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Rabbi Stephen's Weekly Newsletter for week of 1 May 2023




Announcements

-Candle Lighting Times for Shabbat (Ontario, CA)

-Office Hours

-This week’s 10-Minute Torah



Calendar

Monday, 1 May 2023-Adult Torah Study

Thursday, 4 May 2023-National Day of Prayer (Menifee)

Friday & Saturday, 5 & 6 May 2023-This week's Shabbat services

Sunday, 7 May 2023-Family Fun Learning Day

Sunday, 7 May 2023-Miller Course Introduction to Judaism

Monday, 8 May 2023-Adult Torah Study

Thursday, 11 May 2023-Board Meeting

Friday & Saturday, 12 & 13 May 2023-This week's Shabbat services

Sunday, 14 May 2023-Hebrew School

Sunday, 14 May 2023-Miller Course Introduction to Judaism

Sunday, 21 May 2023-Family Game Day



-Mi Sheberach List



*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 have updated our Mi Sheberach מי שברך list for those in need of healing by removing the names of those of whom we were uncertain. Please advise if any names were removed in error. For your convenience, I am attaching this revised list to this email that only goes to members of Temple Sholom of Ontario. Thank you.




Shabbat Times for Ontario, California, USA

  • Pesach Sheni occurs on Friday, May 5

  • Candle lighting: 7:19pm on Friday, May 5

  • This week's Torah portion is Parashat Emor

  • Havdalah (50 min): 8:28pm on Saturday, May 6

שבת פרשת אמור

May 5 - י״ד אייר

Candle lighting 7:19

Shabbat ends 8:19

72 minutes 8:51




Office Hours this week:

Monday, May 1, 2023 (@ AJU late morning) 2:50pm - 8:50pm (Torah Study @ 7:30pm)

Tuesday, May 2, 2023 9:30am - 2:00pm

Friday, May 5, 2023 2:00pm - 7:30pm (Friday Night Shabbat Ma'ariv @ 7:30pm)

Monday, May 7, 2023 9:30am - 2:00pm (Torah Study @ 7:30pm)

Thursday, May 11, 2023 2:00pm - 7:00pm (Board Meeting @ 7:00pm - 9:00pm)

Friday, May 5, 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, May 1 at 7:30 pm PT

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

Parashat Emor 5783 / פָּרָשַׁת אֱמוֹר

6 May 2023 / 15 Iyyar 5783

Parashat Emor is the 31st weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.

Torah Portion: Leviticus 21:1-24:23

Emor (“Say”) opens with laws regulating priestly behavior, working in the Mishkan (Tabernacle), and consuming sacrifices and priestly food. It describes the biblical holidays of Passover, Shavuot, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and Sukkot, and ends with a story about a blasphemer and his punishment. [1]

Commentary and Divrei Torah

Soncino Chumash: pp. 513 – 517 Triennial Year 1 (Full Kriyah pp. 513 – 528)

Artscroll Chumash: pp. 672 – 679 Triennial Year 1 (Full Kriyah pp. 672 – 695)

Etz Chaim Chumash: pp. 717 - 722 Triennial Year 1 (Full Kriyah pp.717 - 733)





Judaic Studies

Next session: Thursday, April 27, 2023 @ 7:30pm

Our next topic will be Jewish ethics. We will be reading most of a book by Rabbi Louis Jacobs (1920-2006), Jewish Personal and Social Ethics. The book is quite accessible, and reflects a great deal of scholarshp by this distinguished British rabbi and theologian, whose perspective is close to that of American Conservative Judaism. The text will be made available on line, along with a few additional readings on these topics.




Upcoming Services

Shabbat Ma'ariv Service Friday, May 5, 2023 @ 7:30 pm

Shabbat Shachrit Service Saturday, May 6, 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 Emor 5783 / פָּרָשַׁת אֱמוֹר

6 May 2023 / 15 Iyyar 5783

Parashat Emor is the 31st weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.

Torah Portion: Leviticus 21:1-24:23

Triennial year 1

1: 21:1-6 · 6 p’sukim ·

2: 21:7-12 · 6 p’sukim ·

3: 21:13-15 · 3 p’sukim ·

4: 21:16-24 · 9 p’sukim ·

5: 22:1-9 · 9 p’sukim ·

6: 22:10-12 · 3 p’sukim ·

7: 22:13-16 · 4 p’sukim ·

maf: 22:13-16 · 4 p’sukim ·

Haftarah: Ezekiel 44:15-31 · 17 p’sukim

Soncino Chumash: pp. 513 – 517 Triennial Year 1 (Full Kriyah pp. 513 – 528)

Special Reading schedule this week

*Note that we are now doing the Triennial reading for our Shabbat Torah services. 5783 will be Triennial Year 1

**We are holding live Shabbat services back in the synagogue. We will still continue to broadcast on Zoom for those unable to come to the sanctuary. Please call the office for more information if you'd like to attend.




Family Fun Learning Day

May 7, 2023 10:00 am - 12:0pm


Join us for our monthly family learning session.

We will start out singing for the first half-hour, then break off, by age ranges into groups for activities, Bible stories, and discussion on Torah, Talmud and Halachah. Activities for everybody.

And then, of course, food!




Hebrew School at Temple Sholom of Ontario

Next Hebrew School will be Sunday, May 14 2023 preempted for

Family Fun Learning Day

First Session Sunday 10:00am - 10:40am

Second Session Sunday 10:50am - 11:30am

Hebrew school is back on at Temple Sholom of Ontario. We will continue in the fall hold classes virtually on Sundays starting at 10:00am PT. There will be two sessions, 40 minutes each, with a 10-minute break in between.


The first session will focus on Hebrew reading and prayers. We will read from the week's Torah portion using a Chumash and an online site. Besides the main prayers used in our services, we will also learn Torah and Haftarah blessings.

The second session will be a general learning session of that weekly sedrah/portion. We will also discuss notable Jewish personalities, from celebrities to prophets and kings. There will also be special topics such as gossip and evolution.

Please let us know if you'd like to join us and of course if you have any questions.




Miller Course: Introduction to Judaism

Next Session: Sunday, May 7, 2023

Module 8: G-d

Your Jewish Journey Starts at Miller Intro to Judaism

Welcome to the Miller Intro to Judaism Program! We invite you to explore Judaism with us. Whether you are in an interfaith relationship, re-discovering your Jewish heritage, or seek to convert to Judaism, we are here to support your journey.

The core of the Miller Introduction to Judaism Program is an 18-week course that surveys Jewish living and practice, including history, ritual, culture, texts, and values. Classes are designed to be highly interactive, with much time for discussion and questions, and include personalized instruction in reading Hebrew.




Family Game Day

Sunday, May 21st, 2023 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

domingo, 21 de mayo de 2023 13:00. a las 15:00 metro

TEMPLE SHOLOM OF ONTARIO

963 West 6th Street, Ontario, CA 91762

Free to all

Refreshments provided


Come one…Come all! Fun for all ages!

Bring games you like to play or come and play the games that are there…But whatever you do, don’t miss out on this fun afternoon!

gratuita para todos

bocadillos proporcionados

¡Llegado uno viene todos! ¡Diversión para todas las edades!


Trae los juegos que te gustan o ven a jugar a los que hay allí… Pero hagas lo que hagas, ¡no te pierdas esta tarde divertida!


***I have updated our Mi Sheberach מי שברך list for those in need of healing by removing the names of those of whom we were uncertain. Please advise if any names were removed in error. For your convenience, I am attaching this revised list to this email that only goes to members of Temple Sholom of Ontario. Thank you.



*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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