Past Events

Peter Fritz: Challah Man

By Arnie Warshawsky

On Sunday, June 2, 2019, I learned a tiny bit about the challenges and satisfaction of baking challah. With seven other hardy souls, I attended the second showing of “Peter Fritz: Challah Man.” We were graciously hosted… Continue reading

Purim Fun

Musical Troupe and Purim Photos from R. Daniel Lev

Shabbat Evening Songfest

By Arnie Warshawsky

Reb Dan Lev and his bride Margie Walkover hosted the first of what he hopes will become a regular event on the last Shabbat of the month.  Everyone in the community is invited to attend. The… Continue reading

Pesach Memories

By Sof Members

Passover Memories

by Mat Sgan

  1. We invited a mixed multitude to one Seder and were able to do the four questions in 12 languages including Hawaiian and Pidgin.
  2. A hostess at one of the Seders made some… Continue reading

Sof Celebrates Pesach – 5779!

By Arnie Warshawsky

Passover is a time of family and friends. Passover is a time of remembering an ancient redemption when Israelites were freed from slavery to meet their collective and individual destinies. As such, Passover also is a symbol… Continue reading

March 2019 Events

Sunday, March 3, 1-3pm

The Sof Ma’arav Book Club will be discussing “The Marriage of Opposites” by Alice Hoffman. Anyone interested in joining, contact Carolann Biederman during the Oneg after Services.

 

Wednesday, March 20, 6pm

Congregation Sof Ma’arav Purim… Continue reading

Honolulu Jewish Film Festival 2019

The 17th Annual 2019 Honolulu Jewish Film Festival is coming to the Honolulu Museum of Art’s Doris Duke Theatre on two consecutive weekends: March 2nd-3rd and 9th-10th. The Festival will feature 10 recent world-class documentaries, comedies and dramas portraying Jewish… Continue reading

Reflections on T”U B’Shevat

By Dina Yoshimi with photos by Naomi Olstein

Sifting through my childhood memories of T”U B’Shevat, I recall religious school

teachers urging us to participate in the annual JNF campaign to purchase trees

in Israel.  In classes, we saw… Continue reading

Past Events

Sof Board Meeting

Sunday, February 17, 5:00 pm: Winter Board meeting for Congregation Sof Ma’arav held at the home of Robert & Bernice Littman.

 


End-of-Life Discussion

Sunday February 10, 1-3 pm:  Beyond the Paperwork: Estate Planning; Sponsored… Continue reading

Upcoming and Current Classes Held Every Shabbat

  1. Classes at Sof

 

1).  Group Torah study sessions along with alternating Talmud study (led by Gregg Kinkley) at 9:15-9:50am.

2)   Children’s Class with Biblical stories, lessons from the Torah and an introduction to Hebrew letters, sounds… Continue reading

Calendar

Upcoming Events

  1. Rosh HaShanah

    September 29 @ 6:20 pm - October 1 @ 7:30 pm
  2. Book Club – 10/6

    October 6
  3. Yom Kippur

    October 8 @ 6:20 pm - October 9 @ 7:30 pm
  4. Book Club – 11/10

    November 10
  5. Jewish Community Services 21st Birthday Party at the Pacific Club

    November 17

Categories

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    According to Hasidic traditions, the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, from the story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, worked in a deeper way than we usually think about it. It’s not just that after the eating of the fruit we humans could distinguish between good and evil. The test […]
  • Modern Jewish Mystical Masters
    This fall, as part of the Me’ah Select program at Hebrew Union College, Rabbi Natan Margalit will teach a class on the thought, practices and lives of some of the most profound and influential Jewish mystics of the modern era. Building on the earlier mystical traditions of heavenly ascents, Zohar, Lurianic Kabbalah, numerology and early […]