Books & Book Club

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… Continue reading

Sof Book Club Update

Contributed by Carolann Biederman

The Sof Book Group has been meeting since 2005 to discuss meaningful books with Jewish themes, histories, authors or perspectives. We meet on Sundays from 1 pm to 3 pm, in a comfortable, informal setting at… Continue reading

A Talk on “Kvetch” – A Memoir of Music and Survival

Journalist and author Greta Beigel will present a book talk on July 24th at UH Manoa regarding “Kvetch: One Bitch of a Life,” her memoir about growing up an Orthodox Jew and a concert pianist in South Africa during the… 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

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

Try Look! Bilingual Pidgin-English Picture Book

Educational materials using Pidgin are scarce. Here is one you can get for free as a printable e-book through Hawaii Review.

Try Look has local pictures and elementary level dialogue. It can be used… Continue reading

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

Calendar

Upcoming Events

  1. Indecent – A play by Paula Vogel

    June 21 @ 7:30 pm - July 30 @ 2:00 pm
  2. Book Club Meeting (Rescheduled from June 9)

    June 30 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Categories

  • Mishnah Course
    Rabbi Margalit is teaching a semester long course on Mishnah Rosh HaShana. In the course we use an approach that embodies principles of Organic Torah such as looking for non-linear patterns in the text. These textual patterns are keys to the emergence of deeper meaning. Contact Rabbi Margalit at organictorah@gmail.com if you are interested in […]
  • When Will This End?
    “How can this madness continue to go on?! When will it end?!” I thought to myself as I braced to hear and read about the latest in the horrible epidemic of gun violence which has gripped out country: this time in the Chabad synagogue in Poway, California, and at University of North Carolina in Charlotte, […]