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Rabbi Stephen's Weekly Newsletter for week of 10 April 2023






Announcements

-Candle Lighting Times for Shabbat (Ontario, CA)

-Office Hours

-This week’s 10-Minute Torah



Calendar

Monday, 10 April 2023-Adult Torah Study

Wednesday, 12 April 2023-7th Day Passover Service

*Thursday, 13 April 2023-8th Day Passover Service/Yizkor

Friday & Saturday, 14 & 15 April 2023-This week's Shabbat services

Sunday, 16 April 2023-Hebrew School

Sunday, 16 April 2023-Miller Course Introduction to Judaism

Sunday, 16 April 2023-Holocaust March of Remembrance

Monday, 17 April 2023-Adult Torah Study

Thursday, 20 April 2023-Board Meeting

Friday & Saturday, 21 & 22 April 2023-This week's Shabbat services

Sunday, 23 April 2023-Hebrew School

Sunday, 23 April 2023-Miller Course Introduction to Judaism



-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, CA 91761


  • Pesach IV (CH''M) occurs on Sunday, Apr 9

  • Pesach V (CH''M) occurs on Monday, Apr 10

  • Pesach VI (CH''M) occurs on Tuesday, Apr 11

  • Candle lighting: 7:00pm on Tuesday, Apr 11

  • Pesach VII occurs on Wednesday, Apr 12

  • Candle lighting: 7:58pm on Wednesday, Apr 12

  • Pesach VIII occurs on Thursday, Apr 13

  • Havdalah: 7:58pm on Thursday, Apr 13

  • Candle lighting: 7:02pm on Friday, Apr 14

  • Shabbat Mevarchim Chodesh Iyyar occurs on Saturday, Apr 15

  • This week's Torah portion is Parashat Shmini

  • Havdalah: 8:00pm on Saturday, Apr 15

שבת פרשת שמיני

April 14 - כ״ג ניסן

Candle lighting 7:03

Shabbat ends 8:01

72 minutes 8:35



Office Hours this week:

Monday, April 10, 2023 9:30am - 2:00pm (?)

Wednesday, 12 April 2023-7th Day Passover Service 9:30am - 12:00pm/12:00pm -2:00pm

*Thursday, 13 April 2023-8th Day Passover Service/Yizkor 9:30am - 2:00pm/12:00pm -2:00pm Friday, April 14, 2023 2:00pm - 7:30pm (Friday Night Shabbat Ma'ariv @ 7:30pm)

Monday, April 18, 2023 (@ AJU during the day) 2:45pm - 8:45pm

Thursday, April 20, 2023 1:00pm - 7:00pm (Board Meeting @ 7pm)

Friday, April 21, 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, April 10 at 7:30 pm PT

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

Parashat Shmini 5783 / פָּרָשַׁת שְּׁמִינִי

15 April 2023 / 24 Nisan 5783

Parashat Shmini is the 26th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.

Torah Portion: Leviticus 9:1-11:47

Shemini (“Eighth”) opens with the consecration of the Mishkan (Tabernacle). Two of Aaron’s sons are consumed by a fire sent from God when they attempt to offer a “strange fire.” God describes the animals, birds, and fish that are permissible and prohibited for consumption, as well as some laws of ritual purity. [1]

Triennial year 1

1: 9:1-6 · 6 p’sukim ·

2: 9:7-10 · 4 p’sukim ·

3: 9:11-16 · 6 p’sukim ·

4: 9:17-23 · 7 p’sukim ·

5: 9:24-10:3 · 4 p’sukim ·

6: 10:4-7 · 4 p’sukim ·

7: 10:8-11 · 4 p’sukim ·

maf: 10:8-11 · 4 p’sukim ·

Haftarah for Ashkenazim: II Samuel 6:1-7:17 · 40 p’sukim

Commentary and Divrei Torah


Soncino Chumash: pp. 443 – 447 Triennial Year 1 (Full Kriyah pp. 443 – 454)

Artscroll Chumash: pp. 588 - 595 Triennial Year 1 (Full Kriyah pp. 588 – 607)

Etz Chaim Chumash: pp. 630 - 635 Triennial Year 1 (Full Kriyah pp. 630 - 642)




Upcoming Passover Services

Pesach 7th Day Shachrit Service Wednesday, April 12, 2023 @ 9:30 am

Pesach 8th Day Shachrit Service/Yizkor Thursday, April 13, 2023 @ 9:30 am

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




Judaic Studies

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

We will meet again on April 27. This is both after Pesach and after the next Temple Board meeting.

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, April 14, 2023 @ 7:30 pm

Shabbat Shachrit Service Saturday, April 15, 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 Shmini 5783 / פָּרָשַׁת שְּׁמִינִי

15 April 2023 / 24 Nisan 5783

Parashat Shmini is the 26th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.

Torah Portion: Leviticus 9:1-11:47

Shemini (“Eighth”) opens with the consecration of the Mishkan (Tabernacle). Two of Aaron’s sons are consumed by a fire sent from God when they attempt to offer a “strange fire.” God describes the animals, birds, and fish that are permissible and prohibited for consumption, as well as some laws of ritual purity. [1]

Triennial year 1

1: 9:1-6 · 6 p’sukim ·

2: 9:7-10 · 4 p’sukim ·

3: 9:11-16 · 6 p’sukim ·

4: 9:17-23 · 7 p’sukim ·

5: 9:24-10:3 · 4 p’sukim ·

6: 10:4-7 · 4 p’sukim ·

7: 10:8-11 · 4 p’sukim ·

maf: 10:8-11 · 4 p’sukim ·

Haftarah for Ashkenazim: II Samuel 6:1-7:17 · 40 p’sukim

Commentary and Divrei Torah


Soncino Chumash: pp. 443 – 447 Triennial Year 1 (Full Kriyah pp. 443 – 454)

*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.




Hebrew School at Temple Sholom of Ontario

Next Hebrew School will be Sunday, April 9 2023

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.

Details will follow soon.


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, April 16, 2023

Module 5: Shabbat

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.



Holocaust Memorial Day

Sunday Afternoon April 16, 2023

Murrieta Mesa High School, Performing Arts Center

24801 MONROE AVE. MURRIETA CA 92562

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Come & show your support for the Jewish people

Reply for information

Representative of the Israeli Consulate, L.A.

Murrieta Mayor, Lisa DeForest

Holocaust Survivor, Yetta Kane

Pastor Clark Van Wick




***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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