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Rabbi Shmuel's Weekly Newsletter for week of 19 November 2023




Kabbalah Thought for this week

"A good computer depends on a powerful microprocessor, but if a tiny,insignificant wire is absent or defective, the entire system is rendered inoperable. All the elements...are equally important. Similarly, evryone inthis world is as important as the most righteous sage,including those we might consider to be a lower level of spirituality than ourselves. It behoovesus to stop judgening others, and to recognize that every person plays a vital role in the spiritual structure of humanity."




From the Talmud

It is important to get accurate information so that restitution is fair and makes a person whole.



Announcements

-Office Hours

-This week’s 10-Minute

-Events

-Candle Lighting Times for Shabbat (Ontario, CA)

-Shabbat Services

-School


Calendar

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

Sunday, 19 November 2023-Hebrew School

Monday, 20 November 2023-Torah Study (?)

Thursday, 33 November 2023-Thanksgiving

Sunday, 26 November 2023-Hebrew School

Monday, 27 November 2023-Torah Study

Thursday, 30 November 2023-Judaic Studies

Friday & Saturday, 1 & 2 December 2023-Shabbat Services

Sunday, 3 December 2023-In-Person Hebrew School

Sunday, 3 December 2023-General Congregation Meeting

Monday, 4 December 2023-Torah Study (May be preempted by Jury Duty)

Thursday, 7 December 2023-(Evening) Hanukkah, First Candle

Thursday Evening, 7 December - Friday Evening, 15 December- Hanukkah

Thursday, 7 December 2023-Judaic Studies

Friday & Saturday, 8 & 9 December 2023-Shabbat Services

Sunday, 10 December 2023-Hebrew School

Sunday, 10 December 2023-General Congregation Meeting

Monday, 11 December 2023-Torah Study

Thursday, 14 December 2023-Judaic Studies

Friday & Saturday, 15 & 16 December 2023-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.


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, November 19, 2023 9:00am - 2:00pm (Hebrew School 10:00am - 11:30am)

Monday, November 20, 2023 (Time Uncertain)

Friday, November 24, 2023 2:00pm - 7:30pm (Friday Night Shabbat Ma'ariv @ 7:30pm)

Sunday, November 26, 2023 9:00am - 2:00pm (Hebrew School 10:00am - 11:30am)

Monday, November 27, 2023 9:00am - 2:00pm

Friday, December 1, 2023 2:00pm - 7:30pm (Friday Night Shabbat Ma'ariv @ 7:30pm)

Sunday, December 3, 2023 9:00am - 2:00pm (In -Person Hebrew School 10:00am - 12:00pm)

Monday, December 4, 2023 (Jury Duty)

Friday, December 8, 2023 2:00pm - 7:30pm (Friday Night Shabbat Ma'ariv @ 7:30pm)

(Subject to change. Please call for appointments)






Adult Torah Study Class

Next Session: Monday, November 20 at 7:30 pm PT

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

Parashat Vayetzei 5784 / פָּרָשַׁת וַיֵּצֵא

25 November 2023 / 12 Kislev 5784

Parashat Vayetzei is the 7th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.

Torah Portion: Genesis 28:10-32:3

Vayetzei (“He Went Out”) opens as Jacob dreams about angels going up and down a ladder, and then continues on his journey toward the home of his uncle Laban. During years of indentured servitude, Jacob marries Laban’s daughters Leah and Rachel, bearing children with them and with their maidservants, Bilhah and Zilpah. [1]

Commentary and Divrei Torah

Hertz Chumash: pp. 111 – 114 Triennial Year 2 (Full Kriyah pp. 106 – 117)

Artscroll Chumash: pp. 154 – 163 Triennial Year 2 (Full Kriyah pp. 144 – 169)

Etz Chaim Chumash: pp.176 – 181 Triennial Year 2 (Full Kriyah pp. 166 – 187)



Thanksgiving Day

Thursday, November 23



Judaic Studies

Next session: Thursday, November 30, 2023 @ 7:30pm

Thursday, November 23 Preempted for Thanksgiving

Join Us For Interesting Topics in Judaism

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Shabbat Times for Ontario, California, USA

🕯️ Candle lighting / הדלקת נרות Friday, November 254:24 – 4:24pm

✨ Havdalah (50 min) / הבדלה - 50 דקות Saturday, November 255:22 – 5:22pm

Upcoming Services

Shabbat Ma'ariv Service Friday, November 24, 2023 @ 7:30 pm

Shabbat Shachrit Service Saturday, November 25, 2023 @ 9:30 am

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

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

Parashat Vayetzei 5784 / פָּרָשַׁת וַיֵּצֵא

25 November 2023 / 12 Kislev 5784

Parashat Vayetzei is the 7th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.

Torah Portion: Genesis 28:10-32:3

Triennial year 2

1: 30:14-16 · 3 p’sukim ·

2: 30:17-21 · 5 p’sukim ·

3: 30:22-27 · 6 p’sukim ·

4: 30:28-36 · 9 p’sukim ·

5: 30:37-43 · 7 p’sukim ·

6: 31:1-9 · 9 p’sukim ·

7: 31:10-16 · 7 p’sukim ·

maf: 31:14-16 · 3 p’sukim ·

Haftarah for Ashkenazim: Hosea 12:13-14:10 · 28 p’sukim

Hertz Chumash: pp. 111 – 114 Triennial Year 2 (Full Kriyah pp. 106 – 117)




Hebrew School at Temple Sholom of Ontario

Sunday, December 3, 2023 In-Person Hebrew School 10:00am - 12:00noon

November 26 Preempted for Thanksgiving

Join us at the synagogue for our monthly live learning. There will be music and singing, and activities for your children. We will also meet with the adults for a special in-preson, on-site learning.




Gift Shop Extravaganza!

Sunday, December 3, 2023, 10am - 2pm




Hanukkah Party

Friday, December 8 @ 6:15pm - 7:30pm

Followed by Hanukkah-Themed Shabbat Service




Next Miller Course

We are planning our next Miller Course to start tentatively in January 2024.

Stay tuned for more information.


*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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