Schedule for Three-Day Oahu Jewish Ohana Week-end Program With Rabbi Janet Madden, March 8-10, 2018

Contributed by Judy Goldman

OJO families and friends, come learn, interact, and share ideas and food at the Three-Day Oahu Jewish Ohana Week-end Program With Rabbi Janet Madden, March 8-10, 2018.

For details, download the schedule.

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From the Levinson-Krupp Library February 2018

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

The Jewish Film Festival opens on March 3rd with an exciting movie, On the Map, at 7:30 pm at the Doris Duke Theatre. For… Continue reading

Helene Satz Receives Prestigious Award

The International Board for Certification of Group Psychotherapists will be presenting the 2018 Harold S. Bernard Group Psychotherapy Training Award to Helene Satz Psy.D., ABPP, CGP. The presentation will take place during AGPA Connect 2018 in Houston at the Westin… Continue reading

Mystical Seder: Passover Through the Insights of Kabbalah

Explore through text, teachings, stories, and contemplative experiences, the practice of the Passover Seder as understood by Jewish Mystics. No particular background is necessary to attend this gathering, just an open mind and heart. It is also free of charge.… Continue reading

You Are Bigger Than the Pain

Contributed by Rabbi Daniel Lev

Most people seek help from physicians when they have a medical problem. That works best for those conditions that can be fully healed. Unfortunately, chronic pain and illness are usually not curable and repeated visits… Continue reading

A Little Learning from the Shabbat Afternoon Talmud Shiur*: The Mitzvah of Making Minyan

Contributed by Dina Yoshimi

In our recent study of Berachos (Perek Shevi’i, 47b), we encountered some teachings on the value of making minyan. We learned the following: “And Rabbi Yehoshua ben Levi said: A person should always awake early to… Continue reading

Everyone Can Feel Joy of Life in Hawaii

Contributed by Sandra M.Z. Armstrong as it appeared in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser 2/12/18

As I walk along the water’s edge, I see people, sunshine and a glistening ocean. I see people from all over the world experiencing the exact… Continue reading

It Takes a Chevra

Contributed by Linda Lingle

It was with great pleasure and a sense of accomplishment that I participated in our recent Shabbat service that shined a light on the various Jewish educational opportunities available to Sof Ma’arav congregants.

Since moving home… Continue reading

Drash Schedule for March


Date Parsha Drash
March 3 Ki Tissa Jessie Weinberg
March 10 Vayakhel/Pekudei Naomi Olstein
March 17 Vayikra No drosh, three scrolls and long service
March 24 Tsav “Shabbat HaGadol” (before Pesach) Rabbi Daniel Lev
March 31 Pesach (day 2) No drosh, full Hallel

2018 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.

2018 Schedule

Date Title Author
2/4 The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem Sarit Yishai-Levi
3/25 Little Failure-… Continue reading