Books & Book Club

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. Hol Hamo’ed Pesach

    April 22 @ 6:30 pm - April 25 @ 7:30 pm
  2. Pesach Day 7

    April 25 @ 7:00 pm - April 26 @ 7:00 pm
  3. Yizkor

    April 27 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
  4. Pesach Shabbat Services

    April 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Categories

  • Passover, Questions and Pulling Ourselves Together
    Passover is a time for transformation. We start in our own homes but we are working on transformations that the world needs. We are telling a story which takes us out of our isolation and puts our lives into relationship to a larger picture, and shift of perspective makes all the difference. One of the […]
  • Paradigm-Shifting Conversations: Healing Ourselves and the World
    As we witness and experience the epidemics of addiction, loneliness, political fragmentation and the environmental disasters of climate change and mass extinction it is becoming abundantly clear that our present course is not sustainable. In these seven webinars from winter 2017 to spring 2018, Organic Torah founder Rabbi Natan Margalit, Ph.D. talks with leaders in […]