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Rabbi Stephen's Weekly Newsletter for week of 4 June 2023



Announcements

-Office Hours

-This week’s 10-Minute

-Events

-Candle Lighting Times for Shabbat (Ontario, CA)



Calendar

Sunday, 4 June 2023-Family Fun Learning

-Miller Course Introduction to Judaism

Monday, 5 June 2023-Adult Torah Study

Thursday, 8 June 2023-Board Meeting

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, 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 (Miller Course @ 11:45am)

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

Friday, June 23, 2023 2:00pm - 7:30pm (Friday Night Shabbat Ma'ariv @ 7:30pm)

(Subject to change. Please call for appointments)



Miller Course: Introduction to Judaism

Next Session: Sunday, June 4, 2023

Module 10: High Holidays




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.

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, June 15, 2023 @ 7:30pm (?)

Session on June 8 preempted for Monthly Board Meeting

We will be continuing with our study of Louis Jacobs’ book, Jewish Personal and Social Ethics, concentrating on Chapter 5, “Health and Care of the Body,” and Chapter 7, “Honesty and Integrity.”



Shabbat Times for Ontario, California, USA

  • Candle lighting: 7:43pm on Friday, Jun 9

  • This week's Torah portion is Parashat Beha'alotcha

  • Havdalah (50 min): 8:52pm on Saturday, Jun 10

שבת פרשת בהעלותך

June 9 - כ׳ סיון

Candle lighting 7:43

Shabbat ends 8:46

72 minutes 9:14


Upcoming Services

Shabbat Ma'ariv Service Friday, June 9, 2023 @ 7:30 pm

Shabbat Shachrit Service Saturday, June 10, 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 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 8:1-9:14

Triennial year 1

1: 8:1-4 · 4 p’sukim ·

2: 8:5-9 · 5 p’sukim ·

3: 8:10-14 · 5 p’sukim ·

4: 8:15-22 · 8 p’sukim ·

5: 8:23-26 · 4 p’sukim ·

6: 9:1-8 · 8 p’sukim ·

7: 9:9-14 · 6 p’sukim ·

maf: 9:12-14 · 3 p’sukim ·

Haftarah: Zechariah 2:14-4:7 · 21 p’sukim

Commentary and Divrei Torah:

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

*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

Hebrew School is on break for the summer; see you in the fall.

We will be having a children's session over the summer to teach Hebrew starting June 25 (see below).

Please contact us for further details and information


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 18, 2023

Module 11: Kashrut

June 11 session preempted due to vacation

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.



Jewish Inland Empire Pioneers

On Sunday, June 25th at 2:00 PM Temple Sholom of Ontario, will welcome Cantor Jonathan L. Friedmann, Ph.D., professor of Jewish Music History and Academic Dean of the Master of Jewish Studies Program and Rabbinical School at the Academy for Jewish Religion California as our guest speaker. He will lead us back to our Jewish leaders and history within the Inland Empire, Pomona Valley and beyond.


***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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