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Saturday, September 12, 1998

High Holy Days
begin for Jews

By Mary Adamski


Hawaii's Jewish congregations will celebrate the arrival of the New Year 5759 next weekend as they begin a 10-day period of High Holy Days.

A piercing blast of the shofar (ram's horn) will set off the solemn observance Sept. 20 of Rosh Hashana, which traditionally marks the first day of Creation. The period of prayer and contemplation ends Sept. 30 with Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, the holiest day on the Jewish calendar.

Advance reservations are required for meals that are part of the festivities.

Chabad of Hawaii will sponsor services at the Ilikai Hotel for visitors and local residents. Reservations must be made for the dinner to follow Rosh Hashana services by calling 735-8161. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for children.

The Chabad schedule:

bullet Sept. 20: 6:30 p.m.

bullet Sept. 21: 10 a.m., 11 a.m. children's service, 7 p.m. evening service.

bullet Sept. 22: 10 a.m., 11 a.m. children's service.

bullet Sept. 29: 6 p.m. Kol Nidre.

bullet Sept. 30: 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. children's service, 1:30 p.m. Yizkor, 5:30 p.m. Neilah. A break-the-fast meal will follow.

Congregation Sof Ma'arav, a Conservative Jewish congregation, will meet at 2500 Pali Highway. Ken Cohen will officiate as cantor, and members will lead the services as follows:

bullet Sept. 20: 8 p.m.

bullet Sept. 21: 9 a.m.

bullet Sept. 22: 9 a.m.

bullet Sept. 29: 6:30 p.m. Kol Nidre.

bullet Sept. 30: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Temple Bet Shalom, a Reform Jewish congregation, will hold services at Church of the Crossroads, 1212 University Ave. The deadline for reservations for the break-the-fast meal on Yom Kippur is Sept. 28. Call 396-1668. Rabbi Stephan Barack will preside at the following:

bullet Sept. 20: 7:30 p.m.

bullet Sept. 21: 10:30 a.m.

bullet Sept. 29: 7:30 p.m.

bullet Sept. 30: 10:30 a.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m. Yizkor, 4:45 p.m. Neilah.

Temple Emanu-El, at 2550 Pali Highway, will provide both Traditional and Reform services. Child care for youngsters from 6 months through 9 years of age may be arranged by calling 595-7521. Rabbi Avi Magid will lead services, as follows:

bullet Sept. 20: 6:45 p.m. Traditional, 7:30 p.m. Reform.

bullet Sept. 21: 9 a.m. Traditional, 9:30 a.m. Reform, 2 p.m. children's service.

bullet Sept. 22: 9 a.m. Traditional.

bullet Sept. 29: 6:45 p.m. Traditional, 7:30 p.m. Reform, Kol Nidre.

bullet Sept. 30: 9 a.m. Traditional, 9:30 a.m. Reform, 2 p.m. children's service, 3 p.m. Yizkor and Neilah.


bullet Aiea United Methodist Church: Hawaii District's Annual Mission Festival will be held 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 3. Bill Rollins from the Western Jurisdiction Office of the General Board of Global Ministries will be the keynote speaker, and there will be workshops on "The Bible: Origins and Formations," "Refugees and Global Migration" and "Indonesia." A special study session will be held for children in kindergarten through sixth grade, and child care will be available for those below kindergarten. Cost: $10 per person (includes lunch and materials). Register at 536-1864 before Tuesday.

bullet Calvary Episcopal Church, 45-435 Aumoku St.: The Bible Institute of Hawaii will be holding its 10-week course at the church, 7 p.m. Monday-Nov. 20. To register and for full course descriptions, call 943-0833.

bullet Center for Positive Living, 1144 10th Ave., Suite 203: The Rev. Frank White will give a lesson on "Getting the Act Together" at the 10 a.m. service tomorrow at the Ala Moana Hotel, Carnation Room.

