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Torah and Taro

Torah and Taro

January 12, 2021

A Book Review by Sid Goldstein

Mat Sgan’s third book, Torah and Taro, is an informative history of the Jewish contributions to the Hawaiian Islands. The book examines the impact that the… Continue reading

From the Yiddish Book Center

“Is Isaac Bashevis Singer a Yiddish Writer?”

January 9, 2021

This question is not as preposterous as it sounds. As beloved as he was by English readers, Singer was widely reviled by many in the Yiddish world, who denounced him… Continue reading

Books!

Fall Book Sale – Temple Emanu-El

November 19-22: www.hawaiijudaica.com Shipping or Curbside Pickup Available

For the Chai Boutique at Temple Emanu-El – all proceeds go to the School of Jewish Studies

Torah and Taro

Mat Sgan’s book Torah and… Continue reading

Levinson-Krupp Library

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Levinson-Krupp Library

This library was dedicated 50 years ago to the memory of Rebecca Lewin Levinson and Brannette Mayer Krupp by Justice and Mrs. Bernard Levinson. Over the years the library fell into disrepair, but starting in 2005 was redesigned… Continue reading

Honey and Poi – Book Sale!

By Mat Sgan

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Our Sof book Honey and Poi is lagging in sales. Rabbi Saul Perlmutter received a copy and he wrote back to Mat and Alex, “What a wonderful contribution you have made to Sof and to the understanding… Continue reading

Books By Sof’ers

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A New Book by S.P. Goldstein

Sof Communications chair Sid Goldstein has just published a new book of baseball-themed short stories entitled American Pastimes. Here is the publisher’s press release that accompanied the launch of the book.… Continue reading

Sof Book Club

Sof Book Club Report

August 13, 2020

By Carolann Biederman

Book Cover: Black, White and Jewish

Zoom has been working out well for our members, as they are comfortable staying safe, healthy and at home. The calendar for the year is below. 50% of our meetings… Continue reading

Honey and Poi: Sof History Project

By Dr. Mathew Sgan


Honey and Poi – Sof Maʻarav History Books

 

Two 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… Continue reading

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    This is a 10 session course taught in 2019. Click here to purchase full course recordings. Click here for a free download of first session. Derekh HaMelekh— “The Royal Road”—is a collection of Shabbat and holiday teachings by Reb Kalanymous Kalman Shapira, who was the “Rebbe of the Warsaw Ghetto” as well as a major […]
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    Dates and Times: Tuesdays – May 12, May 19, May 267 – 8 pm EST Cost: Pay-what-you-can  Presenter: Rabbi Dr. Natan Margalit Description: We’ll learn together an amazing Shavuot Torah by Rabbi Kalonymous Kalman Shapiro, the Piaseczner Rebbe, also known for being the Hasidic Rebbe in the Warsaw Ghetto during the horrific years of the Holocaust. In this Torah he explores […]