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Members interested in starting a community in Hawaii:

1. Dan
2. @Yehuda - the guy who's never been there and also would have to go every Thursday-Sunday to LAX.
3. Mgoldhammer18-Would live by the Grand Hyatt, Kauai

If anyone wants to track MendyP's awesome adventure, you can do so here

Author Topic: Making A Community In Hawaii  (Read 46304 times)

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Re: Making A Community In Hawaii
« Reply #320 on: February 23, 2015, 01:02:08 PM »
Awesome! You are living our dream!

Now we have where to store the next toaster :P

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Re: Making A Community In Hawaii
« Reply #321 on: February 23, 2015, 01:02:52 PM »
Awesome! You are living our dream!

Now we have where to store the next toaster
Maybe even open a toaster gemach

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Re: Moving to Hawaii!
« Reply #322 on: February 23, 2015, 01:03:52 PM »
3 years ago my wife and I went to Hawaii (Big Island and Oahu) on our honeymoon and fell in love with it. In 4 years of marriage we have been fortunate to have visited France, Italy, Hawaii, Israel, Brazil, and New Zealand. Hawaii (and Israel - which is different) was the only one where my wife said "How do we move here?"... (Disclaimer: New Zealand is INCREDIBLE, but moving to the South Island of NZ did not seem realistic) Since then we always discussed that we would retire in Hawaii one day in the future (run a Kosher B&B in Kona?). In any case, around 1-1/2 years ago, an opportunity came up at work for me to transfer to the Honolulu office for 1 year (or longer). The timing wasn't right for many reasons and we told ourselves that we'd be back to Hawaii for vacation anyways. Over the last 1-1/2 years, I definitely kicked myself more than once for not taking up my employer on the offer.

Lo and behold, a few weeks ago, the opportunity came up once again, and we were not saying no twice! While the logistics are still being worked out, it appears we will be headed out there, with our 8 month old daughter, at some point next month. It still seems so far fetched...I don't know at what point it will feel real - probably not until we land there.

I'm still trying to wrap my head around so much...

Awesome and congrats!

Wow, that's awesome!
Keep us posted on how it's going.

Time to move as well? :)
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Re: Making A Community In Hawaii
« Reply #323 on: February 23, 2015, 01:06:55 PM »
Now we have where to store the next toaster :P
Lol, he's not on LIH or OGG ;)

Time to move as well? :)
Not gonna happen without a school.
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Re: Making A Community In Hawaii
« Reply #324 on: February 23, 2015, 01:08:00 PM »
A coworker of mine was placed on a long-term project in hawaii. He commuted every week and complained that he had to sit on a J flight for 22 hours each week. I don't pity him that much.

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Re: Making A Community In Hawaii
« Reply #325 on: February 23, 2015, 01:13:41 PM »
A coworker of mine was placed on a long-term project in hawaii. He commuted every week and complained that he had to sit on a J flight for 22 hours each week. I don't pity him that much.

The placement in HI or the 22 hours in J? :P

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Re: Making A Community In Hawaii
« Reply #326 on: February 23, 2015, 01:14:07 PM »
The placement in HI or the 22 hours in J? :P

Both. The only thing annoying is that his chargeable goals are not reduced because of his time in the air. So he basically has to work on the plane.

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Re: Making A Community In Hawaii
« Reply #327 on: February 23, 2015, 01:27:42 PM »
Both. The only thing annoying is that his chargeable goals are not reduced because of his time in the air. So he basically has to work on the plane.

If they are paying him for his travel time, they might at well make it worth their while (at his expense)...

It's also possible he neglected to (sufficiently) negotiate this issue...

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Re: Making A Community In Hawaii
« Reply #328 on: February 23, 2015, 01:32:38 PM »
so there will now be 2 frum families in Honolulu  :)
I wonder what people who type "u" instead of "you" do with all their free time.

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Re: Making A Community In Hawaii
« Reply #329 on: February 23, 2015, 01:33:38 PM »
If they are paying him for his travel time, they might at well make it worth their while (at his expense)...

It's also possible he neglected to (sufficiently) negotiate this issue...

Agree with second point. I work for a consulting firm and we all have annual billable hour targets. Unless a special accommodation is made, those goals would not be reduced by the travel demands of an engagement.

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Re: Making A Community In Hawaii
« Reply #330 on: February 23, 2015, 01:33:46 PM »
so there will now be 2 frum families in Honolulu  :)
Aside from the shluchim, there's Yudi, so that's 3...
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Re: Making A Community In Hawaii
« Reply #331 on: February 23, 2015, 01:34:04 PM »
Let's make a jewish community there.

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Re: Making A Community In Hawaii
« Reply #332 on: February 23, 2015, 01:34:56 PM »
Aside from the shluchim, there's Yudi, so that's 3...
I didn't know that the shluchim told me there were no frum families there other than them
I wonder what people who type "u" instead of "you" do with all their free time.

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Re: Making A Community In Hawaii
« Reply #333 on: February 23, 2015, 01:35:53 PM »
I didn't know that the shluchim told me there were no frum families there other than them
AFAIK Yudi has a family and runs Oahu Kosher from HNL, no?
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Re: Making A Community In Hawaii
« Reply #334 on: February 23, 2015, 01:37:51 PM »
AFAIK Yudi has a family and runs Oahu Kosher from HNL, no?
I've never been there but the rebetzin is my cousin and that's what she told me when i asked her how many jews there are she said frum none non frum i think she said they estimate something like 20k in hawaii
I wonder what people who type "u" instead of "you" do with all their free time.

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Re: Making A Community In Hawaii
« Reply #335 on: February 23, 2015, 01:44:37 PM »
You have family connections in paradise but have never been  :o
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Re: Making A Community In Hawaii
« Reply #336 on: February 23, 2015, 01:48:34 PM »
You have family connections in paradise but have never been  :o
i know it's crazy but the truth is i only flew once in my life which was a few weeks ago and if not for DDF that wouldn't have happened either  :D
I wonder what people who type "u" instead of "you" do with all their free time.

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Re: Making A Community In Hawaii
« Reply #337 on: February 23, 2015, 01:53:35 PM »
AFAIK Yudi has a family and runs Oahu Kosher from HNL, no?

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Re: Making A Community In Hawaii
« Reply #338 on: February 23, 2015, 04:46:21 PM »
so there will now be 2 frum families in Honolulu  :)
who said i'm frum  :P

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Re: Making A Community In Hawaii
« Reply #339 on: February 23, 2015, 04:47:06 PM »
who said i'm frum 
I read your post and there were some giveaways
I wonder what people who type "u" instead of "you" do with all their free time.