• Try Look! Bilingual Pidgin-English Picture Book - Educational materials using Pidgin are scarce. Here is one you can get for free as a printable e-book at http://hawaiireview.org/hr-educational-materials/ Try Look has local pictures and elementary level dialogue. It can be used to show the differences in construction between Pidgin and English, so children learn the distinction in a positive way. The author, Dr. Lorna Holmes, is an ELL PTT at Kaʻiulani Elementary School; […]
  • News From Cuba - Contributed by Mat Sgan Hi Sofers, I traveled to Cuba under auspices of Cornell’s Adult University for eight days recently and want to share a few items that might be of interest. Terrific lectures featuring a background of Cuba. Three stages identified: 1519-1898 Spanish Period 1898-1902 Cuban-Spanish War (America joined on Cuba side late, but still got […]
  • Thank you, Rabbi Rosalind Glazer - Thank you, Rabbi Rosalind Glazer, for our amazing High Holy Days services!   Meet Rabbi Rosalind Glazer Ordained at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College (RRC) in 2003, Rabbi Rosalind Glazer made Aliyah in 2012. After moving to Jerusalem to serve as Interim Director for RRC’s rabbinical program in Israel, she founded Joyful Jerusalem Lifecycles and Destination Celebrations […]
  • A Jewish Girl & a Not-So-Jewish Boy - From New Jersey to Hawaii, what is this all about? Sandra Armstrong’s memoir is more than an endearing love story—it’s a layperson’s guide to understanding, adopting, and practicing Judaism. Whether you are currently in an interfaith relationship or simply want to learn about Judaism, this book is a source of inspiration. You will find that […]
  • 2017 Book Club Schedule - The Book Club meets occasionally on Sundays from 1 to 3 p.m. at members’ homes. Contact Carolann Biederman for questions or to attend. 2017 Schedule Date Title Author 1/22 The Street of Crocodiles and Other Stories Bruno Schultz 2/26 The Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg Irin Shana and Carmon Knizhnik 4/9 […]
  • Jewish Cemetery Plots Available for Sale in Abraham’s Garden - Jewish cemetery plots are available for sale in Abraham’s Garden. Abraham’s Garden is located within Hawaiian Memorial Park in Kaneohe. Currently plots are being offered on a base unit price of $5,000. Hawaiian Memorial Park is selling nearby plots for more than $6,000 to $8,000. Prices for plots in Abraham’s Garden are expected to be […]
  • Matzah Caramel Crunch Recipe - Matzoh Caramel Crunch 1 jelly roll pan Matzoh to cover the bottom 2 sticks butter 1 cup brown sugar ½ cup chopped nuts 2 cups chocolate chips (or enough to cover the matzoh) Preheat oven to 350* Cover the jelly roll pan with foil. Spray with cooking spray. Lay matzoh flat on the bottom of […]
  • For Jewish Ritual Celebrations and Ceremonies - Contact Rabbi Mel Libman, a member of Sof Maarav, resident of Honolulu, a member of the Rabbinical Assembly (the professional organization of Conservative Rabbis) and a graduate of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in New York Rabbi Mel Lipman may be reached via email: rabbimel@gmail.com
  • Family Promise - Family Promise is a wonderful, interdenominational service program that provides shelter to working homeless families.