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Rabbi Shmuel's Newsletter for week of 30 June 2024


This is an overview of upcoming events. Details of each event are below

Sunday, 30 June 2024-In-Person Religious School & Special Adult Program

Wednesday, 3 July 2024-Torah Study

Thursday, 4 July 2024-Fourth of July (Judaic Studies Preempted)

Friday & Saturday, 5 & 6 July 2024-Shabbat Services

Sunday, 7 July 2024-Religious School

Sunday, 7 July 2024-Movie Day

Wednesday, 10 July 2024-Torah Study

Thursday, 11 July 2024-Board Meeting (Judaic Studies Preempted)

Friday & Saturday, 12 & 13 July 2024-Shabbat Services

Wednesday, 17 July 2024-Torah Study

Thursday, 18 July 2024-Judaic Studies

Friday & Saturday, 19 & 20 July 2024-Shabbat Services

Sunday, 20 July 2024-Adult Hebrew (tentative)

We are now offering Zelle for payments and donations! Use this email:

Please note what the payment is for. Thank you.

Psalm 121

שִׁ֗יר לַֽמַּ֫עֲל֥וֹת אֶשָּׂ֣א עֵ֭ינַי אֶל־הֶהָרִ֑ים מֵ֝אַ֗יִן יָבֹ֥א עֶזְרִֽי׃

A song for ascents. I turn my eyes to the mountains; from where will my help come?

עֶ֭זְרִי מֵעִ֣ם יְהֹוָ֑ה עֹ֝שֵׂ֗ה שָׁמַ֥יִם וָאָֽרֶץ׃

My help comes from the LORD, maker of heaven and earth.

אַל־יִתֵּ֣ן לַמּ֣וֹט רַגְלֶ֑ךָ אַל־יָ֝נ֗וּם שֹׁמְרֶֽךָ׃

He will not let your foot give way; your guardian will not slumber;

הִנֵּ֣ה לֹֽא־יָ֭נוּם וְלֹ֣א יִישָׁ֑ן שׁ֝וֹמֵ֗ר יִשְׂרָאֵֽל׃

See, the guardian of Israel neither slumbers nor sleeps!

יְהֹוָ֥ה שֹׁמְרֶ֑ךָ יְהֹוָ֥ה צִ֝לְּךָ֗ עַל־יַ֥ד יְמִינֶֽךָ׃

The LORD is your guardian, the LORD is your protection at your right hand.

יוֹמָ֗ם הַשֶּׁ֥מֶשׁ לֹֽא־יַכֶּ֗כָּה וְיָרֵ֥חַ בַּלָּֽיְלָה׃

By day the sun will not strike you, nor the moon by night.

יְֽהֹוָ֗ה יִשְׁמׇרְךָ֥ מִכׇּל־רָ֑ע יִ֝שְׁמֹ֗ר אֶת־נַפְשֶֽׁךָ׃

The LORD will guard you from all harm; He will guard your life.

יְֽהֹוָ֗ה יִשְׁמׇר־צֵאתְךָ֥ וּבוֹאֶ֑ךָ מֵ֝עַתָּ֗ה וְעַד־עוֹלָֽם׃ {פ}

The LORD will guard your going and coming now and forever.


-Office Hours

-This week’s 10-Minute


-Candle Lighting Times for Shabbat (Ontario, CA)

-Shabbat Services


*For your information, I have included below my schedule, including office hours for the next two weeks and specific classes in which I am involved.

**For your convenience and information, Zoom links will be provided in separate emails for security purposes.

***I continue to update our Mi Sheberach מי שברך list for those in need of healing. For your convenience, I am attaching this revised list to this email that only goes to members of Temple Sholom of Ontario. Thank you.

Mi Sheberach List_Revised
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Office Hours for the next few weeks:

Going forward, I am planning on conducting Hebrew School from my office and making Sunday an office day to be more available.

Sunday, June 30, 2024 9:00am - 2:00pm (In Person Religious School)

Friday, July 5, 2024 1:30pm - 7:30pm (Friday Night Shabbat Ma'ariv @ 7:30pm)

Sunday, July 7, 2024 10:00am - 3:00pm (Hebrew School 10:00am - 11:30am & Movie Day @ 1:00pm)

Friday, July 12, 2024 1:30pm - 7:30pm (Friday Night Shabbat Ma'ariv @ 7:30pm)

Sunday, July 14, 2024 9:00am - 2:30pm

Friday, July 19, 2024 1:30pm - 7:30pm (Friday Night Shabbat Ma'ariv @ 7:30pm)

Sunday, July 21, 2024 10:00am - 3:00pm (Adult Hebrew 10:30am - 11:30am, tentative)

(Subject to change. Please call for appointments)

6 July 2024 / 30 Sivan 5784

Adult Torah Study Class

Next Session: Wednesday, July 3 at 7:30 pm PT

Zoom Links sent in separate email Wednesday morning. Please reply if you do not receive them.

