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Rabbi Stephen's Weekly Newsletter for week of 27 March 2023



-Announcements

-Candle Lighting Times for Shabbat (Ontario, CA)

-Office Hours

-This week’s 10-Minute Torah


Calendar

Monday, 27 March 2023 Invocation @ Upland City Coucil @ 7:00pm

Monday, 27 March 2023-Adult Torah Study

Thursday, 30 March 2023-Judaic Studies

Friday & Saturday, 31 March & 1 April 2023-This week's Upcoming Shabbat services

Sunday, 2 April 2023-Hebrew School

Sunday, 2 April 2023-Miller Course Introduction to Judaism

Wednesday, 5 April 2023-Shachrit Service for First-born (and others)

Thursday, 6 April 2023-Passover

Thursday, 6 April 2023-2nd Night Seder Passover


-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

  • Candle lighting: 6:52pm on Friday, Mar 31

  • Shabbat HaGadol occurs on Saturday, Apr 1

  • Yom HaAliyah occurs on Saturday, Apr 1

  • This week's Torah portion is Parashat Tzav

  • Havdalah (50 min): 8:01pm on Saturday, Apr 1

שבת פרשת צו

March 31 - ט׳ ניסן

Candle lighting 6:52

Shabbat ends 7:49

72 minutes 8:24



Office Hours this week:

Monday, March 27, 2023 2:00pm - 6:45pm (Invocation @ Upland City Coucil @ 7:00pm)

& 7:25pm - 8:55pm (Torah Study @ 7:30pm)

Tuesday, March 28, 2023 10:00am - 2:00pm Friday, March 31, 2023 2:00pm - 7:30pm (Friday Night Shabbat Ma'ariv @ 7:30pm)

Monday, April 3, 2023 9:00am - 2:00pm Wednesday, April 5, 2023 9:00am - 12:00pm (Shachrit Service for 1st-born & others @ 9am)

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

(Subject to change. Please call for appointments)







Adult Torah Study Class

Next Session: Monday, March 27 at 7:30 pm PT

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

I will giving the Invocation @ Upland City Coucil @ 7:00pm and may be a minute or two late.

Parashat Tzav 5783 / פָּרָשַׁת צַו

1 April 2023 / 10 Nisan 5783

Parashat Tzav is the 25th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.

Torah Portion: Leviticus 6:1-8:36

In Tzav (“Command”), God tells Moses about the sacrifices offered in the Mishkan (Tabernacle), including a meal offering brought by the high priest, guilt offerings, and offerings of thanks. Moses initiates Aaron and Aaron’s sons for priestly service in the Mishkan. [1]

Commentary and Divrei Torah

Soncino Chumash: pp. 429 – 432 Triennial Year 1 (Full Kriyah pp. 429 – 438)

Artscroll Chumash: pp. 568 - 575 Triennial Year 1 (Full Kriyah pp. 568 – 587)

Etz Chaim Chumash: pp. 613 - 617 Triennial Year 1 (Full Kriyah pp. 613 - 625)



Judaic Studies

Next session: Thursday, March 30, 2023 @ 7:30pm

Come join us for a lively discussion of various topics on Judaica.



Upcoming Services

Shabbat Ma'ariv Service Friday, March 31, 2023 @ 7:30 pm

Shabbat Shachrit Service Saturday, April 1, 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 Tzav 5783 / פָּרָשַׁת צַו

1 April 2023 / 10 Nisan 5783

Parashat Tzav is the 25th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.

Torah Portion: Leviticus 6:1-8:36

In Tzav (“Command”), God tells Moses about the sacrifices offered in the Mishkan (Tabernacle), including a meal offering brought by the high priest, guilt offerings, and offerings of thanks. Moses initiates Aaron and Aaron’s sons for priestly service in the Mishkan. [1]

Triennial year 1

1: 6:1-3 · 3 p’sukim ·

2: 6:4-6 · 3 p’sukim ·

3: 6:7-11 · 5 p’sukim ·

4: 6:12-16 · 5 p’sukim ·

5: 6:17-23 · 7 p’sukim ·

6: 7:1-6 · 6 p’sukim ·

7: 7:7-10 · 4 p’sukim ·

maf: 7:7-10 · 4 p’sukim ·

Haftarah*: Malachi 3:4-24· 21 p’sukim *Shabbat HaGadol

Soncino Chumash: pp. 429 – 432 Triennial Year 1 (Full Kriyah pp. 429 – 438)

*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.



Shabbat HaGadol 2023 / שַׁבָּת הַגָּדוֹל 5783

Shabbat before Pesach 🕍

Shabbat HaGadol for Hebrew Year 5783 begins at sundown on Friday, 31 March 2023 and ends at nightfall on Saturday, 1 April 2023. This corresponds to Parashat Tzav.

Shabbat HaGadol (“Great Shabbat” שבת הגדול) is the Shabbat immediately before Passover. There is a special Haftarah reading on this Shabbat of the book of Malachi. Traditionally a lengthy and expansive sermon is given to the general community in the afternoon.



Hebrew School at Temple Sholom of Ontario

Next Hebrew School will be Sunday, April 2 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 2, 2023

Module 3: Diversity

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.



Morning Shacharit Service

Wednesday, 5 April 2023 @ 9:00am

(Tentative)

Traditionally, the day of Erev Pesach is when the first-born get together for a morning service to give thanks. All are invited to pray this special weekday service in advance of our special pilgrimage holiday.




Pesach 2023 / פֶּסַח 5783

Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread 🫓🍷

Pesach for Hebrew Year 5783 begins in the Diaspora at sundown on Wednesday, 5 April 2023 and ends at nightfall on Thursday, 13 April 2023.

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.



TEMPLE SHOLOM OF ONTARIO SECOND NIGHT


April 6, 2023 at 6:30 PM


CATERED PASSOVER DINNER,

PLEASE RSVP REQUIRED

BY MARCH 27TH , 2023

(See flyer from email for more information)





***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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