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Rabbi Shmuel's Newsletter for week of 23 June 2024


This is an overview of upcoming events. Details of each event are below

Sunday, 23 June 2024-No Religious School (Jewish Federation Event)

Wednesday, 26 June 2024-Torah Study

Thursday, 27 June 2024-Judaic Studies

Friday, 28 June 2024-Congregation Dinner 68th Anniversary of TSO

Friday & Saturday, 28 & 29 June 2024-Shabbat Services

Sunday, 30 June 2024-In-Person Religious School & Special Adult Program

Friday & Saturday, 5 & 6 July 2024-Shabbat Services

Sunday, 7 July 2024-Movie Day

We are now offering Zelle for payments and donations! Use this email:

Please note what the payment is for. Thank you.

Psalm 121

שִׁ֗יר לַֽמַּ֫עֲל֥וֹת אֶשָּׂ֣א עֵ֭ינַי אֶל־הֶהָרִ֑ים מֵ֝אַ֗יִן יָבֹ֥א עֶזְרִֽי׃

A song for ascents. I turn my eyes to the mountains; from where will my help come?

עֶ֭זְרִי מֵעִ֣ם יְהֹוָ֑ה עֹ֝שֵׂ֗ה שָׁמַ֥יִם וָאָֽרֶץ׃

My help comes from the LORD, maker of heaven and earth.

אַל־יִתֵּ֣ן לַמּ֣וֹט רַגְלֶ֑ךָ אַל־יָ֝נ֗וּם שֹׁמְרֶֽךָ׃

He will not let your foot give way; your guardian will not slumber;

הִנֵּ֣ה לֹֽא־יָ֭נוּם וְלֹ֣א יִישָׁ֑ן שׁ֝וֹמֵ֗ר יִשְׂרָאֵֽל׃

See, the guardian of Israel neither slumbers nor sleeps!

יְהֹוָ֥ה שֹׁמְרֶ֑ךָ יְהֹוָ֥ה צִ֝לְּךָ֗ עַל־יַ֥ד יְמִינֶֽךָ׃

The LORD is your guardian, the LORD is your protection at your right hand.

יוֹמָ֗ם הַשֶּׁ֥מֶשׁ לֹֽא־יַכֶּ֗כָּה וְיָרֵ֥חַ בַּלָּֽיְלָה׃

By day the sun will not strike you, nor the moon by night.

יְֽהֹוָ֗ה יִשְׁמׇרְךָ֥ מִכׇּל־רָ֑ע יִ֝שְׁמֹ֗ר אֶת־נַפְשֶֽׁךָ׃

The LORD will guard you from all harm; He will guard your life.

יְֽהֹוָ֗ה יִשְׁמׇר־צֵאתְךָ֥ וּבוֹאֶ֑ךָ מֵ֝עַתָּ֗ה וְעַד־עוֹלָֽם׃ {פ}

The LORD will guard your going and coming now and forever.


-Office Hours

-This week’s 10-Minute


-Candle Lighting Times for Shabbat (Ontario, CA)

-Shabbat Services


*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.


**For your convenience and information, Zoom links will be provided in separate emails for security purposes.


***I continue to update our Mi Sheberach מי שברך list for those in need of healing. For your convenience, I am attaching this revised list to this email that only goes to members of Temple Sholom of Ontario. Thank you.

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Office Hours for the next few weeks:

Going forward, I am planning on conducting Hebrew School from my office and making Sunday an office day to be more available.

Sunday, June 23, 2024 (No Hebrew School, 30th Anniversary Jewish Federation Event)

Friday, June 28, 2024 1:30pm - 7:30pm (Friday Night Shabbat Ma'ariv @ 7:30pm)

Sunday, June 30, 2024 9:00am - 2:00pm (In Person Religious School)

Friday, July 5, 2024 1:30pm - 7:30pm (Friday Night Shabbat Ma'ariv @ 7:30pm)

Sunday, July 7, 2024 10:00am - 3:00pm (Hebrew School 10:00am - 11:30am & Movie Day @ 1:00pm)

Friday, July 12, 2024 1:30pm - 7:30pm (Friday Night Shabbat Ma'ariv @ 7:30pm)

Sunday, July 14, 2024 10:00am - 3:00pm (Hebrew School 10:00am - 11:30am)

(Subject to change. Please call for appointments)

Adult Torah Study Class

Next Session: Wednesday, June 26 at 7:30 pm PT


Zoom Links sent in separate email Wednesday morning. Please reply if you do not receive them.

Parashat Sh’lach 5784 / פָּרָשַׁת שְׁלַח־לְךָ

29 June 2024 / 23 Sivan 5784 (Diaspora)

Parashat Sh’lach is the 37th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.

