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From Les Rosenthal

You may think that you are completely insignificant in this world. But someone drinks coffee from the favorite cup that you gave them. Someone heard a song on the radio that reminded them of you. Someone read… Continue reading

New York Cantors

Via Lorna Holmes

“Ose Shalom” with Azi Schwartz – Three young cantors, all rising stars in the world’s Jewish music scene, are brought together in Amsterdam’s revered 17th-century Portuguese Synagogue for a concert of Jewish sacred and secular music arranged… Continue reading

Sof Holiday Recipes

Island Latke Recipe

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 fresh cranberries

One… Continue reading

From My Jewish Learning

Where Did the Dreidel Game Come from?

January 10, 2021

Reprinted with permission from My Jewish Learning

The dreidel or sevivon is perhaps the most famous custom associated with Hanukkah. Indeed, various rabbis have tried to find an integral connection… Continue reading

Quarantine Humor

A Corona Opera

January 27, 2021

Quarantine Humor

January 9, 2021

Via Les Rosenthal

Every few days it would be smart to put your jeans on to make sure they still fit. Pajamas and sweats will have you believe all is well.


The Pandemic in 6 Words:

November 20, 2020

By Les Rosenthal

Closed store with graffiti - Shut happens we will be back

Not a criminal, but running masked.

Every day’s a bad hair day.

Eighth… Continue reading

Shloshim

From Sally Morgan

A tribute to mark the completion of Shloshim for Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks זצ׳׳ל

Sunday, December 6, 2020

An image of Rabbi Sacks with information about Shloshim observance

Sof Children’s Zoom Class

By Sandra Z. Armstrong

Sandra Z. Armstrong, wearing a blue menorah hatChildren’s Zoom Class with Miss Sandy every Monday from 4:30pm to 5:05 PM

The children’s class is up and running on Zoom. Here is what I sent out to parents and grandparents:

Announcing the Class

It… Continue reading

Challah Recipe

By Celia Diamond

A loaf of challah on a wood platter

Previously in Divine Kosher Cuisine, cookbook of Congregation Agudat Achim, Schenectady, NY, ©2006

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• 8 cups flour

• ¼ cup sugar

• 1 (scant) Tablespoon salt

• 4½ teaspoons dry yeast

• 1½ cups hot water… Continue reading

Family Promise

Monday, November 30 and Wednesday, December 2

Sof Ma’arav has been involved with Family Promise for many years and we thank Kay Lorraine for all the passion she has put into this program. The new meal schedule for Sof Ma’araav… 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

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