Below is some general information we've compiled for the standard visitors' questions.
We have recently moved into our new quarters - Mazel Tov! Our shul, school and offices are at the Ala Moana Hotel (410 Atkinson Drive in Waikiki) in the former Hawaiian Hut Restaurant. To get to the Chabad House, walk up the right side of the circular entrance to the hotel and there are stairs on your right leading to our Chabad House about halfway up the hotel entrance driveway.
Our offices are open from 9:00 am - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. (Office manager is in Monday through Thursday, 10:00 am - 3:30 pm HST.) Please feel free to call with your inquiries and reservations. Please do read further so you will be better equipped with information before calling.
Shacharit: 8:15 am Sun-Fri, 10:00 am Shabbat
Mincha/Maariv Friday evenings begins just after Candle Lighting (call for exact times)
IF YOU ARE FLYING TO HONOLULU WITH HAWAIIAN AIRLINES, YOU MAY BE ABLE TO HELP USAT NO COST TO YOU! PLEASE CONSIDERENROLLING AS A HAWAIIAN MILES FREQUENT FLYER & DONATING YOUR MILES TO CHABAD OF HAWAII! All it takes is 5 minutes of effort on your part and you can help us considerably - a wonderful mitzvah that is easy for you to do! To discuss this, please contact Mrs. Pearl Krasnjansky at 808-478-8892 or email@example.com. Many thanks.
KOSHER FOOD IN HAWAII / SHABBAT MEALS
In regards to Shabbat meals: We have a weekly Shabbaton with public communal, - delicious, home-made and gourmet - meals on Friday night. Also, we serve a full Kiddush/lunch on Shabbat. The cost for the dinner (which also includes lunch): Adults and children over 12 - $70; $45 for children ages 2 -12. Prepaid reservations are required. We accept cash, check or credit cards. (If you plan on coming only for the Shabbat lunch, a donation of $25 per person is suggested – still an excellent bargain for kosher in Hawaii!).
To reserve your place at Shabbat Communal Meals at Chabad House:Online - click here. Please scroll 2/3 down the page until you reach the "Shabbat Reservations" section. PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A SECURE FORM. Any payment information that you enter is secure.
By Phone: 808-735-8161. Email: click here.
Cancellation Policy for Shabbat Reservations:
Less than a week after reservations were made - 80% refund
A week or more from the date reservations were made – 60% refund
Within 72 hours of Shabbat – No refund There are also some products with recognized Hechshers (Kosher symbols) available at local supermarkets, such as Safeway, (most recommended), Whole Foods (health food supermarket), Foodland and Times Market.
We highly recommend that you stay at the Ala Moana Hotel which has undergone a multimillion dollar renovation, looks stunning, is centrally located, extremely conveniently for you on Shabbat - on the same grounds as Chabad of Hawaii, and offers a wide array of amenities. Should you decide to make the Ala Moana your holiday home, please allow us to help you with your reservation as we have been able to negotiate a discounted rate! Remember, your patronage at the Ala Moana Hotel helps Chabad of Hawaii continue to bring Torah to life in the Hawaiian Islands!
Additionally, we have special corporate rates with The Modern Honolulu, as well as the Hawaii Prince Hotel. Please contact our office manager for details, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm Mondays through Thursdays. (Please leave a message if shes' not in and she will get back to you quickly.)
If we are able to answer any more of your questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
IF YOU ARE FLYING TO HONOLULU WITH HAWAIIAN AIRLINES, YOU MAY BE ABLE TO HELP US AT NO COST TO YOU! PLEASE CONSIDERENROLLING AS A HAWAIIAN MILES FREQUENT FLYER & DONATING YOUR MILES TO CHABAD OF HAWAII! All it takes is 5 minutes of effort on your part and you can help us considerably - a wonderful mitzvah that is easy for you to do! To discuss this, please contact Mrs. Pearl Krasnjansky at 808-478-8892 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Many thanks.
Additionally, you may want to consider purchasing our unique and beautiful Aloha Hawaiian Kippot! They are sewn especially for us, made of cotton, with prints wearable on both sides and wash beautifully - and make a unique gift or souvenir of your stay in Hawaii. Each kippah has a different combination of patterns. Please call us if you are interested in purchasing any of these lovely yarmulkes. The kippahs are $8 each (+ shipping, if we will be mailing them to you.
Chabad of Hawaii is supported solely by donations from our friends and visitors. If you would like to make a donation to help in the holy work of bringing all Jews closer to Torah, we would greatly appreciate it: "Gedola tzedaka shemekarevet et hageulah" - "Great is the power of tzedakah, for it brings closer the final redemption".
Our mailing address is:
Chabad of Hawaii
410 Atkinson Drive
Honolulu, HI 96814
Rabbi Itchel and Pearl Krasnjansky
and all the staff at Chabad of Hawaii
Serving the Jewish community of Hawaii for 25 years!