bullet Central Union Church, 1660 S. Beretania St.: "Reading Your Way to Personal Wholeness: An Afternoon with Hawaii Authors," book fair sponsored by the Samaritan Counseling Center of Hawaii, 2-5 p.m. tomorrow. Highlights include a folk dance performance and appearances by authors Pat Masumoto, Jana Wolff, Robert Goldman, Ruth Tabrah, Juliet Lee, Phyllis Roe, Andrew Weaver, Margit Watts, Ian MacMillan and Alfred Bloom. For information, call 545-2740. Free.

bullet Christ Lutheran Church, 95-1361 Meheula Parkway: Sunday school begins, 9:15 a.m. tomorrow.

Information Fair featuring representatives from the different ministries will be held 9:15 a.m. tomorrow. For information, call Dee Dee Smith at 623-3652.

bullet Christ United Methodist Church, 1639 Keeaumoku St.: Welcome celebration for the Hawaii United Methodist Union's District Superintendent Barbara Grace Ripple and her husband, Jim, will be held Sept. 26. Service, 10 a.m.; potluck lunch, 11:30 a.m.; program of music and dance, noon-1 p.m. For information, call 536-1864.

bullet First Assembly of God, 3400 Moanalua Road: "Living One Day at a Time," support group for widows, divorcees or people who are separated, meets 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, through Sept. 29. Free. Register at 836-2300.

bullet First Christian Church, 1516 Kewalo: Combined worship service with the Korean and Tongan congregations, 10:45 a.m. tomorrow.

bullet First Unitarian Church of Honolulu, 2500 Pali Highway: The Rev. Mike Young preaches on "Here We Covenant Together," 10:15 a.m. tomorrow.

bullet First United Methodist Church, 1020 S. Beretania St.: Combined worship service, 10:30 a.m. tomorrow, followed by a Tongan meal in Komuro Hall.

bullet Nuuanu Congregational Church, 2651 Pali Highway: Sunday School begins at 9 a.m. tomorrow for nursery- to high school-aged children. For information, call 595-3935.

bullet St. Andrew's Cathedral, Queen Emma Square: Volunteer ushers are needed at the 10 a.m. services. Call John James at 941-7744 or 524-2822, ext. 215.

bullet St. George's Episcopal Church, 511 Main St.: A weekly class on "What Is the Episcopal Church?" will begin 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The class will cover the history of the church and its worship practices. To register, call 422-7888.

bullet St. John Lutheran Church, 1004 Kailua Road: Patricia Larsen presents a Christian estate and retirement planning seminar, 9-11:30 a.m. next Saturday. Register at 261-5787.

Only women ages 12 and up are invited to the first "Bane and Blessing Brunch," 9:45 a.m. Sept. 26. Cost is $6, and reservations can be made tomorrow or Sept. 20 at the church. Child care available by reservation only. For information, call 261-5787.

Adult Sunday school begins 9:15 a.m. tomorrow in the classroom next to the kitchen. The lesson for this year will be the Pastoral Epistle.

bullet St. Patrick Church: Donations needed for "Penny Sale" being held Dec. 5 in the Jarrett Intermediate School cafeteria. For information, call 735-0117.

bullet Unity Church of Hawaii, 3608 Diamond Head Circle: Visit with the Aloha Festivals Royal Court, 7 a.m. tomorrow at the worship celebration.

Dr. Elaine Willis shows you how to be your own mind and body healer, 7 p.m. tomorrow in the chapel. Cost: $10 in advance, $15 at the door. For information, call 735-4436.

Zale Griffin presents "Healing Messages for the Body: An Introduction to Touch for Health," 7-9 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel. Cost: $10.

"Calendar" is a list of special services, guest speakers, fund-raisers and other events which runs Saturdays in the Star-Bulletin. Send items and photographs, if available, 10 days in advance to: Religion Calendar, Honolulu Star-Bulletin, P.O. Box 3080, Honolulu 96802. Items may be faxed to 523-8509.

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