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Rabbi Shmuel's Weekly Newsletter for week of 17 September 2023




Kabbalah Thought for this week

"A person's name establishes a profound link to his soul and essence. The letters that compose a name instill a particular set of attributes that comprise a person's nature."




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, 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-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

Monday, 2 October 2023-Torah Study

Thursday, 5 October 2023-Judaic Studies

Friday & Saturday, 6 & 7 October 2023-Shemini Atzeret Services

Saturday Evening & Sunday, 7 & 8 October 2023-Simchat Torah 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 17, 2023 9:00am - 2:00pm (Rosh Hashana II)

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

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

Sunday, September 24, 2023 Erev Yom 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)

Sunday, October 1, 2023 9:00am - 2:00pm Sukkot II Services

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

Friday, October 6, 2023 2:00pm - 7:00pm (Friday Night Shabbat/Shemini Atzeret Ma'ariv @ 7:30pm)

(Subject to change. Please call for appointments)





Adult Torah Study Class

Next Session: Monday, September 18 at 7:30 pm PT

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

Parashat Ha’azinu 5784 / פָּרָשַׁת הַאֲזִינוּ

23 September 2023 / 8 Tishrei 5784

Parashat Ha’azinu is the 53rd weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.

Torah Portion: Deuteronomy 32:1-32:52

In Ha’azinu (“Listen”) , Moses recites a poem praising God and criticizing the sins of the Israelites. He describes the misfortunes that the Israelites will face and the damage God will ultimately wreak on their oppressors. The portion ends as God commands Moses to ascend Mount Nebo, where he is to die. [1]

Commentary and Divrei Torah

Hertz Chumash: pp. 896 – 903 Triennial Year 1 (Full Kriyah pp. 896 – 903)

Artscroll Chumash: pp. 1100 – 1111 Triennial Year 1 (Full Kriyah pp. 1100 – 1111)

Etz Chaim Chumash: pp. 1185 – 1195 Triennial Year 1 (Full Kriyah pp. 1185 – 1195)




Judaic Studies

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

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.




Shabbat/Yom Kippur Times for Ontario, California, USA

Candle lighting / הדלקת נרות Friday, September 226:29 – 6:29pm

Havdalah (50 min) / הבדלה - 50 דקות Saturday, September 237:23 – 7:23pm

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

Havdalah (50 min) / הבדלה - 50 דקות Monday, September 257:25 – 7:25pm Yom Kippur

Upcoming Services

Shabbat Shuva Ma'ariv Service Friday, September 22, 2023 @ 7:30 pm

Shabbat Shuva Shachrit Service Saturday, September 23, 2023 @ 9:30 am

Kol Nidre/Erev Yom Kippur Service Sunday, September 25, 2023 @ 6:00 pm

Yom Kippur Shachrit Service Monday, September 26, 2023 @ 9:30 am Special Children's session on Monday, September, 26, 2023 @ 10:35am - 11:50am Yom Kippur Mincha & Concluding Services Monday, September 26, 2023 @ 4:30 pm

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 Ha’azinu 5784 / פָּרָשַׁת הַאֲזִינוּ

23 September 2023 / 8 Tishrei 5784

Parashat Ha’azinu is the 53rd weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.

Torah Portion: Deuteronomy 32:1-32:52

In Ha’azinu (“Listen”) , Moses recites a poem praising God and criticizing the sins of the Israelites. He describes the misfortunes that the Israelites will face and the damage God will ultimately wreak on their oppressors. The portion ends as God commands Moses to ascend Mount Nebo, where he is to die. [1]

Triennial year 2

1: 32:1-6 · 6 p’sukim ·

2: 32:7-12 · 6 p’sukim ·

3: 32:13-18 · 6 p’sukim ·

4: 32:19-28 · 10 p’sukim ·

5: 32:29-39 · 11 p’sukim ·

6: 32:40-43 · 4 p’sukim ·

7: 32:44-52 · 9 p’sukim ·

maf: 32:48-52 · 5 p’sukim ·

Haftarah for Ashkenazim*: Hosea 14:2-10; Joel 2:15-27 · 22 p’sukim *Shabbat Shuva (with Ha'azinu)

Commentary and Divrei Torah

Hertz Chumash: pp. 896 – 903 Triennial Year 1 (Full Kriyah pp. 896 – 903)

*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 Sundays in October!

Watch this space for more information on the dates and times and the new format.





High Holidays: Venue for services

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”).

Yom Kippur / יוֹם כִּפּוּר Monday, 25 September 2023 / 10 Tishrei 5784

1: Leviticus 16:1-6 · 6 p’sukim ·

2: Leviticus 16:7-11 · 5 p’sukim ·

3: Leviticus 16:12-17 · 6 p’sukim ·

4: Leviticus 16:18-24 · 7 p’sukim ·

5: Leviticus 16:25-30 · 6 p’sukim ·

6: Leviticus 16:31-34 · 4 p’sukim ·

maf: Numbers 29:7-11 · 5 p’sukim ·

Haftarah: Isaiah 57:14-58:14 · 22 p’sukim


Yom Kippur (Mincha) / יוֹם כִּפּוּר מִנחָה Monday, 25 September 2023 / 10 Tishrei 5784

Torah Portion: Leviticus 18:1-30

1: Leviticus 18:1-5 · 5 p’sukim ·

2: Leviticus 18:6-21 · 16 p’sukim ·

maf: Leviticus 18:22-30 · 9 p’sukim ·

Haftarah: Jonah 1:1-4:11; Micah 7:18-20 · 51 p’sukim

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