Local Jewish organizations represented on the Board:
ALOHA JEWISH CHAPEL
The Aloha Jewish Chapel serves stationed and visiting service people and their dependents, and government civilians/contractors and retirees. It is located at the Pearl Harbor Naval Station (Makalapa Gate).
Weekly Services Friday 7:30 P.M., Sat 9:15 AM, Torah Study Monday, 6:30 P.M., Annual Passover Seder at Hale Koa Hotel Waikiki (First Night Passover). Contact for details of other holiday and High Holiday day services. Must have valid government I.D. or arranged escort.
ARTHUR MURRAY FUND
The Arthur Murray Fund was established by the world-famous dance instructor to assist needy Jews in Hawaii on a one-time only basis. The assistance is a gift, not a loan, and usually is of significant size. Examples of needs that the Fund may assist with are large dental bills, first and last months’ rent, moving expenses, etc.
The fund is administered by former presidents of Temple Emanu-El and the Sisterhood of Temple Emanu-El. Alice Tucker is Chair. For assistance, please contact Rosanne Smollan at (808) 258-7121.
CONGREGATION SOF MA’ARAV
Congregation Sof Ma’arav is the westernmost member of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. The congregation is an egalitarian, participatory, lay-led havurah. We depend on each other to make Congregation Sof Ma’arav a sanctuary for those interested in awakening their Jewish heritage through education and spirituality. Weekly Shabbat services take place on Saturdays at 9:50 a.m.
Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America, is a volunteer women’s organization whose members are motivated and inspired to strengthen their partnership with Israel, ensure Jewish continuity, and realize their potential as a dynamic force in American society.
Founded in 1912, Hadassah retains the passion and timeless values of its founder, Henrietta Szold, Jewish scholar and activist, who was dedicated to Judaism, Zionism, and the American ideal.
SISTERHOOD OF TEMPLE EMANU-EL
The Sisterhood provides a presence of women in congregational life. We are a part of the Women for Reform Judaism, an affiliate of the Union for Reform Judaism. The Sisterhood Board meets monthly. Our activities include running the Temple gift shop, arranging a bi-annual book club, providing an Oneg after Friday night services, as well as assisting B’nai Mitzvah parents and other Temple members with creating special Onegs. An essential part of our mission is to provide support for the School of Jewish Studies and for Gan Yerushalayim, the preschool at the Temple.
Temple Emanu-El is a synagogue community and a center of Jewish life in Hawaii. Its members are dedicated to the religious and ethical values of Judaism. In perpetuating itself, the Temple is committed to worshiping God, studying Torah, the pursuit of Jewish education, promoting Jewish identity, enhancing Jewish life and pursuing social justice.
Office: (808) 595-7521 Fax: (808) 595-6306