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Jewish Community of Kauai Welcomes Rabbi Marna Sapsowitz

2018 August 30
by Carol

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Kauai Jews are grateful and fortunate to be welcoming Rabbi Marna Sapsowitz. She was able to come to our aid at the last minute, when Rabbi Aryeh could no longer to come to Kauai. She will be leading the Jewish Community of Kauai High Holidays for 5779 starting September 9, 2018.

Rabbi Marna Sapsowitz’s roots are in New York. She graduated from high school in Northeastern PA, and attended Brandeis University, majoring in Sociology and Jewish Studies. She earned an M.Ed, from Seattle University. She was ordained by the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in 1989, and was honored to receive her honorary D.D. from the RRC in 2014.

Rabbi Marna has just completed her sixth (and last) winter as “snowbird rabbi” to the Jewish Community on the Island of St Croix in the US Virgin Islands. Before that, she served for thirteen years as Rabbi of Temple Beth Hatfiloh in Olympia, WA, which she still calls home. She has a deep passion for Jewish life in Eastern /Central Europe, and has worked with liberal/progressive Jewish communities in Prague and Warsaw. She loves languages, and is a student of both Russian and Yiddish, and, most recently, Arabic. She also enjoys singing in her synagogue choir.

She is delighted to be to partnering with JCK to create a rich and meaningful High Holy Day season, and looks forward to meeting and connecting with members of our Community.

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