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Rabbi Shmuel's Weekly Newsletter for week of 21 April 2024




Calendar

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

Sunday, 21 April 2024-Hebrew School

Monday, 22 April 2024 - nightfall Tuesday, 30 April 2024-Passover

Tuesday, 23 April 2024-Passover 1 Services

Tuesday, 23 April 2024-Miller Course (?) (Moved to Wednesday)

Wednesday, 24 April 2024-Passover 2 Services

Wednesday, 24 April 2024-Torah Study (Cancelled due to Passover)

Wednesday, 24 April 2024-Miller Course (Moved due to Passover)

Thursday, 25 April 2024-Judaic Studies

Friday & Saturday, 26 & 27 April 2024-Shabbat Services

Sunday, 28 April 2024-Hebrew School

Monday, 29 April 2024-Passover 7 Services

Tuesday, 30 April 2024-Passover 8 Services

Tuesday, 30 April 2024-Miller Course (?)

Wednesday, 1 May 2024-Torah Study (Day has changed)

Thursday, 2 May 2024-Judaic Studies

Friday & Saturday, 3 & 4 May 2024-Shabbat Services

Sunday, 5 May 2024-Hebrew School

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

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

Sunday, 19 May 2024-Biannual Congregational Meeting




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

"Kabbalists have revealed that the nation of Amalek is a code term that refers to the doubts and undertainties that dwell within the consciousness of humankind. Specifically, these doubts concern the following: our recogition of the reality of The Creator; our trust in the spirirutal laws of our universe; our willingness to embark on and remain on the correct spiritual path. Whenever we begin to approach these universsal truths and come nearer to the Light, doubts automatically set in. Consciously waging war against uncertainty helps to hasten the arrival of our personal Messiah, as well as the global redemption. Moreover, triumping over our doubt helps to ignite the Light of mercy, which sweetens the Judgments due to us as a result of previous iniquities in this life or past incarnation. Hence, the strength to defeat skepticism is summoned forth herein and Light of mercy shines brighter in our lives, helping to soften decrees of judgement that might be due us."



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, April 21, 2024 9:00am - 2:00pm (Hebrew School 10:00am - 11:30am)

Tuesday, April 23, 2024 9:00am - 1:00pm (Passover 1 Services 9:30am - 12:00pm)

Tuesday, April 23, 2024 5:00pm - 9:00pm (2nd Night Seder 6:00am - 8:00pm)

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 9:00am - 1:00pm (Passover 2 Services 9:30am - 12:00pm)

Friday, April 26, 2024 10:30pm - 7:30pm (Friday Night Shabbat Ma'ariv @ 7:30pm)

Sunday, April 21, 2024 9:00am - 2:00pm (Hebrew School 10:00am - 11:30am)

Monday, April 29, 2024 9:00am - 1:00pm (Passover 7 Services 9:30am - 12:00pm)

Tuesday, April 30, 2024 9:00am - 1:00pm (Passover 8 Services/Yizkor 9:30am - 12:00pm)

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

Sunday, May 7, 2024 9:00am - 2:00pm (Hebrew School 10:00am - 11:30am)

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

(Subject to change. Please call for appointments)





Upcoming Passover Services

Pesach I / פֶּסַח א׳ Tuesday, 23 April 2024 / 15 Nisan 5784 @ 9:30 am

Pesach II / פֶּסַח ב׳ Wednesday, 24 April 2024 / 16 Nisan 5784 @ 9:30 am


Pesach I Shachrit Tuesday Morning 4_23_24
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Pesach II Shachrit Wednesday Morning 4_24_24
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Next Miller Course

Day has changed

Due to Passover/Pesach, class will be held on Wednesday, April 24 @ 6pm

TBA alternate day

Module 13: Love



Adult Torah Study Class

Next Session: Wednesday, April 30 at 7:30 pm PT (?)

Day has changed

Preempted due to Passover/Pesach

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

Parashat Achrei Mot 5784 / פָּרָשַׁת אַחֲרֵי מוֹת

4 May 2024 / 26 Nisan 5784

Parashat Achrei Mot is the 29th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.

Torah Portion: Leviticus 16:1-18:30

Achrei Mot (“After The Death”) opens by describing the ritual service of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. It then details the prohibitions of offering sacrifices outside of the Mishkan (Tabernacle) and of eating animal blood, and ends with a list of forbidden sexual relations. [1]

Commentary and Divrei Torah



Judaic Studies

Next session: Thursday, April 25, 2024 @ 7:30pm

Discussing the Friday Night Ma'ariv Shabbat service.




Shabbat Times for Ontario, California, USA

🕯️ Candle lighting / הדלקת נרות Friday, April 267:13pm

✨ Havdalah (50 min) / הבדלה - 50 דקות Saturday, April 278:11pm

Upcoming Services

Shabbat/Pesach Ma'ariv Service Friday, April 26, 2024 @ 7:30 pm

Pesach Shabbat Chol ha-Moed / פֶּסַח שַׁבָּת חוֹל הַמּוֹעֵד Saturday, 27 April 2024 / 19 Nisan 5784 @ 9:30 am

Pesach VII / פֶּסַח ז׳ Monday, 29 April 2024 / 21 Nisan 5784 @ 9:30 am

Pesach VIII / פֶּסַח ח׳ Tuesday, 30 April 2024 / 22 Nisan 5784 @ 9:30 am

Shabbat Zoom Links sent in separate email Friday afternoon.

Passover links for all the Passover services will be sent out Sunday evening.

Please reply if you do not receive them.

Erev Shabbat_Pesach Ma'ariv 4_26_24 - Sheet1
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Shabbat_Inter Pesach Shachrit Saturday Morning 4_27_24 - Sheet1
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Pesach 7 Shachrit Monday Morning 4_29_24
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Pesach 8 Shachrit Tuessday Morning 4_30_24
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We are now incorporating guitar accompaniment with our Friday Night Shabbat Ma'ariv

D'var Torah for Pesach 2024 _ פֶּסַח 5784
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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.


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 הַמּוֹעֵד Saturday, 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



Next Hebrew School at Temple Sholom of Ontario 

will be on

Sunday, April 21, 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 




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.


Second Seder

Passover 2024 Seder Temple Sholom (1)
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Passover 2024 Seder (spanish)Temple Sholom (2)
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Tanakh

This displays the Diaspora holiday schedule for Passover.

Passover Services and Readings

Passover 1 Shachrit Service @ 9:30 am 

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


Passover 2 Shachrit Service @ 9:30 am

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 הַמּוֹעֵד

Saturday, 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


Passover 7 Shachrit Service @ 9:30 am

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


Passover 8 Shachrit Service @ 9:30 am

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



Biannual Congregational Meeting

Sunday, 19 May 2024 @ 1:00pm

Congregational Mtg - May 2024 English & Spanish
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