Sof History

Praise for Honey and Poi

Honey and Poi was published about 3 months ago, and the critical reviews of it have started to arrive.  Here are a few samples:

 

  1. Perhaps the best book about a small conservative shul on an island in the… Continue reading

Honey and Poi – Author’s Preface

By Dr. Mathew Sgan

“I read Honey and Poi in one reading. I couldn’t put it down. I especially loved knowing the details of how the schul came into being, who the pioneers were, and the split involving egalitarianism. It… Continue reading

From the Sof History Project

By Mat Sgan

Newly elected president Peter Freeman (1991–1992) took a page out of Ronald Reagan’s playbook with a “Morning in Sof” optimistic approach. Beginning with a warm letter to fellow congregants, Freeman invited all to participate fully, and included… Continue reading

Sof History – Gertrude Serata

From the Sof History Project – A Key Leader

By Mat Sgan

 

In 1979–1980, Gertrude Serata succeeded Jordan Popper as president of Sof Ma’arav. She was elected at the Annual Dinner meeting in May 1979. She had come to… Continue reading

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

Frances Maltin’s Contribution to Major League Baseball

Contributed by Mat Sgan, part of the Sof Ma’arav History Project

As Mat Sgan explains:

Jackie Robinson broke the color line in Major League Baseball in 1947. Before that, and to prepare him and the world for that momentous occurrence,… Continue reading

Remembering Mildred “Millie” Irejo

Contributed by Mathew Sgan

Of all the mixed multitude that is Congregation Sof Ma’arav, no member has ever been as unique as our Millie Irejo. Born in poverty, placed in a beloved Jewish foster home (only to be removed to… Continue reading

Thank you, Rabbi Rosalind Glazer

Thank you, Rabbi Rosalind Glazer, for our amazing High Holy Days services!

 

Meet Rabbi Rosalind Glazer

Rabbi Rosalind GlazerOrdained at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College (RRC) in 2003, Rabbi Rosalind Glazer made Aliyah in 2012. After moving to Jerusalem to serve… Continue reading

Calendar

Upcoming Events

  1. Hebrew Heartsong Gathering

    August 31 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  2. Rosh HaShanah

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

    October 6
  4. Yom Kippur

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

    November 10

Categories

  • Ya’akov (Jake) Sapon
    OPERATIONS ASSISTANT- Ya’akov (Jake) is fascinated by how we can build a Judaism that is both deeply rooted in Jewish wisdom and relevant to the most pressing issues of our own time. In particular, he is interested in how ancient Jewish texts can illuminate problems like climate change and environmental degradation: how Jewish wisdom can […]
  • Hilula for The Piazetzner Rebbe
    Rabbi Margalit will be presenting as part of a “Hilula” or commemoration in acknowledgement of the yartzeit of Kalonymous Kalman Shapiro, “The Piazetzner Rebbe” November 1-3, 2019 | More details to follow Temple Israel | Greenfield,