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Rabbi Rosalind Glazer Returns

Rabbi Rosalind GlazerSof Ma’arav invited Rabbi Rosalind back after the fine job she did during High Holy Days 2017. The High Holy Days schedule for 2018 is below.

Ordained at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College (RRC) in 2003, Rabbi Rosalind Glazer made Aliyah… Continue reading

A Night to Remember: Don’s Tribute Event

Contributed by Mat Sgan

It all began with a spontaneous outburst at the June Sof Board Meeting. President Don Armstrong called for new business, and I called for recognition of him for his decade of leadership and many good deeds.… Continue reading

Don’s Roast and Toast Lyrics

Contributed by Gregg Kinkley

[to the tune of “I am the Very Model of a Modern Major General”]

Don is the very model of a modern Temple president,
He was from Jersey; now it seems he’s of Hawaii resident,
He… Continue reading

Let’s Toast to Life

A toast by Carolann Biederman, given during Donald Armstrong’s Roast & Toast Tribute Event

Many of Donald’s accomplishments here in Hawaii are collaborations and strategic partnerships. We know “it takes a village.” And it takes Sandy.

Tonight, though, the… Continue reading

Sephardic Challah With Whole Spices

Contributed by Peter Fritz

I enjoy baking different types of challahs for Sof, and this is a favorite. While this recipe suggests a variety of spices, the seeds used for Sof are a combination of anise, coriander, and sesame seeds.… Continue reading

Introducing the Organic Torah Translation Series

Contributed by the Organic Torah Team

This year, starting in September, Rabbi Margalit or another Organic Torah teacher will write a monthly translation, summary, and commentary on a short section of spiritual Torah. Most often, it will be from the… Continue reading

Drash Schedule for September

 

Date Parsha Drash
Sep 8 Nitsavim Rabbi Daniel Lev
Sep 15 Vayelech Donald Armstrong
Sep 22 Ha’azinu Hefcibah Martin
Sep 29 Hol HaMoed Sukkot Naomi Olstein

 

From the Levinson-Krupp Library August 2018

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

 

From The Blessing of Renewal by Marcia Falk:

We enter the gates, grateful
for the blessing of renewal.
Let us bless the flow of… Continue reading

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

Talmud Shiurim at Sof Maarav

Contributed by Gregg Kinkley

An hour before we start our prayers,
(Invoking names like Abe and Sara),
Earnest study of the layers
Of our tradition, through Gemara,
Commences ‘round the hour of nine;
A guided tour of divine
And often… Continue reading

Upcoming Events

Sep
24
Mon
9:30 am Sukkot Services Day One
Sukkot Services Day One
Sep 24 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
(including the Oneg) *Location to be announced
Sep
29
Sat
6:30 pm Shabbat Hol Ha’moed & Sukkot Cel...
Shabbat Hol Ha’moed & Sukkot Cel...
Sep 29 @ 6:30 pm
(Havdalah & Sukkah potluck party) *Location to be announced
Oct
1
Mon
6:30 pm Simchat Torah Services
Simchat Torah Services
Oct 1 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
(with a live jazz band, Torah dancing & dessert potluck)
Nov
11
Sun
1:00 pm Book Club
Book Club
Nov 11 @ 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
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