra Armstrong Chosen by the Board

 

Sandra Armstrong President of Sof Ma'arav

Sandra Armstrong is selected as Sof’s New president. Torah Chair Dina Yoshimi, holding her magic Etrog, congratulates her.

Sandra Z. Armstrong is the new President of Sof Ma’arav. She was selected as part of the slate that was approved… Continue reading

A Pesach Full of Aloha!

By Rabbi Dani Eskow, as it appears in the “Rabbis Without Borders” section of My Jewish Learning

A few months ago, my family went to Hawaii for Pesach. Not really the stereotypical destination for a Passover vacation. We tend… Continue reading

Reb Naftali, the Healing Rebbe

Contributed by Rabbi Daniel Lev

Chaim was a sensitive ten-year-old boy who lived with his humble parents in the river town of Shplotz. Sadly, Chaim was not able to run around like other kids in town because he had been… Continue reading

Upcoming Events

Jul
29
Sun
1:00 pm Book Club
Book Club
Jul 29 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Moonglow by Michael Chabon
Aug
12
Sun
5:30 pm A Tribute Roast & Toast Celebrat... @ Kuapa Isle Club House
A Tribute Roast & Toast Celebrat... @ Kuapa Isle Club House
Aug 12 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Visit http://sofmaarav.org/a-tribute-to-donald-armstrong/ for details
Sep
16
Sun
1:00 pm Book Club
Book Club
Sep 16 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Maus I and II by Art Spiegelman
Oct
28
Sun
1:00 pm Book Club
Book Club
Oct 28 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
A Thread of Grace by Mary Doria Russell
Dec
9
Sun
1:00 pm Book Club
Book Club
Dec 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Last Minyan in Havana by Betty Heisler