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Kauai Shabbat Shuvah With Rabbi Aryeh and St. Michael’s

2019 September 15
by Jeff

Kauai Shabbat Shuvah With Rabbi Aryeh and St. Michael’s

Join with Jewish Community of Kauai and St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church for a most unique Shabbat Shuvah celebration. It will take place on Saturday, October 5, at 10 am at St. Michael’s. Services will be followed by a lovely catered luncheon.

New Torah Dedication Celebration

An incredible highlight of this year’s High Holidays and in the life of our Kauai Jewish Community will take place on Shabbat Shuvah, when we will complete the last words in our new Torah, using special ink and quill. Members of the community will be invited to participate. This is an event associated only with a new Torah, and it is a very rare opportunity in which to be able to take part.

Kauai Shabbat Shuvah

This year again, as part of our observance of High Holidays, we will celebrate Shabbat Shuvah. We’re thrilled that this year’s services will be led again by Rabbi Aryeh Azriel, with the assistance of Kauai Rabbi Rob Kvidt.

Shabbat Shuvah is one of the Jewish year’s most special Shabbats. It is sometimes called the Sabbath of Return or Sabbath of Repentance. Saturday, October 5 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 follows the Rosh Hashanah New Year’s service and leads us to the Yom Kippur holiday which begins with Kol Nidre on Tuesday, October 8. See our entire High Holidays schedule of events.

Jewish Community of Kauai and St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church Join Together

The Reverend Andrew McMullen, representing St. Michael’s, and JCK are happy to be expanding our relationship. This includes permanent display of our Torah ark within the church sanctuary, and the Jewish Community of Kauai being known as the Synagogue-in-Residence at St. Michael and All Angels. Rabbi Rob will also be joining St. Michael’s at one of their services prior to this celebration. St. Michael’s congregation is wholeheartedly invited to join with us for this event.

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

Visitors are most welcome. Guests (those who are not members of JCK or STM) are asked to make a minimum suggested 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/or money for the Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry, which distributes food to about one hundred people each week; it 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 Sandy Jennings of Fresh from the Garden.


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