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Rabbi Shmuel's weekly newsletter for week of 10 September 2023




Kabbalah Thought for this week

"The Creation process, the Zohar explains, began in a state of utter chaos. We can attain the ability to remove chaso from our lives...(and) begin to grasp the hidden spiritual truth that chaso is really opportunity for bringing order and fulfillment."





Announcements

-Office Hours

-This week’s 10-Minute

-Events

-Candle Lighting Times for Shabbat (Ontario, CA)

-Shabbat Services

-School


Calendar

Sunday, 10 September 2023-Children's Hebrew Class

-Miller Course, Introduction to Judaism

Monday, 11 September 2023-Torah Study

Thursday, 14 September 2023-Judaic Studies

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 15, 16 and 17 September 2023-Rosh Hashana Services

Monday, 18 September 2023-Torah Study

Thursday, 21 September 2023-Judaic Studies

Friday & Saturday, 22 and 23 September 2023-This week's Shabbat services

Sunday, 24 September 2023-Hebrew School (?)

-Erev Yom Kippur

Monday, 25 September 2023-Yom Kippur

Thursday, 28 September 2023-Judaic Studies

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 29 and 30 September & 1 October 2023-This week's Shabbat & Sukkot 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 this week:

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

Sunday, September 10, 2023 - 9:00am - 2:00pm (Children's Beginning Hebrew @ 10:00am & Miller Courses @ 11:00am & 12:00noon)

Monday, September 11, 2023 - 10:00am - 12:00pm (Beit Din in LA @ 1:00pm)

Thursday, September 14, 2023 - 2:00pm - 7:00pm (Board Meeting @ 7:00pm)

Friday, September 15, 2023 2:00pm - 7:30pm (Friday Night Shabbat/Rosh Hashana Ma'ariv @ 7:30pm)

Sunday, September 17, 2023 - 9:30am - 2:00pm Rosh Hashana II Shacharit

Monday, September 18, 2023 - 9:30am - 1:00pm

Friday, September 22, 2023 2:00pm - 7:30pm (Friday Night Shabbat Ma'ariv @ 7:30pm)

Sunday, September 24, 2023 9:00am - 2:00pm (Hebrew School)

Monday, September 25, 2023 - Yom Kippur

Thursday, September 28, 2023 - 2:00pm - 7:00pm (?)

Friday, September 29, 2023 2:00pm - 7:30pm (Friday Night Shabbat/Sukkot Ma'ariv @ 7:30pm)

(Subject to change. Please call for appointments)





Adult Torah Study Class

Next Session: Monday, September 11 at 7:30 pm PT

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

Rosh Hashana 2023 / רֹאשׁ הַשָּׁנָה 5784

The Jewish New Year 🍏🍯

Rosh Hashana for Hebrew Year 5784 begins at sundown on Friday, 15 September 2023 and ends at nightfall on Sunday, 17 September 2023.

Rosh Hashanah (Hebrew: ראש השנה), (literally “head of the year”), is the Jewish New Year. It is the first of the High Holidays or Yamim Noraim (“Days of Awe”), celebrated ten days before Yom Kippur. Rosh Hashanah is observed on the first two days of Tishrei, the seventh month of the Hebrew calendar. It is described in the Torah as יום תרועה (Yom Teruah, a day of sounding [the Shofar]).

Rosh Hashana I (on Shabbat) / רֹאשׁ הַשָּׁנָה יוֹם א׳ (בְּשַׁבָּת) Saturday, 16 September 2023 / 1 Tishrei 5784

Haftarah: I Samuel 1:1-2:10 · 38 p’sukim


Rosh Hashana II / רֹאשׁ הַשָּׁנָה ב׳ Sunday, 17 September 2023 / 2 Tishrei 5784

Haftarah: Jeremiah 31:1-19 · 19 p’sukim




Judaic Studies

Next session: Thursday, September 21, 2023 @ 7:30pm

Preempted for Board Meeting on September 14

In Judaic Studies this coming Thursday, September 7, we will be discussing three selections (in English translation) from Howe and Greenberg’s Treasury of Yiddish Stories. Please read them ahead of time for our discussion. Last week’s discussion was spirited and enjoyable; let’s do it again!

