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Shabbat Shalom שבת שלום

-Candle Lighting Times for Shabbat (Ontario, CA)

-Office Hours

-This week's 10-Minute Torah

-Adult Torah Study

-This week's Shabbat services & replay of last week's services

-Daylight Savings Time begins

-Hebrew School

-Miller Course

-Purim Carnival

-Tefillin Workshop


-Magillah Reading

**We are holding live Shabbat services back in the synagogue, pandemic protocols per state mandates apply. We will still continue to broadcast on Zoom and Facebook for those unable to come to the sanctuary. Please call the office for more information if you'd like to attend.

Shabbat Times for Ontario, California, USA

  • Candle lighting: 5:37pm on Friday, Mar 11

  • Shabbat Zachor occurs on Saturday, Mar 12

  • This week's Torah portion is Parashat Vayikra

  • Havdalah (50 min): 6:46pm on Saturday, Mar 12

שבת פרשת ויקרא March 11 - ח׳ אדר-ב

Candle lighting 5:37

Shabbat ends 6:34

72 minutes 7:09

Office Hours this week:

Monday March 7, 2022 9:15 am - 1:15 pm

Thursday March 10, 2022 2:30 pm - 7:30 pm (Board Meeting)

Friday March 11, 2022 2:30 pm - 7:30 pm (Shabbat Ma'ariv)

Monday March 14, 2022 9:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Tuesday March 15, 2022 9:15 pm - 1:15 pm

(Subject to change. Please call for appointments)

Adult Torah Study Class

Next Session: Monday, March 7 at 7:30 pm PT (Back to previous time!)

Parashat Vayikra 5782 / פָּרָשַׁת וַיִּקְרָא

Read on 12 March 2022 / 9 Adar II 5782.

Parashat Vayikra is the 24th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.

In Vayikra (“He Called”), the first Torah portion in the Book of Leviticus, God tells Moses about the sacrifices offered in the Mishkan (Tabernacle). Among these are sacrifices entirely burnt on the altar, meal offerings made of flour and oil, peace offerings, and sacrifices brought for sinning inadvertently.

Triennial year 3

1: 4:27-31 · 5 p’sukim ·

2: 4:32-35 · 4 p’sukim ·

3: 5:1-10 · 10 p’sukim ·

4: 5:11-13 · 3 p’sukim ·

5: 5:14-16 · 3 p’sukim ·

6: 5:17-19 · 3 p’sukim ·

7: 5:20-26 · 7 p’sukim ·

maf*: Deuteronomy 25:17-19 · 3 p’sukim · *Shabbat Zachor

Haftarah*: I Samuel 15:2-34 · 33 p’sukim *Shabbat Zachor

Shabbat Zachor 2022 / שַׁבָּת זָכוֹר 5782

Shabbat before Purim 🕍

Shabbat Zachor for Hebrew Year 5782 begins at sundown on Friday, 11 March 2022 and ends at nightfall on Saturday, 12 March 2022. This corresponds to Parashat Vayikra.

Shabbat Zachor ("Sabbath [of] remembrance שבת זכור) is the Shabbat immediately preceding Purim. Deuteronomy 25:17-19, describing the attack by Amalek, is recounted. There is a tradition from the Talmud that Haman, the antagonist of the Purim story, was descended from Amalek. The portion that is read includes a commandment to remember the attack by Amalek, and therefore at this public reading both men and women make a special effort to hear the reading.

Upcoming Services

Shabbat Ma'ariv Service Friday, March 11, 2022 @ 7:30 pm

Shabbat Shachrit Service Saturday, March 12, 2022 @ 10:00 am

*Note that we are now doing the Triennial reading for our Shabbat Torah services. 5782 is Triennial Year 3

**We are holding live Shabbat services back in the synagogue, pandemic protocols per state mandates apply. We will still continue to broadcast on Zoom and Facebook for those unable to come to the sanctuary. Please call the office for more information if you'd like to attend.

Schedule of services attached

4 March 22 Shabbat Across America at Home

Learning Service

5 March 22 Shabbat Pekudei service

D'var Torah @ 1:07:35

Daylight Saving Time starts

Daylight saving time 2022 in California will begin at 2:00 AM on

Sunday, March 13

and ends at 2:00 AM on

Sunday, November 6

All times are in Pacific Time.

Hebrew School at Temple Sholom of Ontario

Hebrew School will be pre-empted as we meet in the synagogue for our special Purim Carnival! (see below)

Hebrew school is in session at Temple Sholom of Ontario. We will 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.

**This is a work-in-progress based on the status of the pandemic and as currently planned. We will alter the format and schedule based on updated information.

We have added a special Hebrew reading crash course for those students not adept in reading Hebrew. It will be from 9:20am to 9:50 am before the regular sessions.

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. RSVP for Zoom links.

Temple Sholom of Ontario is proud to announce we are once again offering:

Next session: Sunday, March 13, 2022 @ 11:45am PT

Fifth Module: Chapter 7 - Pesach

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

Save the Date!

Purim Carnival

Sunday, March 13, 2022 9:30am – 11:30am

Our Hebrew School project will be to prepare for Purim. We’ll be making groggers, masks, etc.


Tefillin Clinic for our pre-B’nai Mitzvot

Sunday, March 13, 2022 9:30am – 11:30am

We will learn this important Jewish Mitzvah, wrapping tefillin. Please join us.

Purim 2022 / פּוּרִים 5782

Celebration of Jewish deliverance as told by Megilat Esther ️

Purim for Hebrew Year 5782 begins at sundown on Wednesday, 16 March 2022 and ends at nightfall on Thursday, 17 March 2022.

Purim (Hebrew: פּוּרִים, Pûrîm "lots", from the word פור pur, also called the Festival of Lots) is a Jewish holiday which commemorates the saving of the Jewish people from Haman in the ancient Persian Empire, a story recorded in the Biblical Book of Esther (Megillat Esther).

Magilla Reading

Wednesday, March 17, 2022 7:00pm

Stay tuned for details….

For this week's Mi Sheberach מי שברך list for those in need of healing, please advise any changes

**If you have any changes to names on the list, please let us know so we can update. Thank you.

(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, 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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