Ontario, California, USA Shabbat Times
Pesach Sheni occurs on Monday, Apr 26
Lag BaOmer occurs on Friday, Apr 30
Candle lighting: 7:16pm on Friday, Apr 30
This week's Torah portion is Parashat Emor
Havdalah (50 min): 8:25pm on Saturday, May 1
Adult Torah Study Class Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 7:30 pm PT
Parashat Emor / פרשת אֱמוֹר Read on 1 May 2021 (19 Iyyar 5781). Parashat Emor is the 31st weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading. Torah Portion: Leviticus 21:1-24:23 Links to come
Thursday, April 29, 2021 @ 7:30pm PT
Join Sandy and Judy Grainer for a discussion of various interesting topics about different aspects of Judaism.
This week, we continue to discuss the role of women in Judaism and how Conservative Judaism has enhanced that role has evolved over the years.
Links to come.
Lag BaOmer / ל״ג בָּעוֹמֶר Lag BaOmer (33rd day of counting the Omer) for Hebrew Year 5781 begins at sundown on Thursday, 29 April 2021 and ends at nightfall on Friday, 30 April 2021.
Lag BaOmer (Hebrew: ל״ג בעומר), also Lag B'Omer, is a Jewish holiday celebrated on the 33rd day of the Counting of the Omer, which occurs on the 18th day of the Hebrew month of Iyar. One reason given for the holiday is as the day of passing of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai. Modern Jewish tradition links the holiday to the Bar Kokhba Revolt against the Roman Empire (132-135 CE). In Israel, it is celebrated as a symbol for the fighting Jewish spirit.
Upcoming Services Shabbat Ma'ariv Service Friday, April 30, 2021 @ 7:30 pm Shabbat Shachrit Service Saturday, May 1, 2021 @ 10:00 am
**We are now conducting Shabbat services back in the synagogue. We will still continue to broadcast on Zoom and Facebook. Please call the office if you'd like to attend for more information. Replay of this past Shabbat's services: Shabbat Shachrit, Saturday, April 24, 2021 https://www.facebook.com/TempleSholomofOntario/videos/898341771005310 D'var Torah @ 1:39:00
Hebrew School at Temple Sholom of Ontario First Session Sunday, May 2, 2021 10:00 - 10:40 am PT Second Session Sunday, May 2, 2021 10:50 - 11:30 am PT
Hebrew school is starting up at Temple Sholom of Ontario. We will hold classes virtually on Sundays at 10:00am PT. There will be two sessions, 40 minutes each, with a 5 - 10 minute break in between.
The first session is designed for children approaching B'nai Mitzvot, ages 10 - 13. We will have two parts. First will be Hebrew reading and we will probably read from the week's Torah portion using a Chumash and an online site. We will then have a short discussion of that weekly sedrah/portion.
The second session will be a general learning session discussing various prayers and 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 offering:
Miller Intro to Judaism Program
Next session: Sunday, May 2 @ 12:00pm PT
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
For this week's Mi Sheberach מי שברך list for those in need of healing, please advise any changes (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.