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Rabbi Stephen's Weekly Newsletter for week of 28 May 2023



Announcements

-Office Hours

-This week’s 10-Minute

-Events

-Candle Lighting Times for Shabbat (Ontario, CA)



Calendar

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

Friday & Saturday, 16 & 17 June 2023-This week's Shabbat services

Sunday, 18 June 2023-Miller Course Introduction to Judaism

Monday, 19 June 2023-Adult Torah Study

Thursday, 22 June 2023-Judaic Studies

Friday & Saturday, 23 & 24 June 2023-This week's Shabbat services

Sunday, 25 June 2023-Children's Hebrew Class

-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.


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 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/Miller Course @ 12:00pm)

Wednesday, June 7, 2023 11:30am - 5:00pm (At AJU in the morning)

Friday, June 9, 2023 2:00pm - 7:30pm (Friday Night Shabbat Ma'ariv @ 7:30pm)

Sunday, June 11 - Friday, June 16, 2023 Out of town on vacation

Sunday, June 18, 2023 - 9:00am - 2:00pm

Monday, June 19, 2023 - 9:30am - 1:30pm

(Subject to change. Please call for appointments)



Memorial Day

Monday, May 29, 2023



Miller Course: Introduction to Judaism

No session on May 28 due to Memorial Day

Next Session: Sunday, June 4, 2023





Adult Torah Study Class

Next Session: Monday, June 5 at 7:30 pm PT

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

(No session on May 29 due to Memorial Day)

Parashat Beha’alotcha 5783 / פָּרָשַׁת בְּהַעֲלֹתְךָ

10 June 2023 / 21 Sivan 5783 (Diaspora)

Parashat Beha’alotcha is the 36th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.

Torah Portion: Numbers 8:1-12:16

Beha’alotekha (“When You Raise”) opens with God instructing Moses to inaugurate the Levites for service in the Mishkan (Tabernacle). It also recounts the stories of people who request a second chance to offer the Passover sacrifice, complaints of the Israelites and their punishments, and a disease that affects Miriam. [1]

Commentary and Divrei Torah:


Soncino Chumash: pp. 605 – 609) Triennial Year 1 (Full Kriyah pp. 605 – 619)

Artscroll Chumash: pp. 774 – 781 Triennial Year 1 (Full Kriyah pp. 774 – 797)

Etz Chaim Chumash: pp. 816 - 821 Triennial Year 1 (Full Kriyah pp. 816 - 837)



Judaic Studies

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

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


Shabbat Times for Ontario, California, USA

  • Candle lighting: 7:39pm on Friday, Jun 2

  • This week's Torah portion is Parashat Nasso

  • Havdalah (50 min): 8:48pm on Saturday, Jun 3


שבת פרשת נשא June 2 - י״ג סיון Candle lighting 7:39

Shabbat ends 8:42

72 minutes 9:11



Upcoming Services

Shabbat Ma'ariv Service Friday, June 2, 2023 @ 7:30 pm

Shabbat Shachrit Service Saturday, June 3, 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 Nasso 5783 / פָּרָשַׁת נָשׂא

3 June 2023 / 14 Sivan 5783 (Diaspora)

Parashat Nasso is the 35th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.

Torah Portion: Numbers 4:21-5:10

Triennial year 1

1: 4:21-24 · 4 p’sukim ·

2: 4:25-28 · 4 p’sukim ·

3: 4:29-33 · 5 p’sukim ·

4: 4:34-37 · 4 p’sukim ·

5: 4:38-49 · 12 p’sukim ·

6: 5:1-4 · 4 p’sukim ·

7: 5:5-10 · 6 p’sukim ·

maf: 5:8-10 · 3 p’sukim ·

Haftarah: Judges 13:2-25 · 24 p’sukim

Commentary and Divrei Torah:

Soncino Chumash: pp. 586 – 589 Triennial Year 1 (Full Kriyah pp. 586 – 601)

*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

Join us in person on June 4 for our Family Fun Learning Day:


Family Fun Learning Day

Sunday, 4 June 2023

Sunday 10:00am - 12:00pm

Join for a day of learning for all of the family. After some singing, we'll break off into age-related groups for activities and discussions.


Miller Course: Introduction to Judaism

Next Session: June 4, 2023

Module 10: High Holy Days

May 28 Preempted 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.



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 continually update our Mi Sheberach מי שברך list for those in need of healing. Please advise any names to be added or removed. This list only goes to members of Temple Sholom of Ontario but I will include anyone who can benefit from these prayers. 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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