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Annual MLK Kauai Celebration

2017 January 13
by Sally

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
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.

Kauai Hanukkah Party | December 28 at 5PM

2016 December 13
by Jeff

hanukkah on hawaii

Don’t miss our traditional Kauai Hanukkah party on Wednesday, December 28 from 5pm to 8pm.

Enjoy Homemade Latkes, plus help us make Sufganiyot (jelly donuts) at the party again this year! Also menorahs, dreidels, and crafts.

Folk dancing with Don Buskirk! This year we are adding Israeli style folk dancing to the party mix.

Also please bring your menorah to take part in our annual community lighting. Candles will be available.

There is no charge to attend for for paid JCK members. For non-members we suggest a $10 donation for a single person and $20 or more donation for a family.

Kauai Hanukkah Party and Potluck

JCK is providing latkes, donuts and drinks. Bring a dish to share based on the following:

  • A-K pupus
  • L-P dessert
  • R-Z main dish

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

When: Wednesday, December 28, 2016. 5 pm.

Time: 5:00 pm.

Volunteers are also needed. For more information please contact Elyse Litvack at 639-4675.

Join Us For Yom Kippur on Kauai

2016 October 10
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by Jeff

G’mar Hatima Tova (may you be sealed in the Book of Life). We welcome all Kauai Jews and visitors to join us as our community concludes observance of the Days of Awe with Yom Kippur.

Services will again be led by fabulous Rabbi Aryeh Azriel. We’re most grateful to Vicki and Bill Ellacott for their generous sponsorship of the Break-The-Fast event!

The Jewish Day of Atonement (English translation for Yom Kippur) is by far the most widely observed Jewish holiday and many who do not participate in other Jewish customs will join us on this day. Yom Kippur takes place on the 10th day of Tishri. The holiday is based on Leviticus 23:27.

Following the conclusion of Yom Kippur, members and guests are invited to join us for a sumptuous Break The Fast feast, catered by Sandy Jennings and Fresh from the Garden.

The Jewish Community of Kauai wishes all an easy fast and a meaningful holiday!

Note: Attendance and the meal are included in annual membership. Non-members are requested to make a donation of $30 or more per person, per event, either online or at the door.

Yom Kippur 5777

Tuesday October 11, 2016

  • 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Kol Nidre service.

Wednesday October 12, 2016 

  • 10:00 AM – 12 Noon Morning services.
  • 3:45 PM – 5:00 PM Adult discussion.
  • 5:00PM-7:00 PM Yiskor and conclusion services.
  • 7:00 PM Break the Fast.

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

Catered Shabbat Shuvah With Rabbi Aryeh Azriel This Saturday

2016 October 6
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by Jeff

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Join with fellow Kauai Jews for Shabbat Shuvah this Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 10 am at St. Michael’s. Services will be followed by a catered luncheon.

The Kauai Jewish Community is very pleased to have Rabbi Aryeh Azriel leading the 5777 High Holidays. Feedback from members and guests following Rosh Hashanah has been exceptional with regards to the Rabbi’s services, demeanor, and approach. If you haven’t met Aryeh yet, you’re in for a very special treat.

Shabbat Shuvah

This year, as part of our observance and High Holiday services, the community will add a Shabbat Shuvah celebration. Shabbat Shuvah is one of the Jewish year’s special Shabbats. It is sometimes called the Sabbath of return or Sabbath of repentance. This Saturday will mark a time for self-reflection and for finding our own highest good in the New Year just started. Shabbat Shuvah leads us to the Yom Kippur holiday which begins with Kol Nidre this coming Tuesday night. See our entire High Holidays schedule of events.

All services are held at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, Hardy Street, Lihue. Map.

Visitors and non-members are asked to make a minimum donation of $30 per person, per service attended including Shabbat Shuvah. There is, according to our community’s practice, no charge to attend any of the services for our paid members.

In our tradition of tzedakah (charity), and in the spirit of aloha, please bring donations of food and money for the Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry. The Kauai food pantry distributes food to about one hundred people each week, is staffed by volunteers, and is supported by donations including ours. Canned and/or non perishable food please.

Catering for the High Holidays is being provided by our caterer Sandy Jennings and Fresh from the Garden.

Photo at Kauai Jewish Community Rosh Hashanah service.

Kauai High Holidays 2016

2016 September 29
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by Jeff

Kauai High Holidays 2016

Our annual Kauai High Holiday services will be led by Rabbi Aryeh Azriel.

Following is the schedule for High Holiday services:

  • Erev Rosh Hashanah on Sunday October 2 at 7 pm.
  • Rosh Hashanah on Monday October 3 at 10 am with kiddush, apples and honey, plus a lovely luncheon to follow.
  • Shabbat Shuvah on Saturday October 8 at 10 am.
  • Erev Yom Kippur/Kol Nidre on Tuesday October 11 at 7 pm.
  • Yom Kippur Day on Wednesday October 12 at 10 am.
  • Yom Kippur adult group discussion with Rabbi reconvenes at 3:45 followed by Yizkor and Neilah, and a profuse array of delicious food for our break-the-fast.

Services are held at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, Hardy Street, Lihue. Map.

Visitors and non-members are asked to make a minimum donation of $30 per person, per service attended. There is, according to our community’s practice, no charge to attend any of the services for our paid members.

In our tradition of tzedakah (charity), and in the spirit of aloha, please bring donations of food and money for the Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry. The Kauai food pantry distributes food to about one hundred people each week, is staffed by volunteers, and is supported by donations including ours. Canned and/or non perishable food please.

Catering will be provided by Sandy Jennings and Fresh from the Garden.

Let us know if you have any questions. We look forward to welcoming you.