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Rabbi Stephen's Weekly Newsletter for week of 21 May 2023

Updated: May 20, 2023




Announcements

-Office Hours

-This week’s 10-Minute

-Events

-Candle Lighting Times for Shabbat (Ontario, CA)


Calendar

Sunday, 21 May 2023-Rosh Hodesh Sivan

-Hebrew School

-Miller Course Introduction to Judaism

-SemiAnnual Congregation Meeting

-Family Game Day

Friday & Saturday, 26 & 27 May 2023-Shavuot

Sunday, 28 May 2023-Memorial Day

Monday, 29 May 2023-Memorial Day

Friday & Saturday, 2 & 3 June 2023-This week's Shabbat services

Sunday, 4 June 2023-Family Fun Learning

-Miller Course Introduction to Judaism

Monday, 5 June 2023-Adult Torah Study

Friday & Saturday, 9 & 10 June 2023-This week's Shabbat services

Sunday, 11 - 16 June 2023-Vacation/Out of Town



-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.




Office Hours this week:

Going forward, I am planning on conducting Hebrew School and Miller Course from my office and making Sunday an office day to be more available.

Sunday, May 21, 2023 9:30am - 2:00pm (Hebrew Class 10am-11:30am & Miller Course 11:45am-12:45pm)

Monday, May 22, 2023 2:00pm - 7:00pm (Board Meeting @ 7:00pm - 9:00pm)

Friday, May 26, 2023 2:00pm - 7:30pm (Friday Night Shabbat/Shavuot Ma'ariv @ 7:30pm)

Sunday, May 28 2023 (Memorial Day)

Monday, May 29, 2023 (Memorial Day)

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

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

Sunday, June 4, 2023 9:30am - 2:00pm (Family Fun Learning @ 10:00am)

Sunday, June 11 - Friday, June 16 Out of town on vacation

(Subject to change. Please call for appointments)




Rosh Chodesh Sivan 2023 / רֹאשׁ חוֹדֶשׁ סִיוָן 5783

Start of month of Sivan on the Hebrew calendar 🌒

Rosh Chodesh Sivan for Hebrew Year 5783 begins at sundown on Saturday, 20 May 2023 and ends at nightfall on Sunday, 21 May 2023.

Start of month of Sivan on the Hebrew calendar. Sivan (סִיוָן) is the 3rd month of the Hebrew year, has 30 days, and corresponds to May or June on the Gregorian calendar. רֹאשׁ חוֹדֶשׁ, transliterated Rosh Chodesh or Rosh Hodesh, is a minor holiday that occurs at the beginning of every month in the Hebrew calendar. It is marked by the birth of a new moon.




Hebrew School at Temple Sholom of Ontario

Next Hebrew School will be Sunday, May 21 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.


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 21, 2023

Module 9: Talmud/Rabbinic Judaism

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.




SemiAnnual Congregation Meeting

Sunday, May 21st, 2023 3p.m. to 4p.m.




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!







Adult Torah Study Class

Next Session: Monday, May 22 at 7:30 pm PT

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

Shavuot 2023 / שָׁבוּעוֹת 5783

Festival of Weeks ⛰️🌸

Shavuot for Hebrew Year 5783 begins in the Diaspora at sundown on Thursday, 25 May 2023 and ends at nightfall on Saturday, 27 May 2023.

Shavuot I / שָׁבוּעוֹת א׳ Friday, 26 May 2023 / 6 Sivan 5783

Soncino Chumash: pp. 290 - 301; p. 696

Artscroll Chumash: pp. 400 - 415; p. 892


Megillah

1: Ruth 1:1-22 · 22 p’sukim

2: Ruth 2:1-23 · 23 p’sukim

3: Ruth 3:1-18 · 18 p’sukim

4: Ruth 4:1-22 · 22 p’sukim

Shavuot II (on Shabbat) / שָׁבוּעוֹת יוֹם ב׳ (בְּשַׁבָּת) Saturday, 27 May 2023 / 7 Sivan 5783

The festival of Shavuot (or Shavuos, in Ashkenazi usage; Shabhuʿoth in Classical and Mizrahi Hebrew Hebrew: שבועות, lit. “Weeks”) is a Jewish holiday that occurs on the sixth day of the Hebrew month of Sivan (late May or early June). Shavuot commemorates the anniversary of the day G-d gave the Torah to the entire Israelite nation assembled at Mount Sinai, although the association between the giving of the Torah (Matan Torah) and Shavuot is not explicit in the Biblical text. The holiday is one of the Shalosh Regalim, the three Biblical pilgrimage festivals. It marks the conclusion of the Counting of the Omer.

