Jewish community to begin
observing Day of Atonement
Religion CalendarBy Mary Adamski
Devout Jews will begin a 24-hour fast tomorrow evening, abstaining from food and drink and other physical comforts as a way to focus their minds on repentance on the holiest day of their calendar -- Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement.
Services featuring Torah readings and ritual prayers begin tomorrow and continue through sundown Monday when local congregations will observe the tradition of eating a break-the-fast meal together.
The schedule of services at Oahu Jewish centers follows.
Chabad of Hawaii, at the Ilikai Hotel:
Tomorrow -- Kol Nidre, 6:30 p.m.
Monday -- Morning service, 10 a.m.; children's service, 11:30 a.m.; Yizkor, 1:30 p.m.; Neilah, 5:30 p.m., followed by break-the-fast.
Congregation Sof Ma'arov, 2500 Pali Highway:
Tomorrow -- Kol Nidre, 6:30 p.m.
Monday -- 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., 4:30 to 7 p.m.
Temple Bet Shalom, 1212 University Ave.:
Tomorrow -- Kol Nidre, 7:30 p.m.
Monday -- Yom Kippur, 10:30 a.m., 3 p.m., Yizkor, 4 p.m., Neilah, 4:45 p.m.
Temple Emanu-El, 2550 Pali Highway:
Tomorrow -- Traditional service, 6:30 p.m.; Reform service, 7:30 p.m.
Monday -- Traditional service, 9 a.m.; Reform morning service, 9:30 a.m.; Children's service, 2 p.m.; Reform afternoon service, 3 p.m.
Later in the week, there is a transition from the somber mood of judgment and repentance into the celebration of Sukkot, a harvest festival and a time of rejoicing.
Temple Emanu-El has invited the public to its Sukkot barbecue under the stars at 5:30 p.m. Friday.
Participants will help decorate a hut or sukkah to recall the temporary shelters that ancient Hebrew farmers used during harvest time. Reservations must be made by calling 595-7521.
Sukkot services at Temple Emanu-El will be at 10 a.m. next Saturday, Sept. 25, and Sept. 26.
Temple Bet Shalom will sponsor a family Sukkot picnic at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Please call 396-1668 by Wednesday with reservations.
2440 Kuhio Ave., 926-8134
"The True Meaning of Holy Communion," 11 a.m. tomorrow.
Master Immanuel will present "The Animal World & You," 7 p.m. Wednesday. Spiritual healing service to follow. Free. Parking available.
Baha'i of Ko'olaupoko
United Nations "International Day of Peace" and "Light a Candle for World Peace," 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Korean and Vietnam Memorial, on the grounds of the state Capitol. Call 263-0695 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Calvary Episcopal Church
45-435 Aumoku St., 247-2733
The Commission on Episcopal Schools and Hawaii Episcopal Youth are co-sponsoring a conference on learning disabilities, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. next Saturday at St. Andrew's Cathedral. Cost is $10, which includes a light lunch. Conference will include ways to identify a learning disability and strategies to help you with children and youths with such disabilities.
Center for Positive Living
P.O. Box 61850, Honolulu 96839, 988-6907.
Science of Mind classes, 7-9:30 p.m., begin Thursday. Each series consists of eight-week units. The units are "The Mind-Body Connection," "The Power of Decision," "This Thing Called You" and "Spiritual Economics." Cost for each eight-week unit is $80. Pre-registration required.
Improving Relationships Series, 10 a.m. -- tomorrow "What Was I Thinking," Sept. 26 "Dealing with Negative Thoughts," Oct. 3 "When Acceptance Beats Resistance," Oct. 10 "Having Problems vs. Solving Problems," Oct. 17 "Learning to Be Assertive," Oct. 24 "Communication Doesn't Just Happen," Oct. 31 "Building Empathy" and Nov. 7 "Accentuate the Positive" -- at the Ala Moana Hotel's Carnation Room.
Christ Lutheran Church
95-1361 Meheula Parkway, 623-9229
New Sunday School classes begin 9:15 a.m. tomorrow for all ages.
"Teen Challenge, Hawaii" will provide skits, testimonies and songs tomorrow at 8 and 10:30 a.m. worship services.
Yard sale, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 2. Funds raised will go to Jubilee 2000, a yearlong effort by the Lutheran churches in Hawaii and California. Donations and purchases will help Christian ministry continue in Central Oahu. Donations welcome.
Church of the Holy Nativity
5286 Kalanianaole Highway
"The Covenant Players" of Oxnard, Calif., an international repertory theatre, will perform tomorrow at 7:30 and 9:45 a.m. and informally discuss chancel drama at 8:45 a.m.
First Unitarian Church of Honolulu
2500 Pali Highway, 595-4047
An introduction and orientation to Unitarian Universalism, 6:30 p.m. tomorrow in the Meeting Room, No. 1.
Ohana potluck and games, 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Art Room.
Good Samaritan Episcopal Church
1801 10th Ave.
Benefit program for outreach activities, sponsored by the Women of Good Samaritan Episcopal Church, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 9. Crafts, food, plants, boutiques and rummage.
Hawaii Association of International Buddhists
The Hawaii Buddhist Council and the Hawaii Association of International Buddhists are sponsoring a Moon Viewing Dharmacakra Festival, 6:30-9 p.m. Friday at the McCoy Pavilion in Ala Moana Park. The festival commemorates the first sermon of the Buddha in Benares, India, 2,500 years ago, when the Buddha attained enlightenment and began to teach his disciples. Call the Rev. Eshin Matsumoto at 737-5177 or Alfred Bloom at 263-8567 for information.
Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin
1727 Pali Highway, 536-7044
The Rev. Kiyoshi Matsukuma will speak at Autumn Higan services at 6 tonight. Rededication dinner and program to follow. Dinner tickets available at the office. He will also speak tomorrow at the 7:30 a.m. Jinjo Japanese services, 10 a.m. English services and 1 p.m. Nitchu Japanese services. The Rev. Shigenori Makino will speak at Dharma School's services at 9 a.m. tomorrow.
Nuuanu Congregational Church
2651 Pali Highway, 595-3935
The Rev. Sharon Inake, associate pastor for Christian Nurture, leads the fall adult Christian education hour about prayer, 9 a.m. Sundays.
Spiritual Life Center
1020 S. Beretania St., 523-1170
Close to the Heart Retreat for cancer patients, Friday and next Saturday at House of Peace, 2602 Liliha St. Leaders are Charleen Cuaresma, director of medical affairs with the American Cancer Society, Betsy Ludwig, Christie Jensen and Patricia Bernie. Cost is $55 overnight or $25 commuter.
2550 Pali Highway, 595-7521
Erev Yom Kippur-Kol Nidre, tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. traditional services and 7:30 p.m. reform services.
Unity Church of Hawaii
3608 Diamond Head Circle, 735-4436
The Trinity Missionary Union Baptist Gospel Choir will perform 7-8 p.m. Friday. Donation appreciated.
Waipahu United Church of Christ
94-330 Mokuola St., 677-3317
The Rev. Chris Eng will preach "A Life of Regret: If Only I Had ..." tomorrow at the 8:30 a.m. contemporary and 10:30 a.m. traditional services.
The Rev. Chris Eng will facilitate a grief support meeting, "How to Deal with the Loss of a Loved One," 1:30 p.m. Thursday.
Windward United Church of Christ
38 Kaneohe Bay Drive
Services to honor the memory of the Rev. Jerome Holmes, a former pastor of the church, and his wife, Eva, 10 a.m. tomorrow. Members of the Kaumakapili Church Choir will provide Hawaiian music.
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