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Rabbi Shmuel's Weekly Newsletter for week of 31 March 2024




Calendar

This is an overview of upcoming events. Details of each event are below

Sunday, 31 March 2024-Hebrew School

Tuesday, 2 April 2024-Miller Course (Day has changed)

Wednesday, 3 April 2024-Torah Study (Day has changed)

Thursday, 4 April 2024-Judaic Studies

Friday & Saturday, 5 & 6 April 2024-Shabbat Services

Sunday, 7 April 2024-Hebrew School

Tuesday, 9 April 2024-Miller Course (Day has changed)

Wednesday, 10 April 2024-Torah Study (Day has changed)

Thursday, 11 April 2024-Board Meeting

Friday & Saturday, 12 & 13 April 2024-Shabbat Services

Sunday, 14 April 2024-Hebrew School

Monday, 22 April 2024 - nightfall Tuesday, 30 April 2024-Passover



We are now offering Zelle for payments and donations! Use this email: treasurer@templesholomofontario.org

Please note what the payment is for. Thank you.




Kabbalah Thought for this week

"To achieve a higher level of spirituality and existence, we sometimes need to "borrow" Light from The Creator in order to use it to awaken and arouse even greater Light in our lives and in this world. This is similar to a businessman borrowing money from a bank for the purpose of building a successful business. In other words, you need money to make money."



A very poignant prayer that gives us comfort:



Announcements

-Office Hours

-This week’s 10-Minute

-Events

-Candle Lighting Times for Shabbat (Ontario, CA)

-Shabbat Services

-School



*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.

Mi Sheberach List_Revised
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Office Hours for the next few weeks:

Going forward, I am planning on conducting Hebrew School from my office and making Sunday an office day to be more available.

Monday, April 1, 2024 9:00am - 2:00pm

Friday, April 5, 2024 10:30pm - 7:30pm (Friday Night Shabbat Ma'ariv @ 7:30pm)

Thursday, April 11, 2024 1:00pm - 7:00pm (Board Meeting 7:00pm - 9:00pm)

Friday, April 12, 2024 1:30pm - 7:30pm (Friday Night Shabbat Ma'ariv @ 7:30pm)

Sunday, April 14, 2024 9:00am - 2:00pm (Hebrew School 10:00am - 11:30am)

Friday, April 19, 2024 1:30pm - 7:30pm (Friday Night Shabbat Ma'ariv @ 7:30pm)

(Subject to change. Please call for appointments)






Next Miller Course

Day has changed

Tuesday, April 2, 2024 @ 5:00pm PT

Module 10: High Holy Days



Adult Torah Study Class

Next Session: Wednesday, March 26 at 7:30 pm PT

Day has changed

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

Parashat Shmini 5784 / פָּרָשַׁת שְּׁמִינִי

6 April 2024 / 27 Adar II 5784

Parashat Shmini is the 26th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.

Shemini (“Eighth”) opens with the consecration of the Mishkan (Tabernacle). Two of Aaron’s sons are consumed by a fire sent from God when they attempt to offer a “strange fire.” God describes the animals, birds, and fish that are permissible and prohibited for consumption, as well as some laws of ritual purity. [1]


Commentary and Divrei Torah   


Hertz Chumash: pp. 447 – 452 Triennial Year 2 (Full Kriyah pp. 443 – 454) pp. 253 - 257 

Artscroll Chumash: pp. 594 – 603 Triennial Year 2 (Full Kriyah pp. 588 – 607) pp. 348 - 355

Etz Chaim Chumash: pp. 635 – 641 Triennial Year 2 (Full Kriyah pp. 630 – 642); pp. 380 - 385




Judaic Studies

Next session: Thursday, March 28, 2024 @ 7:30pm

We’ll be deciding what to discuss next.




Shabbat Times for Ontario, California, USA

🕯️ Candle lighting / הדלקת נרות Friday, April 56:56pm

✨ Havdalah (50 min) / הבדלה - 50 דקות Saturday, April 67:53pm

Upcoming Services

Shabbat Ma'ariv Service Friday, April 5, 2024 @ 7:30 pm

Shabbat Shachrit Service Saturday, April 6, 2024 @ 9:30 am 

Zoom Links sent in separate email Friday afternoon. Please reply if you do not receive them.

