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The majority of the populace of the island is Asian: Japanese, Chinese, Korean, etc. And about a third of the island is “blended,” with offspring representing some of the most beautiful children anywhere in the world.

Jews first came to Hawaii in the 1800s as traders, bringing with them a Torah (now in the possession of Temple Emanu-El).

The apostle Paul told this to his young co-worker, Timothy: “I know whom I have believed, and am convinced that He is able to guard what I have entrusted to Him for that day” (2 Timothy ). Classes will run on Sundays from – pm for six weeks (classroom locations to be announced). We hope you will make plans to attend the next class. The Bible clearly teaches that God loves children and is concerned with their welfare.

There is no specific Jewish neighborhood: Jews live all over the island.

When you are in town, please give us a call and we will meet you at services and share oneg Shabbat with you.

Hach’nasat Orichim (inviting guests to share a Shabbat or religious experience) is a “local” Hawaiian tradition we practice as a positive mitzvah (commandment).

Both invitations had the same cover design, with the words “Mohala ka pua, ua wehe kaiao,” which translates as, “The blossoms are opening for dawn is breaking.” This Hawaiian saying is a reference to youth from Proverbs and Poetical Sayings by Mary Kawena Pukui, the Eleizer ben Yehudah [“father” of modern Hebrew] of the Hawaiian Language.

The Honolulu reception included Jews and non-Jews in a vegetarian meal made up of local favorites: dim sum, look funn noodles (for long life), vegetarian bao; an ear-splitting concert of Japanese taiko drummers; and flower leis for our out-of-town guests.

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