CONGREGATION KONA BETH SHALOM currently holds services and many special events at the beautiful Hawaiian Queen Coffee Garden on Henry Street in Kona.
In most months our Shabbat Services are on the fourth Saturday morning starting at 10:00 am. We will also celebrate many Jewish holidays and other events at this location.
THE BIG ISLAND OF HAWAII Hawaii Island (called “The Big Island,” “Orchid Island,” or “Volcano Island”) has the largest land area in the archipelago, more than 4,000 square miles … somewhat larger than Connecticut. The main town on the Kona coast is Kailua-Kona. The city of Hilo is on the eastern coast of Hawaii Island. The word, “Hava i’i,” when spoken in Hebrew, means “Let us have an island.” Both Aloha and Shalom mean hello, goodbye, peace and love. So much about Hawaii feels Jewish. Being Jewish in Hawaii is as natural as watching Creation before your eyes as our volcano erupts, seeing fish in the ocean that look hand-painted by HaShem, and experiencing true relaxation and renewal on Shabbat in the most beautiful place on Earth. Kona Beth Shalom has been West Hawaii’s Jewish Congregation since before 1985.