Erev Shabbat Ma'ariv 4_5_24 - Sheet1
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Shabbat Shachrit Saturday Morning 4_6_24 - Sheet1
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We are now incorporating guitar accompaniment with our Friday Night Shabbat Ma'ariv

D'ar Torah for Parashat Shmini 5784 6 April 2024 _ פָּרָשַׁת שְּׁמִינִי
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Parashat Shmini 5784 / פָּרָשַׁת שְּׁמִינִי

6 April 2024 / 27 Adar II 5784


Parashat Shmini is the 26th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.

Triennial year 2

1: 10:12-15 · 4 p’sukim  

2: 10:16-20 · 5 p’sukim  

3: 11:1-8 · 8 p’sukim  

4: 11:9-12 · 4 p’sukim  

5: 11:13-19 · 7 p’sukim  

6: 11:20-28 · 9 p’sukim  

7: 11:29-32 · 4 p’sukim  

maf*: Exodus 12:1-20 · 20 p’sukim  *Shabbat HaChodesh

Haftarah for Ashkenazim*: Ezekiel 45:16-46:18 · 28 p’sukim *Shabbat HaChodesh

Commentary and Divrei Torah   

Hertz Chumash: pp. 447 – 452 Triennial Year 2 (Full Kriyah pp. 443 – 454) pp. 253 - 257 



Shabbat Mevarchim Chodesh Nisan

Saturday, April 6

Molad Nisan: Mon, 57 minutes and 7 chalakim after 22:00

The Shabbat before the start of a Jewish month (Rosh Chodesh) is known as Shabbat Mevarchim, “the Shabbat when we bless.” On this day, during the synagogue service, we recite a special blessing for the new month and announce the timing of Rosh Chodesh.



Shabbat HaChodesh 2024 / שַׁבָּת הַחֹדֶשׁ 5784

Shabbat before Rosh Chodesh Nissan 🕍

Shabbat HaChodesh for Hebrew Year 5784 begins at sundown on Friday, 5 April 2024 and ends at nightfall on Saturday, 6 April 2024. This corresponds to Parashat Shmini.

Shabbat HaChodesh (“Sabbath [of the] month” שבת החודש) precedes the first of the Hebrew month of Nisan during which Passover is celebrated. Exodus 12:1-20 and the laws of Passover. On the first day of Nisan, G-d presented the first commandment of how to “sanctify the new moon” (kiddush hachodesh) for the onset of Rosh Chodesh and thus Nisan becomes the first month of the Jewish year (counting by months.).




Next Hebrew School at Temple Sholom of Ontario 

will be on

Sunday, April 7, 2024 from 10:00am - 11:30am  

Our Hebrew Class consists of two sessions:

10:00am - 10:40pm Learning Hebrew

10:50am - 11:30am Studying Torah and other related topics 



Rosh Chodesh Nisan 2024 / רֹאשׁ חוֹדֶשׁ נִיסָן 5784

Start of month of Nisan on the Hebrew calendar 🌒

Rosh Chodesh Nisan for Hebrew Year 5784 begins at sundown on Monday, 8 April 2024 and ends at nightfall on Tuesday, 9 April 2024.

Start of month of Nisan on the Hebrew calendar. נִיסָן (transliterated Nisan or Nissan) is the 1st month of the Hebrew year, has 30 days, and corresponds to March or April 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.




Pesach 2024 / פֶּסַח 5784

Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread 🫓🍷

Pesach for Hebrew Year 5784 begins in the Diaspora at sundown on Monday, 22 April 2024 and ends at nightfall on Tuesday, 30 April 2024.

Passover (Hebrew: פֶּסַח Pesach) commemorates the story of the Exodus, in which the ancient Israelites were freed from slavery in Egypt. Passover begins on the 15th day of the month of Nisan in the Jewish calendar, which is in spring in the Northern Hemisphere, and is celebrated for seven or eight days. It is one of the most widely observed Jewish holidays.

Tanakh

This displays the Diaspora holiday schedule.

