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Rabbi Shmuel's newsletter for week of 3 March 2024



Calendar

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

Sunday, 3 March 2024-Daylight Savings Time starts

Sunday, 3 March 2024-Hebrew School & Miller Course

Monday or Wednesay, 4 or 6 March 2024-Torah Study (May change day)

Thursday, 7 March 2024-Judaic Studies

Friday & Saturday, 8 & 9 March 2024-Shabbat Services

Sunday, 10 March 2024-Hebrew School & Miller Course

Sunday, 10 March 2024-Magic Show

Monday or Wednesday, 11 or 13 March 2024-Torah Study (May change day)

Thursday, 14 March 2024-Board Meeting

Friday & Saturday, 15 & 16 March 2024-Shabbat Services

Sunday, 17 March 2024-No school or classes, Rabbi Out of Office

Monday or Wednesday, 18 or 20 March 2024-Torah Study (May change day)

Thursday, 21 March 2024-Judaic Studies

Friday & Saturday, 22 & 23 March 2024-Shabbat Services

Sunday, 24 March 2024-Purim Carnival




We are now offering Zelle for payments and donations! Use this email: treasurer@templesholomofontario.org



Kabbalah Thought for this week:

"Words are vessels that draw particular blends of energy into our lives. Human speech possesses power that can directly influence the world around us. Hence, we should take great care in choosing what we say. Although we are initially given an unlimited amount of time to live this world and accomplish our spiritual purpose, every negative word decreases the length of our stay. Positive words do not add time to our lives, but they also do not detract from it."




A very poignant prayer that gives us comfort:



Announcements

-Office Hours

-This week’s 10-Minute

-Events

-Candle Lighting Times for Shabbat (Ontario, CA)

-Shabbat Services

-School



*My schedule is below, including office hours for the next two or three 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.

Mi Sheberach List_Revised
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Rabbi's Office Hours for the next few weeks:

I am conducting Hebrew School from my office and making Sunday an office day to be more available.

"Words are vessels that draw pareticular blends of energy into our lives. Human speech possesses power that can drectly influrnce the world around us. Hence, we should take great care in choosing what we say. Although we are initially given an unlimited amount of time to live this world and accomplish our spiritual purpose, every negative word decreases the length of our stay. Positive words do not add time to our lives, but they also do not detract from it."



A very poignant prayer that gives us comfort:



Announcements

-Office Hours

-This week’s 10-Minute

-Events

-Candle Lighting Times for Shabbat (Ontario, CA)

-Shabbat Services

-School



*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.

Mi Sheberach List_Revised
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Rabbi's 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, March 3, 2024 9:00am - 2:00pm (Hebrew School 10:00am - 11:30am & Miller Course 11:45am - 12:45pm)

Friday, March 8, 2024 1:30pm - 7:30pm (Friday Night Shabbat Ma'ariv @ 7:30pm)

Sunday, March 10, 2024 9:00am - 2:00pm (Hebrew School 10:00am - 11:30am & Miller Course 11:45am - 12:45pm)

Thursday, March 14, 2024 2:00pm - 7:00pm (Board Meeting @ 7:00pm)

Friday, March 15, 2024 3:30pm - 7:30pm (Friday Night Shabbat Ma'ariv @ 7:30pm)

Sunday, March 17, 2024 Out of the office

Friday, March 22, 2024 1:30pm - 7:30pm (Friday Night Shabbat Ma'ariv @ 7:30pm)

Sunday, March 24, 2024 9:00am - 2:00pm (Hebrew School 10:00am - 11:30am & Miller Course 11:45am - 12:45pm),

Sunday, March 24, 2024-Purim Carnival

(Subject to change. Please call for appointments)







Adult Torah Study Class

Next Session: Monday, March 4 or Wednesday, March 6 at 7:30 pm PT

Day may change

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

Parashat Vayakhel 5784 / פָּרָשַׁת וַיַּקְהֵל

9 March 2024 / 29 Adar I 5784

Parashat Vayakhel is the 22nd weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.

Torah Portion: Exodus 35:1-38:2030:11-16

Vayakhel (“He Assembled”) opens as God commands the Israelites to observe the Sabbath. Moses asks for material donations for the building of the Mishkan (Tabernacle), and the people donate. A group of artisans designated by God begin building the Mishkan and its vessels. [1]

Commentary and Divrei Torah 

Hertz Chumash: pp. 373 – 377 Triennial Year 2 (Full Kriyah pp. 373 – 381); pp. 352 - 353

Artscroll Chumash: pp. 516 – 523 Triennial Year 2 (Full Kriyah pp. 516 – 529); p. 484

Etz Chaim Chumash: pp. 552 – 556 Triennial Year 2 (Full Kriyah pp. 552 – 563); pp. 523 - 524



Judaic Studies

Next session: Thursday, March 7, 2024 @ 7:30pm

 We’ll be looking at three commentaries on the Torah portion Kedoshim (Leviticus/VaYikra chapters 19-20).  One is Reform, one Orthodox, one Conservative; we will look at them in this order.




Shabbat Times for Ontario, California, USA

🕯️ Candle lighting / הדלקת נרות Friday, March 85:35pm

✨ Havdalah (50 min) / הבדלה - 50 דקות Saturday, March 96:31pm

Upcoming Services

Shabbat Ma'ariv Service Friday, March 8, 2024 @ 7:30 pm

Shabbat Shachrit Service Saturday, March 9, 2024 @ 9:30 am 

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

Erev Shabbat Ma'ariv 3_8_24
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Shabbat Shachrit Saturday Morning 3_9_24
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We are now incorporating guitar accompaniment with our Friday Night Shabbat Ma'ariv

D'var Torah for Parashat Vayakhel 5784 9 March 2024
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Parashat Vayakhel 5784 / פָּרָשַׁת וַיַּקְהֵל

9 March 2024 / 29 Adar I 5784

Parashat Vayakhel is the 22nd weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.

