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Shabbat Shalom שבת שלום (December 27, 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

-Happy New Year

-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

  • Candle lighting: 4:32pm on Friday, Dec 30

  • This week's Torah portion is Parashat Vayigash

  • Havdalah (50 min): 5:42pm on Saturday, Dec 31

שבת פרשת ויגש

December 30 - ו׳ טבת

Candle lighting 4:32

Shabbat ends 5:33

72 minutes 6:04



Office Hours this week:


Monday, December 26, 2022 Out of town

Tuesday, December 27, 2022 Out of town

Friday, December 30, 2022 3:00pm - 7:30pm (Friday Night Shabbat Ma'ariv @ 7:30pm)

Monday, January 2, 2022 Happy New Year

Tuesday, January 3, 2022 9:30 am –1:30 pm

Friday, January 6, 2022 2:00pm - 7:30pm (Friday Night Shabbat Ma'ariv @ 7:30pm)

(Subject to change. Please call for appointments)



Parashat Vayigash 5783 / פָּרָשַׁת וַיִּגַּשׁ

31 December 2022 / 7 Tevet 5783

Parashat Vayigash is the 11th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.

Torah Portion: Genesis 44:18-47:27




Adult Torah Study Class

Next Session: Monday January 2 at 7:30 pm PT

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

Parashat Vayechi 5783 / פָּרָשַׁת וַיְחִי

7 January 2023 / 14 Tevet 5783

Parashat Vayechi is the 12th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.


Torah Portion: Genesis 47:28-50:26

Vayechi (“He Lived”) is the final Torah portion in the Book of Genesis. It opens as Jacob prepares for his death, making his son Joseph swear to bury him in the Cave of Machpelah. Jacob blesses Joseph’s two sons and his own 12 sons and then dies. Jacob’s sons bury him. The portion ends with Joseph’s death. [1]


Commentary and Divrei Torah:


Soncino Chumash: pp. 180 - 183 Triennial Year 1 (Full Kriyah pp. 180 - 191)

Artscroll Chumash: pp. 268 - 275 Triennial Year 1 (Full Kriyah pp. 268 - 289)

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



Judaic Studies

Next session: Thursday, December 29 @ 7:30pm

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





Upcoming Services

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

Shabbat Shachrit Service Saturday, December 31, 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 Vayigash 5783 / פָּרָשַׁת וַיִּגַּשׁ

31 December 2022 / 7 Tevet 5783

Parashat Vayigash is the 11th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.

Torah Portion: Genesis 44:18-47:27

Vayigash (“He Approached”) opens as Judah pleads with Joseph not to keep Benjamin as a prisoner. Joseph reveals his true identity to his brothers, crying and kissing them. The brothers bring Jacob from Canaan to Egypt, and Jacob and his children settle in Goshen. The portion ends as Joseph buys most of Egypt’s land in exchange for food. [1]

Triennial year 1

1: 44:18-20 · 3 p’sukim ·

2: 44:21-24 · 4 p’sukim ·

3: 44:25-30 · 6 p’sukim ·

4: 44:31-34 · 4 p’sukim ·

5: 45:1-7 · 7 p’sukim ·

6: 45:8-18 · 11 p’sukim ·

7: 45:19-27 · 9 p’sukim ·

maf: 45:25-27 · 3 p’sukim ·

Haftarah: Ezekiel 37:15-28 · 14 p’sukim

Soncino Chumash: pp. 169 - 172 Triennial Year 1 (Full Kriyah pp.169 – 179)

Artscroll Chumash: pp. 250 - 257 Triennial Year 1 (Full Kriyah pp. 250 - 267)

Etz Chaim Chumash: pp. 274 - 279 Triennial Year 1 (Full Kriyah pp. 274 – 289)

*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.



Happy New Year

New Year's Day Sunday, January 1, 2023



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.



***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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