Pesach I / פֶּסַח א׳Tuesday, 23 April 2024 / 15 Nisan 5784

1: Exodus 12:21-24 · 4 p’sukim

2: Exodus 12:25-28 · 4 p’sukim

3: Exodus 12:29-36 · 8 p’sukim

4: Exodus 12:37-42 · 6 p’sukim

5: Exodus 12:43-51 · 9 p’sukim

maf: Numbers 28:16-25 · 10 p’sukim

Haftarah for Ashkenazim: Joshua 3:5-7, 5:2-6:1, 6:27 · 19 p’sukim

Haftarah for Sephardim: Joshua 5:2-6:1, 6:27 · 16 p’sukim

Pesach II / פֶּסַח ב׳Wednesday, 24 April 2024 / 16 Nisan 5784

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 28:16-25 · 10 p’sukim

Haftarah: II Kings 23:1-9, 23:21-25 · 14 p’sukim

Pesach Chol ha-Moed Day 1 / פֶּסַח חוֹל הַמּוֹעֵד יוֹם א׳Thursday, 25 April 2024 / 17 Nisan 5784

1: Exodus 13:1-4 · 4 p’sukim

2: Exodus 13:5-10 · 6 p’sukim

3: Exodus 13:11-16 · 6 p’sukim

4: Numbers 28:19-25 · 7 p’sukim

Pesach Chol ha-Moed Day 2 / פֶּסַח חוֹל הַמּוֹעֵד יוֹם ב׳Friday, 26 April 2024 / 18 Nisan 5784

1: Exodus 22:24-26 · 3 p’sukim

2: Exodus 22:27-23:5 · 9 p’sukim

3: Exodus 23:6-19 · 14 p’sukim

4: Numbers 28:19-25 · 7 p’sukim

Pesach Shabbat Chol ha-Moed / פֶּסַח שַׁבָּת חוֹל הַמּוֹעֵדSaturday, 27 April 2024 / 19 Nisan 5784

1: Exodus 33:12-16 · 5 p’sukim

2: Exodus 33:17-19 · 3 p’sukim

3: Exodus 33:20-23 · 4 p’sukim

4: Exodus 34:1-3 · 3 p’sukim

5: Exodus 34:4-10 · 7 p’sukim

6: Exodus 34:11-17 · 7 p’sukim

7: Exodus 34:18-26 · 9 p’sukim

maf: Numbers 28:19-25 · 7 p’sukim

Haftarah: Ezekiel 37:1-14 · 14 p’sukim

Megillah

1: Song of Songs 1:1-17 · 17 p’sukim

2: Song of Songs 2:1-17 · 17 p’sukim

3: Song of Songs 3:1-11 · 11 p’sukim

4: Song of Songs 4:1-16 · 16 p’sukim

5: Song of Songs 5:1-16 · 16 p’sukim

6: Song of Songs 6:1-12 · 12 p’sukim

7: Song of Songs 7:1-14 · 14 p’sukim

8: Song of Songs 8:1-14 · 14 p’sukim

Pesach Chol ha-Moed Day 4 / פֶּסַח חוֹל הַמּוֹעֵד יוֹם ד׳Sunday, 28 April 2024 / 20 Nisan 5784

Torah Portion: Numbers 9:1-14, 28:19-25

1: Numbers 9:1-5 · 5 p’sukim

2: Numbers 9:6-8 · 3 p’sukim

3: Numbers 9:9-14 · 6 p’sukim

4: Numbers 28:19-25 · 7 p’sukim

Pesach VII / פֶּסַח ז׳Monday, 29 April 2024 / 21 Nisan 5784

1: Exodus 13:17-22 · 6 p’sukim

2: Exodus 14:1-8 · 8 p’sukim

3: Exodus 14:9-14 · 6 p’sukim

4: Exodus 14:15-25 · 11 p’sukim

5: Exodus 14:26-15:26 · 32 p’sukim

maf: Numbers 28:19-25 · 7 p’sukim

Haftarah: II Samuel 22:1-51 · 51 p’sukim

Pesach VIII / פֶּסַח ח׳Tuesday, 30 April 2024 / 22 Nisan 5784

1: Deuteronomy 15:19-23 · 5 p’sukim

2: Deuteronomy 16:1-3 · 3 p’sukim

3: Deuteronomy 16:4-8 · 5 p’sukim

4: Deuteronomy 16:9-12 · 4 p’sukim

5: Deuteronomy 16:13-17 · 5 p’sukim

maf: Numbers 28:19-25 · 7 p’sukim

Haftarah: Isaiah 10:32-12:6 · 25 p’sukim


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