Ontario, California, USA Shabbat Times
Pesach VIII occurs on Sunday, Apr 4
Havdalah (50 min): 8:04pm on Sunday, Apr 4
Yom HaShoah occurs on Thursday, Apr 8
Candle lighting: 6:59pm on Friday, Apr 9
This week's Torah portion is Parashat Shmini
Havdalah (50 min): 8:09pm on Saturday, Apr 10
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שבת פרשת שמיני April 9 - כ״ז ניסן Candle lighting 6:59 Shabbat ends 7:57 72 minutes 8:31
Adult Torah Study Class
Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 7:30 pm PT
Parashat Shmini / פרשת שְּׁמִינִי Read on 10 April 2021 (28 Nisan 5781). Parashat Shmini is the 26th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading. Torah Portion: Leviticus 9:1-11:47
Links to come
Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Memorial Day) for Hebrew Year 5781 begins at
Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Memorial Day) for Hebrew Year 5781 begins at sundown on Wednesday, 7 April 2021 and ends at nightfall on Thursday, 8 April 2021.
Yom HaZikaron laShoah ve-laG'vurah (יום הזיכרון לשואה ולגבורה; "Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day"), known colloquially in Israel and abroad as Yom HaShoah (יום השואה) and in English as Holocaust Remembrance Day, or Holocaust Day, is observed as Israel's day of commemoration for the approximately six million Jews and five million others who perished in the Holocaust as a result of the actions carried out by Nazi Germany and its accessories, and for the Jewish resistance in that period. In Israel, it is a national memorial day and public holiday. It was inaugurated on 1953, anchored by a law signed by the Prime Minister of Israel David Ben-Gurion and the President of Israel Yitzhak Ben-Zvi. It is held on the 27th of Nisan.
Replay of this past Shabbat's services:
Passover Friday Evening Service with Rabbi Stephen Epstein, April 2, 2021 https://www.facebook.com/TempleSholomofOntario/videos/721770085165370 Sermon @ 33:10 Passover 7 Shabbat Morning Services with Temple Sholom of Ontario and Rabbi Stephen Epstein, April 3, 2021 https://youtu.be/D9zg7JGDiTY https://www.facebook.com/TempleSholomofOntario/videos/1367446650256173 D'var Torah @ 1:21:17
Passover 8th day Morning Services w/Yizkor led by Rabbi Stephen Epstein and Temple Sholom of Ontario https://www.facebook.com/TempleSholomofOntario/videos/728115767875633 D'var Torah @ 1:13:20
Hebrew School at Temple Sholom of Ontario First Session Sunday, April 11, 2021 10:00 - 10:40 am PT Second Session Sunday, April 11, 2021 10:50 - 11:30 am PT
Hebrew school is starting up at Temple Sholom of Ontario. We will hold classes virtually on Sundays at 10:00am PT. There will be two sessions, 40 minutes each, with a 5 - 10 minute break in between. The first session is designed for children approaching B'nai Mitzvot, ages 10 - 13. We will have two parts. First will be Hebrew reading and we will probably read from the week's Torah portion using a Chumash and an online site. We will then have a short discussion of that weekly sedrah/portion. After break, the next hour (60 minutes) will be for all students. This week we will be participating in the World Wide Wrap, an event sponsored by the Federation of Jewish Men's Clubs (see below) that seeks to instruct everyone on tefillin. Please join us for this exciting event that teaches how to fulfill the commandment. Please let us know if you'd like to join us and of course if you have any questions. RSVP for Zoom links. Temple Sholom of Ontario is proud to announce we are offering: Next session: Sunday, April 11 @ 12:00pm PT Miller Intro to Judaism Program
If you're thinking of converting to Judaism: Completion of the Intro Program fulfills the learning requirements for conversion of the Rabbinical Assembly of America. Once you finish the course requirements and secure a sponsoring rabbi, you are eligible to become officially part of the Jewish People. If you're already Jewish: Whether you were born Jewish but never quite learned what it’s all about, you’re back after a long hiatus, or you’re just looking for a deeper understanding of your heritage, most of us could use a bit of a refresher. Jews from all walks of life enroll in the program: from people who had a Jewish day school education to those whose strongest connection was the annual box of matza on the kitchen counter. More details to follow. Please let us know if you're interested. Application is attached below or reply with request for more information Sunday April 11, 2021 Holocaust Memorial Day – March of Remembrance
FEATURING SHAHAR AZANI - former member of the Israeli Consulate and Deputy Ambassador to Kenya. Senior vice president of the Jewish Broadcasting Service in New York as well as founder of Fourth Dimension Strategy. ESTER FAMIGLIETTI - survivor born in an internment camp shortly following the liberation. Ester will tell her story along with her parents experiences. VIRTUAL EVENT available on April 11 at 2:00 p.m. Virtual presentation YouTube.com search for: HRFVorg link will be provided 3:00 – 3:25 p.m. - Pre-March Music & Dance Outside, Registration, Refreshments 3:30 – 4:10 p.m. - Memorial YouTube Program in Sanctuary 4:20 – 5:00 p.m. - March of Remembrance e Memorial & March will be held simultaneously for two separate groups 5:00 – 5:15 p.m. - Special Candle Lighting Flyer attached below Rosh Chodesh Iyyar / רֹאשׁ חוֹדֶשׁ אִיָיר
Rosh Chodesh Iyyar (Start of month of Iyyar on the Hebrew calendar) for Hebrew Year 5781 begins at sundown on Sunday, 11 April 2021 and ends at nightfall on Tuesday, 13 April 2021. Start of month of Iyyar on the Hebrew calendar. אִיָיר (transliterated Iyyar or Iyar) is the 2nd month of the Hebrew year, has 29 days, and corresponds to April or May 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. For this week's Mi Sheberach מי שברך list for those in need of healing, please advise any changes (Names will no longer be published to respect people's privacy). *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.