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Shabbat Shalom שבת שלום (January 2, 2022)




-Announcements

-Candle Lighting Times for Shabbat (Ontario, CA)

-Office Hours

-This week’s 10-Minute Torah

-Adult Torah Study

-Asara B'Tevet

-Judaic Studies

-This week's Upcoming Shabbat services

-Hebrew School

-Adult Hebrew Class

-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


  • Fast begins: 5:37am on Tuesday, Jan 3

  • Asara B'Tevet occurs on Tuesday, Jan 3

  • Fast ends: 5:27pm on Tuesday, Jan 3

  • Candle lighting: 4:38pm on Friday, Jan 6

  • This week's Torah portion is Parashat Vayechi

  • Havdalah (50 min): 5:47pm on Saturday, Jan 7





Office Hours this week:

Monday, January 2, 2023 Happy New Year

Tuesday, January 3, 2023 9:30 am –1:30 pm

Friday, January 6, 2023 2:00pm - 7:30pm (Friday Night Shabbat Ma'ariv @ 7:30pm)

Monday, January 9, 2023 9:30 am –1:30 pm

Thursday, January 12, 2023 1:30 pm –7:30 pm (Board Meeting @ 7:30pm)

Friday, January 13, 2023 3:00pm - 7:30pm (Friday Night Shabbat Ma'ariv @ 7:30pm)

(Subject to change. Please call for appointments)



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




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 Vayehi 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

Vayehi (“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)




Asara B’Tevet 2023 / עֲשָׂרָה בְּטֵבֵת 5783

Fast commemorating the siege of Jerusalem ✡️

Asara B'Tevet for Hebrew Year 5783 occurs at dawn on Tuesday, 3 January 2023.

Tenth of Tevet (Hebrew: עשרה בטבת, Asarah BeTevet), the tenth day of the Hebrew month of Tevet, is a minor fast day in Judaism. The fast commemorates the siege of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar II of Babylonia. Like other minor fasts, Asara B’Tevet begins at dawn (first light) and ends at nightfall (full dark).



Judaic Studies

Next session: Thursday, January 5, 2023 @ 7:30pm

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



Upcoming Services

Shabbat Ma'ariv Service Friday, January 6, 2023 @ 7:30 pm Note new start time

Shabbat Shachrit Service Saturday, January 7, 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 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]

Triennial year 1

1: 47:28-31 · 4 p’sukim ·

2: 48:1-3 · 3 p’sukim ·

3: 48:4-9 · 6 p’sukim ·

4: 48:10-13 · 4 p’sukim ·

5: 48:14-16 · 3 p’sukim ·

6: 48:17-19 · 3 p’sukim ·

7: 48:20-22 · 3 p’sukim ·

maf: 48:20-22 · 3 p’sukim ·

Haftarah: I Kings 2:1-12 · 12 p’sukim

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)

*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

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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