Religion Calendar

Saturday, September 4, 1999

Jewish New Year services
will begin next week

Mary Adamski


Jews in Hawaii and around the world will begin their celebration of the New Year 5760 next week.

When the ram's horn is blown on Rosh Hashanah, it is a call to introspection and prayer in the 10-day period leading to the holiest day in the Jewish calendar, Yom Kippur. Rosh Hashanah services will be held next Saturday by island Jewish congregations.

"According to the biblical account of Creation, the world was created 5,760 years ago," said Rabbi Itchel Krasnjansky of Chabad of Hawaii.

The account in the Book of Genesis tells how God took six days to create the universe and all living creatures, with mankind being the finale -- and that is where Rosh Hashanah begins.

"We begin with the day that man was created, the crown of God's Creation," said Krasnjansky. "It symbolizes our belief that God entrusted man with the mission and task to bring the whole world to live as he instructs us, with the purpose that he unfolds for us in his teachings."

"It is a joyous time. We turn to God and ask him to bless us and inscribe us in the Book of Life. It is also a time of introspection and repentance which culminates on Yom Kippur, a fast day, the Day of Atonement," he said.

Chabad of Hawaii will sponsor a community festival meal following services at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Ilikai Hotel. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for children 12 years old and younger. Wednesday is the deadline to make reservations by calling 735-8161.

The Ilikai will be the setting of Chabad's services as follows:

Bullet Saturday, Sept. 11: 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. children's service, 7 p.m. evening service.

Bullet Sunday, Sept. 12: 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. children's service.

Rosh Hashanah services at Temple Emanu-El will be:

Bullet Friday: 6:45 p.m. Traditional service, 7:30 p.m. Reform service.

Bullet Saturday, Sept. 11: 9 a.m. Traditional, 9:30 a.m. Reform, 2 p.m. children.

Bullet Sunday, Sept. 12: 9 a.m. Traditional service.

The Temple Bet Shalom congregation will gather at Church of the Crossroads:

Bullet Friday: 7:30 p.m.

Bullet Saturday, Sept. 11: 10:30 a.m.

Congregation Sof Ma'arav, a Conservative synagogue that meets at 2500 Pali Highway, has the following schedule:

Bullet Friday: 8 p.m.

Bullet Saturday, Sept. 11: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Bullet Sunday, Sept. 12: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Religion Calendar

Aldersgate United Methodist Church

1352 Liliha St.

Rummage sale, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. next Saturday.

Calvary Lutheran Church

5339 Kalanianaole Highway

Reynold Feldman will facilitate a five-session workshop series, "Living Wisely": "Tapping Our Personal Wisdom," Tuesday; "Relationship Wisdom," Sept. 14; "Parenting Wisdom," Sept. 21;"Wisdom in the Workplace," Sept. 28; and "Wisdom and the Good Life," Oct. 5, 7-9:30 p.m. in the Ohanalani Room. Cost is $10 per session or $40 for all five. Call 234-1242 to reserve.

Center for Positive Living

Ala Moana Hotel, 410 Atkinson Drive, 739-5683

The Rev. Frank White will give the lessons "What's the Answer?" tomorrow; "It's Not Important, But It Is Essential" with guest speaker the Rev. Paol Seagram, Sept. 12; "What Was I Thinking?" Sept. 19; and "Dealing with Negative Thoughts," Sept. 26, 10 a.m. at Ala Moana Hotel, Carnation Room.

Church of Christ at Honolulu

1732 Keeaumoku St.

The Rev. Dale Smith will speak at the 10:55 a.m. service tomorrow. The author of children's books and lecturer in the "Every Kid a Winner" workshop for adults will also speak at 7 p.m. tomorrow, Monday and Tuesday at the church.

Ewa Community Church

91-1258 Renton Road

The 18th annual Ewa Community Church Fair, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. next Saturday. 

Fair includes baked goods, ethnic foods, plants, country store items, crafts, 

collectibles and games.

First Unitarian Church of Honolulu

2500 Pali Highway, 595-4047

The Rev. Mike Young will deliver the sermon "The Arrogance of Orthodoxy" at services, 10:15 a.m. tomorrow.

Hawaiian Islands Ministries


Rich Karlgaard, publisher of Forbes Magazine, is speaker at monthly breakfast "Straight Talk," 7-8:15 a.m. Friday at Pacific Club, 1451 Queen Emma St. Karlgaard's topic of discussion is "Belief in the Age of Science." Cost is $20 per person or $160 for a table of eight, and includes breakfast buffet. Reservations required. Register by Tuesday.

Izumo Taishakyo Mission of Hawaii

215 N. Kukui St., 538-7778

The sermon "Using Prayer in Preparation," in English and Japanese, at services 7 p.m. Friday. Refreshments to follow.

Nuuanu Congregational Church

2651 Pali Highway, 595-3935

Bullet Service of installation for the Rev. Tom Fujita as senior pastor, 4 p.m. tomorrow. Reception in Kosasa Hall to follow.

Bullet Ray and Shirley Miyamoto will show photo slides of their travel experiences in Tibet, 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.

St. Christopher's Episcopal Church

93 N. Kainalu Drive

St. Christopher's choir will sing at services, 9:15 a.m. Sept. 12. Special beginning-of-the-year rehearsal to prepare for the new year, 7-9 p.m. Thursday. New singers welcome.

Spiritual Life Center

1020 S. Beretania St., 523-1170

Registered nurse Patti Callahan will lead "Guided Imagery and Spirituality," an introduction to imagery with applications for prayer and spiritual learning, 7 p.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church, second floor. Cost is $10 if registered or $15 at the door.

Temple Emanu-El

2550 Pali Highway, 595-7521

Bullet Erev Rosh Hashana, Friday at the 6:45 p.m. traditional and 7:30 p.m. reform services.

Bullet First day of Rosh Hashana, next Saturday at the 9 a.m. traditional, 9:30 a.m. reform and 2 p.m. children's service.

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