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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

Drash Schedule for November

Date

Parsha

Drash

Nov 3

Hayyei Sarah

Sid Goldstein

Nov 10

Toledot

Daniel Lev

Nov 17

Va-Yetse

TBA

Nov 24

Va-Yishlah

Robert Littman

Starting the Year: Our President’s View Erev Rosh Hashanah 9/9/2018

Contributed by Sandra Armstrong

L’Shanah Tovah to all of you here tonight. And may we be blessed with a sweet new year full of laughter, joy, life and celebration.

Today we welcome you and your families and friends. Members, potential… Continue reading

Frances Maltin’s Contribution to Major League Baseball

Contributed by Mat Sgan, part of the Sof Ma’arav History Project

As Mat Sgan explains:

Jackie Robinson broke the color line in Major League Baseball in 1947. Before that, and to prepare him and the world for that momentous occurrence,… Continue reading

Reflections On This Yom Kippur

Contributed by Gayle Goodman

We have Yom Kippur behind us now, but somehow it still stays with me. So many beautiful melodies pop up in my mind and buoy my day as I go about my normal routines. This year,… Continue reading

All the Way to Simchat Torah!

Contributed by Rabbi Daniel Lev, adapted from Reb Shlomo Carleback

Elyah the Chassidic shoe maker was in a quandary – what should he do!? Here he was on Erev Yom Kippur, on the eve of the holiday, and he had… Continue reading

How to Braid a Six-Strand Challah Bread Loaf

Contributed by Peter Fritz

A six-strand challah creates a thick, wide challah with a pretty design. However, I found the instructions hard to follow until I discovered simplified instructions on the Internet. All you have to remember is “over two,… Continue reading

Drash Schedule for October

 

Date Parsha Drash
Oct 6 Bereshit Dina Yoshimi
Oct 13 Noah Sally Morgan
Oct 20 Lech Lecha Sandy Armstrong
Oct 27 Vayera Mat Sgan