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

5778 High Holy Days Services

Rabbi Rosalind Glazer will be with us for the High Holy Days this year. Save the dates for this special experience at Congregation Sof Ma’arav! Below is the High Holy Days Services Schedule and biography of Rabbi Rosalind Glazer.… 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

How to stay safe in the world today

You will be pleased to learn that only 0.01 % of all deaths occur in a synagogue, and these are usually related to previous physical disorders. Continue reading

Meditation on Teshuvah and Healing

By Ken Cohen

It is at the New Year that we are most fully reconstituted as a kehilla kedosha, to touch into the great stream of prayer and wisdom of our Tradition. Continue reading

The end is near, but so is a new beginning

This summer, after twelve years of learning together, we will complete learning the ENTIRE Mishnah. Continue reading

Upcoming Events

all-day Erev Yom Kippur
Erev Yom Kippur
Sep 29 all-day
Day of Atonement
6:03 pm Candle lighting @ Honolulu
Candle lighting @ Honolulu
Sep 29 @ 6:03 pm – 6:21 pm
6:30 pm Yom Kippur Service
Yom Kippur Service
Sep 29 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Kol Nidre
all-day Yom Kippur
Yom Kippur
Sep 30 all-day
Day of Atonement
10:00 am Yom Kippur Service
Yom Kippur Service
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
5:00 pm Yom Kippur Service
Yom Kippur Service
Sep 30 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
With a community potluck to break the fast; the potluck will conclude by 9:30 PM
7:32 pm Havdalah (72 min) @ Honolulu
Havdalah (72 min) @ Honolulu
Sep 30 @ 7:32 pm – 7:33 pm
all-day Erev Sukkot
Erev Sukkot
Oct 4 all-day
Feast of Tabernacles
5:59 pm Candle lighting @ Honolulu
Candle lighting @ Honolulu
Oct 4 @ 5:59 pm – 6:17 pm
all-day Sukkot I
Sukkot I
Oct 5 all-day
Feast of Tabernacles