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Shabbat Shalom שבת שלום (February 20, 2023)



-Announcements

-Candle Lighting Times for Shabbat (Ontario, CA)

-Office Hours

-This week’s 10-Minute Torah

-President's Day

-Rosh Chodesh Adar

-Adult Torah Study

-Judaic Studies

-This week's Upcoming Shabbat services

-Hebrew School

-Shabbat Across America

-Purim

-Purim Carnival

-Magilla Reading

-Miller Course Introduction to Judaism starting Sunday, March 19

-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.

**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



Office Hours this week:

Monday, February 20, 2023 (Closed for President's Day) Tuesday, February 21, 2023 9:30 am – 2:00 pm

Thursday, February 23, 2023 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Friday, February 24, 2023 2:00pm - 7:30pm (Friday Night Shabbat Ma'ariv @ 7:30pm)

Monday, February 27, 2023 9:30 am – 2:00 pm

Tuesday, February 28, 2023 9:30 am – 2:00 pm Friday, March 3, 2023 2:00pm - 7:30pm (Shabbat Across America @ 7:30pm)

(Subject to change. Please call for appointments)







Happy Presidents' DayFebruary 20, 2023

President's Day was established as a federal holiday in 1885 to celebrate George Washington's birthday on 22nd February. Although it was originally a day to celebrate George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, many use it now to honor all US Presidents, past and present.



Start of month of Adar on the Hebrew calendar 🌒

Rosh Chodesh Adar for Hebrew Year 5783 begins at sundown on Monday, 20 February 2023 and ends at nightfall on Wednesday, 22 February 2023.

Start of month of Adar on the Hebrew calendar. Adar (אַדָר) is the 12th month of the Hebrew year, has 29 days, and corresponds to February or March 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.



Adult Torah Study Class

Next Session: Monday February 20 at 7:30 pm PT

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

Parashat Terumah 5783 / פָּרָשַׁת תְּרוּמָה

25 February 2023 / 4 Adar 5783

Parashat Terumah is the 19th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.

Torah Portion: Exodus 25:1-27:19

Terumah (“Donation”) opens as God tells Moses to collect donated materials in order to build a dwelling place for God called the Mishkan (Tabernacle). God describes how to build the vessels that will fill the Mishkan - including the ark, table, menorah, and sacrificial altar - as well as the Mishkan’s walls and curtains. [1]

Commentary and Divrei Torah

Soncino Chumash: pp. 326 - 330 Triennial Year 1 (Full Kriyah pp. 326 – 336)

Artscroll Chumash: pp. 444 - 453 Triennial Year 1 (Full Kriyah pp. 444 – 463)

Etz Chaim Chumash: pp. 485 – 491 Triennial Year 1 (Full Kriyah pp. 485 - 498)




Judaic Studies

Next session: Thursday, February 23, 2023 @ 7:30pm

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




Upcoming Services

Shabbat Ma'ariv Service Friday, February 24, 2023 @ 7:30 pm Note new start time

Shabbat Shachrit Service Saturday, February 25, 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 Terumah 5783 / פָּרָשַׁת תְּרוּמָה

25 February 2023 / 4 Adar 5783

Torah Portion: Exodus 25:1-27:19

Terumah (“Donation”) opens as God tells Moses to collect donated materials in order to build a dwelling place for God called the Mishkan (Tabernacle). God describes how to build the vessels that will fill the Mishkan - including the ark, table, menorah, and sacrificial altar - as well as the Mishkan’s walls and curtains. [1]

Triennial year 1

1: 25:1-5 · 5 p’sukim ·

2: 25:6-9 · 4 p’sukim ·

3: 25:10-16 · 7 p’sukim ·

4: 25:17-22 · 6 p’sukim ·

5: 25:23-30 · 8 p’sukim ·

6: 25:31-33 · 3 p’sukim ·

7: 25:34-40 · 7 p’sukim ·

maf: 25:37-40 · 4 p’sukim ·

Haftarah: I Kings 5:26-6:13 · 20 p’sukim

Commentary and Divrei Torah

Soncino Chumash: pp. 326 - 330 Triennial Year 1 (Full Kriyah pp. 326 – 336)

*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, February 26, 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.



The 27th Annual Shabbat Across America is March 3, 2023!

The 27th Annual Shabbat Across America is March 3, 2023!

Join us as we participate in the North America-wide event at our synagogue!

On Friday night, March 3, 2023, hundreds of synagogues across the continent will take part in an historic national Jewish event to celebrate what unifies all Jews — Shabbat! Everyone is invited… singles, couples, families — all ages.

By participating in this continent-wide event, you will not only have the opportunity to experience Shabbat, but you will be sharing your experience with tens of thousands of Jews across North America.



Family Fun Learning and Purim Carnival!

Sunday, March 5, 10am - 1pm

Join us on Sunday, March 5 for our Purim Carnival. We'll have a short class beforehand and then fun. See you there.



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).



Magilla Reading

Monday, March 6 @ 7pm




Miller Course: Introduction to Judaism

Coming Soon! Mid-March 2023

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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