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Please Join Us For Shabbat

2016 June 13
by Jeff


Reminder – Shabbat services are this Saturday, June 18, 2016!

Traditional services will be led this week by our own beloved Marty Kahn. We will have a light Oneg Shabbat following the service.

Where: St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, Hardy Street, Lihue. Map.

  • When: Saturday, June 18, 2016.
  • Time: 10:00 am.

For more information please contact us.

Join us for Shabbat Saturday May 21, 2016

2016 May 16
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by Jeff

Sally WilsonReminder – Shabbat services are this Saturday, May 21, 2016!

Please join us this week. Marty Kahn will lead the service. Sally Wilson (pictured here celebrating her birthday at a recent JCK board meeting) will haltingly read from the Torah portion. We expect a lively discussion on the parsha, which is Emor. Emor is Herbrew for “speak” and is the 31st weekly Torah portion. This section has the most versus of any poriton in Leviticus. It is read in May and provides purity rules for Kohanim, recounts the holy days, and tells the story of punishment for a blasphemer.

Please come prepared to share your interested thoughts.

We will have a lovely Oneg Shabbat following the service, prepared by Ku`ulei (Penny) Johnson, who makes wonderful challahs. You won’t want to miss those challahs!!

  • Where: St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, Hardy Street, Lihue. Map.
  • When: Saturday, May 21, 2016.
  • Time: 10:00 am.

For more information please contact Sally at

Last Call! Passover on Kauai 2016

2016 April 18
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by Jeff

Passover on Kauai

The Jewish Community of Kaua`i extends an invitation to members and visitors for our annual Passover Seder, led by Marty Kahn. Traditional Seder plates, foods and kosher wine will accompany the Seder.

Kaua`i Passover Seder 2016

Where: St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, Hardy Street, Lihue. Map.
When: Friday April 22, 2016
Time: 5:30 pm (doors open), 6:00 pm (Seder begins).

There are only 100 seats available and online reservations are closed. Please contact Sally Wilson if you’d like to attend. Sally can be reached at (808) 821-0579 or email

Late reservations may be accommodated as seating permits, but with no choice of entrée.

The festive meal includes:

  • Matzoh ball soup (chicken or vegetarian)
  • Israeli style fish cakes with tahini
  • Seder Plate including Hard-cooked eggs (Beitzah), Maror, Chazeret, Charoset, Karpas, and Zeroa
  • Entrée choice of:
    • Beef brisket
    • Ahi (fish) in coconut sauce with basil
    • Moroccan chicken
    • Vegetable fritters with cashew cream sauce, vegan and gluten free
    • For children – teriyaki chicken
  • Mashed purple sweet potatoes
  • Macaroons and fresh fruit
  • Water, juice, coffee and tea will be available. Please feel free to bring your choice of wine or other drink in addition to the Passover wine included.

Cost for Members

  • Adults $60
  • Children (up to 12 years old) $35

Cost for Non-Members

  • Adults $90
  • Children (up to 12 years old) $60

For those attending, but not having dinner, there is a $25 fee on a space available basis which includes the Seder plate.

Catering provide by Sandy Jennings, Fresh from the Garden.

Click here for registration form.

Reminder | Purim on Kauai This Sunday

2016 March 19
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by Jeff

Purim on Kauai

Please join us for a celebration of Purim on Sunday, March 20, 2016, at St. Michael’s Parish Hall.  Soft drinks and hamantaschen provided by JCK.

4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Carnival for kids. There will be games for prizes, crafts, jokes and fun to be had by all – adults and keiki encouraged to come in costume, and please bring your own Purim activity or craft to share if you like.

6 p.m. Potluck dinner. Please bring a simple potluck dish to share.

6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Adults, please join us for the potluck dinner, followed by game night from 7 – 8  p.m.  Bring your favorite card game or board game from home to share with the group, and even a Purim spirit to drink; costumes encouraged!

  • Where: St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, Hardy Street, Lihue. Map.
  • When: Sunday, March 20, 2016.
  • Time: 4-8pm.


Shabbat on February 27 Features Live Music

2016 February 23
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by Rob

Rob and Flute1

Last call for Shabbat this Saturday at St. Michael’s beginning at 10:00am, in Lihue.

We’ll celebrate Rob Kvidt’s conversion to Judaism and hear him play a selection of Jewish liturgical music with his flute teacher Susan Hironaka.

In addition to Rob chanting from the Torah and delivering a short sermon, there will be a scrumptious Kiddish luncheon following services hosted by Jeff Tucker.

Our thanks to Marty Kahn who will officiate.

Kiddish luncheon by Sandy Jennings of Fresh from the Garden.

Photo of Rob Kvidt and Susan Hironaka performing with the Kauai Wind Symphony.

Conversion Celebration Shabbat February 27 for Rob Kvidt

2016 February 9
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by Jeff

Rob and Rabbis for JCK Kauai

All are invited to Shabbat at St. Michael’s to celebrate Rob Kvidt’s conversion to Judaism. The Shabbat will be officiated by Marty Kahn and begins at 10am, on Saturday, February 27, with lunch following.

Rob will be chanting the weekly portion in Hebrew from the Torah, delivering the D`var Torah and playing a flute duet of Jewish liturgical music with Susan Hironaka.

All of last year, Rob studied with New York area Rabbi Bill Kurry. The two met weekly on Skype. During that time Rob learned to read Hebrew, studied Torah and also literature covering many aspects of Judaism.

Rob completed his conversion this past November in New York City at the West Side Mikvah. There he was questioned by the Beit Din of three rabbis (pictured here) and completed the ritual immersions.

“Working with Rabbi Bill has been one of the best experiences of my life. He has been more than generous to pass his knowledge and love of Judaism to me. During this process Bill became not only my mentor but also a true friend.”

Kiddish Follows Hosted by Jeff Tucker

A scrumptious luncheon Kiddish will feature smoked white fish among other delicacies. It is being catered by Rob and Jeff’s friend Sandy Jennings, JCK’s fabulous caterer who owns Fresh from the Garden.

Pictured here in New York City: Beit Din with Rob (from left to right), Rabbi Ken Shuster, Rob Kvidt, Rabbi Bill Kurry and Rabbi Dennis Tobin.