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Rabbi Shmuel's weekly newsletter for week of 24 September 2023




Kabbalah Thought for this week

"Man requires a metaphysical filament - the firmament - to create resistance against the...Evil Inclination. This firmament or filament is our free will to resist the negative urges and desires of the ego. When we apply this resistance, we create a metaphysical circuit that generates spiritual Light."




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

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-This week's Shabbat & Shemini Atzeret Services

Saturday Evening & Sunday, 7 & 8 October 2023-Simchat Torah Services

Monday, 9 October 2023-Torah Study

Thursday, 12 October 2023-Judaic Studies

Friday & Saturday, 13 & 14 October 2023-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, September 24, 2023 Erev Yom Kippur

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)

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

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

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

(Subject to change. Please call for appointments)




This week's 10-Minute Torah (30 September 2023): Parashat Sukkot 5784

https://youtu.be/PdJgrDNIoQo




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.

https://youtu.be/7d4jf3S9qTo

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

Torah Portion: Leviticus 16:1-34; Numbers 29:7-11

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


Adult Torah Study Class

Next Session: Monday, October 2 at 7:30 pm PT

Torah Study for September 25 is preempted for Yom Kippur

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

Parashat Sukkot 2023 / סוּכּוֹת 5784

Feast of Booths 🌿🍋

Sukkot for Hebrew Year 5784 begins at sundown on Friday, 29 September 2023 and ends at nightfall on Friday, 6 October 2023.

Sukkot (Hebrew: סוכות or סֻכּוֹת, sukkōt, or sukkos, Feast of Booths, Feast of Tabernacles) is a Biblical holiday celebrated on the 15th day of the month of Tishrei (late September to late October). It is one of the three biblically mandated festivals Shalosh regalim on which Jews were commanded to make a pilgrimage to the Temple in Jerusalem.

Sukkot I (on Shabbat) / סוּכּוֹת יוֹם א׳ (בְּשַׁבָּת) Saturday, 30 September 2023 / 15 Tishrei 5784

Torah Portion: Leviticus 22:26-23:44; Numbers 29:12-16

1: Leviticus 22:26-33 · 8 p’sukim ·

2: Leviticus 23:1-3 · 3 p’sukim ·

3: Leviticus 23:4-8 · 5 p’sukim ·

4: Leviticus 23:9-14 · 6 p’sukim ·

5: Leviticus 23:15-22 · 8 p’sukim ·

6: Leviticus 23:23-32 · 10 p’sukim ·

7: Leviticus 23:33-44 · 12 p’sukim ·

maf: Numbers 29:12-16 · 5 p’sukim ·

Haftarah: Zechariah 14:1-21 · 21 p’sukim




Judaic Studies

Next session: Thursday, September 28, 2023 @ 7:30pm




Sukkot 2023 / סוּכּוֹת 5784

Feast of Booths 🌿🍋

Sukkot for Hebrew Year 5784 begins at sundown on Friday, 29 September 2023 and ends at nightfall on Friday, 6 October 2023.

https://youtu.be/PdJgrDNIoQo

Sukkot (Hebrew: סוכות or סֻכּוֹת, sukkōt, or sukkos, Feast of Booths, Feast of Tabernacles) is a Biblical holiday celebrated on the 15th day of the month of Tishrei (late September to late October). It is one of the three biblically mandated festivals Shalosh regalim on which Jews were commanded to make a pilgrimage to the Temple in Jerusalem.



Shabbat/Sukkot Times for Ontario, California, USA

Candle lighting / הדלקת נרות Friday, September 296:19 – 6:19pm

Candle lighting / הדלקת נרות Saturday, September 307:13 – 7:13pm

Havdalah (50 min) / הבדלה - 50 דקות Saturday, October 17:12 – 7:12pm

Powered by Hebcal Shabbat Times

Upcoming Services

Shabbat/Sukkot Ma'ariv Service Friday, September 29, 2023 @ 7:30 pm

Shabbat/Sukkot I Shachrit Service Saturday, September 30, 2023 @ 9:30 am

Sukkot II Shachrit Service Sunday, October 1, 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 Sukkot 2023 / סוּכּוֹת 5784

Feast of Booths 🌿🍋

Sukkot for Hebrew Year 5784 begins at sundown on Friday, 29 September 2023 and ends at nightfall on Friday, 6 October 2023.

Sukkot (Hebrew: סוכות or סֻכּוֹת, sukkōt, or sukkos, Feast of Booths, Feast of Tabernacles) is a Biblical holiday celebrated on the 15th day of the month of Tishrei (late September to late October). It is one of the three biblically mandated festivals Shalosh regalim on which Jews were commanded to make a pilgrimage to the Temple in Jerusalem.

