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Shabbat Shalom שבת שלום (February 13, 2023)



-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

-Shabbat Mevarchim Chodesh Adar

-Shabbat Shekalim 2023

-Hebrew School

-Purim

-Miller Course Introduction to Judaism

-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: 5:18pm on Friday, Feb 17

  • Shabbat Shekalim occurs on Saturday, Feb 18

  • Shabbat Mevarchim Chodesh Adar occurs on Saturday, Feb 18

  • This week's Torah portion is Parashat Mishpatim

  • Havdalah (50 min): 6:27pm on Saturday, Feb 18

שבת פרשת משפטים

February 17 - כ״ו שבט

Candle lighting 5:18

Shabbat ends 6:15

72 minutes 6:50



Office Hours this week:

Monday, February 13, 2023 9:30 am – 2:00 pm

Tuesday, February 14, 2023 9:30 am – 2:00 pm Friday, February 17, 2023 2:00pm - 7:30pm (Friday Night Shabbat Ma'ariv @ 7:30pm)

Monday, February 20, 2023 9:30 am – 2:00 pm

Tuesday, February 21, 2023 9:30 am – 2:00 pm Friday, February 24, 2023 2:00pm - 7:30pm (Friday Night Shabbat Ma'ariv @ 7:30pm)

(Subject to change. Please call for appointments)







Adult Torah Study Class

Next Session: Monday February 13 at 7:30 pm PT

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

Parashat Mishpatim 5783 / פָּרָשַׁת מִּשְׁפָּטִים

18 February 2023 / 27 Sh'vat 5783

Parashat Mishpatim is the 18th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.


Mishpatim (“Laws”) recounts a series of God’s laws that Moses gives to the Israelites. These include laws about treatment of slaves, damages, loans, returning lost property, the Sabbath, the sabbatical year, holidays, and destroying idolatry. The portion ends as Moses ascends Mount Sinai for 40 days.

Commentary and Divrei Torah

Soncino Chumash: pp. 306 - 311 Triennial Year 1 (Full Kriyah pp. 306 - 322)/ pp.352 - 353

Artscroll Chumash: pp. 416 - 426 Triennial Year 1 (Full Kriyah pp. 416 - 443)/p.484

Etz Chaim Chumash: pp. 456 - 465Triennial Year 1 (Full Kriyah pp. 456 - 480)/pp. 523 - 524




Judaic Studies

Next session: Thursday, February 16, 2023 @ 7:30pm

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




Upcoming Services

Shabbat Ma'ariv Service Friday, February 17, 2023 @ 7:30 pm Note new start time

Shabbat Shachrit Service Saturday, February 18, 2023 @ 9:30 am Note that start time

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

Parashat Mishpatim 5783 / פָּרָשַׁת מִּשְׁפָּטִים

18 February 2023 / 27 Sh'vat 5783

Torah Portion: Exodus 21:1-24:18, 30:11-16

Mishpatim (“Laws”) recounts a series of God’s laws that Moses gives to the Israelites. These include laws about treatment of slaves, damages, loans, returning lost property, the Sabbath, the sabbatical year, holidays, and destroying idolatry. The portion ends as Moses ascends Mount Sinai for 40 days. [

Triennial year 1

1: 21:1-6 · 6 p’sukim ·

2: 21:7-11 · 5 p’sukim ·

3: 21:12-19 · 8 p’sukim ·

4: 21:20-27 · 8 p’sukim ·

5: 21:28-32 · 5 p’sukim ·

6: 21:33-36 · 4 p’sukim ·

7: 21:37-22:3 · 4 p’sukim ·

maf*: 30:11-16 · 6 p’sukim · *Shabbat Shekalim

Alternate Haftarah: Jeremiah 34:12-22, 33:25-26 · 13 p’sukim

Commentary and Divrei Torah


Soncino Chumash: pp. 306 - 311 Triennial Year 1 (Full Kriyah pp. 306 - 322)/ pp.352 - 353

*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 Adar Saturday, February 18

Molad Adar: Mon, 40 minutes and 11 chalakim after 12:00

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].



Shabbat Shekalim 2023 / שַׁבָּת שְׁקָלִים 5783

Shabbat before Rosh Chodesh Adar 🕍

Shabbat Shekalim for Hebrew Year 5783 begins at sundown on Friday, 17 February 2023 and ends at nightfall on Saturday, 18 February 2023. This corresponds to Parashat Mishpatim.

Shabbat Shekalim (“Sabbath [of] shekels” שבת שקלים) read in preparation for Purim, requests each adult male Jew contribute half of a Biblical shekel for the upkeep of the Tent of Meeting. The Torah portion Exodus 30:11-16 is read. This Shabbat takes place on the Shabbat before the 1st of the Hebrew calendar month of Adar, or on the 1st of Adar itself if it falls on Shabbat. In leap years on the Hebrew calendar, when there are two months of Adar, Shabbat Shekalim is on the Shabbat before the 1st of Adar II (or on the 1st of Adar II itself if it is Shabbat).



Hebrew School at Temple Sholom of Ontario

Next Hebrew School will be Sunday, February 12, 2023

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.



Purim 2023 / פּוּרִים 5783

Celebration of Jewish deliverance as told by Megilat Esther 🎭️📜

Purim for Hebrew Year 5783 begins at sundown on Monday, 6 March 2023 and ends at nightfall on Tuesday, 7 March 2023.

Purim (Hebrew: פּוּרִים, Pûrîm “lots”, from the word פור pur, also called the Festival of Lots) is a Jewish holiday which commemorates the saving of the Jewish people from Haman in the ancient Persian Empire, a story recorded in the Biblical Book of Esther (Megillat Esther).




Miller Course: Introduction to Judaism

Coming Soon!

Your Jewish Journey Starts at Miller Intro to Judaism

Welcome to the Miller Intro to Judaism Program! We invite you to explore Judaism with us. Whether you are in an interfaith relationship, re-discovering your Jewish heritage, or seek to convert to Judaism, we are here to support your journey.

The core of the Miller Introduction to Judaism Program is an 18-week course that surveys Jewish living and practice, including history, ritual, culture, texts, and values. Classes are designed to be highly interactive, with much time for discussion and questions, and include personalized instruction in reading Hebrew.




***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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