Please use the Donations link (through Paypal) for donations, deposits or registrations. Be sure to include a note stating the purpose of your gift of money.
We are located at
81-6587 Mamalahoa Hwy, C302
Pualani Terrace, Building C302 in Kealakekua,
From Kailua Kona drive south on the highway to Kealakekua. On your left you will see all the banks then look right for Antiques and Ice Cream (large red building on makai/ocean side of the highway). The entrance is right next door. From south we are on the left, just a few tenths of a mile past Konawaena School Road traffic light.
for mail: P.O. Box 333, Kealakekua, HI 96750
Our facilities are handicap friendly with lots of paved parking area.
New Thought Center of Hawai`i
A Sanctuary of Aloha for the nourishment, development, and evolution of each individual's unique spiritual path.
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We all Benefit from Your Generosity
Our wonderful speakers and musicians are continuing to find ways to bring Sunday service to you. As we all navigate the changing times, New Thought Center of Hawaii continues to be grateful for your support of our speakers, musicians and facilities through your generous donations.
You can donate electronically by clicking on the Donate button below, which connects you to the New Thought PayPal account. You don’t need to have a PayPal account yourself to use this method.
There is a choice to “Donate by Debit or Credit Card”, and a choice of one-time or recurring donation.
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Donations by check can be mailed to New Thought Center of Hawaii, P.O. Box 333, Kealakekua, HI 96750.
If you have questions, please call (919) 744-6976.
The federal tax ID number for NTCH is 99-0213566.
Our New Guidelines for In Person Sunday Service
If you plan to attend the service in person you are required to make a reservation and follow the guidelines of the Board of Trustees outlined on the SCHEDULE page.
Woody “Yehudah” Plaut is a long serving member of our community. Mr. Woody recently retired as a librarian in the public school system, eleven years at Konawaena High School and seven years at Konawaena Middle School. For many years, he has been the music accompanist at Kona Beth Shalom, our local Jewish synagogue. He has performed at our community Thanksgiving interfaith concerts since 2004 and has presented his original songs at the annual Martin Luther King, Jr celebration every January. Since 2015, for the main branch of the Kailua Kona Public Library, with a cast of other musicians, he has created an annual series of “Roots” concerts with each presenting a program of original songs.
Yehudah Plaut, as he is known by his family and members of the Jewish community, belongs to a highly renown family of Jewish rabbis. His uncle, Rabbi Gunther Plaut (may his memory be blessed), an internationally renowned Jewish scholar, wrote the definitive modern commentary of the the Torah (the five books of Moses) used in reform congregations throughout the USA and Canada. His father, Rabbi Walter Plaut (may his memory be blessed), his brother Rabbi Joshua Plaut and his first cousin Rabbi Jonathan Plaut (may his memory be blessed), all served as teachers and leaders throughout the country. Since the beginning of the Covid-19 lockdown, with his spouse, Aviva, he co-leads a weekly Torah study.
"The Jews gave us the Outside and the Inside – our outlook and our inner life. We can hardly get up in the morning or cross the street without being Jewish. We dream Jewish dreams and hope Jewish hopes. Most of our best words, in fact – new, adventure, surprise; unique, individual, person, vocation; time, history, future, freedom, progress, spirit; faith, hope, justice – are the gifts of the Jews” Thomas Cahill
The Jews introduced to the world a radically new conception of reality. Supplanting the ancient view that man’s life on earth is cyclical and predetermined (except for the occasional intervention of capricious gods), the Bible teaches that the future is determined by our present actions. This being the case, human behavior is morally significant, man is free, and progress is possible.
with Woody Plaut
August 8, 2021
This is Live and in person at the Center
AND Live-Streamed on YouTube