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Temple Emanu-El Closed

There are an increasing number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Hawai‘i and the numbers are expected to continue to climb. Therefore, the Board of Trustees has made the difficult decision to suspend in-person gatherings until further notice. View All Covid-19 Updates

Join Rabbi Ken Friday, April 3 at 7:00 PM (Keiki Shabbat begins at 6:00 PM) for Temple Emanu-El’s  live streamed Shabbat Service! View Archived Shabbat Services and Torah Study Sessions

The link will be accessible on and Temple Facebook page.

Torah Study, April 4 at 9:00 AM

Grab a Chumash or go online to find the text for  Torah portion Tzav
 (Leviticus 6:1 - 8:36)

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Temple Emanu-El Shabbat Evening Service, April 3 at 7:00 PM

Mishkan T'Filah for Shabbat-digital verson available here!
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Temple Emanu-El Keiki Shabbat, April 3 at 6:00 PM

Passover Central


Join Our Community Seders Live on April 8

“Why Is This Night Different:

A Family Friendly Passover Seder" 5:00-5:30 PM

“Passover Night Live: A Virtual Community Seder” beginning at 6:00 PM 

Share Your Passover Recipes!

We want to know your favorite Passover recipes and the creative ways you use Matzah (Matzah pizza, roca etc.)! Send your recipes to

to post on the Temple website (write “Sharing” in the subject line)!

Keiki activities for Passover coming soon!

Upcoming Community Events


Seniors Welcome to Join Kupuna Zahav Connect Session April 6 at 11:00 AM

WHAT: KUPUNA ZAHAV CONNECT for Hawaii Jewish Seniors with Dr. Laurie Sanford

WHEN: Monday, April 6, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

HOW: ZOOM ID  219 092 9161  

In the tradition of continuum of care, our Chevra Kadisha Kavod of Oahu has created a  Zoom Room Kupuna Zahav Connect  session for our Jewish seniors on all the islands for this coming Monday. Please invite our Jewish kupuna (elders/seniors) in Hawaii to join us on Monday, April 6, at 11:00 AM Hawaii time .

The Chevra Kadisha Kavod is starting to branch out and add other forms of support for our Greater Jewish Community. In these times there is a concern that seniors who are spending more time at home unable to participate in their usual routines may feel isolated. The Chevra Kadisha Kavod has arranged for a group call that will be facilitated by Dr. Laurie Sanford. She used to live in Hawaii and is now living on the mainland. Please join the group conversation and stay in touch with the Jewish community. We are hoping to meet on a regular basis. Come share your thoughts, let us know how we can be of help. We would love to catch up.

If any seniors need coaching on how to access  and to sign up for free and to join the Monday meeting, please either watch this short video  or call Alice 808-343-1252 or Barry 808-341-3312 BEFORE Monday, April 6. The zoom room ID for Jewish kupuna on Monday at 10:55 am is #219 092 9161. All technical issues need to be handled before Monday's call since our time together is limited.

Our facilitator is Dr. Laurie Sanford. Dr. Laurie ( Gavriellah Liron) Sanford is a clinical psychologist and Mashpiah Ruchanit ( Jewish Spiritual Director) who will be holding space for us on Mondays at 11 am HST using the Zoom platform. There are no requirements for attending or participating. We are simply creating a time and space for people to feel connected within our physical separation. Please check in with us and share...anything, or nothing and just listen and breath together. We will get through this in caring community.

Register for Inaugural "Israel Connect" Webinar April 6

In light of the recent Covid-19 crisis, the Consulate General of Israel in Los Angeles is launching a new webinar series called Israel Connect, aimed at bringing participants a series of speakers and experts from across the spectrum of Israeli life.

The first session takes place Monday, April 6 at 12:00 PM PT (9:00 AM HST) and is entitled "Behind the Headlines: Israel, the Coronavirus and the Middle East". The talk features special guest speaker Neil Lazarus.

Lazarus is a known expert in the fields of Middle East politics, public diplomacy and communication training. His presentations are informative and challenging. He has worked extensively with Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Tourism.

The webinar is free of charge. Click here to register for the session.

Special Occasion? Plant a Tree in Israel

Temple Emanu-El has teamed up with the Jewish National Fund to help celebrate your special occasions by planting a tree in Israel!

Click the icon to get started!

Sat, April 4 2020 10 Nisan 5780