I. L. Peretz, “If Not Higher”

Isaac Bashevis Singer, “The Little Shoemakers”

Folk tales about Hershel Ostropelier

The “Little Shoemakers” is lovely, but it’s 22 pages long, so be sure you leave time to read it.



Rosh Hashana 2023 / רֹאשׁ הַשָּׁנָה 5784

The Jewish New Year 🍏🍯

Rosh Hashana for Hebrew Year 5784 begins at sundown on Friday, 15 September 2023 and ends at nightfall on Sunday, 17 September 2023.


Rosh Hashanah (Hebrew: ראש השנה), (literally “head of the year”), is the Jewish New Year. It is the first of the High Holidays or Yamim Noraim (“Days of Awe”), celebrated ten days before Yom Kippur. Rosh Hashanah is observed on the first two days of Tishrei, the seventh month of the Hebrew calendar. It is described in the Torah as יום תרועה (Yom Teruah, a day of sounding [the Shofar]).




Shabbat/Rosh Hashanah Times for Ontario, California, USA

Candle lighting / הדלקת נרות Friday, September 156:39 – 6:39pm

Havdalah (50 min) / הבדלה - 50 דקות Saturday, September 167:33 – 7:33pm

Upcoming Services

Shabbat/Rosh Hashana I Ma'ariv Service Friday, September 15, 2023 @ 7:30 pm

Shabbat/Rosh Hashana I Shachrit Service Saturday, September 16, 2023 @ 9:30 am

Rosh Hashana II Shachrit Service Sunday, September 17, 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

Rosh Hashana I (on Shabbat) / רֹאשׁ הַשָּׁנָה יוֹם א׳ (בְּשַׁבָּת) Saturday, 16 September 2023 / 1 Tishrei 5784

Rosh Hashana II / רֹאשׁ הַשָּׁנָה ב׳ Sunday, 17 September 2023 / 2 Tishrei 5784

Rosh Hashanah (Hebrew: ראש השנה), (literally “head of the year”), is the Jewish New Year. It is the first of the High Holidays or Yamim Noraim (“Days of Awe”), celebrated ten days before Yom Kippur. Rosh Hashanah is observed on the first two days of Tishrei, the seventh month of the Hebrew calendar. It is described in the Torah as יום תרועה (Yom Teruah, a day of sounding [the Shofar]).


Rosh Hashana I (on Shabbat) / רֹאשׁ הַשָּׁנָה יוֹם א׳ (בְּשַׁבָּת) Saturday, 16 September 2023 / 1 Tishrei 5784

1: Genesis 21:1-4 · 4 p’sukim ·

2: Genesis 21:5-8 · 4 p’sukim ·

3: Genesis 21:9-12 · 4 p’sukim ·

4: Genesis 21:13-17 · 5 p’sukim ·

5: Genesis 21:18-21 · 4 p’sukim ·

6: Genesis 21:22-27 · 6 p’sukim ·

7: Genesis 21:28-34 · 7 p’sukim ·

maf: Numbers 29:1-6 · 6 p’sukim ·

Haftarah: I Samuel 1:1-2:10 · 38 p’sukim


Rosh Hashana II / רֹאשׁ הַשָּׁנָה ב׳ Sunday, 17 September 2023 / 2 Tishrei 5784

1: Genesis 22:1-3 · 3 p’sukim ·

2: Genesis 22:4-8 · 5 p’sukim ·

3: Genesis 22:9-14 · 6 p’sukim ·

4: Genesis 22:15-19 · 5 p’sukim ·

5: Genesis 22:20-24 · 5 p’sukim ·

maf: Numbers 29:1-6 · 6 p’sukim ·

Haftarah: Jeremiah 31:1-19 · 19 p’sukim

*Note that we are now doing the Triennial reading for our Shabbat Torah services. 5784 is Triennial Year 2




Hebrew School at Temple Sholom of Ontario

Hebrew School is starting up again on Sunday, September 24!

