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Shabbat Shalom שבת שלום (December 19, 2022)

Updated: Dec 18, 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

-Hebrew School

-Adult Hebrew Class

-Hanukkah

-Hanukkah Party

-Rosh Hodesh Tevet

-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.


** Please note that recent security issues have been resolved and I am now transitioning to using the templesholomofontario.org email platform, but some emails will continue to go out from this address.

***For your convenience and information, 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

  • Chanukah: 1 Candle: 5:12pm on Sunday, Dec 18

  • Chanukah: 2 Candles: 5:12pm on Monday, Dec 19

  • Chanukah: 3 Candles: 5:13pm on Tuesday, Dec 20

  • Chanukah: 4 Candles: 5:13pm on Wednesday, Dec 21

  • Chanukah: 5 Candles: 5:14pm on Thursday, Dec 22

  • Chanukah: 6 Candles: 4:28pm on Friday, Dec 23

  • Candle lighting: 4:28pm on Friday, Dec 23

  • Chag HaBanot occurs on Saturday, Dec 24

  • Chanukah: 7 Candles: 5:37pm on Saturday, Dec 24

  • Rosh Chodesh Tevet occurs on Saturday, Dec 24

  • This week's Torah portion is Parashat Miketz

  • Havdalah (50 min): 5:37pm on Saturday, Dec 24

שבת פרשת מקץ

December 23 - כ״ט כסלו

Candle lighting 4:28

Shabbat ends 5:28

72 minutes 6:00




Office Hours this week:

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

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

Friday, December 23, 2022 4:00pm - 6:00pm (Hanukkah Party @ 6:00pm then Friday Night Shabbat Ma'ariv @ 7:30pm)

Monday, December 26, 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)

(Subject to change. Please call for appointments)



Parashat Miketz 5783 / פָּרָשַׁת מִקֵּץ

24 December 2022 / 30 Kislev 5783

Parashat Miketz is the 10th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.



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.



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 Miketz 5783 / פָּרָשַׁת מִקֵּץ

24 December 2022 / 30 Kislev 5783

Parashat Miketz is the 10th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.

Miketz (“After”) follows Joseph as he interprets Pharaoh's dreams and rises to become second-in-command to Pharaoh. When Joseph’s brothers come to Egypt seeking food during a famine, Joseph accuses them of spying. He insists that they return with their youngest brother, Benjamin, and later plants a goblet in Benjamin’s bag. [1]

Soncino Chumash: pp. 155 - 158 Triennial Year 1 (Full Kriyah pp.155 - 166); p.695; p. 599

Artscroll Chumash: pp. 222 - 231 Triennial Year 1 (Full Kriyah pp. 222 - 249); p. 890 – 893; p. 768

Etz Chaim Chumash: pp. 250 - 257 Triennial Year 1 (Full Kriyah pp. 250 - 270)



Judaic Studies

Next session: Thursday, December 22 @ 7:30pm

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



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.



Upcoming Services

Shabbat Ma'ariv Service Friday, December 22, 2022 @ 7:30 pm Note new start times

Shabbat Shachrit Service Saturday, December 23, 2022 @ 9:30 am Earlier start time

due to extra prayers of Rosh Hodesh & Hanukkah & 3 Torot

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 Miketz 5783 / פָּרָשַׁת מִקֵּץ

24 December 2022 / 30 Kislev 5783

Parashat Miketz is the 10th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.

Miketz (“After”) follows Joseph as he interprets Pharaoh's dreams and rises to become second-in-command to Pharaoh. When Joseph’s brothers come to Egypt seeking food during a famine, Joseph accuses them of spying. He insists that they return with their youngest brother, Benjamin, and later plants a goblet in Benjamin’s bag. [1]

Triennial year 1

1: 41:1-4 · 4 p’sukim ·

2: 41:5-7 · 3 p’sukim ·

3: 41:8-14 · 7 p’sukim ·

4: 41:15-24 · 10 p’sukim ·

5: 41:25-38 · 14 p’sukim ·

6: 41:39-52 · 14 p’sukim ·

7*: Numbers 28:9-15 · 7 p’sukim · *Shabbat Rosh Chodesh Chanukah

maf*: Numbers 7:42-47 · 6 p’sukim · *Shabbat Rosh Chodesh Chanukah


Haftarah*: Zechariah 2:14-4:7 · 21 p’sukim *Shabbat Rosh Chodesh Chanukah

Soncino Chumash: pp. 155 - 158 Triennial Year 1 (Full Kriyah pp.155 - 166); p.695; p. 599

*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.




Hebrew School at Temple Sholom of Ontario

Next Hebrew School will be Sunday, January 8, 2023

Happy Holidays!

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, January 8, 11:45 am – 12:45 am



A new Hebrew Reading course from NJOP.



Rosh Chodesh Tevet 2022 / רֹאשׁ חוֹדֶשׁ טֵבֵת 5783

Start of month of Tevet on the Hebrew calendar 🌒

Rosh Chodesh Tevet for Hebrew Year 5783 begins at sundown on Friday, 23 December 2022 and ends at nightfall on Sunday, 25 December 2022.

Start of month of Tevet on the Hebrew calendar. Tevet (טֵבֵת) is the 10th month of the Hebrew year, has 29 days, and corresponds to December or January on the Gregorian calendar. רֹאשׁ חוֹדֶשׁ, transliterated Rosh Chodesh or Rosh Hodesh, is a minor holiday that occurs at the beginning of every month in the Hebrew calendar. It is marked by the birth of a new moon.




***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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