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Rabbi Shmuel's Newsletter for week of 5 May 2024




Calendar

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

Sunday, 5 May 2024-Hebrew School

Tuesday, 7 May 2024-Miller Course (Day has changed)

Wednesday, 8 May 2024-Torah Study (Day has changed)

Thursday, 9 May 2024-Board Meeting

Friday & Saturday, 10 & 11 May 2024-Shabbat Services

Sunday, 12 May 2024-Hebrew School

Sunday, 12 May 2024-Mother's Day

Tuesday, 14 May 2024-Miller Course (Day has changed)

Wednesday, 15 May 2024-Torah Study (Day has changed)

Thursday, 16 May 2024-Judaic Studies

Friday & Saturday, 17 & 18 May 2024-Shabbat Services

Sunday, 19 May 2024-In-Person Religious School

Sunday, 19 May 2024-Biannual Congregational Meeting

Tuesday, 21 May 2024-Miller Course (Day has changed)

Wednesday, 22 May 2024-Torah Study (Day has changed)

Thursday, 23 May 2024-Judaic Studies

Friday & Saturday, 24 & 25 May 2024-Shabbat Services

Monday, 27 May 2024-Memorial Day




We are now offering Zelle for payments and donations! Use this email: treasurer@templesholomofontario.org

Please note what the payment is for. Thank you.





Kabbalah Thought for this week

"In truth, people lack the full power to overthrow the Satan, doubts and internal demons that dwell within them. Nevertheless, when people willingly overcome their doubts - known by the code word Amalek, The Creator will fight for them throughout their lives, thus assuring a person's victory over the dark side and providing them with a life of fulfillment."



A very poignant prayer that gives us comfort:



Announcements

-Office Hours

-This week’s 10-Minute

-Events

-Candle Lighting Times for Shabbat (Ontario, CA)

-Shabbat Services

-School



*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.

The following dates are tentative; will probably be out of the office for the week.

Thursday, May 9, 2024 1:00am - 7:00pm (Board Meeting 7:00pm - 9:00pm)

Friday, May 10, 2024 1:30pm - 7:30pm (Friday Night Shabbat Ma'ariv @ 7:30pm)

Sunday, May 12, 2024 9:00am - 2:00pm (Hebrew School 10:00am - 11:30am)

(May preempt for Mother's Day)

Friday, May 17, 2024 1:30pm - 7:30pm (Friday Night Shabbat Ma'ariv @ 7:30pm)

Sunday, May 19, 2024 9:00am - 2:00pm (In Person Hebrew School 10:00am - 12:00am & Semi-annual Cong Meeting 1:00 pm - 1:45pm)

Friday, May 26, 2024 1:30pm - 7:30pm (Friday Night Shabbat Ma'ariv @ 7:30pm

(Subject to change. Please call for appointments)





Yom HaShoah 2024 / יוֹם הַשּׁוֹאָה 5784

Holocaust Memorial Day ✡️

Yom HaShoah for Hebrew Year 5784 begins at sundown on Sunday, 5 May 2024 and ends at nightfall on Monday, 6 May 2024.

Yom HaZikaron laShoah ve-laG’vurah (יום הזיכרון לשואה ולגבורה; “Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day”), known colloquially in Israel and abroad as Yom HaShoah (יום השואה) and in English as Holocaust Remembrance Day, or Holocaust Day, is observed as Israel’s day of commemoration for the approximately six million Jews and five million others who perished in the Holocaust as a result of the actions carried out by Nazi Germany and its accessories, and for the Jewish resistance in that period. In Israel, it is a national memorial day and public holiday. It was inaugurated on 1953, anchored by a law signed by the Prime Minister of Israel David Ben-Gurion and the President of Israel Yitzhak Ben-Zvi. It is held on the 27th of Nisan (April/May), unless the 27th would be adjacent to Shabbat, in which case the date is shifted by a day.



Rosh Chodesh Iyyar 2024 / רֹאשׁ חוֹדֶשׁ אִיָיר 5784

Start of month of Iyyar on the Hebrew calendar 🌒

Rosh Chodesh Iyyar for Hebrew Year 5784 begins at sundown on Tuesday, 7 May 2024 and ends at nightfall on Thursday, 9 May 2024.

