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Shabbat Shalom שבת שלום (August 29, 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

-Labor Day

-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).

****We would like to start Saturday Morning Shabbat Shaharit services at 9:30am. This puts the starting time closer to Jewish Law. Please let us know your preference to changing or keeping the start time @ 10am. Thank you.


Shabbat Times for Ontario, California, USA

Candle lighting

Candle lighting: 6:56pm on Friday, Sep 2

This week's Torah portion is Parashat Shoftim

Havdalah (50 min): 8:04pm on Saturday, Sep 3


שבת פרשת שופטים

September 2 - ו׳ אלול

Candle lighting 6:56

Shabbat ends 7:52

72 minutes 8:26



Office Hours this week:

Monday, August 29, 2022 9:45am - 1:45pm

Tuesday, August 30, 2022 10:00am – 2:00pm

Friday, September 2, 2022 10:00am - 8:00pm (Friday Night Shabbat Ma'ariv @ 8:00pm)

Monday, September 5, 2022 Closed for Labor Day

Tuesday, September 6, 2022 10:00am - 12:00pm

Friday, September 9, 2022 1:00pm - 8:00pm (Friday Night Shabbat Ma'ariv @ 8:00pm)

(Subject to change. Please call for appointments)





Parashat Shoftim 5782 / פָּרָשַׁת שׁוֹפְטִים

3 September 2022 / 7 Elul 5782

Parashat Shoftim is the 48th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.

Torah Portion: Deuteronomy 16:18-21:9

Shoftim (“Judges”) discusses guidelines of leadership, opening with a command to appoint judges and continuing to detail laws of kings, priests, and prophets. It also describes laws relating to cities of refuge for accidental killers, false witnesses, warfare, and the rite performed in a case of unsolved murder.

Triennial year 3

1: 19:14-21 · 8 p’sukim ·

2: 20:1-4 · 4 p’sukim ·

3: 20:5-9 · 5 p’sukim ·

4: 20:10-14 · 5 p’sukim ·

5: 20:15-20 · 6 p’sukim ·

6: 21:1-6 · 6 p’sukim ·

7: 21:7-9 · 3 p’sukim ·

maf: 21:7-9 · 3 p’sukim ·

Haftarah: Isaiah 51:12-52:12 · 24 p’sukim


Commentary and Divrei Torah: Sefaria OU Torah Jewish Theological Seminary

Soncino Chumash: pp. 829 - 835 Triennial Year 3 (Full Kriyah pp. 820 - 835)

Artscroll Chumash: pp. 1036 - 1045 Triennial Year 3 (Full Kriyah pp. 1024 - 1045)

Etz Chaim Chumash: pp. 1099 - 1106 Triennial Year 3 (Full Kriyah pp. 1088 – 1106)



Adult Torah Study Class

Next Session: Monday, August 29 at 7:30 pm PT

Parashat Shoftim 5782 / פָּרָשַׁת שׁוֹפְטִים

3 September 2022 / 7 Elul 5782


Parashat Shoftim is the 48th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.

Torah Portion: Deuteronomy 16:18-21:9

Shoftim (“Judges”) discusses guidelines of leadership, opening with a command to appoint judges and continuing to detail laws of kings, priests, and prophets. It also describes laws relating to cities of refuge for accidental killers, false witnesses, warfare, and the rite performed in a case of unsolved murder.

Triennial year 3

1: 19:14-21 · 8 p’sukim ·

2: 20:1-4 · 4 p’sukim ·

3: 20:5-9 · 5 p’sukim ·

4: 20:10-14 · 5 p’sukim ·

5: 20:15-20 · 6 p’sukim ·

6: 21:1-6 · 6 p’sukim ·

7: 21:7-9 · 3 p’sukim ·

maf: 21:7-9 · 3 p’sukim ·

Haftarah: Isaiah 51:12-52:12 · 24 p’sukim


Commentary and Divrei Torah: Sefaria OU Torah Jewish Theological Seminary

Soncino Chumash: pp. 829 - 835 Triennial Year 3 (Full Kriyah pp. 820 - 835)

Artscroll Chumash: pp. 1036 - 1045 Triennial Year 3 (Full Kriyah pp. 1024 - 1045)

Etz Chaim Chumash: pp. 1099 - 1106 Triennial Year 3 (Full Kriyah pp. 1088 – 1106)



Judaic Studies

Next session: Thursday, September 1 @ 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, September 2, 2022 @ 8:00 pm

Shabbat Shachrit Service Saturday, September 3, 2022 @ 10:00 am Note that we are back to starting @ 10am until the High Holidays

****We would like to start Saturday Morning Shabbat Shaharit services at 9:30am. This puts the starting time closer to Jewish Law. Please let us know your preference to changing or keeping the start time @ 10am. Thank you.

*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.

8-26-22 Erev Shabbat Re’eh

Sermon @ 50:50: "Respecting the Vulnerable

8-27-22 Shabbat Re'eh Rosh Chodesh

D'var Torah @ 1:16:15

Check for links



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, September 4, 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




Family Sunday School/Learning Day

Next Learning Day will be in October. Watch for more information!

Due to the success of the last two Learning Days, this is now a monthly event! We will have this on the last weekend of the month at our synagogue. The next Learning Day will be in October due to the High Holidays in September. The program will include classes and activities for children and their parents. Rabbi Stephen (me) will be doing a special program for children over 11 and their parents. Two Sunday School teachers will be offering programs for children ages four to eleven to learn prayers, Bible stories, art, and a time for constructive play with other children. At approximately 11:30 am everyone will join together to enjoy a bagel brunch.





Labor Day 2022

Labor Day for the year 2022 is celebrated/ observed on Monday, September 5th.

Labor Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the first Monday of September annually. The day celebrates the American labor movement and the contributions and achievements of the American worker. In the United States Labor Day is the three day weekend ending the summer season, where Memorial Day weekend starts the summer season.



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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