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Remembrances of Naomi Olstein

March 2, 2022

Memories of Naomi

By Mat Sgan

Naomi ‘Ami’ Olstein has returned to her grandfather’s knee. It was from that perch, Ami would relate, that she learned about Jewishness and Judaism while bouncing up… 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

Sof Simchas

Mazal Tov!

Gayle Goodman’s Grandson has a Bar Mitzvah on Maui


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… Continue reading

Sof Cookbook News

Updates from Mat Sgan & Judy Goldman

Sof Cookbook Still Perking by Mat Sgan

Mat Sgan’s day on October 14, 2020 started with a very pleasant email from Judy Goldman. It seems that the Star Advertiser newspaper had a feature… 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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