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June 23 | Join Us For Last Shabbat Service Before High Holidays

2018 June 12
by Jeff

Kauai Shabbat

Please Join Us For Shabbat on June 23 

Services will be conducted by our own Marty Kahn and D’var Torah will be lead by Carol Pescaia. This will be the last Shabbat service prior to the upcoming High Holiday Services, which begin on September 9. There will be no Shabbat services in July and August.

We will have an Oneg Shabbat following the service which is being created and served by our wonderful caterer Sandy Jennings.

Note: We are requesting an RVSP if you intend to join us for our delicious and generous Oneg Shabbat. Since the last two months’ services were sparsely attended, we realize that we need more participation in order to make the catering feasible.  

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

When: Saturday, June 23, 2018.

Time: 10:00 am.

Siddur: We will be again be using our new Siddur, Mishkan T’filah. Please donate name plates in our new books to honor loved ones!

For more information please contact us.

As a reminder, JCK needs sponsors for other Shabbat Onegs this year. Please take part, as many levels of participation available.

JCK Joins St. Michael’s Work Day This Saturday

2018 May 23
by Jeff

St. Michael's Work Day

Join us this Saturday, May 26, to help keep the home of the Jewish Community of Kauai beautiful.

The St. Michael’s community will be cleaning the church and doing some demolition work to the Goodale Center. They have lots of projects happening to include removing mildew from the Sanctuary pew chairs, cleaning out the former nurses training offices in the Goodale building (removing the carpets and one wall, and stripping the walls clean), hedge trimming, and other odd jobs. There are also opportunities to do some deep cleaning in the kitchen.

“We are so blessed for all of you who take such good care of our Sanctuary and Church grounds.” — St. Michael’s.

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

When: Saturday, May 26, 2018.

Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 noon.

Bring gloves, buckets and cleaning cloths for the chlorine removal if working in the Sanctuary, or demolition tools if wanting to work in the Goodale building.

Please Join Us For Shabbat on May 19

2018 May 16
by Jeff

Kauai Jewish Community

Please Join Us For Shabbat on May 19

Services will be conducted by our own Marty Kahn and D’var Torah will be lead by Carol Pescaia.

We will have an Oneg Shabbat following the service which is being created and served by our wonderful caterer Sandy Jennings.

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

When: Saturday, May 19, 2018.

Time: 10:00 am.

Siddur: We will be again be using our brand new Siddur, Mishkan T’filah. Please donate name plates in our new books to honor loved ones!

For more information please contact us.

As a reminder, JCK needs sponsors for other Shabbat Onegs this year. Please take part, as many levels of participation available.

Last Call! April 20 Friday Evening Shabbat and Dinner

2018 April 18
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by Jeff

Rob in Jerusalem

Please Join Us at 6pm this Friday

A festive Friday night Shabbat including Torah service will be conducted by our own student rabbi, Rob Kvidt. We rarely do an evening service, so you won’t want to miss this one at which we will be using our brand new Siddur, Mishkan T’filah.

We will have a catered Oneg and gourmet vegetarian Shabbat dinner following the service which is being created and served by our fabulous caterer Sandy Jennings.

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

When: Friday, April 20, 2018.

Time: 6:00 pm.

Cost for dinner: No charge for paid JCK members. Non-members donation of $35 per person requested. Credit cards accepted.

Reminder: JCK needs sponsors for other Shabbat Onegs this year. Please take part, as many levels of participation are available.

For more information: Please use our contact form.

Name Plates For Our New Prayer Books

We are now gratefully accepting donations towards our three new sets of prayer books. These beautiful books will be enjoyed by our community for many years to come.

Have an inscribed bookplate placed in the book(s) of your choice. Use this to celebrate or acknowledge any significant event, or just to feel more a part of our island community.

We welcome donations in multiples of Chai – $18, $36, $54, $72, etc.  Payments can be made online with credit/debit cards.

Click link above to take part today.

Photo: Rob in Jerusalem 2017.

Name Plates For New Kauai Jewish Community Prayer Books

2018 April 16
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by Jeff

Donate Kauai Jewish prayer books

Congratulations to the Jewish Community of Kauai!  We now have three wonderful new sets of prayer books:

  • Mishkan Hanefesh, a double volume for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.
  • Mishkan T’filah, a Shabbat Siddur.
  • The Open Door, a modern Haggadah for Pesach.

These are all richly informative and very beautiful books which we are sure you will enjoy throughout the years.

Now is the perfect opportunity for you to participate directly: Payment may be made online via credit card.

Name Plates For New Kauai Jewish Community Prayer Books

1. Make a donation to have an inscribed bookplate placed in the book(s) of your choice.

You might celebrate a Bar or Bat Mitzvah, a marriage, a birth, an anniversary, a friendship, virtually  any milestone that moves you.  You may also acknowledge a death or yartzeit, or commemorate another occasion in your life. Perhaps there are community events or world movements that inspire you; these, too, could be honored.

Please make a donation in multiples of Chai – $18, $36, $54, $72, etc. Also, indicate in which of the books you would like your bookplate: Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, or Shabbat.

2. Please contact Elyse at elyse@litvack.kauai@gmail.com with the bookplate information, and we will gladly and gratefully help you to fulfill your request. Payment may be made online via credit card.

Thank you.

Our 2018 Passover Seder was GREAT!

2018 April 16
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by Carol Pescaia

Sara Silverman did an excellent job with our beautiful new Haggadah, The Open Door. We had a lovely mix of visitors and locals, Sandy Jenning’s food was delicious, and our liberation was relevant and ever-new.

Thank you for coming, join us next year if you can, and enjoy the photos!

Shalom — Carol and Jeff

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