Try Look! Bilingual Pidgin-English Picture Book

Educational materials using Pidgin are scarce. Here is one you can get for free as a printable e-book at

Try Look has local pictures and elementary level dialogue. It can be used to show… Continue reading

News From Cuba

Contributed by Mat Sgan

Hi Sofers,

I traveled to Cuba under auspices of Cornell’s Adult University for eight days recently and want to share a few items that might be of interest.

  1. Terrific lectures featuring a background of Cuba.… Continue reading

Thank you, Rabbi Rosalind Glazer

Thank you, Rabbi Rosalind Glazer, for our amazing High Holy Days services!


Meet Rabbi Rosalind Glazer

Rabbi Rosalind GlazerOrdained at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College (RRC) in 2003, Rabbi Rosalind Glazer made Aliyah in 2012. After moving to Jerusalem to serve… Continue reading

A Jewish Girl & a Not-So-Jewish Boy

A Jewish Girl & a Not-So-Jewish Boy, by Sandra M.Z. Armstrong

From New Jersey to Hawaii, what is this all about? Sandra Armstrong’s memoir is more than an endearing love story—it’s a layperson’s guide to understanding, adopting, and practicing Judaism. Whether you are currently in an interfaith relationship or simply want… Continue reading

2017 Book Club Schedule

The Book Club meets occasionally on Sundays from 1 to 3 p.m. at members’ homes. Contact Carolann Biederman for questions or to attend.

2017 Schedule

Date Title Author
1/22 The Street of Crocodiles and Other Stories Bruno Schultz
2/26… Continue reading

Jewish Cemetery Plots Available for Sale in Abraham’s Garden

Jewish cemetery plots are available for sale in Abraham’s Garden. Abraham’s Garden is located within Hawaiian Memorial Park in Kaneohe. Currently plots are being offered on a base unit price of $5,000. Hawaiian Memorial Park is selling nearby plots for… Continue reading

Matzah Caramel Crunch Recipe

Matzoh Caramel Crunch
1 jelly roll pan
Matzoh to cover the bottom
2 sticks butter
1 cup brown sugar
½ cup chopped nuts
2 cups chocolate chips (or enough to cover the matzoh)
Preheat oven to 350*
Cover the jelly… Continue reading

For Jewish Ritual Celebrations and Ceremonies

Contact Rabbi Mel Libman, a member of Sof Maarav, resident of Honolulu, a member of the Rabbinical Assembly (the professional organization of Conservative Rabbis) and a graduate of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in New York

Rabbi Mel Lipman… Continue reading

Family Promise

Family Promise is a wonderful, interdenominational service program that provides shelter to working homeless
families. Continue reading

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