Torah Portion: Exodus 35:1-38:2030:11-16

Triennial year 2

1: 35:1-3 · 3 p’sukim ·  

2: 35:4-10 · 7 p’sukim ·  

3: 35:11-20 · 10 p’sukim ·  

4: 35:21-29 · 9 p’sukim ·  

5: 35:30-35 · 6 p’sukim ·  

6: 36:1-7 · 7 p’sukim ·  

7: 36:8-19 · 12 p’sukim ·  

maf*: 30:11-16 · 6 p’sukim · *Shabbat Shekalim

Haftarah for Ashkenazim*II Kings 12:1-17 · 17 p’sukim *Shabbat Shekalim

Commentary and Divrei Torah 

 Hertz Chumash: pp. 373 – 377 Triennial Year 2 (Full Kriyah pp. 373 – 381); pp. 352 - 353




Shabbat Shekalim 2024 / שַׁבָּת שְׁקָלִים 5784

Shabbat before Rosh Chodesh Adar 🕍

Shabbat Shekalim for Hebrew Year 5784 begins at sundown on Friday, 8 March 2024 and ends at nightfall on Saturday, 9 March 2024. This corresponds to Parashat Vayakhel.

Shabbat Shekalim (“Sabbath [of] shekels” שבת שקלים) read in preparation for Purim, requests each adult male Jew contribute half of a Biblical shekel for the upkeep of the Tent of Meeting. The Torah portion Exodus 30:11-16 is read. This Shabbat takes place on the Shabbat before the 1st of the Hebrew calendar month of Adar, or on the 1st of Adar itself if it falls on Shabbat. In leap years on the Hebrew calendar, when there are two months of Adar, Shabbat Shekalim is on the Shabbat before the 1st of Adar II (or on the 1st of Adar II itself if it is Shabbat).




Hebrew School at Temple Sholom of Ontario

Sunday, March 10, 2024 Hebrew School 10:00am - 12:00pm

Zoom Links sent out Saturday Evening after sundown

Our Hebrew Class consists of two sessions:

10:00am - 10:40pm Learning Hebrew

10:50am - 11:30am Studying Torah and other related topics




Next Miller Course

Sunday, 10 March 2024, 11:45am - 12:45pm

Module 7: Passover/Pesach




Rosh Chodesh Adar II 2024 / רֹאשׁ חוֹדֶשׁ אַדָר ב׳ 5784

Start of month of Adar II (on leap years) on the Hebrew calendar 🌒

Rosh Chodesh Adar II for Hebrew Year 5784 begins at sundown on Saturday, 9 March 2024 and ends at nightfall on Monday, 11 March 2024.

Start of month of Adar II (on leap years) on the Hebrew calendar. Adar II (אַדָר ב׳), sometimes "Adar Bet" or "Adar Sheni", is the 13th month of the Hebrew year, has 29 days, occurs only on leap years, and corresponds to February or March 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.



Daylight Saving Time starts Sunday, March 10

Daylight saving time will begin for 2024 on Sunday, March 10, at 2 a.m. local time, when our clocks will go ahead one hour, part of the twice-annual time change that affects millions, but not all, Americans.




TEMPLE SHOLOM OF ONTARIO MAGIC SHOW

FUNDRAISER SUNDAY, MARCH 10TH, 2024

963 West 6th Street, Ontario, CA 91762

(Mail Checks & Form To: Temple Sholom of Ontario, P.O. Box 1487, Ontario, CA 91762)

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PAUL CASH FROM MAGIC CASTLE

MAGIC SHOW 1:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M. ADULTS: $20.00 CHILDREN: $15.00

There will be an Ice Cream Sundae social after the show

Please make your checks payable to Temple Sholom of Ontario

RSVP APPRECIATED: chrisepstein@ca.rr.com or text 951-265-8853

Please Fill out the form below and either mail payment or drop in the Blue box at TSO inside by the office door Bring your family and friends and join us for a fun afternoon.


ESPECTÁCULO DE MAGIA DEL TEMPLO SHALOM DE ONTARIO

DOMINGO 10 DE MARZO DE 2024

963 West 6th Street, Ontario, CA 91762

(Envíe los cheques y el formulario por correo a: Temple Sholom of Ontario, P.O. Box 1487, Ontario, CA 91762)

PAUL CASH DEL CASTILLO MÁGICO

ESPECTÁCULO DE MAGIA 1:00 PM. - 2:00 PM. ADULTOS: $20.00 NIÑOS: $15.00

Habrá un evento social con Ice Cream Sundae después del espectáculo. Haga sus cheques a nombre de Temple Sholom of Ontario. Se agradece confirmar su asistencia: chrisepstein@ca.rr.com o envíe un mensaje de texto al 951-265-8853

Complete el formulario a continuación y realice el pago por correo o envíelo al Caja azul en TSO dentro junto a la puerta de la oficina Traiga a su familia y amigos y únase a nosotros para pasar una tarde divertida.




Purim 2024 / פּוּרִים 5784

Celebration of Jewish deliverance as told by Megilat Esther 🎭️📜

Purim for Hebrew Year 5784 begins at sundown on Saturday, 23 March 2024 and ends at nightfall on Sunday, 24 March 2024.

Purim (Hebrew: פּוּרִים, Pûrîm “lots”, from the word פור pur, also called the Festival of Lots) is a Jewish holiday which commemorates the saving of the Jewish people from Haman in the ancient Persian Empire, a story recorded in the Biblical Book of Esther (Megillat Esther).



Purim Carnival

Sunday, March 24

More Details to come

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