Watch this space for more information on the new format.


Children's Beginning Hebrew Class

Sunday, September 17, 2023 10:00am -10:45am

Please contact us for further details and information

To teach Hebrew to those just entering Hebrew school or would like a refresher.




Miller Course: Introduction to Judaism

Next Session: Sunday, September 17, 2023

11:00am - 12:00noon Module 16: Antisemitism

12:00noon - 1:00pm Module 17: Israel

Your Jewish Journey Starts at Miller Intro to Judaism

Welcome to the Miller Intro to Judaism Program! We invite you to explore Judaism with us. Whether you are in an interfaith relationship, re-discovering your Jewish heritage, or seek to convert to Judaism, we are here to support your journey.

The core of the Miller Introduction to Judaism Program is an 18-week course that surveys Jewish living and practice, including history, ritual, culture, texts, and values. Classes are designed to be highly interactive, with much time for discussion and questions, and include personalized instruction in reading Hebrew.




High Holidays: Venue for services

Erev Rosh Hashanah 1 Friday, September 15, 2023 7:30pm – 9:00pm

Rosh Hashanah 1 Saturday, September 16, 2023 9:30am – 12:30pm

Rosh Hashanah 2 Sunday, September 17, 2023 9:30am – 12:30pm

Shabbat Shuva Ma’ariv Friday, September 22, 2023 7:30pm – 8:45pm

Shabbat Shuva Shaharit Saturday, September 23, 2023 9:30am – 12:00pm

Erev Yom Kippur Sunday, September 24, 2023 6:10pm – 8:10pm

Candle lighting / הדלקת נרות Sunday, September 246:26 – 6:26pm

Yom Kippur Shaharit Monday, September 25, 2023 9:30am – 1:30pm (?)

Yom Kippur Mincha Monday, September 5, 2023 4:15pm – 7:20pm (Break fast)

Havdalah (50 min)/ הבדלה - 50 דקות Monday, September 257:20 – 7:20pm

A big thank you to the Pumerantz family for sponsoring our Break-the-Fast!


Erev Sukkot Ma’ariv 1 Friday, September 29, 2023 7:30pm – 8:45pm

Sukkot Shaharit 1 Saturday, September 30, 2023 9:30am – 12:15pm

Erev Sukkot Ma’ariv 2 Saturday, September 30, 2023 7:30pm – 8:45pm (Probably livestream on Zoom from our house)

Sukkot Shaharit 2 Sunday, October 1, 2023 9:30am – 12:15pm


Shaharit Shmini Atzeret/Yizkor Saturday, October 7, 2023 9:30am – 12:15pm

Erev Simhat Torah Saturday, October 7, 2023 7:30pm – 9:00pm

**Shaharit Simhat Torah Sunday, October 8, 2023 9:30pm – 12:15pm



Tzom Gedaliah 2023 / צוֹם גְּדַלְיָה 5784

Fast of the Seventh Month ✡️

Tzom Gedaliah for Hebrew Year 5784 occurs at dawn on Monday, 18 September 2023.

The Fast of Gedalia (Hebrew: צוֹם גְּדַלְיָּה), also spelled Gedaliah, is a Jewish fast day from dawn until dusk to lament the assassination of the righteous governor of Judah of that name, which ended Jewish rule following the destruction of the First Temple. Like other minor fasts, Tzom Gedaliah begins at dawn (first light) and ends at nightfall (full dark).




Yom Kippur 2023 / יוֹם כִּפּוּר 5784

Day of Atonement ✡️

Yom Kippur for Hebrew Year 5784 begins at sundown on Sunday, 24 September 2023 and ends at nightfall on Monday, 25 September 2023.

Yom Kippur (Hebrew: יוֹם כִּפּוּר or יום הכיפורים), Also known as Day of Atonement, is the holiest day of the year for the Jews. Its central themes are atonement and repentance. Jews traditionally observe this holy day with a 25-hour period of fasting and intensive prayer, often spending most of the day in synagogue services. Yom Kippur completes the annual period known in Judaism as the High Holy Days (or sometimes “the Days of Awe”).

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