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Shabbat Shalom שבת שלום (August 1, 2022)



-Announcements

-Candle Lighting Times for Shabbat (Ontario, CA)

-Office Hours

-This week's 10-Minute Torah

-Adult Torah Study

-Judaic Studies

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

-Hebrew School

-Adult Hebrew Class

-Miller Course

-Tisha B'Av

-Mi Sheberach List


*Our Synagogue secretary, Bonnie Brown, has had back surgery and is recovering. Please be patient with us as we work to cover the synagogue office. Thank you for your consideration.


**For your convenience and information, Zoom links to events are provided in their respective notices. Please note that only members associated with Temple Sholom of Ontario are receiving these links in this format


***We are updating our Mi Sheberach מי שברך list for those in need of healing. Please advise any changes. Thank you.

(Names are not published to respect people's privacy).

Shabbat Times for Ontario, California, USA

  • Candle lighting: 7:29pm on Friday, Aug 5

  • Shabbat Chazon occurs on Saturday, Aug 6

  • Fast begins: 7:47pm on Saturday, Aug 6

  • Erev Tish'a B'Av occurs on Saturday, Aug 6

  • This week's Torah portion is Parashat Devarim

  • Havdalah (50 min): 8:37pm on Saturday, Aug 6


שבת פרשת דברים

August 5 - ח׳ אב

Candle lighting 7:29

Shabbat ends 8:28

72 minutes 8:59



Office Hours this week:

Monday August 1, 2022 9:45am - 1:45pm

Friday August 5, 2022 10:00am - 8:00pm (Friday Night Shabbat Ma'ariv @ 8:00pm)

Monday August 8, 2022 9:45am - 1:45pm

Thursday August 11, 2022 1:30pm - 7:30pm (Thursday Night Board Mtg @ 7:30pm)

Friday July 29, 2022 2:00pm - 8:00pm (Friday Night Shabbat Ma'ariv @ 8:00pm)

(Subject to change. Please call for appointments)




Parashat Devarim 5782 / פָּרָשַׁת דְּבָרִים

6 August 2022 / 9 Av 5782

Parashat Devarim is the 44th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.



Adult Torah Study Class

Next Session: Monday, August 1 at 7:30 pm PT

Parashat Devarim 5782 / פָּרָשַׁת דְּבָרִים

6 August 2022 / 9 Av 5782

Parashat Devarim is the 44th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.

Devarim (“Words”) is the first Torah portion in the Book of Deuteronomy, the final book of the Torah. In it, Moses recounts events from the Israelites’ travels in the desert, like the appointment of judges, the sin of the spies, and the wars with the Emorite kings Sihon and Og. [1]

Triennial year 3

1: 2:31-34 · 4 p’sukim ·

2: 2:35-37 · 3 p’sukim ·

3: 3:1-3 · 3 p’sukim ·

4: 3:4-7 · 4 p’sukim ·

5: 3:8-11 · 4 p’sukim ·

6: 3:12-14 · 3 p’sukim ·

7: 3:15-22 · 8 p’sukim ·

maf: 3:20-22 · 3 p’sukim ·

Haftarah: Isaiah 1:1-27 · 27 p’sukim


Commentary and Divrei Torah Sefaria OU Torah Jewish Theological Seminary


Soncino Chumash: pp. 746 - 749 Triennial Year 3 (Full Kriyah pp. 735 - 749)

Artscroll Chumash: pp. 952 - 957 Triennial Year 3 (Full Kriyah pp. 938 - 957)

Etz Chaim Chumash: pp. 994 - 998 Triennial Year 3 (Full Kriyah pp. 980 - 998)



Judaic Studies

Next session: Thursday, July 28 @ 7:30pm

Come join us for a lively discussion of various topics on Judaica. The current topic is Pirkei Avot.



Upcoming Services

Shabbat Ma'ariv Service Friday, July 29, 2022 @ 8:00 pm

Shabbat Shachrit Service Saturday, July 30, 2022 @ 9:30 am Note new time for Shacharit/Morning services!

*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. 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.

7-29 22 Erev Shabbat Pinchas

Sermon @

7-30-22 Shabbat Shacharit

D'var Torah @

Please check back for links



Shabbat Chazon 2022 / שַׁבָּת חֲזוֹן 5782

Shabbat before Tish’a B’Av (Shabbat of Prophecy/Shabbat of Vision) 🕍

Shabbat Chazon for Hebrew Year 5782 begins at sundown on Friday, 5 August 2022 and ends at nightfall on Saturday, 6 August 2022. This corresponds to Parashat Devarim.

Shabbat Chazon ("Sabbath [of] vision" שבת חזון) takes its name from the Haftarah that is read on the Shabbat immediately prior to the mournful fast of Tisha B’Av, from the words of rebuke and doom coming from Isaiah in the Book of Isaiah 1:1-27. It is also referred to as the Black Sabbath due to its status as the saddest Shabbat of the year (as opposed to the White Sabbath, Shabbat Shuvah, immediately precededing Yom Kippur).



Hebrew School at Temple Sholom of Ontario

See you in the fall.

First Session Sunday

Second Session Sunday

Hebrew school is on summer break at Temple Sholom of Ontario. We will continue in the fall 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.

Details will follow soon.


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.



Adult Hebrew Reading Course

Sunday, July 31 10:30 am – 11:30 am














A new Hebrew Reading course from NJOP.


Also, People have been asking for more practice in Hebrew Reading. We are planning a Hebrew reading course that will help you understand the prayers as well




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

Next session: Sunday August 14, 2022 @ 11:45am PT

(Next week’s class preempted for Tisha B’Av)

Fourteenth Module: Kids

Fifteenth Module: Grief

This is the last class of this course.

Miller Intro to Judaism Program

**Due to increased interest, we are starting a new course that will be finished by Rosh Hashanah. The second session will begin immediately following the first. If you are interested in joining, please let us know.


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




Tish’a B’Av 2022 / תִּשְׁעָה בְּאָב 5782

The Ninth of Av ✡️

Tish'a B'Av for Hebrew Year 5782 begins at sundown on Saturday, 6 August 2022 and ends at nightfall on Sunday, 7 August 2022.

Tisha B’Av (Hebrew: תשעה באב or ט׳ באב, "the Ninth of Av,") is an annual fast day in Judaism, named for the ninth day (Tisha) of the month of Av in the Hebrew calendar. The fast commemorates the destruction of both the First Temple and Second Temple in Jerusalem, which occurred about 655 years apart, but on the same Hebrew calendar date. Tisha B’Av is never observed on Shabbat. If the 9th of Av falls on a Saturday, the fast is postponed until the 10th of Av.


Tish’a B’Av / תִּשְׁעָה בְּאָב

Join us for Services @ 10:00am on Sunday, 7 August 2022 / 10 Av 5782

Torah Portion: Deuteronomy 4:25-40

1: Deuteronomy 4:25-29 · 5 p’sukim ·

2: Deuteronomy 4:30-35 · 6 p’sukim ·

3: Deuteronomy 4:36-40 · 5 p’sukim ·

Haftarah: Jeremiah 8:13-9:23 · 34 p’sukim



We are updating our Mi Sheberach מי שברך list for those in need of healing. Please advise any changes. 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, 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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