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May 11, 2018 – The North Hawaii Chavurah monthly erev Shabbat gathering 6PM at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel Restaurant No 3 offers a special opportunity to meet 96 year old Holocaust survivor, author and Kona resident Goldie Lefkowitz. Goldie will share some of her story with us. We will follow her presentation with shabbat blessings and a potluck. No pork or shellfish. 

Goldina was born 1922 in Cologne, Germany. Her life in Cologne was good until the Third Reich takes control of her once peaceful childhood home. Goldina has persevered and learned to adapt. Undaunted, she travelled with her family to the shores of America where she carved her own path. Her book “Reflections By Goldina” is her story as a Holocaust Survivor and her trials during this time. 
 
When you enter the resort, let the guard know you are going to the event at No 3.
 
Save the date for: 
June 15th, Cindy Cohen Levy will lead us for a musical erev shabbat gathering. 
July 13th, Rabbi Sydney Mintz, Rabbi at Temple Emanu-el in San Francisco will lead services.  More details to follow.

Shavuah Tov, 

Vivienne