Jewish retreat ends Monday
The Jewish Congregation of Maui is holding its annual Jewish Studies Retreat, "Paradising My Life," with Rabbi Yitzchak Schwartz from Jerusalem, through Monday.
Schwartz is a traditional Kabbalist. He combines authentic mystical teachings with experiential techniques designed to transform all five aspects of the personality, according to a release.
The cost of the retreat is $10 a day. The synagogue is still seeking sponsors to cover the event's expenses.
To request a flier and schedule, reserve a seat or assist with sponsorship, e-mail email@example.com.
The synagogue offers weekly services, holiday celebrations and educational and social programs. For more information, visit www.mauijews.org.
Christian bands to play at Kualoa fest
The Second Annual Summer Youth Worship Bash, an all-day worship and concert, will be held at Kualoa Ranch next Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The end-of-summer music festival, presented by WAVEHawaii.org, will feature Christian/punk-rock bands Pennylane and Aces; Hoku nominee 7 Simple Pieces; the African-infused sounds and rhythms of Limit X and Milele; and Miss Hawaii Piialoha Gaison, according to a release.
"We're excited to provide an outdoor, fun-filled and life-embracing venue for our youth in a drug- and alcohol-free environment in which they can openly express their faith and worship in their own unique way," said Jack Waters, operations manager at 98.5 the FISH/AM760 KGU and one of the event organizers.
Music will range from praise and worship and Fijian/Tongan/Hawaiian to Christian alternative, he added.
Pre-sale tickets are $10 ($12 at the gate) and available at Logos, Agape, Living Stone Cafe and Hidden Treasures. The admission fee includes both lunch and a light supper (but does not include Kualoa Ranch activities).
Sponsors include Castle Medical Center, Bank of Hawaii, Menehune Water and EclipsHawaii.
For more information, call Melodie Vega at 254-BASH or log on to www.wavehawaii.org.
Olds to perform at St. Andrew's
St. Andrew's Cathedral will begin its new season of Organ Recital and Choral Evensong with special guest Nalani Olds at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 3.
Olds will highlight the evening's program of Hawaiian choral music and text to celebrate the birthday of Queen Liliuokalani.
Arlan Sunnarborg will be the organist, and the cathedral choirs, featuring "E na Ali'i," by Leohone, will perform.
This recital marks the beginning of the cathedral's 2006 Hawaiian Heritage Program, which will be held at 7:30 p.m. on the first Sunday of each month from September through May.
For more information, call 524-2822, ext. 223.