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Tomorrow 6pm | Kauai Hanukkah Party Reminder

2017 December 14
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Kauai Hanukkah Party | December 15 at 6PM

Don’t miss one of our favorite events. It’s JCK’s traditional Kauai Hanukkah party that takes place on Friday , December 15 from 6pm to 8pm.

We will commence with an abbreviated Shabbat service, led by Marty Kahn.

Enjoy homemade latkes, plus help us make delicious jelly donuts (sufganiyot) at the party again this year! We’ll also have menorahs, dreidels, and crafts.

Please bring your menorah and candles to take part in our annual community lighting. A limited number of candles will be available.

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

JCK is providing latkes, donuts and drinks.

Please bring a dish to share, based on the following:

  • A-K pupus
  • L-P dessert (we actually suggest salads instead of desserts)
  • R-Z main dish

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

When: Friday, December 15, 2017. 

Time: 6:00 pm.

 

Monroe Richman z”l

2017 December 13
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Monroe Richman z”l

It is with great sadness that we share the news that long time and very active JCK member Monroe Richman passed away, on the mainland, last night.

Monroe and his beloved wife Esther have been an integral part of our community for decades, both having a great love for JCK.

This marks the passing of a legend. We will all miss Monroe very much.

We will update this and advise you when we have information about a Kauai memorial.

Don Schoenfeld z”l

2017 December 6
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Don Schoenfeld

Don Schoenfeld z”l

It is with great sadness that we share the news that long time JCK member Don Schoenfeld passed away last night.

Don and his beloved wife of 74 years, Trudy, supported and cherished each other and have been an inspiration to the Jewish Community of Kauai for decades.

We will all miss Don dearly.

Interment will take place in California at Mt. Sinai Hollywood Hills on Friday. The family has requested that any donations in Don’s name be made to Kauai Hospice or another charity of choice.

CANCELLED: Shabbat on November 18

2017 November 12
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We’re sorry. Due to a scheduling conflict, this week’s Shabbat has been cancelled.

 

Please Join Us For Shabbat on November 18

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

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, November 18, 2017.

Time: 10:00 am.

For more information please contact us.

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

Yom Kippur | Kauai High Holidays 2017

2017 September 28
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Kauai Jewish Community | Mishkon Hanafesh

Join us for our annual Kauai High Holiday concluding services, starting with Kol Nidre tomorrow night, September 29 at 7pm. We are thankful to be led in our observance by returning Rabbi Aryeh Azriel. JCK is also most grateful for Vicki and Bill Ellacott’s generous sponsorship of our sumptuous break-the-fast meal following Yom Kippur services on Saturday, September 30. Read on for the schedule of remaining events.

The community’s board of directors is pleased to announce that we have just acquired, and will for the very first time will be using, the new Machzor, Mishkan Hanafesh. We will be using the Yom Kippur volume, which is entirely separate from last week’s Rosh Hashanah volume. After a multi-year process, the board approved the purchase, and the books arrived on Kauai last week. The High Holidays’ liturgy offers a new experience of Yamin HaNoraim (spiritual growth) that encompasses awe, solace, contemplation, personal and communal worship, and music. It also provides an easily accessible guide for Tshuvah and Chesbon Hanefesh (repentance and self-reflection).

The Machzor incorporates both our rich Jewish past and today’s modern age. It is fully transliterated, has many options for Torah readings, provides background and contextual information, poetry and alternative readings, commentary, multiple theological possibilities, a beautiful interpretation of Hebrew, and engaging artwork and essays.

Visitors and non-members are asked to make a minimum donation of $50 per person, per service attended, or $150 per person for all High Holiday services.  Click here to donate. Donation envelopes will also be available at services.

There is, according to our community’s practice, no charge to attend any of the services for our paid members (click here to join or renew).

Schedule for remaining High Holiday services:

  • Erev Yom Kippur/Kol Nidre on Friday September 29 at 7 pm.
  • Yom Kippur Day on Saturday September 30 at 10 am. Adult group discussion with Rabbi Aryeh 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.

In our tradition of tzedakah (charity), and in the spirit of aloha, please bring donations of food and/or 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 will be provided by Sandy Jennings of Fresh from the Garden.

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

Catered Shabbat Shuvah With Rabbi Aryeh Azriel Tomorrow

2017 September 22
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Join with fellow Kauai Jews for Shabbat Shuvah tomorrow, September 23 at 10 am at St. Michael’s. Services will be followed by a lovely Israel-inspired catered luncheon.

The Kauai Jewish Community is very pleased to have Rabbi Aryeh Azriel leading the 5778 High Holidays.

Shabbat Shuvah

This year again, 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 most special Shabbats. It is sometimes called the Sabbath of return or Sabbath of repentance. This Saturday will mark a time for self-reflection, for finding our own highest good, and for casting out all that no longer serves us in the New Year just started. Shabbat Shuvah leads us to the Yom Kippur holiday which begins with Kol Nidre next Friday 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.

Non-members and visitors are most welcome and are asked to make a minimum donation of $50 per person, per service attended including Shabbat Shuvah. You are welcome to pay online or in-person. 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 5777 Rosh Hashanah service.