Start of month of Iyyar on the Hebrew calendar. אִיָיר (transliterated Iyyar or Iyar) is the 2nd month of the Hebrew year, has 29 days, and corresponds to April or May on the Gregorian calendar. רֹאשׁ חוֹדֶשׁ, transliterated Rosh Chodesh or Rosh Hodesh, is a minor holiday that occurs at the beginning of every month in the Hebrew calendar. It is marked by the birth of a new moon.



Next Miller Course

Day has changed

Tuesday, May 7 @ 5pm

Module 15: Greif



Adult Torah Study Class

Next Session: Wednesday, May 8 at 7:30 pm PT

Day has changed

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

Parashat Kedoshim 5784 / פָּרָשַׁת קְדשִׁים

11 May 2024 / 3 Iyyar 5784

Parashat Kedoshim is the 30th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.

Torah Portion: Leviticus 19:1-20:27

Kedoshim (“Holy”) opens by instructing the Israelites to be holy. It details dozens of laws regulating all aspects of life, including observing Shabbat, loving one’s neighbor, and leaving portions of a field for the poor. It ends by detailing punishments for certain types of idolatry and sexual misconduct. [1]

 Commentary and Divrei Torah  

Hertz Chumash: pp. 497– 505 Triennial Year 2 (Full Kriyah pp. 497– 508)

Artscroll Chumash: pp. 656– 667 Triennial Year 2 (Full Kriyah pp. 656– 671)

Etz Chaim Chumash: pp. 693 – 700 Triennial Year 2 (Full Kriyah pp. 693 – 704)




Board Meeting

Thursday, 9 May 2024 7:00pm - 9:00pm



Judaic Studies

Next session: Thursday, May 16, 2024 @ 7:30pm

Preempted this week for board meeting

Discussing the Friday Night Ma'ariv Shabbat service.




Shabbat Times for Ontario, California, USA

🕯️ Candle lighting / הדלקת נרות Friday, May 107:23pm

✨ Havdalah (50 min) / הבדלה - 50 דקות Saturday, May 118:24pm

Upcoming Services

Shabbat Ma'ariv Service Friday, May 10, 2024 @ 7:30 pm

 Shabbat Shacharit / שַׁבָּת Saturday, May 11 2024 @ 9:30 am 

Shabbat Zoom Links sent in separate email Friday afternoon.  

Please reply if you do not receive them.

Erev Shabbat Ma'ariv 5_10_24 - Sheet1
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Shabbat Shachrit Saturday Morning 5_11_24 - Sheet1
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Numbers 28 1_8 Levit 1_11
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We are now incorporating guitar accompaniment with our Friday Night Shabbat Ma'ariv

Parashat Kedoshim 5784 _ פָּרָשַׁת קְדשִׁים
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Parashat Kedoshim 5784 _ פָּרָשַׁת קְדשִׁים
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Parashat Kedoshim 5784 / פָּרָשַׁת קְדשִׁים

11 May 2024 / 3 Iyyar 5784

Parashat Kedoshim is the 30th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.

Torah Portion: Leviticus 19:1-19:37 (Triennial year 2)

         1: 19:1-4 · 4 p’sukim 

         2: 19:5-10 · 6 p’sukim 

         3: 19:11-14 · 4 p’sukim 

         4: 19:15-18 · 4 p’sukim 

         5: 19:19-22 · 4 p’sukim 

         6: 19:23-32 · 10 p’sukim 

         7: 19:33-37 · 5 p’sukim 

         maf: 19:35-37 · 3 p’sukim 

Haftarah for Ashkenazim: Ezekiel 22:1-19 · 19 p’sukim

Commentary and Divrei Torah  

 Hertz Chumash: pp. 497– 505 Triennial Year 2 (Full Kriyah pp. 497– 508)




Next Hebrew School at Temple Sholom of Ontario 

will be on

Sunday, May 12, 2024 from 10:00am - 11:30am  

Our Hebrew Class consists of two sessions:

10:00am - 10:40pm Learning Hebrew

10:50am - 11:30am Studying Torah and other related topics 


Next In-Person Hebrew School at Temple Sholom of Ontario 

will be on Sunday, May 19, 2024 from 10:00am - 12:00pm  

Please have your children join us for fun activities and Bible Studies that will help the children understand and appreciate Judaism.



Biannual Congregational Meeting

Sunday, 19 May 2024 @ 1:00pm

Congregational Mtg - May 2024 English & Spanish
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*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, www.modernrabbistephen.com. 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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