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Shabbat Shalom שבת שלום (December 12, 2022)




-Announcements

-Candle Lighting Times for Shabbat (Ontario, CA)

-Office Hours

-This week’s 10-Minute Torah

-Adult Torah Study

-Board Meeting

-Judaic Studies

-This week's Upcoming Shabbat services

-Hebrew School

-Adult Hebrew Class

-Hanukkah

-Hanukkah Party

-Mi Sheberach List



*For your information, I have included below my schedule, including office hours for the next two weeks and specific classes in which I am involved.

** Zoom links will be provided in separate emails for security purposes.

***I have updated our Mi Sheberach מי שברך list for those in need of healing by removing the names of those of whom we were uncertain. Please advise if any names were removed in error. For your convenience, I am attaching this revised list to this email that only goes to members of Temple Sholom of Ontario. Thank you.



Shabbat Times for Ontario, California, USA

  • Candle lighting: 4:25pm on Friday, Dec 16

  • Shabbat Mevarchim Chodesh Tevet occurs on Saturday, Dec 17

  • This week's Torah portion is Parashat Vayeshev

  • Havdalah (50 min): 5:34pm on Saturday, Dec 17

שבת פרשת וישב

December 16 - כ״ב כסלו

Candle lighting 4:25

Shabbat ends 5:25

72 minutes 5:56



Office Hours this week:

Monday, December 12, 2022 9:30 am –1:30 pm

Tuesday, December 13, 2022 9:30 am –1:30 pm

Friday, December 16, 2022 2:00pm - 7:30pm (Friday Night Shabbat Ma'ariv @ 7:30pm)

Monday, December 19, 2022 9:30 am –1:30 pm

Tuesday, December 20, 2022 9:30 am –1:30 pm

Friday, December 23, 2022 6:00pm - 7:30pm (Friday Night Shabbat Ma'ariv @ 7:30pm)

(Subject to change. Please call for appointments)



Parashat Vayeshev 5783 / פָּרָשַׁת וַיֵּשֶׁב

17 December 2022 / 23 Kislev 5783

Parashat Vayeshev is the 9th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.

Torah Portion: Genesis 37:1-40:23




Adult Torah Study Class

Next Session: Monday December 19 at 7:30 pm PT

Zoom Links sent in separate email Monday morning. Please reply if you do not receive them.

Parashat Vayeshev 5783 / פָּרָשַׁת וַיֵּשֶׁב

17 December 2022 / 23 Kislev 5783

Parashat Vayeshev is the 9th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.

Torah Portion: Genesis 37:1-40:23

Vayeshev (“He Settled”) begins the story of Joseph, describing his rivalry with his brothers, slavery in Egypt, and imprisonment after his master’s wife frames him in response to Joseph’s refusal of her advances. It also contains the story of Tamar, her husbands, and her father-in-law, Judah. [1]

Triennial year 1

Soncino Chumash: pp. 141 - 145 Triennial Year 1 (Full Kriyah pp.141 - 151)

Artscroll Chumash: pp. 198 - 207 Triennial Year 1 (Full Kriyah pp. 198 - 221)

Etz Chaim Chumash: pp. 226 - 233 Triennial Year 1 (Full Kriyah pp. 226 - 245)



Judaic Studies

Next session: Thursday, December 15 @ 7:30pm


Come join us for a lively discussion of various topics on Judaica.



Upcoming Services

Shabbat Ma'ariv Service Friday, December 16, 2022 @ 7:30 pm Note new start times

Shabbat Shachrit Service Saturday, December 17, 2022 @ 10:00 am

Note that start times for Saturday morning Shacharit services are due to change on

1st Saturday in January (1/7/23), Services will start @ 9:30am

Zoom Links sent in separate email Friday afternoon. Please reply if you do not receive them.


Parashat Vayeshev 5783 / פָּרָשַׁת וַיֵּשֶׁב

17 December 2022 / 23 Kislev 5783

Parashat Vayeshev is the 9th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.

Torah Portion: Genesis 37:1-40:23

Vayeshev (“He Settled”) begins the story of Joseph, describing his rivalry with his brothers, slavery in Egypt, and imprisonment after his master’s wife frames him in response to Joseph’s refusal of her advances. It also contains the story of Tamar, her husbands, and her father-in-law, Judah. [1]

Triennial year 1

1: 37:1-3 · 3 p’sukim ·

2: 37:4-7 · 4 p’sukim ·

3: 37:8-11 · 4 p’sukim ·

4: 37:12-17 · 6 p’sukim ·

5: 37:18-22 · 5 p’sukim ·

6: 37:23-28 · 6 p’sukim ·

7: 37:29-36 · 8 p’sukim ·

maf: 37:34-36 · 3 p’sukim ·

Haftarah: Amos 2:6-3:8 · 19 p’sukim

Soncino Chumash: pp. 141 - 145 Triennial Year 1

*Note that we are now doing the Triennial reading for our Shabbat Torah services. 5783 will be Triennial Year 1


**We are holding live Shabbat services back in the synagogue. We will still continue to broadcast on Zoom for those unable to come to the sanctuary. Please call the office for more information if you'd like to attend.



Shabbat Mevarchim Chodesh Tevet Saturday, December 17

Molad Tevet: Fri, 12 minutes and 9 chalakim after 11:0

Any Shabbat that precedes and begins the week during which there will be a day or days of a new Hebrew month (Rosh Chodesh) is known as Shabbat Mevorchim (mevorchim means "they [the congregation] bless" [the forthcoming new month].


Hebrew School at Temple Sholom of Ontario

Next Hebrew School will be Sunday, December 18, 2022

First Session Sunday 10:00am - 10:40am

Second Session Sunday 10:50am - 11:30am


Hebrew school is back on 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, December 18, 11:45 am – 12:45 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




Chanukah 2022 / חֲנוּכָּה 5783

Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of rededication 🕎

Chanukah for Hebrew Year 5783 begins at sundown on Sunday, 18 December 2022 and ends at nightfall on Monday, 26 December 2022.

Hanukkah (Hebrew: חֲנֻכָּה, usually spelled חנוכה pronounced [χanuˈka] in Modern Hebrew, also romanized as Chanukah or Chanuka), also known as the Festival of Lights, is an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple (the Second Temple) in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt of the 2nd century BCE. Hanukkah is observed for eight nights and days, starting on the 25th day of Kislev according to the Hebrew calendar, which may occur at any time from late November to late December in the Gregorian calendar.



Hanukkah Party

Friday, December 23, 2022 @ 6:00pm

Come join us to celebrate the Festival of Lights. Light your Hannukiahs at home, then your Shabbat candles and then come to the synagogue for the festivities.




***I have updated our Mi Sheberach מי שברך list for those in need of healing by removing the names of those of whom we were uncertain. Please advise if any names were removed in error. For your convenience, I am attaching this revised list to this email that only goes to members of Temple Sholom of Ontario. Thank you.



*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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