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Rabbi Shmuel's Weekly Newsletter for week of 17 March 2024




Calendar

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

Sunday, 17 March 2024-No school or classes, Rabbi Out of Office

Monday, 18 March 2024-Miller Course (Day has changed)

Wednesday, 20 March 2024-Torah Study (Day has changed)

Thursday, 21 March 2024-Judaic Studies

Friday & Saturday, 22 & 23 March 2024-Shabbat Services

Saturday, 23 March 2024-Magilla of Esther Reading

Sunday, 24 March 2024-Purim Carnival

Monday, 25 March 2024-Miller Course (Day has changed)

Wednesday, 27 March 2024-Torah Study (Day has changed)

Thursday, 28 March 2024-Judaic Studies

Friday & Saturday, 29 & 30 March 2024-Shabbat Services



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




Kabbalah Thought for this week

"The Hebrew word Mazel is usually translated as "luck," but it really means "sign" - as in the sings ofthe constellations. We are born into this world under a specific celestial influence, as determined by deeds in past lives. We can rise above any negative influences of these sings by evoking th Light through prayer, blessing and meditation."



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.

Sunday, March 17, 2024 Out of the office

Tuesday, March 19, 2024 10:00am - 2:00pm

Friday, March 22, 2024 1:30pm - 7:30pm (Friday Night Shabbat Ma'ariv @ 7:30pm)

Sunday, March 24, 2024 9:00am - 2:00pm (Hebrew School 10:00am - 11:30am & Miller Course 11:45am - 12:45pm),

Sunday, March 24, 2024 11:00am - 1:00pm-Purim Carnival

Friday, March 29, 2024 1:30pm - 7:30pm (Friday Night Shabbat Ma'ariv @ 7:30pm)

Sunday, March 31, 2024 9:00am - 2:00pm (Hebrew School 10:00am - 11:30am & Miller Course 11:45am - 12:45pm

Friday, April 5, 2024 10:30pm - 7:30pm (Friday Night Shabbat Ma'ariv @ 7:30pm)

(Subject to change. Please call for appointments)



Cancelled

In-Person Hebrew School at Temple Sholom of Ontario

For Sunday, March 17, 2024 Hebrew School 

Next Hebrew School Sunday, 31 March 2024 (see below)







Next Miller Course

Day has changed

Monday, March 18, 2024 @ 5:00pm PT

Module 8: G-d



Adult Torah Study Class

Next Session: Wednesday, March 20 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 Vayikra 5784 / פָּרָשַׁת וַיִּקְרָא

23 March 2024 / 13 Adar II 5784

Parashat Vayikra is the 24th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.

In Vayikra (“He Called”), the first Torah portion in the Book of Leviticus, God tells Moses about the sacrifices offered in the Mishkan (Tabernacle). Among these are sacrifices entirely burnt on the altar, meal offerings made of flour and oil, peace offerings, and sacrifices brought for sinning inadvertently. [1]

Triennial year 2

1: 3:1-5 · 5 p’sukim  

2: 3:6-11 · 6 p’sukim  

3: 3:12-17 · 6 p’sukim  

4: 4:1-7 · 7 p’sukim  

5: 4:8-12 · 5 p’sukim  

6: 4:13-21 · 9 p’sukim  

7: 4:22-26 · 5 p’sukim  

maf*: Deuteronomy 25:17-19 · 3 p’sukim  *Shabbat Zachor

Haftarah for Ashkenazim*I Samuel 15:2-34 · 33 p’sukim Shabbat Zachor

 Commentary and Divrei Torah  

 Hertz Chumash: pp. 415 – 419 Triennial Year 2 (Full Kriyah pp. 410 – 423) pp. 856 - 857

Artscroll Chumash: pp. 552 – 561 Triennial Year 2 (Full Kriyah pp. 544 – 567) p. 1066

Etz Chaim Chumash: pp. 592 – 599 Triennial Year 2 (Full Kriyah pp. 585 – 605); pp. 1135 - 1136



Judaic Studies

Next session: Thursday, March 21, 2024 @ 7:30pm

We’ll be deciding what to discuss next.




Shabbat Times for Ontario, California, USA

🕯️ Candle lighting / הדלקת נרות Friday, March 226:46pm

✨ Havdalah (50 min) / הבדלה - 50 דקות Saturday, March 237:42pm

Upcoming Services

Shabbat Ma'ariv Service Friday, March 22, 2024 @ 7:30 pm

Shabbat Shachrit Service Saturday, March 23, 2024 @ 9:30 am

Zoom Links sent in separate email Friday afternoon. Please reply if you do not receive them.

