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Rabbi Shmuel's Weekly Newsletter for week of 29 October 2023




Kabbalah Thought for this week

"The path to personal peace is an arduous process that each of us must endure. We can, however, accelerate this process {through following the light of our Patriarchs}."



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, 29 October 2023-Hebrew School & BBQ

Monday, 30 October 2023-Torah Study

Thursday, 2 November 2023-Judaic Studies

Friday & Saturday, 3 & 4 November 2023-Shabbat Services

Sunday, 5 November 2023-Daylight Savings Time ends

Sunday, 5 November 2023-Hebrew School

Monday, 6 November 2023-Torah Study

Thursday, 9 November 2023-Board Meeting

Friday & Saturday, 10 & 11 November 2023-Shabbat Services

Sunday, 12 November 2023-In-Person Hebrew School

Monday, 13 November 2023-Torah Study

Thursday, 16 November 2023-Judaic Studies

Friday & Saturday, 17 & 18 November 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.

Monday, October 30, 2023 9:00am - 2:00pm

Friday, November 3, 2023 2:00pm - 7:30pm (Friday Night Shabbat Ma'ariv @ 7:30pm)

Sunday, November 5, 2023 9:00am - 2:00pm (Hebrew School 10:00am - 11:30am)

Monday, November 6, 2023 9:00am - 2:00pm

Friday, November 10, 2023 2:00pm - 7:30pm (Friday Night Shabbat Ma'ariv @ 7:30pm)

Sunday, November 12, 2023 9:00am - 2:00pm (Hebrew School 10:00am - 11:30am)

Monday, November 13, 2023 9:00am - 2:00pm

Friday, November 17, 2023 2:00pm - 7:30pm (Friday Night Shabbat Ma'ariv @ 7:30pm)

(Subject to change. Please call for appointments)




Bar B Q

Sun, Oct 29

| Temple Sholom of Ontario






Adult Torah Study Class

Next Session: Monday, October 30 at 7:30 pm PT

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

Parashat Vayera 5784 / פָּרָשַׁת וַיֵּרָא

4 November 2023 / 20 Cheshvan 5784

Parashat Vayera is the 4th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.

Torah Portion: Genesis 18:1-22:24

Vayera (“He Appeared”) opens as guests inform Abraham that Sarah will give birth. Despite Abraham’s attempts to convince God otherwise, God destroys the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. Sarah gives birth to Isaac, and Abraham sends away Hagar and Ishmael. At God’s command, Abraham prepares to sacrifice Isaac, but an angel of God tells Abraham to offer a ram instead. [1]

Commentary and Divrei Torah

Hertz Chumash: pp. 63 – 76 Triennial Year 2 (Full Kriyah pp. 66 – 71)

Artscroll Chumash: pp. 78 – 95 Triennial Year 2 (Full Kriyah pp. 84 – 105)

Etz Chaim Chumash: pp. 104 – 112 Triennial Year 2 (Full Kriyah pp. 99 – 122)




Judaic Studies

Next session: Thursday, November 16, 2023 @ 7:30pm

Judaic Studies is now reading the Book of Job. On October 26 we discussed Chapters 1 and 2. Our next meeting will be on Thursday, November 16, 7:30 PM on Zoom. The Zoom link will be sent out close to that date, on which we’ll continue with Chapter 3 and as much of chapters 4-6 as we can cover (There’s no class on November 2 because Sandy and Judy are leaving town, and no class on November 9 because of the Temple Sholom Board meeting).


Reading ahead of time is not required to join the class! But if you want to read the text, attached to this email are two PDF files: One contains chapters 1-3 of Job, and the other contains chapters 4-6.

And here’s a link to the whole book of Job on the Sefaria website: https://www.sefaria.org/Job.1?lang=bi

Also you’ll find the Book of Job in any Bible you have access to.


If you want to read about Job from a well-regarded Jewish source, here’s a link to a short article from “My Jewish Learning.” https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/the-book-of-job/

And for a good discussion, please join us on November 16.




Shabbat Times for Ontario, California, USA

Candle lighting / הדלקת נרות Friday, November 35:37 – 5:37pm

Havdalah (50 min) / הבדלה - 50 דקות Saturday, November 46:33 – 6:33pm

Upcoming Services

Shabbat Ma'ariv Service Friday, November 3, 2023 @ 7:30 pm

Shabbat Shachrit Service Saturday, November 4, 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 Vayera 5784 / פָּרָשַׁת וַיֵּרָא

4 November 2023 / 20 Cheshvan 5784

Parashat Vayera is the 4th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.

Torah Portion: Genesis 18:1-22:24

Triennial year 2

1: 19:1-11 · 11 p’sukim ·

2: 19:12-20 · 9 p’sukim ·

3: 19:21-29 · 9 p’sukim ·

4: 19:30-38 · 9 p’sukim ·

5: 20:1-8 · 8 p’sukim ·

6: 20:9-14 · 6 p’sukim ·

7: 20:15-18 · 4 p’sukim ·

maf: 20:15-18 · 4 p’sukim ·

Haftarah for Ashkenazim: II Kings 4:1-37 · 37 p’sukim

Commentary and Divrei Torah

Hertz Chumash: pp. 63 – 76 Triennial Year 2 (Full Kriyah pp. 66 – 71)




Daylight Saving Time ends

Sunday, November 5 at 02:00am










Hebrew School at Temple Sholom of Ontario

Sunday, November 5, 2023 10:00am - 11:30am

We will be on Zoom as usual.

We will again have two sessions. The first will focus on Hebrew reading and after a 10-Minute break we'll discuss the week's Torah portion and other related material.




Election Day

Tuesday, November 7, 2023



Board Meeting

November 9, 2023 7:00pm - 9:00pm




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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