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Kauai Jewish Community Updated Calendar of Events

2017 March 21
by Jeff

Kauai Jewish Community Purim Party

We’ve updated our calendar to include additional events. Please review the calendar so you can join us at all of the upcoming upcoming celebrations. Photo above from our Purim party at Laura’s house.

All our events services and events are held at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, Hardy Street, Lihue, (map), unless otherwise noted. Please check back close to the date of the event in the event of any time or date changes. If you need more information, please feel free to contact us.

APRIL

11 – Passover Community Shabbat (make your reservations today)

MAY

20 – Shabbat Service at 10 am led by Marty Kahn

JUNE

8 – Sophia Riley Bat Mitzvah at 10 am

12 – Lindsay Pines Bat Mitzvah at 10 am

17 – Shabbat Service at 10 am

JULY

1 – Isaac Dubey Bar Mitzvah at 10 am

29 – Abby Wilson Bat Mitzvah at 10 am

AUGUST

19 – Shabbat Service at 10 am led by Rob Kvidt

SEPTEMBER

High Holiday services will again be led by the fabulous Rabbi Aryeh Azriel.

20 – Erev Rosh Hashanah Service at 6 pm

21 – Rosh Hashanah Service at 10 am

23 – Shabbat Shuvah Service at 10am

29 – Kol Nidre Service at 6 pm

30 – Yom Kippur Servicer at 10 am

Passover on Kauai 2017

2017 March 7
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.

For paid members of JCK, the community is generously subsidizing $25 per person towards the cost of the Seder meal. That is reflected in the $50 per person cost this year. The board decided to do this in order to make the Seder more affordable for our members. We look forward to sharing this year’s Seder with all of you!

Kaua`i Passover Seder 2017

Where: St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, Hardy Street, Lihue. Map.
When: Tuesday April 11, 2017
Time: 5:30 pm (doors open), 6:00 pm (Seder begins).
Reservations: Please confirm your attendance, payment and food selection no later than April 4, 2017. There are only 100 seats available.

The festive meal includes:

  • Matzoh ball soup (chicken or vegetarian)
  • Gefilte fish
  • Seder Plate including Hard-cooked eggs (Beitzah), Maror, Chazeret, Charoset, Karpas, and Zeroa
  • Entrée choice of:
    • Beef
    • Salmon
    • Chicken
    • Vegetarian
  • Accompaniments
  • Festive dessert cookies
  • 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 Paid Members

  • Adults $50
  • Children (up to 12 years old) $30

Cost for Non-Members

  • Adults $80
  • Children (up to 12 years old) $50

Catering provide by Sandy Jennings, Fresh from the Garden.

Click here for registration form and check or credit card payment instructions.

Need help or have questions: Please contact Elyse (808-639-4675/litvack.kauai@gmail.com) or Sara (808-246-6988/saralaw@hawaiiantel.net).

Kauai Purim Celebration 2017

2017 February 28
by Jeff

hamentashenKauai Jews and visitors: Calling all Esthers, Mordechais, Kings and Villains!

Please join us for our annual JCK Purim Party including reading the Megillah.

  • Date: Sunday, March 12, 2017.
  • Time: 11:00 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Location: 4610 Uha Road, Lawai. See driving directions below.
  • Please bring a potluck dish to share.

Purim Party complete with costumes and noisemakers! Lunch, drinks and fresh locally baked Hamentashen for all will be provided by our community. Come and enjoy games and crafts with the JCK Sunday School children.

Adults are encouraged to attend in costume, too!

See you there!

Driving Directions:

Coming from Lihue, turn right at the Garden Island Mortuary in Lawai, Piko Road (from Lihue, mortuary will be on the left side. Coming from Kalaheo side, turn left on Piko, mortuary will be on your right side).  Continue straight up into the valley, pass a Private Road sign on your left and a small green meter house on your right.  The road bends to the right, then bends to the left.  After the left bend, it’s the second driveway on the left, #4610.  House sits on lava rock columns.

Please Join Us For Shabbat This Saturday

2017 February 14
by Jeff

Kauai Shabbat

Services and Torah reading will be led for the first time by our own Rob Kvidt. Photo above of Rob and Rabbi Aryeh at High Holidays 2016.

We will have an Oneg Shabbat following the service which is being created and sponsored by both Vicki and Bill Ellacott, and by Esther Richman to honor Monroe Richman’s birthday.

Carol Pescaia is baking traditional Challah for the blessing, and Jeff Tucker will be providing some musical accompaniment during the services.

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

When: Saturday, February 18, 2017.

Time: 10:00 am.

For more information please contact us.

We have updated our 2017 calendar of events through the High Holidays.

As a reminder, JCK needs sponsors for other Shabbat Onegs this year. Please take part, as many levels of help and cost accessible to all are available.

Annual MLK Kauai Celebration

2017 January 13
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by Jeff

MLK on Kauai

We invite you to attend the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day event on Monday, January 16, 2017. Schedule below. You can come for as long as you’d like and leave whenever you need to. See you there!

Annual MLK Kauai celebration details:

Date: January 16, 2017.

Time: 930am to 1pm.

Location: Lihue Neighborhood Center. Map.

In the words of Coretta Scott King, “The holiday provides a unique opportunity to teach young people to fight evil, not people, to get in the habit of asking themselves, ‘What is the most loving way I can resolve this conflict?'”

At 9:30 am – Gather in the Lihue Neighborhood Center parking lot for a parade around the around the Isenberg Park.

10:15 am – Snack and water

10:30 am – Welcome and Kapaa Middle School choir performance

11:00 am – Videos  from Dr. King

11:25 – Kauai High School Peer Mediators presentation

11:45 am – Announcement of winners of 2017 poster contest

12:00 am – Closing and lunch

Next Kauai Shabbat on 2/18 | 2017 Calendar Updates

2017 January 10
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by Jeff

chanukah-on-kauai

We have updated our 2017 calendar of events through the High Holidays.

Reminder – January Shabbat services are cancelled. The next Shabbat will be Saturday, February 18, 2017!

Traditional services including Dvar Torah will be led by Rob Kvidt.

We will have an Oneg Shabbat following the service which is being sponsored by Vicki and Bill Ellacott. JCK needs sponsors for other onegs this year. Please take part as many levels of help and cost accessible to all are available

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

When: Saturday, February 18, 2016.

Time: 10:00 am.

For more information please contact us.

Photo above from our 2016 Chanukah party at JCK. Thank to Elyse, Sandy, Carol and everyone else who made it a success.