Erev Shabbat Ma'ariv 3_22_24
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We are now incorporating guitar accompaniment with our Friday Night Shabbat Ma'ariv

D'var Torah for Parashat Vayikra 5784 23 March 2024
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Parashat Vayikra 5784 / פָּרָשַׁת וַיִּקְרָא

23 March 2024 / 13 Adar II 5784

Parashat Vayikra is the 24th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.

Triennial year 2

1: 3:1-5 · 5 p’sukim  

2: 3:6-11 · 6 p’sukim  

3: 3:12-17 · 6 p’sukim  

4: 4:1-7 · 7 p’sukim  

5: 4:8-12 · 5 p’sukim  

6: 4:13-21 · 9 p’sukim  

7: 4:22-26 · 5 p’sukim  

maf*: Deuteronomy 25:17-19 · 3 p’sukim  *Shabbat Zachor

Haftarah for Ashkenazim*I Samuel 15:2-34 · 33 p’sukim *Shabbat Zachor

Commentary and Divrei Torah  

 Hertz Chumash: pp. 415 – 419 Triennial Year 2 (Full Kriyah pp. 410 – 423) pp. 856 - 857



Shabbat Zachor 2024 / שַׁבָּת זָכוֹר 5784

Shabbat of Remembrance 🕍

Shabbat Zachor for Hebrew Year 5784 begins at sundown on Friday, 22 March 2024 and ends at nightfall on Saturday, 23 March 2024. This corresponds to Parashat Vayikra.

Shabbat Zachor (“Sabbath [of] remembrance שבת זכור) is the Shabbat immediately preceding Purim. Deuteronomy 25:17-19, describing the attack by Amalek, is recounted. There is a tradition from the Talmud that Haman, the antagonist of the Purim story, was descended from Amalek. The portion that is read includes a commandment to remember the attack by Amalek, and therefore at this public reading both men and women make a special effort to hear the reading.




Purim 2024 / פּוּרִים 5784

Celebration of Jewish deliverance as told by Megilat Esther 🎭️📜

Purim for Hebrew Year 5784 begins at sundown on Saturday, 23 March 2024 and ends at nightfall on Sunday, 24 March 2024.

Purim (Hebrew: פּוּרִים, Pûrîm “lots”, from the word פור pur, also called the Festival of Lots) is a Jewish holiday which commemorates the saving of the Jewish people from Haman in the ancient Persian Empire, a story recorded in the Biblical Book of Esther (Megillat Esther).



Come to our Magilla Reading and Purim Carnival!

¡Ven a nuestra Lectura de Magilla y al Carnaval de Purim!

Reading the Magilla of Esther Saturday, March 23 @ 6:30pm

Come in Costume!



Next Hebrew School at Temple Sholom of Ontario 

will be on

Sunday, March 31, 2024 from 10:00am - 11:30am 

*Please join us on Sunday, March 24 for the Magilla reading and Purim Carnival!

See below: 

Our Hebrew Class consists of two sessions:

10:00am - 10:40pm Learning Hebrew

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


*Please join us for the Magilla reading and Purim Carnival! See below: 



Purim Carnival

Sunday, March 24, 11:00am - 1:00pm

See Attachment as well for details

Purim Flyer 2024 (1)
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Pesach 2024 / פֶּסַח 5784

Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread 🫓🍷

Pesach for Hebrew Year 5784 begins in the Diaspora at sundown on Monday, 22 April 2024 and ends at nightfall on Tuesday, 30 April 2024.

Passover (Hebrew: פֶּסַח Pesach) commemorates the story of the Exodus, in which the ancient Israelites were freed from slavery in Egypt. Passover begins on the 15th day of the month of Nisan in the Jewish calendar, which is in spring in the Northern Hemisphere, and is celebrated for seven or eight days. It is one of the most widely observed Jewish holidays.

Tanakh

This displays the Diaspora holiday schedule.

