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Shabbat Shalom שבת שלום

Updated: Mar 21, 2022

-Candle Lighting Times for Shabbat (Ontario, CA)

-Office Hours

-This week's 10-Minute Torah

-Adult Torah Study: This week, Torah Study has been changed to Tuesday, March 22nd at 7:30 PM.

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

-Hebrew School

-Miller Course

**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: 6:48pm on Friday, Mar 25

  • Shabbat Parah occurs on Saturday, Mar 26

  • Shabbat Mevarchim Chodesh Nisan occurs on Saturday, Mar 26

  • This week's Torah portion is Parashat Shmini

  • Havdalah (50 min): 7:57pm on Saturday, Mar 26

שבת פרשת שמיני

March 25 - כ״ב אדר-ב

Candle lighting 6:48

Shabbat ends 7:45

72 minutes 8:20

Office Hours this week:

Tuesday March 22, 2022 9:15 am - 1:15 pm

Thursday March 24, 2022 9:15 am - 12:15 pm

Friday March 25, 2022 2:30 pm - 7:30 pm (Shabbat Ma'ariv)

Monday March 28, 2022 9:15 am - 1:15 pm

Tuesday March 29, 2022 9:15 am - 1:15 pm

(Subject to change. Please call for appointments)

Adult Torah Study Class

Next session: Tuesday, March 22, 2022 @ 7:30pm (Note different time for this week!)

Parashat Shmini 5782 / פָּרָשַׁת שְּׁמִינִי

26 March 2022 / 23 Adar II 5782

Parashat Shmini is the 26th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.

Torah Portion: Leviticus 9:1-11:47

Shemini (“Eighth”) opens with the consecration of the Mishkan (Tabernacle). Two of Aaron’s sons are consumed by a fire sent from God when they attempt to offer a “strange fire.” God describes the animals, birds, and fish that are permissible and prohibited for consumption, as well as some laws of ritual purity.

Triennial year 3

1: 11:1-8 · 8 p’sukim ·

2: 11:9-12 · 4 p’sukim ·

3: 11:13-19 · 7 p’sukim ·

4: 11:20-28 · 9 p’sukim ·

5: 11:29-32 · 4 p’sukim ·

6: 11:33-38 · 6 p’sukim ·

7: 11:39-47 · 9 p’sukim ·

maf*: Numbers 19:1-22 · 22 p’sukim · *Shabbat Parah

Haftarah for Ashkenazim*: Ezekiel 36:16-38 · 23 p’sukim *Shabbat Parah

Commentary and Divrei Torah

Upcoming Services

Shabbat Ma'ariv Service Friday, March 25, 2022 @ 7:30 pm

(We will be starting @ 8:00pm)

Shabbat Shachrit Service Saturday, March 26, 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

18 March 2022 Erev Shabbat Tzav Sermon @ 44:28 19 March 2022 Shabbat Tzav service D'var Torah @ 1:09:43 Schedule of services attached

Shabbat Parah 2022 / שַׁבָּת פּרה 5782

Shabbat of the Red Heifer 🕍

Shabbat Parah for Hebrew Year 5782 begins at sundown on Friday, 25 March 2022 and ends at nightfall on Saturday, 26 March 2022. This corresponds to Parashat Shmini.

Shabbat Parah ("Sabbath [of the] red heifer" שבת פרה) takes place on the Shabbat before Shabbat HaChodesh, in preparation for Passover. Numbers 19:1-22 describes the parah adumah ("red heifer") in the Jewish temple as part of the manner in which the kohanim and the Jewish people purified themselves so that they would be ready ("pure") to sacrifice the korban Pesach.

Hebrew School at Temple Sholom of Ontario

Children's Reading Class Sunday, March 27, 2022 9:20 - 9:50 am PT

First Session Sunday, March 27, 2022 10:00 - 10:40 am PT

Second Session Sunday, March 27, 2022 10:50 - 11:30 am PT

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 27, 2022 @ 11:45am PT

Ninth Module: Chapter 9 - Rabbinic Judaism

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

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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