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Rabbi Stephen's weekly newsletter for 6 August 2023



Kabbalah Thought for this week "The study of Torah does not refer to a cerebral, academic approach to thouseands of words on prachment. Thought eyes of the Kabbalists, the Torah is understood as the medium through which the energy the The Creator is expressed in our physical dimension of existence."



Announcements

-Office Hours

-This week’s 10-Minute

-Events

-Candle Lighting Times for Shabbat (Ontario, CA)

-Shabbat Services

-School


Calendar

Sunday, 6 August 2023-Children's Hebrew Class

-Miller Course, Introduction to Judaism

Thursday, 10 August 2023-Board Meeting

Friday & Saturday, 11 and 12 August 2023-This week's Shabbat services

Saturday, 12 August 2023-Collin Roth's Bar Mitzvah

Sunday, 13 August 2023-Children's Hebrew Class

-Miller Course, Introduction to Judaism

Thursday, 17 August 2023-Judaic Studies

Friday & Saturday, 18 and 19 August 2023-This week's Shabbat services

Sunday, 20 August 2023-Children's Hebrew Class

-Miller Course, Introduction to Judaism

Thursday, 24 August 2023-Board Meeting

Friday & Saturday, 25 and 26 August 2023-This week's Shabbat services


-Mi Sheberach List


*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 have updated our Mi Sheberach מי שברך list for those in need of healing by removing the names of those of whom we were uncertain. Please advise if any names were removed in error. 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 6, 2023 - 9:00am - 2:00pm (Children's Beginning Hebrew @ 10:00am & Miller Courses @ 11:00am & 12:00noon)

Thursday, August 10, 2023 - 1:30pm - 7:00pm (Board Meeting @ 7:00pm)

Friday, August 11, 2023 2:00pm - 7:30pm (Friday Night Shabbat Ma'ariv @ 7:30pm)

Sunday, August 13, 2023 - 9:00am - 2:00pm (Children's Beginning Hebrew @ 10:00am & Miller Courses @ 11:00am & 12:00noon)

Thursday, August 17, 2023 - 9:30am - 1:30pm

Friday, August 18, 2023 2:00pm - 7:30pm (Friday Night Shabbat Ma'ariv @ 7:30pm)

Sunday, August 20, 2023 - 9:00am - 2:00pm (Children's Beginning Hebrew @ 10:00am & Miller Courses @ 11:00am & 12:00noon)

Thursday, August 24, 2023 - 9:30am - 1:30pm

Friday, August 25, 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 7 at 7:30 pm PT

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

Parashat Re’eh 5783 / פָּרָשַׁת רְאֵה

12 August 2023 / 25 Av 5783

Parashat Eikev is the 46th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.

Torah Portion: Deuteronomy 7:12-11:25

In Eikev (“As a Result”), Moses recounts events that happened in the desert, including the manna, the golden calf, and Aaron's death. Moses describes the blessings God will bestow upon the Israelites if they follow God’s law and the punishments they will encounter if they disobey. [1]

Commentary and Divrei Torah


Hertz Chumash: pp. 780 – 784 Triennial Year 1 (Full Kriyah pp. 780 – 793)

Artscroll Chumash: pp. 980 – 985 Triennial Year 1 (Full Kriyah pp. 980 – 997)

Etz Chaim Chumash: pp. 1034 - 1042 Triennial Year 1 (Full Kriyah pp.1034 – 1050)




Judaic Studies

Next session: Thursday, August 17, 2023 @ 7:30pm

(Preempted for Board Meeting on August 10)

We will be discussing what we have chosen as our next topic.


Board Meeting

Thursday, August 10 7:00pm - 9:00pm


Shabbat Times for Ontario, California, USA

Candle lighting / הדלקת נרות Friday, August 117:21 – 7:21pm

Havdalah (50 min) / הבדלה - 50 דקות Saturday, August 128:28 – 8:28pm


Upcoming Services

Shabbat Ma'ariv Service Friday, August 11, 2023 @ 7:30 pm

Shabbat Shachrit Service Saturday, August 12, 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 Re’eh 5783 / פָּרָשַׁת רְאֵה

12 August 2023 / 25 Av 5783

Parashat Re’eh is the 47th weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.

Re’eh (“See”) details a series of laws in advance of the Israelites’ entrance into the Land of Israel. These include the obligation to destroy idolatry, laws of tithing and charity, dietary laws, holiday laws, and the prohibition of offering sacrifices outside of the place designated by God. [1]

Triennial year 1

1: 11:26-31 · 6 p’sukim ·

2: 11:32-12:5 · 6 p’sukim ·

3: 12:6-10 · 5 p’sukim ·

4: 12:11-16 · 6 p’sukim ·

5: 12:17-19 · 3 p’sukim ·

6: 12:20-25 · 6 p’sukim ·

7: 12:26-28 · 3 p’sukim ·

maf: 12:26-28 · 3 p’sukim ·

Haftarah: Isaiah 54:11-55:5 · 12 p’sukim

Hertz Chumash: pp. 799 – 804 Triennial Year 1 (Full Kriyah pp. 799 – 817)

*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.



Bar Mitzvah of Collin Roth

Saturday, August 12, 2023/Av 25, 5783

9:30am - 12:00pm



Shabbat Mevarchim Chodesh Elul Saturday, August 12

Molad Elul: Wed, 4 minutes and 17 chalakim after 17:00

This Shabbat is Shabbat Mevarchim (“the Shabbat that blesses" the new month): a special prayer is recited blessing the Rosh Chodesh ("Head of the Month") of the upcoming month of Elul, which falls on Thursday and Friday of next week.



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 13, 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 13, 2023

11:00am - 12:00noon Module 8: G-d

12:00noon - 1:00pm Module 9: Rabbinic Judaism/Talmud

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.



Rosh Chodesh Elul 2023 / רֹאשׁ חוֹדֶשׁ אֱלוּל 5783

Start of month of Elul on the Hebrew calendar 🌒

Rosh Chodesh Elul for Hebrew Year 5783 begins at sundown on Wednesday, 16 August 2023 and ends at nightfall on Friday, 18 August 2023.

Start of month of Elul on the Hebrew calendar. Elul (אֱלוּל) is the 6th month of the Hebrew year, has 29 days, and corresponds to August or September 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.




***We continually update our Mi Sheberach מי שברך list for those in need of healing. Please advise any names to be added or removed. This list only goes to members of Temple Sholom of Ontario but I will include anyone who can benefit from these prayers. Thank you.

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