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Shabbat Shalom שבת שלום (May 9, 2022)

Updated: May 9, 2022




-Candle Lighting Times for Shabbat (Ontario, CA)

-Office Hours

-This week's 10-Minute Torah

-Adult Torah Study

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

-Hebrew School

-Miller Course

-Continuing Hebrew Reading Course: Prayers


**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.

Shabbat Times for Ontario, California, USA

  • Candle lighting: 7:25pm on Friday, May 13

  • This week's Torah portion is Parashat Emor

  • Havdalah (50 min): 8:35pm on Saturday, May 14


שבת פרשת אמור

May 13 - י״ב אייר

Candle lighting 7:25

Shabbat ends 8:27

72 minutes 8:57



Office Hours this week:

Monday May 9, 2022 9:30am - 1:15pm

Tuesday May 10, 2022 9:30am - 1:15pm

Thursday May 12, 2022 2:00 pm - 7:30 pm (Board Meeting @ 7:30pm)

Friday May 13, 2022 (Out of the office for the weekend)

Monday May 16, 2022 9:30am - 1:15pm

Tuesday May 17, 2022 10:00am - 2:00pm

(Subject to change. Please call for appointments)








Adult Torah Study Class

Next Session: Monday, May 9 at 7:30 pm PT

Parashat Emor 5782 / פָּרָשַׁת אֱמוֹר

14 May 2022 / 13 Iyyar 5782 (Diaspora)

Parashat Emor is the 31st weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.

Emor (“Say”) opens with laws regulating priestly behavior, working in the Mishkan (Tabernacle), and consuming sacrifices and priestly food. It describes the biblical holidays of Passover, Shavuot, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and Sukkot, and ends with a story about a blasphemer and his punishment.

Triennial year 3

1: 23:23-25 · 3 p’sukim ·

2: 23:26-32 · 7 p’sukim ·

3: 23:33-44 · 12 p’sukim ·

4: 24:1-4 · 4 p’sukim ·

5: 24:5-9 · 5 p’sukim ·

6: 24:10-12 · 3 p’sukim ·

7: 24:13-23 · 11 p’sukim ·

maf: 24:21-23 · 3 p’sukim ·

Haftarah: Ezekiel 44:15-31 · 17 p’sukim

Commentary and Divrei Torah


Soncino Chumash: pp. 522 - 528 Triennial Year 3 (Full Kriyah pp. 513 - 528)

Artscroll Chumash: pp. 686 - 695 Triennial Year 3 (Full Kriyah pp. 672 - 695)

Etz Chaim Chumash: pp. 727 - 733 Triennial Year 3 (Full Kriyah pp. 717 - 733)




Judaic Studies

Next session: Thursday, May 26 @ 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, May 13, 2022 @ 8:00 pm

Shabbat Shachrit Service Saturday, May 14, 2022 @ 10:00 am

Note that I will be away for the weekend

*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

6 May 22 Shabbat Ma'ariv Services

Sermon @

7 May 22 Pesach 8/Shabbat Shacharit services

D'var Torah @ 1:

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



Hebrew School at Temple Sholom of Ontario

No Hebrew School this next Sunday as I will be out of the office this weekend. May 22 will be our last class until fall.

Children's Reading Class Sunday, May 22, 2022 9:20 - 9:50 am PT

First Session Sunday, May 22, 2022 10:00 - 10:40 am PT

Second Session Sunday, May 22, 2022 10:50 - 11:30 am PT

Hebrew school is in session at Temple Sholom of Ontario. We will 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.

**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 May 8, 2022 @ 11:45am PT

Fifteenth Module: Chapter 15 – Grief

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



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


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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