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Parshah Terumah

Drash by Marc Flitter

To place Parshah Terumah in context, Moses has ascended to the mount. He is to be there 40 days and 40 nights. And God commands, “They shall make me a sanctuary so that I might dwell… Continue reading

Ki Tissa—Drash by Sid Goldstein

Shabbat Shalom

Exodus 4 :10 

Moses said to the lord. “I have never been a man of words, either in times past or now. I am slow of speech and slow of tongue.”

And the Lord said to him… Continue reading

Sofʻers Get Creative

All About OLLI

by Sid Goldstein

December 1, 2021

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UH Manoa (OLLI-UHM) is a member-based learning community of adults age 50+. OLLI-UHM offers a program of non-credit, college-level courses, workshops, lectures, events, and other… Continue reading

Snowbirds: Off-Island Sofʻers

Snowbirds at Sea

December 1, 2021

Mahi mahi at Penguin Banks, Molokaʻi

 

Sea turtle checking us out at Kāneʻohe Bay Sandbar


Sof Snowbirds on the Go

September 1, 2021

By Les Rosenthal

In the early evening of August 21st,… Continue reading

Stories & Legends

By Reb Daniel Lev


Reb Zalman’s Two Menorahs: A Hanukkah Tale

November 30, 2021

The great Rebbe of San Francisco, Reb Zalman, had a curious practice that he engaged in on the eighth night of Hanukkah: As on all the… Continue reading

Sof Drashes

Gut Yontif – Yom Kippur Drash

October 1, 2021

By Alex Golub

The High Holy Days are a time of teshuvah. Between the beginning of Rosh Hashanah and the end of Yom Kippur we hope to have improved. And yet,… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

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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.… Continue reading

Sof Bread Recipes – Rye Bread & Challah

Baking Rye Bread

January 16, 2021

By Arnie Warshawsky

Two loaves of rye bread on a metal cooling rack

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… Continue reading

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