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Please Join Us For Shabbat on November 19

2016 November 12
by Jeff

Shabbat

Reminder – Shabbat services are next Saturday, November 19, 2016!

Traditional services will be led by Marty Kahn. The Dvar Torah will be delivered by Rob Kvidt.

We will have a light Oneg Shabbat following the service.

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

  • When: Saturday, November 19, 2016.
  • Time: 10:00 am.

For more information please contact us.

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.

Extended: Give Aloha at Foodland Benefits Kauai Jewish Community

2016 September 29
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by Jeff

Give Aloha

This offer has just been updated and is now valid through Sunday October 2. Here’s a great chance to pay up to $249 of your annual contribution now due. And to help our community even more, Foodland will match part of your donation!

The Jewish Community of Kauai is again participating in Foodland’s Annual Give Aloha Community Matching Gifts Program. This program honors the legacy of Foodland founder Maurice J. “Sully” Sullivan in giving back to the community. Matching funds are provided via The Western Union Foundation and Foodland. The total matching gift to all organizations combined is $300,000.

How to Contribute to JCK

  • From September 1 through 30, 2016, you can make donations of up to a $249 per person to benefit the Jewish Community of Kauai. You may make your annual membership payment this way as well. You must use your own Maika`i Card to make a donation as donations will otherwise not be matched.
  • Though $249 does not comprise the total annual contribution suggested for 2016-17 ($360 for a family, $180 for a single person). You can send the remainder as a check to JCK directly  or pay on via PayPal on our website.
  • At checkout, please provide your Maika`i Card and advise the cashier that you would like to make a donation to JCK. If you do not already have a Maika`i Card, you may obtain one.
  • Our registration code is 78502. Your donation will be added to your grocery purchase total. The amount donated to JCK will appear on your receipt. Any donation must be made payable to Foodland.
  • Important note. Your name will not be provided to JCK. Please contact us directly to advise us of your gift or membership so that we can acknowledge you.

Are These Contributions Tax Deductible?

Yes, contributions are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. Save your receipt for tax purposes since it will be the only record you will have of your donation.

For more details, visit the Give Aloha website.

Celebrate the Life of Paul Weil at Rosh Hashanah

2016 September 28
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by Jeff

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As we gather for Rosh Hashanah, we’ll also celebrate the life of cherished long-time JCK member Paul Weil, who passed away recently.

Paul’s family will host the Oneg on Monday afternoon, following Rosh Hashanah day services. According to his wife, Roberta, “the Oneg will in celebration of our beloved father, grandfather and husband Paul Weil by the Weil ‘Ohana.”

Paul Weil

Paul Weil

Paul was born in Pittsburgh in 1927 and died September 14, 2016 here on Kauai. He is survived by Roberta, to whom he’d been married for over 57 years, as well as a large and loving family of children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Paul was naval veteran of  World War II. He attended Stanford University and UCLA, and had a JD from Southwestern University Law School. Paul was a practicing attorney for over 50 years and provided pro bono services to community service organizations.

This special Oneg will be catered by our wonderful caterer, Sandy Jennings of Fresh from the Garden.

A widely varied array of traditional and contemporary delights will be served, so plan to come hungry!

Details of JCK High Holiday Service for members and guests.

Obituary of Paul Weil