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Presidential Remarks

Annual Membership Meeting June 13, 2022

By Sandra Armstrong

Upon looking back on the minutes that Margie graciously wrote up from a year ago, our Jewish world has changed significantly. In May 2021, we were just discussing the move to… Continue reading

Slate of Officers, Board Members, Committee Chairpersons & Beit Din

Elected During Annual Membership Meeting on June 13, 2022

Officers *

* All officers are board members

Officer Position Designee
President Sandra Armstrong
Vice President Morris Rabinko
Treasurer Robert Littman
Recording Secretary Margie Walkover
Corresponding Secretary Donald Armstrong

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Recent Sof Drashes

Shabbat HaGadol & Story

May 4, 2022

Drash by Reb Daniel Lev

According to the great scholar of the Jewish Time-Cycle, Reb Eliyahu KiTov,

For as long as the days of the Tanna’im and Amora’im, it has been customary in… Continue reading

Books & Book Club News

Jewish in Hawaiʻi Book Club

The JIH Book Club reads Jewish fiction and non-fiction picks which are selected by the group. Members rotate as “wranglers” leading the group in lively and interesting discussion. The group is a fun mixture of… Continue reading

From the Yiddish Book Center

The Yiddish Book Center Weekly Reader

From Lorna Holmes


May 2022

Detroit Gefilte City
Each year, the Hermelin family of Detroit comes together to celebrate Passover, and central to their seder meal is the family’s homemade gefilte fish. Now that… Continue reading

Some Amusement

In the Field

May 2022

From Peter Fritz & Les Rosenthal

Schwartz, an elderly man, is resting peacefully on the porch of his small hotel outside of Boca when he sees a cloud of dust up the road. He walks… Continue reading

Sofʻer Profiles

Naomi Olstein Jewish Education Fund

May 2, 2022

by Sandra Z. Armstrong

The Naomi Olstein Jewish Education Fund at Sof Ma’arav has been created to honor the memory of Naomi in a way that will keep her close to us.… Continue reading

Tradition and Change

Pekudei Drash by Sandra Z. Armstrong

When I taught preschool, I explained to the children the concept of same and different. It is a pretty elementary school basic concept and easily understood by most. These 3-5 year olds could grasp… Continue reading

From My Jewish Learning

Reprinted with permission from My Jewish Learning


Jewish Humor

What Makes It So Popular?

March 2, 2022

The Torah tells us that Sarah, the matriarch of the Jewish people, laughed when told she’d give birth in her old age. Since… Continue reading

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