Drash Schedule

  • September 2021 Drash Schedule -  Date Parsha Drash Sept. 4 Nitzavim Sandra Z. Armstrong Sept. 11 Vayeilech Don Armstrong Sept. 18 HaʻAzinu TBA Sept. 25 Sukkot V Fran Margulies

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  • Breathe: Yom Kippur 2021 Drash - By Alan Kosansky On Yom Kippur, we read from the Machzor, “what we do this day can change our lives.” What we do from this moment until the shofar blows tomorrow night can change our lives. This year, as last year, we are a Congregation. But we cannot congregate. The air we share may kill […]
  • Drash for Ki Tavo 5781 - By Gregg Kinkley Sometimes, being assigned a drash rather than waiting for one you intentionally select ends up being a boon rather than a burden.  That was certainly the case here.  I had two preconceptions about this important parashah that I found were both wrong upon closer examination: Beginning of the End. I considered Ki […]
  • Sof High Holy Days Schedule – 5782 (תשפ”ב) - At this time the final makeup of services has not been determined. All services will be available on zoom. President Sandra Armstrong will send out information about live participation in the services shortly before high holy days begin. Rosh HaShanah Services: Mon. Sept 6      8:00 pm – 9:00 pm Tues. Sept 7     9:00 am […]
  • Snowbirds: Off-Island Sofʻers - Off-Island Sof’ers Sof Snowbirds on the Go September 1, 2021 By Les Rosenthal In the early evening of August 21st, Pat and I, with Kerri, our youngest daughter, her husband, Dan, their kids Sloane 3 and Maeve 1, for Pat’s 31st time in Mt Rainier Nat’l Park, hiked 3.5 miles around Naches Peak at 5,400’ […]
  • Recent Sof Drashes - Drasha Ki Teitzei September 1, 2021 By R Daniel Lev Like a number of rabbinically-inspired parshiot, this one will take a circuitous route from the first pasuk / sentence through a number of apparently unrelated ideas until it finally lands right back to the pasuk itself and provides a new meaning for it. And on […]
  • Levinson-Krupp Library - Levinson-Krupp Library This library was dedicated 50 years ago to the memory of Rebecca Lewin Levinson and Brannette Mayer Krupp by Justice and Mrs. Bernard Levinson. Over the years the library fell into disrepair, but starting in 2005 was redesigned and updated to accommodate the Rabbi Morris Goldfarb Collection. The library contains books of Jewish […]
  • Sof History from Mat Sgan – Torah and Taro & Honey and Poi - Torah and Taro Praise for Torah and Taro February 10, 2021 Professor Edwin Yamauchi (B.A. UHM; M.A. and Ph.D. Brandeis University) Professor of Emeritus of History at Miami University of Ohio writes: “I received and read Torah and Taro: Jewish Contributions to Hawaii. I found it informative and fascinating. Robert Littman (p.140) took my place […]
  • From the Yiddish Book Center - The Yiddish Book Center Weekly Reader From Lorna Holmes Dos Yam-Medele: Yiddish Little Mermaid September 1, 2021 The stories of Hans Christian Anderson, originally written in Danish and translated into more than one hundred languages, are among the world’s most popular and recognizable fairly tales. “The Little Mermaid,” in particular, has been imagined and reimagined, […]
  • News Archive - 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.     During his struggle with cancer, he joined us at Sof Ma’arav for services and […]
  • Some Amusement - Some Humor September 1, 2021 A Jewish woman in a hospital says to the doctor that she wants to be transferred. The doctor says, “What is it, the food?” She says, “The food is fine. I can’t kvetch.” “Is it the room?” he says. “No,” she says, “the room is beautiful. I can’t kvetch.” “What […]
  • Sof Bread Recipes – Rye Bread & Challah - Baking Rye Bread January 16, 2021 By Arnie Warshawsky 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 hungry. Lately, I’ve hungered for toast with marmalade and a cup of coffee for breakfast. […]
  • Sof Simchas - Mazal Tov! Gayle Goodman’s Grandson has a Bar Mitzvah on Maui B’Sha’ah Tovah! November 29, 2020 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. A New Bimah Cover November 3, 2020 By Sandra Z. Armstrong Here is a picture of […]
  • 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 options to satisfy all your cravings. I looked over to see the table of delicious […]
  • 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, Jeffrey Tigay notes that today’s parsha is, ”the most clear advocate of monotheism and the ardent, […]
  • 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 fresh cranberries One cup sugar Juice and zest from one Meyer lemon Place in blender […]