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As of Saturday, April 12, 2014

LAST UPDATED: 10:17 p.m. HST, Apr 11, 2014

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Passover services. Conservative Sof Ma'arav will hold four Passover services at the First Unitarian Church, 2500 Pali Highway. A Shabbat service will be held 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, followed by a "Get Rid of Your Hametz (leaven found in grain products)" potluck, which will feature dairy/parve (vegetables, fruits, nuts, etc.). Other services, all followed by a kosher Passover meal, are set for 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, 10 a.m. April 19 and 9:30 a.m. April 21 (with a Yizkor memorial service). For more information, call 595-3678.

Temple Emanu-El, 2550 Pali Highway, 595-7521. Guest Rabbi Liat Yardeni-Funk, who has served as a rabbi-educator at Stephen S. Wise Temple and Milken Community High School in Los Angeles since 2004, will speak on "Creating a World-Class Religious School" at 9:15 a.m. Sunday. Parents of students of the temple's School of Jewish Studies and other stakeholders are encouraged to attend the talk and group discussion.

Honolulu Myohoji Mission, 2003 Nuu­anu Ave., 524-7790. Duane Padilla and Shoji Ledward, a popular jazz violin and guitar duo, will perform at 10 a.m. Sunday for the Hana­ma­tsuri Service in celebration of Buddha's birthday. Visit hono­lulu­myo­hoji.org for information.

Easter Retreat at Camp Moku­leia, 68-729 Farrington Highway, 637-6241. The Episcopal Diocese of Hono­lulu is offering a journey through Good Friday to Easter morning, April 18-20. For information, visit www.camp­moku­leia.com, or call Shanee Baptista to make reservations.

Windward United Church of Christ, 38 Kane­ohe Bay Drive, 254-3802. Applications for the annual Holmes Academic Scholarships are being accepted until April 30. Each year several scholarships are available to graduating high school students from Windward Oahu. To obtain an application, visit www.windwarducc.org or call the church.

Taize service. The annual ecumenical Taize "Prayer Around the Cross" service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Newman Center/Holy Spirit Parish at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. The community of Taize Brothers in France originated the candle-lit prayer service, which includes chants and music, prayers, Scripture reading, a period of silence and prayer petitions, and veneration of the cross. Toward the end of the service, the large icon Taize cross is laid down in the center of the chapel, with participants touching their heads to it. Taize participants pray together for those suffering injustice, abandonment and persecution. For more information, call 988-6222 or emeritus professor Jon James at 944-6983.

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