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Stuart H. Scott: A Tribute

(Dec. 7, 1948 – July 15, 2021)

 By Carolann Biederman & Seth Markow

Stuart was a member of Sof Ma’arav for many years. His son Sean was a Bar Mitzvah at Sof in 2005.… Continue reading

Sof Bread Recipes – Rye Bread & Challah

Baking Rye Bread

January 16, 2021

By Arnie Warshawsky

Two loaves of rye bread on a metal cooling rack

Living under self-quarantine is an exercise in frustration. What to do, what to do. Funny how doing nothing more strenuous than using the TV remote or the computer mouse makes me… Continue reading

Sof Simchas

Mazal Tov!

Gayle Goodman’s Grandson has a Bar Mitzvah on Maui


B’Sha’ah Tovah!

November 29, 2020

Two people holding a new baby

Marc and Alice Flitter are happy to welcome a second grandson, Theodore Martin Ehrlich, born to daughter and son-in-law Caroline and Steve Ehrlich.

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A… Continue reading

Drash for ʻEikev

By Sandra Z Armstrong

I once had a dream that my 90 year old friend, Mr. David Goodman was teaching me that living a Jewish life meant choosing from a whole array of desserts like the Viennese table of scrumptious… Continue reading

Drash on Va-Etchanan

By Don Armstrong

Devarim, the fifth and last moshianic book of the Pentetuch, lays the foundation for the monotheism of modern Judaism by highlighting the supremacy of Adonai. In the preface to Devarim on page 980 of Etz Hayim,… Continue reading

Sof Holiday Recipes

Island Latke Recipe

January 13, 2021

By Hefcibah Martin

One bag Alexia Yukon hash browns

One finely chopped onion

One teaspoon salt

1/4 cup All-purpose flour

1/2 cup Panko

Three eggs beaten.

Fry in oil.

 

Cranberry sauce

One bag… Continue reading

Shabbat Service News

Sof Board Approves New Service Attendance Policy

July 2, 2021

The Sof Maʻarav Board has voted on a policy to expand the number of people permitted to attend Saturday services. The number of people permitted to attend services will be… Continue reading

Sofʻers Get Creative

Traveler’s Poem

March 4, 2021

by Antonio Machado, Translation by Beatriz Aguirre Haymer

Caminante son tus huellas el camino y nada más;

Caminante no hay camino se hace camino al andar.

Al andar se hace el camino, y al volver… Continue reading

Sof Drashes

Drash on Parsha Sh’mini

June 6, 2021

By David and Beatriz Haymer

Part 1: The Laws of Kashrut

Sh’mini is usually described as the Parshah containing the key instructions for the laws of Kashrut, specifically what may or may not… Continue reading

20 Years A Jew: One Convert’s Observations in Seven Installments

By Athena DeRasmo


Installment 7 – “And then there was Israel…”

Haifa Shrine of the Bab

Haifa. I sat in a tiny office in a government building – bleak, institutional, and oppressive. Like most Israeli government buildings, it could have been a set for a… Continue reading

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