News

Aloha, Lynley

by Sid Goldstein

 

Lynley Shimat Lys has accepted the position of Webmaster & Newsletter Compiler for Sof Ma’arav.

 

Lynley is a Ph.D. student at the University of Hawaii Manoa. She is working toward a degree in Comparative Literature.… Continue reading

Sof History – Gertrude Serata

From the Sof History Project – A Key Leader

By Mat Sgan

 

In 1979–1980, Gertrude Serata succeeded Jordan Popper as president of Sof Ma’arav. She was elected at the Annual Dinner meeting in May 1979. She had come to… Continue reading

Sof Members In The News – Mat Sgan & Kay Lorraine

 

Mat Sgan Elected to Pacific Historic Parks Board

 

Sof member Mat Sgan has been elected to the Board of Directors of Pacific Historic Parks (PHP.) PHP is a Friends group of the National Parks Service and has been… Continue reading

Prayers for Pittsburgh

by Sid Goldstein

 

On Thursday November 1, over 300 people gathered at Temple Emanu-El to pay honor to the 11 people who were brutally murdered in Pittsburgh for the crime of being Jewish. Temple E Rabbi Ken Aronowitz and… Continue reading

Hanukkah Memories

by The Members of Sof Maʻarav

 

Hanukkah is a family holiday that evokes memories. We’ve asked members of our Congregation to share some of those memories. What follows are their stories, in their words.

 

 

“Hanukkah grew bigger… Continue reading

Jewish Community Services Annual Dinner Honors Marlene Booth and Avi Soifer

by Carolann Biederman

 

On Sunday, November 4, 2018, Jewish Community Services celebrated its twentieth year of service to the community with 150 guests at the Pacific Club. The Annual Dinner honored the 2018 Volunteers of the Year — ten… Continue reading

Israeli Consulate at Temple Emanu-El – Thursday December 13

Eitan Weiss of the Israeli Consulate is speaking this Thursday evening December 13 at Temple Emanu-El. Light pupus at 6:00pm with a 7:00pm talk and a question and answer period moderated by Beth-Ann Kozlovich.

Eitan Weiss Flyer

Honey and Poi – New Sof Maʻarav History Books

Two new books, courtesy of the Sof History Project. Honey and Poi provides a history of Sof Maʻarav from its founding in 1971 until today. The Sof Maʻarav History Project Appendix offers additional information and details gleaned from further… Continue reading

Fennel and Orange-Scented Challah Recipe

Fennel and Orange-Scented Challah

 

by Peter Fritz

Fennel and orange scented challah is a favorite of many members of the congregation.  Because fennel and orange go so well together, I include some orange zest with some fresh orange… Continue reading

Prayers for Pittsburgh Service – President Sandra Armstrong’s Opening Speech

November 1st, 2018 – The Prayers for Pittsburgh Service was held at Temple Emanu-El with approximately 300 in attendance including representatives of congregations across Oahu. It was described as “A gathering for members of the Oahu Jewish and other faith… Continue reading