Sof Ma'arav

Parsha Shemot Drasha

Daniel Lev was scheduled to deliver the drash for our parsha last Saturday but could not. So, he has asked us to include his written version on our website.

This is the link to Daniel’s drash for Parsha Shemot (Genesis 1:1-6:1) Enjoy!

We Are the Party Shul!

Contributed by Sandara M. Z. Armstrong

Sof Ma’arav Hanukkah parties have been held at our house for the past twelve years. They have been a great addition to our Jewish experience in Hawaii. Last Saturday night we hosted 100+ friends… Continue reading

Next Book Club Meeting: February 4, 2018

Date and Time: February 4, 2018, 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Location: Contact Carolann Biederman

Book: The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem

Author: Sarit Yishai-Levi

Library: Only one copy in the library, so order used online or use Kindle.

Image (left): Israeli edition.… Continue reading

From the Levinson-Krupp Library December 2017

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

Here it is December, Hanukkah time and Jewish Book month. Celebrate by coming to the Library to find a good book to read or a… Continue reading

The Conversation

Contributed by Donald Armstrong

On Shabbat Shuvah, I talked about the surprise of my near-death experiences and the questions they raised: Are my affairs in order? Have I made things right with my family and friends? Am I ready to… Continue reading

“Welcoming” Marketing Philosophy Offers Impressive Results

Excerpt from Kehilla Magazine

When New Jersey native Sandra Armstrong began writing her “how to” marketing book for Conservative synagogues, little did she dream she would be finishing it in Hawaii. And yet, what Sandra now calls “Jewish Paradise,” turned… Continue reading

Professor Robert Littman Receives Distinguished Service Award

Excerpt from University of Hawaiʻi News

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Professor Robert Littman has been selected as the 2018 recipient of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) Martha and Artemis Joukowsky Distinguished Service Award. The institute is considered the… Continue reading

On the Passing of Millie Irejo

Contributed by Dina Yoshimi

On the afternoon of November 20, longtime friends, fellow congregants, and devoted soulmates of Millie Irejo gathered to remember her life, and to acknowledge her many contributions to their own lives. The service opened with the… Continue reading

Family Promise Volunteer Opportunities

Contributed by Kay Lorraine

Aloha friends,

You may have heard me making occasional announcements to our congregation about Family Promise.

Family Promise is a unique program that partners with churches, synagogues, and temples to provide food and safe places… Continue reading

From the Levinson-Krupp Library November 2017

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

At the last Seniors lunch, Mr. Herb Latner talked about his experiences with the New York Yiddish Theater that flourished in the 1900s. We have… Continue reading