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Rabbi Shmuel's newsletter for week of 26 November 2023



Kabbalah Thought for this week

"Consciousness creates reality. For this reason, the Other Side attempts to raise doubts, crate uncertainties and induce immoraland negative thinking. The great gift of comtemplation and consciousnerss evenhas the power to determine the grade of soul that is drawn to an unborn child at the moment of conception."





From the Talmud

One is judged for consequences based on intention.



Announcements

-Office Hours

-This week’s 10-Minute

-Events

-Candle Lighting Times for Shabbat (Ontario, CA)

-Shabbat Services

-School



Calendar

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

Sunday, 26 November 2023-Hebrew School preempted for Thanksgiving weekend

Monday, 27 November 2023-Torah Study

Thursday, 30 November 2023-Judaic Studies

Friday & Saturday, 1 & 2 December 2023-Shabbat Services

Sunday, 3 December 2023-In-Person Hebrew School

Sunday, 3 December 2023-General Congregation Meeting

Monday, 4 December 2023-Torah Study (May be preempted by Jury Duty)

Thursday, 7 December 2023-(Evening) Hanukkah, First Candle

Thursday Evening, 7 December - Friday Evening, 15 December- Hanukkah

Thursday, 7 December 2023-Judaic Studies

Friday, 8 December 2023-Hanukkah Party followed by Hanuakkah-themed musical service

Friday & Saturday, 8 & 9 December 2023-Shabbat Services

Sunday, 10 December 2023-Hebrew School

Sunday, 10 December 2023-General Congregation Meeting

Monday, 11 December 2023-Torah Study

Thursday, 14 December 2023-Judaic Studies

Friday & Saturday, 15 & 16 December 2023-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.




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, November 26, 2023 9:00am - 2:00pm Hebrew School preempted for Thanksgiving weekend

Monday, November 27, 2023 Sick day

Friday, December 1, 2023 2:00pm - 7:30pm (Friday Night Shabbat Ma'ariv @ 7:30pm)

Sunday, December 3, 2023 9:00am - 2:00pm (In -Person Hebrew School 10:00am - 12:00pm)

Monday, December 4, 2023  (Jury Duty)

Friday, December 8, 2023 2:00pm - 7:30pm (Friday Night Shabbat Ma'ariv @ 7:30pm)

Sunday, December 11, 2023 9:00am - 2:00pm (Hebrew School 10:00am - 11:30am)

Monday, December 12, 2023 9:00am - 2:00pm

Friday, December 15, 2023 2:00pm - 7:30pm (Friday Night Shabbat Ma'ariv @ 7:30pm)

(Subject to change. Please call for appointments)






Adult Torah Study Class

Next Session: Monday, November 27 at 7:30 pm PT

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

Parashat Vayishlach 5784 / פָּרָשַׁת וַיִּשְׁלַח

2 December 2023 / 19 Kislev 5784

D'var Torah on YouTube

Parashat Vayishlach is the 8th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.

Torah Portion: Genesis 32:4-36:43

Vayishlach (“He Sent”) follows Jacob and his family as Jacob wrestles with a man (commonly understood as an angel), is renamed Israel, and reconciles with his brother, Esau. Jacob’s daughter, Dina, is raped by a Hivite prince, and her brothers sack a city in response. Rachel dies as she gives birth to Jacob's youngest child, Benjamin. [1]

Triennial year 2

1: 34:1-4 · 4 p’sukim ·

2: 34:5-12 · 8 p’sukim ·

3: 34:13-17 · 5 p’sukim ·

4: 34:18-23 · 6 p’sukim ·

5: 34:24-31 · 8 p’sukim ·

6: 35:1-11 · 11 p’sukim ·

7: 35:12-15 · 4 p’sukim ·

maf: 35:12-15 · 4 p’sukim ·

Haftarah: Obadiah 1:1-21 · 21 p’sukim


Commentary and Divrei Torah


Hertz Chumash: pp. 127 – 130 Triennial Year 2 (Full Kriyah pp. 122 – 134)

Artscroll Chumash: pp. 180 – 189 Triennial Year 2 (Full Kriyah pp. 170 – 197)

Etz Chaim Chumash: pp.206 – 213 Triennial Year 2 (Full Kriyah pp. 198 – 220)




Judaic Studies

Next session: Thursday, November 30, 2023 @ 7:30pm

Join Us For Interesting Topics in Judaism

Fifth chapter of Job




Shabbat Times for Ontario, California, USA

🕯️ Candle lighting / הדלקת נרות Friday, December 14:23 – 4:23pm

✨ Havdalah (50 min) / הבדלה - 50 דקות Saturday, December 25:21 – 5:21pm

Upcoming Services

Shabbat Ma'ariv Service Friday, December 1, 2023 @ 7:30 pm

Shabbat Shachrit Service Saturday, December 2, 2023 @ 9:30 am

Zoom Links sent in separate email Friday afternoon. Please reply if you do not receive them.

We are now incorporating guitar accompaniment with our Friday Night Shabbat Ma'ariv

Parashat Vayishlach 5784 / פָּרָשַׁת וַיִּשְׁלַח

2 December 2023 / 19 Kislev 5784


Parashat Vayishlach is the 8th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.

Torah Portion: Genesis 32:4-36:43

Triennial year 2

1: 34:1-4 · 4 p’sukim ·

2: 34:5-12 · 8 p’sukim ·

3: 34:13-17 · 5 p’sukim ·

4: 34:18-23 · 6 p’sukim ·

5: 34:24-31 · 8 p’sukim ·

6: 35:1-11 · 11 p’sukim ·

7: 35:12-15 · 4 p’sukim ·

maf: 35:12-15 · 4 p’sukim ·

Haftarah: Obadiah 1:1-21 · 21 p’sukim


Commentary and Divrei Torah


Hertz Chumash: pp. 127 – 130 Triennial Year 2 (Full Kriyah pp. 122 – 134)




Hebrew School at Temple Sholom of Ontario

Sunday, December 3, 2023 In-Person Hebrew School 10:00am - 12:00noon

November 26 Preempted for Thanksgiving

Join us at the synagogue for our monthly live learning. There will be music and singing, and activities for your children. We will also meet with the adults for a special in-preson, on-site learning.




Gift Shop Extravaganza!

Sunday, December 3, 2023, 10am - 2pm



Hanukkah Party

Friday, December 8 @ 6:15pm - 7:30pm

Followed by Hanukkah-Themed Shabbat Service 7:30pm - 8:30pm




December 10th, 2023 12:30 p.m.

Annual congregational meeting. There will be a bagels/lox lunch

provided.

10 de diciembre de 2023 12:30 p.m.

Reunión congregacional anual. Se proporcionará un almuerzo de bagels/salmón ahumado.



Next Miller Course

We are planning our next Miller Course to start tentatively in January 2024.

Stay tuned for more information.




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