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Shabbat Shalom שבת שלום (July 4, 2022)

Updated: Jul 4, 2022

-Candle Lighting Times for Shabbat (Ontario, CA)

-Office Hours

-This week's 10-Minute Torah

-Happy 4th of July

-Adult Torah Study

-Sofer on Site

-Judaic Studies

-This week's Upcoming Shabbat services & replay of last week's services

-Hebrew School

-Family Learning Day

-Miller Course

-Continuing Hebrew Reading Course: Prayers

*Our Synagogue secretary, Bonnie Brown, has had back surgery and is recovering. Please be patient with us as we work to cover the synagogue office. Thank you for your consideration.

**For your convenience and information, Zoom links to events are provided in their respective notices. Please note that only members associated with Temple Sholom of Ontario are receiving these links in this format

Shabbat Times for Ontario, California, USA

  • Candle lighting: 7:46pm on Friday, Jul 8

  • This week's Torah portion is Parashat Chukat

  • Havdalah (50 min): 8:55pm on Saturday, Jul 9

שבת פרשת חקת

July 8 - ט׳ תמוז

Candle lighting 7:46

Shabbat ends 8:48

72 minutes 9:17

Office Hours this week:

Monday July 4, 2022 Office Closed Happy 4th of July (Sofer on Site @ 12:00pm in the sanctuary)

Tuesday July 5, 2022 8:30am - 1:30pm

Thursday July 7, 2022 10:00 am - 1:30pm (?)

Friday July 8, 2022 2:00pm - 8:00pm (Friday Night Shabbat Ma'ariv @ 8:00pm)

Monday June 11, 2022 9:45am - 1:45pm

Tuesday June 12, 2022 9:30am - 1:30pm

Friday July 15, 2022 2:00pm - 8:00pm (Friday Night Shabbat Ma'ariv @ 8:00pm)

(Subject to change. Please call for appointments)

Parashat Chukat 5782 / פָּרָשַׁת חֻקַּת

9 July 2022 / 10 Tamuz 5782 (Diaspora)

Parashat Chukat is the 39th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.

Chukat (“Law Of”) opens by describing the process of burning the red heifer and using its ashes for purification. It also tells the stories of the deaths of Miriam and Aaron, Moses’ striking of a rock to bring forth water, a plague of venomous snakes, and battles against the Emorite kings Sihon and Og. [1]

Triennial year 3

1: 20:22-21:3 · 11 p’sukim ·

2: 21:4-10 · 7 p’sukim ·

3: 21:11-16 · 6 p’sukim ·

4: 21:17-20 · 4 p’sukim ·

5: 21:21-25 · 5 p’sukim ·

6: 21:25-33 · 9 p’sukim ·

7: 21:34-22:1 · 3 p’sukim ·

maf: 21:34-22:1 · 3 p’sukim ·

Haftarah: Judges 11:1-33 · 33 p’sukim

Commentary and Divrei Torah Sefaria OU Torah Jewish Theological Seminary

Soncino Chumash: pp. 658 - 664 Triennial Year 3 (Full Kriyah pp. 652 - 664)

Artscroll Chumash: pp. 846 - 855 Triennial Year 3 (Full Kriyah pp. 838 - 855)

Etz Chaim Chumash: pp. 887 - 893 Triennial Year 3 (Full Kriyah pp. 880 - 893)

Happy Fourth of July

Monday, July 4 Independence Day 2022 in United States

The Fourth of July—also known as Independence Day or July 4th—has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution. On July 2nd, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and two days later delegates from the 13 colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence, a historic document drafted by Thomas Jefferson. From 1776 to the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence, with festivities ranging from fireworks, parades and concerts to more casual family gatherings and barbecues. The Fourth of July 2022 is on Monday, July 4, 2022.

Sofer on Site

Monday, July 4, 12:00 pm

On July 4th, Rabbi Druin from Sofer on Site will be coming to check out Torah. This is something that has to be done from time to time to make sure our scroll is Kosher. That involves checking each and every letter to make sure it’s readable and no letters are smudged or can be confused as something it’s not. Many congregants like to watch this awe-inspiring event that is the crux of our heritage.

Please feel free to join us.

Adult Torah Study Class

Next Session: Monday, July 11 at 7:30 pm PT

(Torah Study 7/4 preempted by 4th of July Holiday)

Meeting ID: 898 5075 6759 Passcode: 152859

Parashat Balak 5782 / פָּרָשַׁת בָּלָק

16 July 2022 / 17 Tamuz 5782 (Diaspora)

Parashat Balak is the 40th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.

