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Rabbi Shmuel's weekly newsletter for week of 20 August 2023




Kabbalah Thought for this week

"A child learns to walk by falling down and standing up again. Measured against a lifetime of walking, this period of continual stumbling is relatively short. Similarly, the hardships and afflictions in our lives are learning opportunities. Thaey are sent to us to help us learn to walk in the ways of the Creator."



Announcements

-Office Hours

-This week’s 10-Minute

-Events

-Candle Lighting Times for Shabbat (Ontario, CA)

-Shabbat Services

-School


Calendar

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

Monday, 4 September 2023-Labor Day (Office Closed)

Thursday, 7 September 2023-Judaic Studies

Friday & Saturday, 8 and 9 August 2023-This week's Shabbat 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, August 20, 2023 9:00am - 2:00pm (Children's Beginning Hebrew @ 10:00am & Miller Courses @ 11:00am & 12:00noon)

Due to hurricane, I will be conducting classes virtually on Zoom from home.

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 - 1:00pm

Friday, September 1, 2023 2:00pm - 7:30pm (Friday Night Shabbat Ma'ariv @ 7:30pm)

Sunday, September 3, 2023 - 9:00am - 2:00pm (Children's Beginning Hebrew @ 10:00am & Miller Courses @ 11:00am & 12:00noon)

Monday, September 4, 2023 - Labor Day (Office Closed)

Friday, September 8, 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 21 at 7:30 pm PT

May be preempted by weather-related outages

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

Parashat Ki Teitzei 5783 / פָּרָשַׁת כִּי־תֵצֵא

26 August 2023 / 9 Elul 5783

Parashat Ki Teitzei is the 49th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.

Ki Teitzei (“When You Go Out”) contains numerous laws, more than appear in any other Torah portion. These include laws about the treatment of a captive woman, returning lost objects, forbidden mixtures, the erection of a rooftop fence, rape, collateral, and workers’ wages. [1]

Commentary and Divrei Torah

Hertz Chumash: pp. 840 – 847 Triennial Year 1 (Full Kriyah pp. 840 – 857)

Artscroll Chumash: pp. 1047 – 1055 Triennial Year 1 (Full Kriyah pp. 1047 – 1067)

Etz Chaim Chumash: pp. 1112 – 1117 Triennial Year 1 (Full Kriyah pp. 1112 – 1136)




Judaic Studies

Next session: Thursday, August 24, 2023 @ 7:30pm

Our next topic will be selections from Howe and Greenberg’s A Treasury of Yiddish Stories (in English). Thanks to our class member Nicole, we know that there is an online edition of the first edition of this book. So if you don’t want to buy a physical copy, you can read the text online. Many thanks for finding this, Nicole! I’ll share it when the time comes. Note that the file is too big for many email programs, so I will share it via Mail Drop as well as by email.



Shabbat Times for Ontario, California, USA

Candle lighting / הדלקת נרות Friday, August 257:05 – 7:05pm

Havdalah (50 min) / הבדלה - 50 דקות Saturday, August 268:11 – 8:11pm

Upcoming Services

Shabbat Ma'ariv Service Friday, August 25, 2023 @ 7:30 pm

Shabbat Shachrit Service Saturday, August 26, 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 Ki Teitzei 5783 / פָּרָשַׁת כִּי־תֵצֵא

26 August 2023 / 9 Elul 5783

Parashat Ki Teitzei is the 49th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.

Ki Teitzei (“When You Go Out”) contains numerous laws, more than appear in any other Torah portion. These include laws about the treatment of a captive woman, returning lost objects, forbidden mixtures, the erection of a rooftop fence, rape, collateral, and workers’ wages. [1]

Triennial year 1

1: 21:10-14 · 5 p’sukim ·

2: 21:15-17 · 3 p’sukim ·

3: 21:18-21 · 4 p’sukim ·

4: 21:22-22:7 · 9 p’sukim ·

5: 22:8-12 · 5 p’sukim ·

6: 22:13-29 · 17 p’sukim ·

7: 23:1-7 · 7 p’sukim ·

maf: 23:4-7 · 4 p’sukim ·

Haftarah: Isaiah 54:1-10 · 10 p’sukim

Commentary and Divrei Torah

Hertz Chumash: pp. 840 – 847 Triennial Year 1 (Full Kriyah pp. 840 – 857)

*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 27, 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 27, 2023

11:00am - 12:00noon Module 12: Middle Ages

12:00noon - 1:00pm Module 13: Love

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.




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 נרותSunday, 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 דקותMonday, 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


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]).



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