top of page

Rabbi Shmuel's weekly newsletter for week of 27 August 2023




Kabbalah Thought for this week

"People may unknowinglty embark on a spiritual path for selfish reasons. They have hidden expectations of self-serving gain. Though this is not always their conscious intention, it's the reality. We can know if our desires and efforts are pure when we ask the Light for what we need and not just what we want. We then trust in the spiritual path, regadless of tests and obstacles we encounter."




Announcements

-Office Hours

-This week’s 10-Minute

-Events

-Candle Lighting Times for Shabbat (Ontario, CA)

-Shabbat Services

-School


Calendar

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

(May be preempted for the Labor Day holiday)

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

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



*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 27, 2023 - 9:00am - 4:00pm (?) (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 2, 2023 9:00am - 2:00pm (Children's Beginning Hebrew @ 10:00am & Miller Course 2 @ 11:00am & 12:00 noon)

(May be preempted for Labor Day Holiday)

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

Friday, September 8, 2023 2:00pm - 7:30pm (Friday Night Shabbat Ma'ariv @ 7:30pm)

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

Monday, September 11, 2023 - 9:30am - 1:00pm

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

(Subject to change. Please call for appointments)





Adult Torah Study Class

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

(Preempted on August 28 for AJU Beit Din)

(Preempted on September 4 for Labor Day)

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, August 31, 2023 @ 7:30pm

In Judaic Studies, the next thing we’ll be reading are selections from the book of English translations of Yiddish short fiction, Irving Howe and Eliezer Greenberg, A Treasury of Yiddish Stories. Please read the five stories listed below before our discussion in Zoom class on Thursday, August 31, 7:30 PM. If you have any edition of the book, these stories are in it. If you don’t have the book, we attach electronic copies. 1. Sholom Aleichem, “Dreyfus in Kasrilevke” 2. I. L. Peretz, “Ne’ilah in Gehenna” 3. I. L. Peretz, “If Not Higher” 4. R. Nachman of Bratzlav, “Tale of the Candelabrum” 4. Abraham Reisen, “The Poor Community” For background of the first two stories, you may wish to look at: https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/the-dreyfus-affair/ https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/neilah-service/ and, for “Gehenna,” https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/heaven-and-hell-in-jewish-tradition/



Shabbat Times for Ontario, California, USA

Candle lighting / הדלקת נרות Friday, September 16:56 – 6:56pm

Havdalah (50 min) / הבדלה - 50 דקות Saturday, September 28:02 – 8:02pm

Upcoming Services

Shabbat Ma'ariv Service Friday, September 1, 2023 @ 7:30 pm

Shabbat Shachrit Service Saturday, September 2, 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 Tavo 5783 / פָּרָשַׁת כִּי־תָבוֹא

2 September 2023 / 16 Elul 5783

Parashat Ki Tavo is the 50th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.

Triennial year 1 Torah Portion: Deuteronomy 26:1-27:10

1: 26:1-3 · 3 p’sukim ·

2: 26:4-8 · 5 p’sukim ·

3: 26:9-11 · 3 p’sukim ·

4: 26:12-15 · 4 p’sukim ·

5: 26:16-19 · 4 p’sukim ·

6: 27:1-4 · 4 p’sukim ·

7: 27:5-10 · 6 p’sukim ·

maf: 27:7-10 · 4 p’sukim ·

Haftarah: Isaiah 60:1-22 · 22 p’sukim

Commentary and Divrei Torah

Hertz Chumash: pp. 859 – 864 Triennial Year 1 (Full Kriyah pp. 859 – 873)

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



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 3, 2023 10:00am -10:45am (?)

May be preempted due to Labor Day weekend

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 3, 2023

11:00am - 12:00noon Module 14: Kids

12:00noon - 1:00pm Module 15: Grief

We are now doing our second course!

May be preempted due to Labor Day weekend

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]).

1 view0 comments
bottom of page