High Holiday Prayer workshop to be held Wednesday in Kihei
The Jewish Congregation of Maui is offering a High Holiday Prayer workshop at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.
This newly designed interactive program was created by the National Jewish Outreach Program to help participants with limited Jewish knowledge or background gain an appreciation and an understanding of the High Holy Day prayers, according to an announcement.
Millions of American Jews attend a synagogue service only once a year - during the High Holy Days. They may come for different reasons, but these "once-a-year" attendees share a common frustration: they don't understand the service.
The aim of Beit Shalom and the National Jewish Outreach Program is to help participants feel more prepared for, and thus more comfortable with, their High Holy Day experience.
For more information, call the Jewish Congregation of Maui at 874-5397. The synagogue is located at 634 Alulike St. in Kihei.
Great Autumn Festival of the Maui Jinsha Mission Sept. 15
The Great Autumn Festival of the Maui Jinsha Mission will be held Sept. 15, beginning with a church service at 4:30 p.m., dinner at 5:30 p.m. and entertainment at 6:30 p.m.
Entertainment will be provided by Zenshin Daiko, Maui Buyo Dance Academy, Afuso Ryu Choichi Kai Maui and Jimpu Kai Maui. Also performing will be the karaoke singers of Alvin Iwamoto.
The mission is at 472 Lipo Place in Paukukalo.
Elderly members to be honored at Sunday event
Iao United Church of Christ will honor its elderly church members after a church service at 11 a.m. Sunday at the Maui Beach Hotel.
The event is called Keiro No Hi, which is a day set aside to respect the elderly in Japan, where it is a national holiday.
At Iao United Church of Christ, the practice Keiro No Hi was started by the former Rev. Teruo Kawata, who served from 1955 to 1962.
About 20 seniors - all 80 years old or older - will be honored by church members Sunday. The most senior is Tom Yamada, who is 98.
Family members are invited to join in the celebration.
Three-day women's conference begins Thursday
A three-day women's conference will be hosted by Pastor Barbara Tengan of the Door of Faith Church in Wailuku and Pastor Gretchen Freitas of the Church of the Firstborn, according to an announcement.
The conference's guest speaker will be Frances Pike of Spirit Life Ministries.
The event begins at 6 p.m. Thursday at Cafe O'Lei at the Dunes at Maui Lani. It will be followed by events at 148 Awalau Road. Those are a day session from 10 a.m. to noon, with a light lunch provided; and a night session beginning at 6:30 p.m. The conference concludes on Sept. 15, with a session starting at 10 a.m. (A tea party will follow the last session.)
The three-day event's cost is $40. Participants need to register by today. To register, contact Freitas at 357-7762.
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