Monthly Archives: February 2021

Jewish Holidays with Sof Ma’arav

Sof Does Purim!

February 28, 2021

Images by Arnie Warshawsky

On Thursday, February 25th, Congregation Sof Ma’arav celebrated Zoom Purim. It was a joyous occasion, filled with songs, noise, and a raucous reading of the Megillah. It was… Continue reading

Sof Simchas

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 New Bimah Cover

November 3, 2020

By Sandra Z. Armstrong

Here… Continue reading

Sof Book Reviews

The Song of the Jade Lily: A Book Review

March 27, 2020

By Sid Goldstein


The novel, The Song of the Jade Lily, by Kirsty Manning deals with the little-known subject of the lives of Jewish refugees in Shanghai China… Continue reading

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.… Continue reading

Sofʻers Talk Story

Sof as a Community

October 2, 2020

By Sandra Z. Armstrong

A bowl of honey on top of cut green apples with the skin still on.

As a community we have remained close, stayed together and reached incredible heights of ruach, creating uplifting, joyous zoom Shabbats for the last six months. Our experiences and spiritual… Continue reading

Sof High Holy Days Archive

A beautiful version of Avinu Malkaenu. Enjoy!

October 1, 2020

Children Singing Avinu Malkenu

Creating a Joyful and Sacred Space for the High Holy Days

September 3, 2020

By Dina Yoshimi

Pomegranate Open

If the hot, humid days of August and September… Continue reading

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