Balak tells the story of the Moabite king Balak, who hires Balaam to curse the Israelites. Balaam’s donkey speaks along the way, and Balaam ends up blessing the Israelites. The portion ends with a story about Israelite men sinning with Moabite women and the stabbing of an Israelite and a Midianite. [1]

Triennial year 3

1: 22:39-23:5 · 8 p’sukim ·

2: 23:6-12 · 7 p’sukim ·

3: 23:13-26 · 14 p’sukim ·

4: 23:27-30 · 4 p’sukim ·

5: 24:1-13 · 13 p’sukim ·

6: 24:14-25 · 12 p’sukim ·

7: 25:1-9 · 9 p’sukim ·

maf: 25:7-9 · 3 p’sukim ·

Haftarah: Micah 5:6-6:8 · 17 p’sukim

Commentary and Divrei Torah Sefaria OU Torah Jewish Theological Seminary

Soncino Chumash: pp. 673 - 682 Triennial Year 3 (Full Kriyah pp. 668 - 682)

Artscroll Chumash: pp. 862 - 875 Triennial Year 3 (Full Kriyah pp. 856 - 875)

Etz Chaim Chumash: pp. 899 - 908 Triennial Year 3 (Full Kriyah pp. 894 - 908)

Judaic Studies

Next session: Thursday, July 7 @ 7:30pm

Come join us for a lively discussion of various topics on Judaica. Topic will be Pirkei Avot.

Upcoming Services

Shabbat Ma'ariv Service Friday, July 8, 2022 @ 7:30 pm

Shabbat Shachrit Service Saturday, July 9, 2022 @ 9:30 am

Meeting ID: 819 8034 2997 Passcode: 767848

*Note that we are now doing the Triennial reading for our Shabbat Torah services. 5782 is Triennial Year 3

**We are holding live Shabbat services back in the synagogue. We will still continue to broadcast on Zoom and Facebook for those unable to come to the sanctuary. Please call the office for more information if you'd like to attend.

7-1-22 Erev Shabbat Korach

Sermon @ 45:40: "Loving Your Enemies"

7-2-22 Shabbat Korach service

D'var Torah @ 1:10:35

Links for this past Shabbat services are posted.

Hebrew School at Temple Sholom of Ontario

See you in the fall.

First Session Sunday

Second Session Sunday

Hebrew school is on summer break 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.

Family Sunday School/Learning Day

Sunday, July 24 10am – 12pm

Temple Sholom of Ontario is planning a fun, education day on July 24 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at our synagogue. The program will include classes and activities for children and their parents. Rabbi Stephen (me) will be doing a special program for children over 11 and their parents. Two Sunday School teachers will be offering programs for children ages four to eleven to learn prayers, Bible stories, art, and a time for constructive play with other children. At approximately 11:30 am everyone will join together to enjoy a bagel brunch.

Please join us all for this special day. Any questions, contact me or Zoe Siegel at 909-985-7106.

Temple Sholom of Ontario is proud to announce we are once again offering:

Next session: Sunday July 10, 2022 @ 11:45am PT

Sixth Module: Prayer

Seventh Module: Pesach/Passover

Miller Intro to Judaism Program

**Due to increased interest, we are starting a new course that will run concurrent with the present course. We will be finished by Rosh Hashanah. The second session will begin immediately following the first. If you are interested in joining, please let us know.

If you're thinking of converting to Judaism: Completion of the Intro Program fulfills the learning requirements for conversion of the Rabbinical Assembly of America. Once you finish the course requirements and secure a sponsoring rabbi, you are eligible to become officially part of the Jewish People.

If you're already Jewish: Whether you were born Jewish but never quite learned what it’s all about, you’re back after a long hiatus, or you’re just looking for a deeper understanding of your heritage, most of us could use a bit of a refresher. Jews from all walks of life enroll in the program: from people who had a Jewish day school education to those whose strongest connection was the annual box of matza on the kitchen counter.

More details to follow. Please let us know if you're interested. Application is attached below or reply with request for more information

Adult Hebrew Reading Course

Starting Sunday, July 10 10:30 am – 11:30 am

A new Hebrew Reading course from NJOP.

Also, People have been asking for more practice in Hebrew Reading. We are planning a Hebrew reading course that will help you understand the prayers as well

For this week's Mi Sheberach מי שברך list for those in need of healing, please advise any changes

**If you have any changes to names on the list, please let us know so we can update. Thank you.

(Names will no longer be published to respect people's privacy).

*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, 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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