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Rabbi Shmuel's newsletter for week of 8 October 2023




Kabbalah Thought for this week

"The Power of Repentance is manifested in the cosmos through the story of Cain's repentance for the murder of Abel. Our understanding of the importance of repentance is the power by which we activate it in our own lives."



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

Monday, 9 October 2023-Torah Study

Thursday, 12 October 2023-Board Meeting

Friday & Saturday, 13 & 14 October 2023-Shabbat Services

Saturday, 14 October 2023(sundown) - Monday, 16 October 2023(nightfall) - Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan for Hebrew Year 5784

Sunday, 15 October 2023-In-person Hebrew School

Monday, 16 October 2023-Torah Study

Thursday, 19 October 2023-Judaic Studies

Friday & Saturday, 20 & 21 October 2023-Shabbat Services

Sunday, 22 October 2023-Hebrew School

Monday, 23 October 2023-Torah Study

Thursday, 26 October 2023-Judaic Studies

Friday & Saturday, 27 & 28 October 2023-This week's Shabbat Services

Sunday, 29 October 2023-Hebrew 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.


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, October 8, 2023 9:00am - 2:00pm Simchat Torah Services

Wednesday, October 11, 2023 10:00am - 12:30pm (Beit Din in LA @ 2:00pm)

Thursday, October 12, 2023 1:00pm - 7:00pm (Board Meeting @ 7:00pm)

Friday, October 13, 2023 2:00pm - 7:00pm (Friday Night Shabbat Ma'ariv @ 7:30pm)

Sunday, October 15, 2023 9:00am - 12:00pm In-Person Hebrew School

Monday, October 16, 2023 9:00am - 2:00pm

Friday, October 20, 2023 2:00pm - 7:00pm (Friday Night Shabbat/Ma'ariv @ 7:30pm)

Sunday, October 21, 2023 9:00am - 2:00pm Hebrew School (May not be in the office due to previous commitment)

Monday, October 22, 2023 9:00am - 2:00pm

Friday, October 6, 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, October 9 at 7:30 pm PT

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

Parashat Bereishit 5784 / פָּרָשַׁת בְּרֵאשִׁית

14 October 2023 / 29 Tishrei 5784

Parashat Bereishit is the 1st weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.

Torah Portion: Genesis 1:1-6:8

Bereishit (“In the Beginning”), the first parashah in the annual Torah reading cycle, begins with God’s creation of the world. The first people, Adam and Eve, eat from the Tree of Knowledge and are banished from the Garden of Eden. Their elder son, Cain, kills their younger son, Abel, and Cain is destined to a life of wandering. [1]

Commentary and Divrei Torah

Hertz Chumash: pp. 6 – 16 Triennial Year 2 (Full Kriyah pp. 2 – 20)

Artscroll Chumash: pp. 2 – 23 Triennial Year 2 (Full Kriyah pp. 10 – 29)

Etz Chaim Chumash: pp. 12 – 29 Triennial Year 2 (Full Kriyah pp. 3 – 34)




Judaic Studies

Next session: Thursday, October 19, 2023 @ 7:30pm

Preempted on October 12 due to monthly Board Meeting




Shabbat Times for Ontario, California, USA

Candle lighting / הדלקת נרות Friday, October 136:01 – 6:01pm

Havdalah (50 min) / הבדלה - 50 דקות Saturday, October 146:55 – 6:55pm

Upcoming Services

Shabbat Ma'ariv Service Friday, October 13, 2023 @ 7:30 pm

Shabbat Shachrit Service Saturday, October 14, 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 Bereishit 5784 / פָּרָשַׁת בְּרֵאשִׁית

14 October 2023 / 29 Tishrei 5784


Parashat Bereishit is the 1st weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.

Torah Portion: Genesis 1:1-6:8

Bereishit (“In the Beginning”), the first parashah in the annual Torah reading cycle, begins with God’s creation of the world. The first people, Adam and Eve, eat from the Tree of Knowledge and are banished from the Garden of Eden. Their elder son, Cain, kills their younger son, Abel, and Cain is destined to a life of wandering. [1]

Triennial year 2

1: 2:4-9 · 6 p’sukim ·

2: 2:10-19 · 10 p’sukim ·

3: 2:20-25 · 6 p’sukim ·

4: 3:1-21 · 21 p’sukim ·

5: 3:22-24 · 3 p’sukim ·

6: 4:1-18 · 18 p’sukim ·

7: 4:19-26 · 8 p’sukim ·

maf: 4:23-26 · 4 p’sukim ·

Haftarah for Ashkenazim*: I Samuel 20:18-42 · 25 p’sukim *Shabbat Machar Chodesh

Commentary and Divrei Torah

Hertz Chumash: pp. 6 – 16 Triennial Year 2 (Full Kriyah pp. 2 – 20)



Shabbat Mevarchim Chodesh Cheshvan

Saturday, October 14

Molad Cheshvan: Sat, 33 minutes and 1 chalakim after 18:00



Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan 2023 / רֹאשׁ חוֹדֶשׁ חֶשְׁוָן 5784

Start of month of Cheshvan on the Hebrew calendar 🌒

Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan for Hebrew Year 5784 begins at sundown on Saturday, 14 October 2023 and ends at nightfall on Monday, 16 October 2023.

Start of month of Cheshvan on the Hebrew calendar. חֶשְׁוָן (transliterated Cheshvan or Heshvan) is the 8th month of the Hebrew year, has 29 or 30 days, and corresponds to October or November 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

Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan / רֹאשׁ חוֹדֶשׁ חֶשְׁוָן Sunday, 15 October 2023 / 30 Tishrei 5784

Torah Portion: Numbers 28:1-15

1: Numbers 28:1-3 · 3 p’sukim ·

2: Numbers 28:3-5 · 3 p’sukim ·

3: Numbers 28:6-10 · 5 p’sukim ·

4: Numbers 28:11-15 · 5 p’sukim ·


Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan Day 2 / רֹאשׁ חוֹדֶשׁ חֶשְׁוָן Monday, 16 October 2023 / 1 Cheshvan 5784

Torah Portion: Numbers 28:1-15

1: Numbers 28:1-3 · 3 p’sukim ·

2: Numbers 28:3-5 · 3 p’sukim ·

3: Numbers 28:6-10 · 5 p’sukim ·

4: Numbers 28:11-15 · 5 p’sukim ·



Hebrew School at Temple Sholom of Ontario

Hebrew School is starting up again on Sundays on October 15!


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