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Rabbi Shmuel's weekly Newsletter for week of 13 August 2023



Kabbalah Thought for this week "Humans are inclined to sacrifice long-term fulfillment and well-being for immediate ego-gratification. This is the true significance of Esau selling his birthright to his brother. Moreover, we delude ourselves with the felief that our selfish actions are really for the sake of our families. This delusion is fabricated by the dark side of our nature."



Announcements

-Office Hours

-This week’s 10-Minute

-Events

-Candle Lighting Times for Shabbat (Ontario, CA)

-Shabbat Services

-School


Calendar

Sunday, 13 August 2023-Children's Hebrew Class

-Miller Course, Introduction to Judaism

Thursday, 17 August 2023-Judaic Studies

Friday & Saturday, 18 and 19 August 2023-This week's Shabbat services

Sunday, 20 August 2023-Children's Hebrew Class

-Miller Course, Introduction to Judaism

Thursday, 24 August 2023-Judaic Studies

Friday & Saturday, 25 and 26 August 2023-This week's Shabbat services

Sunday, 27 August 2023-Children's Hebrew Class

-Miller Course, Introduction to Judaism

Thursday, 31 August 2023-Judaic Studies

Friday & Saturday, 1 and 2 September 2023-This week's Shabbat services

Sunday, 3 September 2023-Children's Hebrew Class

-Miller Course, Introduction to Judaism

Thursday, 7 September 2023-Judaic Studies

Friday & Saturday, 8 and 9 September 2023-This week's Shabbat services


-Mi Sheberach List


*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 have updated our Mi Sheberach מי שברך list for those in need of healing by removing the names of those of whom we were uncertain. Please advise if any names were removed in error. 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, August 13, 2023 - 9:00am - 2:00pm (Children's Beginning Hebrew @ 10:00am & Miller Courses @ 11:00am & 12:00noon)

Monday, August 14, 2023 - 9:30am - 1:30pm

Friday, August 18, 2023 2:00pm - 7:30pm (Friday Night Shabbat Ma'ariv @ 7:30pm)

Sunday, August 20, 2023 - 9:00am - 2:00pm (Children's Beginning Hebrew @ 10:00am & Miller Courses @ 11:00am & 12:00noon)

Thursday, August 24, 2023 - 9:30am - 1:30pm

Friday, August 25, 2023 2:00pm - 7:30pm (Friday Night Shabbat Ma'ariv @ 7:30pm)

Sunday, August 27, 2023 - 9:00am - 2:00pm (Children's Beginning Hebrew @ 10:00am & Miller Courses @ 11:00am & 12:00noon)

Thursday, August 31, 2023 - 9:30am - 2:00pm

Friday, August 1, 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, August 14 at 7:30 pm PT

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

Parashat Shoftim 5783 / פָּרָשַׁת שׁוֹפְטִים

19 August 2023 / 2 Elul 5783

Parashat Shoftim is the 48th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.

Torah Portion: Deuteronomy 16:18-21:9

Shoftim (“Judges”) discusses guidelines of leadership, opening with a command to appoint judges and continuing to detail laws of kings, priests, and prophets. It also describes laws relating to cities of refuge for accidental killers, false witnesses, warfare, and the rite performed in a case of unsolved murder. [1]

Commentary and Divrei Torah


Hertz Chumash: pp. 820 – 825 Triennial Year 1 (Full Kriyah pp. 820 – 835)

Artscroll Chumash: pp. 1024 – 1031 Triennial Year 1 (Full Kriyah pp. 1024 – 1045)

Etz Chaim Chumash: pp. 1088 - 1094 Triennial Year 1 (Full Kriyah pp.1088 – 1106)



Rosh Chodesh Elul 2023 / רֹאשׁ חוֹדֶשׁ אֱלוּל 5783

Start of month of Elul on the Hebrew calendar 🌒

Rosh Chodesh Elul for Hebrew Year 5783 begins at sundown on Wednesday, 16 August 2023 and ends at nightfall on Friday, 18 August 2023.

Start of month of Elul on the Hebrew calendar. Elul (אֱלוּל) is the 6th month of the Hebrew year, has 29 days, and corresponds to August or September 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.




Judaic Studies

Next session: Thursday, August 17, 2023 @ 7:30pm

We will be discussing what we have chosen as our next topic.



Shabbat Times for Ontario, California, USA

Candle lighting / הדלקת נרות Friday, August 187:13 – 7:13pm

Havdalah (50 min) / הבדלה - 50 דקות Saturday, August 198:20 – 8:20pm


Upcoming Services

Shabbat Ma'ariv Service Friday, August 18, 2023 @ 7:30 pm

Shabbat Shachrit Service Saturday, August 18, 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 Shoftim 5783 / פָּרָשַׁת שׁוֹפְטִים

19 August 2023 / 2 Elul 5783

Parashat Shoftim is the 48th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.

Torah Portion: Deuteronomy 16:18-21:9

Shoftim (“Judges”) discusses guidelines of leadership, opening with a command to appoint judges and continuing to detail laws of kings, priests, and prophets. It also describes laws relating to cities of refuge for accidental killers, false witnesses, warfare, and the rite performed in a case of unsolved murder. [1]

Triennial year 1

1: 16:18-20 · 3 p’sukim ·

2: 16:21-17:7 · 9 p’sukim ·

3: 17:8-10 · 3 p’sukim ·

4: 17:11-13 · 3 p’sukim ·

5: 17:14-17 · 4 p’sukim ·

6: 17:18-20 · 3 p’sukim ·

7: 18:1-5 · 5 p’sukim ·

maf: 18:3-5 · 3 p’sukim · or maf: 21:7-9 · 3 p’sukim ·

Haftarah: Isaiah 51:12-52:12 · 24 p’sukim


Commentary and Divrei Torah


Hertz Chumash: pp. 820 – 825 Triennial Year 1 (Full Kriyah pp. 820 – 835)

*Note that we are now doing the Triennial reading for our Shabbat Torah services. 5783 is Triennial Year 1

**We are holding live Shabbat services back in the synagogue. We will still continue to broadcast on Zoom for those unable to come to the sanctuary. Please call the office for more information if you'd like to attend.





Hebrew School at Temple Sholom of Ontario

Hebrew School is on break for the summer; see you in the fall.


Children's Beginning Hebrew Class

Sunday, August 20, 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, August 20, 2023

11:00am - 12:00noon Module 10: High Holidays

12:00noon - 1:00pm Module 11: Kashrut

We are now doing our second course!

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.




***We continually update our Mi Sheberach מי שברך list for those in need of healing. Please advise any names to be added or removed. This list only goes to members of Temple Sholom of Ontario but I will include anyone who can benefit from these prayers. Thank you.

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