Soncino Chumash: pp. 810 – 818; p. 696

Artscroll Chumash: pp. 1012 – 1023;p. 892

Etz Chaim Chumash: pp.




Judaic Studies

Next session: Thursday, May 25, 2023 @ 7:30pm

We will continue with Louis Jacobs’ book on Jewish personal and social ethics.



Shavuot 2023 / שָׁבוּעוֹת 5783

Festival of Weeks ⛰️🌸

Shavuot for Hebrew Year 5783 begins in the Diaspora at sundown on Thursday, 25 May 2023 and ends at nightfall on Saturday, 27 May 2023.

The festival of Shavuot (or Shavuos, in Ashkenazi usage; Shabhuʿoth in Classical and Mizrahi Hebrew Hebrew: שבועות, lit. “Weeks”) is a Jewish holiday that occurs on the sixth day of the Hebrew month of Sivan (late May or early June). Shavuot commemorates the anniversary of the day G-d gave the Torah to the entire Israelite nation assembled at Mount Sinai, although the association between the giving of the Torah (Matan Torah) and Shavuot is not explicit in the Biblical text. The holiday is one of the Shalosh Regalim, the three Biblical pilgrimage festivals. It marks the conclusion of the Counting of the Omer.




Shabbat Times for Ontario, California, USA

Shavuot I / שָׁבוּעוֹת א׳

Candle lighting / הדלקת נרות

Thursday, May 257:32 pm

Thursday, May 25, 2023 / ה׳ סיון תשפ״ג רב שבועות

Shavuot II (on Shabbat) / שָׁבוּעוֹת יוֹם ב׳ (בְּשַׁבָּת) Candle lighting / הדלקת נרות

Friday, May 267:33pm

Friday, May 26, 2023 / ו׳ סיון תשפ״ג בועות




Upcoming Services

Shavuot Shacharit & Ma'ariv Service Friday, May 26, 2023 @ 9:30 am

Shabbat/Shavuot Ma'ariv Service Friday, May 26, 2023 @ 7:30 pm

Shabbat/Shavuot Shachrit Service Saturday, May 27, 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

Shavuot 2023 / שָׁבוּעוֹת 5783

Festival of Weeks ⛰️🌸

Shavuot for Hebrew Year 5783 begins in the Diaspora at sundown on Thursday, 25 May 2023 and ends at nightfall on Saturday, 27 May 2023.

Shavuot I / שָׁבוּעוֹת א׳ Friday, 26 May 2023 / 6 Sivan 5783

1: Exodus 19:1-6 · 6 p’sukim ·

2: Exodus 19:7-13 · 7 p’sukim ·

3: Exodus 19:14-19 · 6 p’sukim ·

4: Exodus 19:20-20:14 · 20 p’sukim ·

5: Exodus 20:15-23 · 9 p’sukim ·

maf: Numbers 28:26-31 · 6 p’sukim ·

Haftarah: Ezekiel 1:1-28, 3:12 · 29 p’sukim

Soncino Chumash: pp. 290 - 301; p. 696

Shavuot II (on Shabbat) / שָׁבוּעוֹת יוֹם ב׳ (בְּשַׁבָּת) Saturday, 27 May 2023 / 7 Sivan 5783

Megillah

1: Ruth 1:1-22 · 22 p’sukim

2: Ruth 2:1-23 · 23 p’sukim

3: Ruth 3:1-18 · 18 p’sukim

4: Ruth 4:1-22 · 22 p’sukim

1: Deuteronomy 14:22-29 · 8 p’sukim ·

2: Deuteronomy 15:1-18 · 18 p’sukim ·

3: Deuteronomy 15:19-23 · 5 p’sukim ·

4: Deuteronomy 16:1-3 · 3 p’sukim ·

5: Deuteronomy 16:4-8 · 5 p’sukim ·

6: Deuteronomy 16:9-12 · 4 p’sukim ·

7: Deuteronomy 16:13-17 · 5 p’sukim ·

maf: Numbers 28:26-31 · 6 p’sukim ·

Haftarah: Habakkuk 3:1-19 · 19 p’sukim

*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

No Hebrew School on Sunday, May 28 2023

Happy Memorial 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 28 or June 4, 2023

Module 10: High Holy Days

May preempt due to Memorial Day

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.




Memorial Day

Monday, May 29, 2023





Family Fun Learning Day

June 4, 2023 10:00am - 12:00pm






Children's Beginning Hebrew Class

Tentative start date in June 25, 2023 10:00am -10:45am


To teach Hebrew to those just entering Hebrew school or would like a refresher.


***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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