Sukkot I (on Shabbat) / סוּכּוֹת יוֹם א׳ (בְּשַׁבָּת) Saturday, 30 September 2023 / 15 Tishrei 5784

Torah Portion: Leviticus 22:26-23:44; Numbers 29:12-16

1: Leviticus 22:26-33 · 8 p’sukim ·

2: Leviticus 23:1-3 · 3 p’sukim ·

3: Leviticus 23:4-8 · 5 p’sukim ·

4: Leviticus 23:9-14 · 6 p’sukim ·

5: Leviticus 23:15-22 · 8 p’sukim ·

6: Leviticus 23:23-32 · 10 p’sukim ·

7: Leviticus 23:33-44 · 12 p’sukim ·

maf: Numbers 29:12-16 · 5 p’sukim ·

Haftarah: Zechariah 14:1-21 · 21 p’sukim

Sukkot II / סוּכּוֹת ב׳ Sunday, 1 October 2023 / 16 Tishrei 5784

Torah Portion: Leviticus 22:26-23:44; Numbers 29:12-16

1: Leviticus 22:26-23:3 · 11 p’sukim ·

2: Leviticus 23:4-14 · 11 p’sukim ·

3: Leviticus 23:15-22 · 8 p’sukim ·

4: Leviticus 23:23-32 · 10 p’sukim ·

5: Leviticus 23:33-44 · 12 p’sukim ·

maf: Numbers 29:12-16 · 5 p’sukim ·

Haftarah: I Kings 8:2-21 · 20 p’sukim

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



From the Talmud

Kiddushin 41a

Similarly, bar Kappara taught: An angry person לֹא עָלְתָה בְּיָדוֹ אֶלָּא רַגְזָנוּתָא. וּלְאָדָם טוֹב מַטְעִימִים אוֹתוֹ מִפְּרִי מַעֲשָׂיו. וְכֹל שֶׁאֵינוֹ לֹא בַּמִּקְרָא וְלֹא בַּמִּשְׁנָה וְלֹא בְּדֶרֶךְ אֶרֶץ – דּוֹר הֲנָאָה מִמֶּנּוּ, שֶׁנֶּאֱמַר: ״וּבְמוֹשַׁב לֵצִים לֹא יָשָׁב״ – מוֹשָׁבוֹ מוֹשַׁב לֵצִים. has managed to acquire only anger [ragzanuta], i.e., nothing beneficial comes through anger; in the end he is left with nothing but the anger itself. And a good person is given the fruit of his actions to taste. And with regard to any person who does not engage in the study of Bible, nor the study of Mishna, nor the desired mode of behavior, one should vow to not derive benefit from him, and one should have no contact with him, as it is stated: “Nor sat in the seat of the scornful” (Psalms 1:1). The seat of this person is certainly the seat of the scornful, as he is engaged in nothing but idle matters.


Shmini Atzeret 2023 / שְׁמִינִי עֲצֶרֶת 5784

Eighth Day of Assembly ✡️

Shmini Atzeret for Hebrew Year 5784 begins at sundown on Friday, 6 October 2023 and ends at nightfall on Saturday, 7 October 2023.

Shemini Atzeret (שמיני עצרת - “the Eighth [day] of Assembly”) is a Jewish holiday. It is celebrated on the 22nd day of the Hebrew month of Tishrei (first month of calendar). In the Diaspora, an additional day is celebrated, the second day being separately referred to as Simchat Torah. In Israel and Reform Judaism, the holidays of Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah are combined into a single day and the names are used interchangeably.




Simchat Torah 2023 / שִׂמְחַת תּוֹרָה 5784

Day of Celebrating the Torah ✡️

Simchat Torah for Hebrew Year 5784 begins at sundown on Saturday, 7 October 2023 and ends at nightfall on Sunday, 8 October 2023.

Simchat Torah or Simḥath Torah (also Simkhes Toreh, Hebrew: שִׂמְחַת תורָה, lit., “Rejoicing with/of the Torah,”) is a celebration marking the conclusion of the annual cycle of public Torah readings, and the beginning of a new cycle. Simchat Torah is a component of the Biblical Jewish holiday of Shemini Atzeret (“Eighth Day of Assembly”), which follows immediately after the festival of Sukkot in the month of Tishrei (mid-September to early October on the Gregorian calendar).



Hebrew School at Temple Sholom of Ontario

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

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





High Holidays: Venue for services

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

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