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On the islands of Maui and Hawaii, the communities are 25 to 30 years old.
Jews in Hawaii The archives in the Department of History at the University of Hawaii, records of the Jewish Welfare Board and Temple Emanu-el, all in Honolulu on the island of Oahu, reveal some history of Jews in Hawaii.* There were Jews among the large number of traders and merchants who came to Hawaii in the last half of the 19th century.
What most people will miss, especially the many Jews from the mainland of the USA who travel there for vacations or conventions, (almost 2400 miles, 3800 kilometers from the west coast,) is that on three of Hawaii’s more densely populated islands, Oahu, Maui and Hawaii (also called “the Big Island”) are viable Jewish communities.
Maui was also a major military base during World War II.
There were Jewish service men and women that attended services with military chaplains.
Few, if any of these Jews, settled permanently in the islands.
**One of the earliest attempts at forming a Jewish community in Honolulu occurred in 1901.The employment and business opportunities, climate and low cost of land were strong attractions for individuals and families, many of whom migrated from west coast cities in the USA.