Torah Portion: Numbers 13:1-15:41

Shelach (“Send”) tells the story of Israelite spies journeying into Canaan, the negative report they bring back, and the resulting punishment decreed upon the Israelites: to wander and die in the desert over forty years. It ends with laws about sacrifices, the story of a man who desecrates Shabbat, and the commandment to wear ritual fringes. [1]

Commentary and Divrei Torah

Hertz Chumash: pp. 626 – 631 Triennial Year 2 (Full Kriyah pp. 623 – 634)

Artscroll Chumash: pp. 804 – 811 Triennial Year 2 (Full Kriyah pp. 798 – 819)

Etz Chaim Chumash: pp. 845 – 855 Triennial Year 2 (Full Kriyah pp. 840 – 855)

Judaic Studies

Next session: Thursday, June 27, 2024 @ 7:30pm

Discussing Solomon Schecter and the Conservative Movement

Shabbat Times for Ontario, California, USA

🕯️ Candle lighting / הדלקת נרות Friday, June 287:47pm

✨ Havdalah (50 min) / הבדלה - 50 דקות Saturday, June 298:50pm

Upcoming Services

Shabbat Ma'ariv Service Friday, June 28, 2024 @ 7:30 pm

 Shabbat Shacharit / שַׁבָּת Saturday, June 29, 2024 @ 9:30 am 

Shabbat Zoom Links sent in a separate email Friday afternoon.  

Please reply if you do not receive them.

Erev Shabbat Ma'ariv 6_28_24
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Shabbat Shachrit Saturday Morning 6_29_24
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Numbers 28 1_8 Levit 1_11
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Psalm 135
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Psalm 136
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Psalm 148
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We are now incorporating guitar accompaniment with our Friday Night Shabbat Ma'ariv

Parashat Shlach 5784
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Parashat Sh’lach 5784 / פָּרָשַׁת שְׁלַח־לְךָ

29 June 2024 / 23 Sivan 5784 (Diaspora)

Parashat Sh’lach is the 37th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.

Torah Portion: Numbers 14:8-15:7

Triennial year 2

1: 14:8-10 · 3 p’sukim

2: 14:11-20 · 10 p’sukim

3: 14:21-25 · 5 p’sukim

4: 14:26-38 · 13 p’sukim

5: 14:39-42 · 4 p’sukim

6: 14:43-15:3 · 6 p’sukim

7: 15:4-7 · 4 p’sukim

maf: 15:37-41 · 5 p’sukim  

Haftarah: Joshua 2:1-24 · 24 p’sukim

Hertz Chumash: pp. 609– 613 Triennial Year 2 (Full Kriyah pp. 613 – 619)

Shabbat Mevarchim Chodesh Tamuz

Saturday, June 29

Molad Tamuz: Sat, 9 minutes and 10 chalakim after 13:00

On the Shabbat before Rosh Chodesh, the custom is to announce the day or days on which the new month will fall, and to pray that “HaKadosh Baruch Hu renew it for us and all of Israel for goodness and blessing.” In a certain way, this also commemorates the sanctification of the new moon that the Beit Din used to perform. Therefore, the custom is to announce the exact time at which the new moon will appear (the molad). This is also why we stand during the ceremony, because the people used to stand before the Beit Din when it performed the mitzvah of Kiddush HaChodesh.

Next In-Person Hebrew School at Temple Sholom of Ontario 

 on Sunday, June 30, 2024

 10:00 am - 12:00 noon

Join us for some fun special activities and Bible Stories

Special program for Adults as well!

Join Us For our celebration of 68 years!

Friday, June 28 @ 6:00pm

Rosh Chodesh Tamuz 2024 / רֹאשׁ חוֹדֶשׁ תָּמוּז 5784

Start of month of Tamuz on the Hebrew calendar 🌒

Rosh Chodesh Tamuz for Hebrew Year 5784 begins at sundown on Friday, 5 July 2024 and ends at nightfall on Sunday, 7 July 2024.

Start of month of Tamuz on the Hebrew calendar. תַּמּוּז (transliterated Tamuz or Tammuz) is the 4th month of the Hebrew year, has 29 days, and corresponds to June or July on the Gregorian calendar. רֹאשׁ חוֹדֶשׁ, transliterated Rosh Chodesh or Rosh Hodesh, is a minor holiday that occurs at the beginning of every month in the Hebrew calendar. It is marked by the birth of a new moon.

Movie Day at Temple Sholom of Ontario

July 7, 2024

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Coming in mid-July

Adult Hebrew Class!

Stay tuned for details.

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