Pesach I / פֶּסַח א׳Tuesday, 23 April 2024 / 15 Nisan 5784

1: Exodus 12:21-24 · 4 p’sukim

2: Exodus 12:25-28 · 4 p’sukim

3: Exodus 12:29-36 · 8 p’sukim

4: Exodus 12:37-42 · 6 p’sukim

5: Exodus 12:43-51 · 9 p’sukim

maf: Numbers 28:16-25 · 10 p’sukim

Haftarah for Ashkenazim: Joshua 3:5-7, 5:2-6:1, 6:27 · 19 p’sukim

Haftarah for Sephardim: Joshua 5:2-6:1, 6:27 · 16 p’sukim

Pesach II / פֶּסַח ב׳Wednesday, 24 April 2024 / 16 Nisan 5784

1: Leviticus 22:26-23:3 · 11 p’sukim

2: Leviticus 23:4-14 · 11 p’sukim

3: Leviticus 23:15-22 · 8 p’sukim

4: Leviticus 23:23-32 · 10 p’sukim

5: Leviticus 23:33-44 · 12 p’sukim

maf: Numbers 28:16-25 · 10 p’sukim

Haftarah: II Kings 23:1-9, 23:21-25 · 14 p’sukim

Pesach Chol ha-Moed Day 1 / פֶּסַח חוֹל הַמּוֹעֵד יוֹם א׳Thursday, 25 April 2024 / 17 Nisan 5784

1: Exodus 13:1-4 · 4 p’sukim

2: Exodus 13:5-10 · 6 p’sukim

3: Exodus 13:11-16 · 6 p’sukim

4: Numbers 28:19-25 · 7 p’sukim

Pesach Chol ha-Moed Day 2 / פֶּסַח חוֹל הַמּוֹעֵד יוֹם ב׳Friday, 26 April 2024 / 18 Nisan 5784

1: Exodus 22:24-26 · 3 p’sukim

2: Exodus 22:27-23:5 · 9 p’sukim

3: Exodus 23:6-19 · 14 p’sukim

4: Numbers 28:19-25 · 7 p’sukim

Pesach Shabbat Chol ha-Moed / פֶּסַח שַׁבָּת חוֹל הַמּוֹעֵדSaturday, 27 April 2024 / 19 Nisan 5784

1: Exodus 33:12-16 · 5 p’sukim

2: Exodus 33:17-19 · 3 p’sukim

3: Exodus 33:20-23 · 4 p’sukim

4: Exodus 34:1-3 · 3 p’sukim

5: Exodus 34:4-10 · 7 p’sukim

6: Exodus 34:11-17 · 7 p’sukim

7: Exodus 34:18-26 · 9 p’sukim

maf: Numbers 28:19-25 · 7 p’sukim

Haftarah: Ezekiel 37:1-14 · 14 p’sukim

Megillah

1: Song of Songs 1:1-17 · 17 p’sukim

2: Song of Songs 2:1-17 · 17 p’sukim

3: Song of Songs 3:1-11 · 11 p’sukim

4: Song of Songs 4:1-16 · 16 p’sukim

5: Song of Songs 5:1-16 · 16 p’sukim

6: Song of Songs 6:1-12 · 12 p’sukim

7: Song of Songs 7:1-14 · 14 p’sukim

8: Song of Songs 8:1-14 · 14 p’sukim

Pesach Chol ha-Moed Day 4 / פֶּסַח חוֹל הַמּוֹעֵד יוֹם ד׳Sunday, 28 April 2024 / 20 Nisan 5784

Torah Portion: Numbers 9:1-14, 28:19-25

1: Numbers 9:1-5 · 5 p’sukim

2: Numbers 9:6-8 · 3 p’sukim

3: Numbers 9:9-14 · 6 p’sukim

4: Numbers 28:19-25 · 7 p’sukim

Pesach VII / פֶּסַח ז׳Monday, 29 April 2024 / 21 Nisan 5784

1: Exodus 13:17-22 · 6 p’sukim

2: Exodus 14:1-8 · 8 p’sukim

3: Exodus 14:9-14 · 6 p’sukim

4: Exodus 14:15-25 · 11 p’sukim

5: Exodus 14:26-15:26 · 32 p’sukim

maf: Numbers 28:19-25 · 7 p’sukim

Haftarah: II Samuel 22:1-51 · 51 p’sukim

Pesach VIII / פֶּסַח ח׳Tuesday, 30 April 2024 / 22 Nisan 5784

1: Deuteronomy 15:19-23 · 5 p’sukim

2: Deuteronomy 16:1-3 · 3 p’sukim

3: Deuteronomy 16:4-8 · 5 p’sukim

4: Deuteronomy 16:9-12 · 4 p’sukim

5: Deuteronomy 16:13-17 · 5 p’sukim

maf: Numbers 28:19-25 · 7 p’sukim

Haftarah: Isaiah 10:32-12:6 · 25 p’sukim




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