Parashat Korach 5784 / פָּרָשַׁת קוֹרַח

6 July 2024 / 30 Sivan 5784

Parashat Korach is the 38th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.

Torah Portion: Numbers 16:1-18:32, 28:9-15

Parashat Korach recounts the rebellion of Korach (a cousin of Moses and Aaron), Dathan, Abiram, and 250 of their followers. Some rebels are swallowed by the ground, while others are consumed by a fire from God and others die in a plague. The portion ends by describing gifts given to priests and Levites. [1]

Commentary and Divrei Torah

Hertz Chumash: pp. 641– 645 Triennial Year 2 (Full Kriyah pp. 638 – 648); p. 695

Artscroll Chumash: pp. 824 – 831 Triennial Year 2 (Full Kriyah pp. 820 – 837); pp. 890 - 893

Etz Chaim Chumash: pp. 863 – 869 Triennial Year 2 (Full Kriyah pp. 860 – 875); pp. 930 - 931

Independence Day (United States)

The Fourth of July—also known as Independence Day or July 4th—has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution. On July 2nd, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and two days later delegates from the 13 colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence, a historic document drafted by Thomas Jefferson. From 1776 to the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence, with festivities ranging from fireworks, parades and concerts to more casual family gatherings and barbecues. The Fourth of July 2023 is on Tuesday, July 4.

Judaic Studies

Next session: Thursday, July 18, 2024 @ 7:30pm

Preempted for Fourth of July on July 4 and Board Meeting on July 11

Discussing Solomon Schecter and the Conservative Movement

Shabbat Times for Ontario, California, USA

🕯️ Candle lighting / הדלקת נרות Friday, July 57:47pm

✨ Havdalah (50 min) / הבדלה - 50 דקות Saturday, July 68:49pm

Upcoming Services

Shabbat Ma'ariv Service Friday, July 5, 2024 @ 7:30 pm

 Shabbat Shacharit / שַׁבָּת Saturday, July 6, 2024 @ 9:30 am 

Shabbat Zoom Links sent in a separate email Friday afternoon.  

Please reply if you do not receive them.

Erev Shabbat Ma'ariv 7_5_24
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Shabbat Shachrit Saturday Morning 7_6_24
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We are now incorporating guitar accompaniment with our Friday Night Shabbat Ma'ariv

Parashat Korah 5784
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Parashat Korach 5784 / פָּרָשַׁת קוֹרַח

6 July 2024 / 30 Sivan 5784

Parashat Korach is the 38th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.

Torah Portion: Numbers 16:20-17:2428:9-15

Triennial year 2

1: 16:20-27 · 8 p’sukim  

2: 16:28-35 · 8 p’sukim  

3: 17:1-5 · 5 p’sukim  

4: 17:6-8 · 3 p’sukim  

5: 17:9-15 · 7 p’sukim  

6: 17:16-20 · 5 p’sukim  

7: 17:21-24 · 4 p’sukim  

maf*: 28:9-15 · 7 p’sukim  *Shabbat Rosh Chodesh

Haftarah*: Isaiah 66:1-24 · 24 p’sukim  *Shabbat Rosh Chodesh

Commentary and Divrei Torah 

Hertz Chumash: pp. 641– 645 Triennial Year 2 (Full Kriyah pp. 638 – 648); p. 695

Hebrew School at Temple Sholom of Ontario 

 on Sunday, July 7, 2024

10:00 am - 11:30 am

We'll be finishing up for the summer.

10:00am - 10:40am Hebrew

10:50am - 11:30am Torah

Movie Day at Temple Sholom of Ontario

July 7, 2024

Movie Night_Frisco Kid
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Movie The Frisco Kid 2 spanish
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Coming in mid-July

Adult Hebrew Class!

Stay tuned for details.

*The titles in blue and underlined are "hyperlinks". If you click on any of those, it will lead to that site/URL. The hyperlink gives a descriptive title with the actual link embedded in that title. Anyone who is concerned about clicking a link or hyperlink can access any of these resources by going to my website, You can find them in the "Blog" and "Videos" sections, as well as the "Instagram Links" by clicking on the various pictures.

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