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Shabbat Shalom שבת שלום (May 30, 2022)

Updated: May 30, 2022




-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 & replay of last week's services

-Hebrew School

-Family Learning Day

-Miller Course

-Memorial Day

-Shavuot

-Continuing Hebrew Reading Course: Prayers

-Active Shooter Training


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

Shabbat Times for Ontario, California, USA

  • Rosh Chodesh Sivan occurs on Tuesday, May 31

  • Candle lighting: 7:40pm on Friday, Jun 3

  • Erev Shavuot occurs on Saturday, Jun 4

  • This week's Torah portion is Parashat Bamidbar

  • Candle lighting: 8:49pm on Saturday, Jun 4


שבת פרשת במדבר

June 3 - ד׳ סיון

Candle lighting 7:40

Shabbat ends 8:43

72 minutes 9:11




Office Hours this week:

Monday May 30, 2022 (Out of the office for Memorial Day)

Tuesday May 31, 2022 10:00am - 2:00pm

Friday June 3, 2022 2:00pm - 8:00pm (Friday Night Shabbat Ma'ariv @ 8:00pm)

Monday June 6, 2022 9:30am - 1:30pm (Shavuot 2 Shacharit @ 9:30am)

Tuesday June 7, 2022 9:30am - 1:30pm

Friday June 10, 2022 2:00pm - 8:00pm (Friday Night Shabbat Ma'ariv @ 8:00pm)

Monday June 13, 2022 9:30am - 1:30pm

(Subject to change. Please call for appointments)





Parashat Bamidbar is the 34th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.

Bamidbar (“In The Desert”) is the first Torah portion in the Book of Numbers. It describes God's command to take a census and details the camping formation of the Israelites in the desert. It also begins to enumerate the responsibilities of the Levites when transporting the Mishkan (Tabernacle). [1]

Triennial year 3

1: 3:14-20 · 7 p’sukim ·

2: 3:21-26 · 6 p’sukim ·

3: 3:27-39 · 13 p’sukim ·

4: 3:40-43 · 4 p’sukim ·

5: 3:44-51 · 8 p’sukim ·

6: 4:1-10 · 10 p’sukim ·

7: 4:11-20 · 10 p’sukim ·

maf: 4:17-20 · 4 p’sukim ·

Haftarah: Hosea 2:1-22 · 22 p’sukim


Commentary and Divrei Torah : Sefaria OU Torah Jewish Theological Seminary



Adult Torah Study Class

Next Session: Tuesday, June 5 at 7:30 pm PT

(No class due to Memorial Day weekend)

Meeting ID: 898 5075 6759 Passcode: 152859

Parashat Nasso 5782 / פָּרָשַׁת נָשׂא

11 June 2022 / 12 Sivan 5782 (Diaspora)


Parashat Nasso 5782 / פָּרָשַׁת נָשׂא

11 June 2022 / 12 Sivan 5782 (Diaspora)

Parashat Nasso is the 35th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.

Torah Portion: Numbers 4:21-7:89

Naso (“Take A Census”), the longest portion in the Torah, opens by detailing responsibilities of the Levites. It also describes laws of a woman suspected of adultery (sotah), the Nazirite, and the priestly blessing. The portion ends by listing the gifts that heads of tribes bring to the Mishkan (Tabernacle). [1]

Triennial year 3

1: 7:1-11 · 11 p’sukim ·

2: 7:12-23 · 12 p’sukim ·

3: 7:24-35 · 12 p’sukim ·

4: 7:36-47 · 12 p’sukim ·

5: 7:48-59 · 12 p’sukim ·

6: 7:60-71 · 12 p’sukim ·

7: 7:72-89 · 18 p’sukim ·

maf: 7:87-89 · 3 p’sukim ·

Haftarah: Judges 13:2-25 · 24 p’sukim

Commentary and Divrei Torah : Sefaria OU Torah Jewish Theological Seminary

Soncino Chumash: pp. 596 - 601 Triennial Year 3 (Full Kriyah pp. 586 - 601)

Artscroll Chumash: pp. 764 - 773 Triennial Year 3 (Full Kriyah pp. 748 - 773)

Etz Chaim Chumash: pp. 804 - 811 Triennial Year 3 (Full Kriyah pp. 791 - 811)


Judaic Studies

Next session: Thursday, June 2 @ 7:30pm

Come join us for a lively discussion of various topics on Judaica. Topic to be the book of Ruth for Shavuot.




Upcoming Services

Shabbat Ma'ariv Service Friday, June 3, 2022 @ 8:00 pm

Shabbat Shachrit Service Saturday, June 4, 2022 @ 10:00 am

Shavuot 1 Shacharit Sunday, June 5, 2022 @ 9:30 am (Note different time!)

Shavuot 2 Shacharit Monday, June 6, 2022 @ 9:30 am (Note different time!)

*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, pandemic protocols per state mandates apply. 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.

Schedule of services attached

Replay of this past Shabbat services (May 20 & 21, 2022):

20 May 22 Shabbat Ma'ariv Services

Sermon @

21 May 22 Shabbat Shacharit services

D'var Torah @ 1:

Links for this past Shabbat services will be posted soon. Please check back.




Hebrew School at Temple Sholom of Ontario

See you in the fall.

Children's Reading Class Sunday

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.


Meanwhile, Please join us in person at the synagogue on:

Sunday, July, 2022 (Specific date to be announced) for

Family Learning Day!

We will have age-appropriate sessions for kids and parents and adults.

Music too!

**This is a work-in-progress based on the status of the pandemic and as currently planned. We will alter the format and schedule based on updated information.

We have added a special Hebrew reading crash course for those students not adept in reading Hebrew. It will be from 9:20am to 9:50 am before the regular sessions.

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. RSVP for Zoom links.


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

Next session: Sunday June 12, 2022 @ 11:45am PT

(No class on Sunday June 5 due to Shavuot. See you in shul!)

Seventeenth Module: Chapter 17 – Israel

Miller Intro to Judaism Program

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






Happy Memorial Day


Memorial Day for the year 2022 is celebrated/observed on Monday, May 30th.


Memorial Day is a federal holiday observed every year on the last Monday in May. It honors those who died serving in the United States military. In the United States, Memorial Day weekend kicks off the start of the summer season and with Labor Day weekend ending the summer. Most government and businesses offices will be closed on this Day. Armed Forces Day honors those who currently serve in the military and Veterans Day honors men and women who have previously served in the United States Military.




Shavuot 2022 / שָׁבוּעוֹת 5782

Festival of Weeks ⛰️🌸

Shavuot for Hebrew Year 5782 begins in the Diaspora at sundown on Saturday, 4 June 2022 and ends at nightfall on Monday, 6 June 2022.

The festival of Shavuot (or Shavuos, in Ashkenazi usage; Shabhuʿoth in Classical and Mizrahi Hebrew Hebrew: שבועות, lit. "Weeks") is a Jewish holiday that occurs on the sixth day of the Hebrew month of Sivan (late May or early June). Shavuot commemorates the anniversary of the day G-d gave the Torah to the entire Israelite nation assembled at Mount Sinai, although the association between the giving of the Torah (Matan Torah) and Shavuot is not explicit in the Biblical text. The holiday is one of the Shalosh Regalim, the three Biblical pilgrimage festivals. It marks the conclusion of the Counting of the Omer.




Continuing Adult Hebrew Reading Course

TBA - Probably End of June or July

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


Active Shooter Training

Coming soon




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, 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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