What we're about

Welcome to the Waikiki Jewish Meetup!

My name is Don Armstrong, and I am the group’s current organizer. Thank you so much for joining us.

THE FOLLOWING IS OUR STANDARD DESCRIPTION AND WELCOME TO PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS. PLEASE NOTE, HOWEVER, THAT ALL OF OUR ACTIVITIES HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED DUE TO COVID-19. WE ARE HOPEFUL THAT WE WILL BE ABLE TO RESUME THESE ACTIVITIES AFTER PESACH, 5781 (2021). WE WILL CONTINUE TO ACCEPT NEW MEMBERS IN THIS INTERIM PERIOD, SO PLEASE DO APPLY IF YOU WISH TO JOIN US.

The Waikiki Jewish Meetup was formed in early 2019 and has the goal of furthering social connections between members of the tribe who live in Waikiki and nearby neighborhoods--although people who reside in outlying areas are also welcome We provide a place for Jews from a wide variety of backgrounds to meet, connect and pursue shared interests. We welcome diversity and we are happy to include the non-Jewish spouses or partners of members in all of our activities. Our activities currently fall into two categories:

First, we will carpool and visit some place of stunning beauty or of historical significance once a month ... normally on the second Sunday afternoon. "Historical significance" can refer to Hawaiian history, American history, or the history of the Jewish community on this island. O'ahu has an almost unlimited number of such sites, so we don't expect to exhaust them all anytime soon.

Second, if you are interested in a particular activity--e.g., going to the theater, visiting Turtle Beach on the North Shore, touring Queen Emma's Summer Palace, hiking out to Ka'ena Point and back, making a Costco run--and you would like companions, call or email me and we will make it happen. I just need to know when and where you want to go, whether or not you have transportation, and how many people you would like to have accompany you.

This Meetup is a place for Jews from a wide variety of backgrounds to meet, connect and pursue shared interests. We welcome diversity and we are happy to include the non-Jewish spouses or partners of members in all of our activities. Questions? Don't hesitate to ask. I may be reached through the Discussions on our Meetup home page, or you may email me directly at Zippy5318@gmail.com. You are also welcome to call me at (719) 660-9957.

L’Shalom,

Don

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