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Rabbi Stephen's Weekly Newsletter for week of 3 July 2023



Announcements

-Office Hours

-This week’s 10-Minute

-Events

-Candle Lighting Times for Shabbat (Ontario, CA)



Calendar

Tuesday, 4 July 2023-Independence Day

Thursday, 6 July 2023-Judaic Studies

Friday & Saturday, 7 & 8 July 2023-This week's Shabbat services

Sunday, 9 July 2023-Children's Hebrew Class

-Miller Course, Introduction to Judaism

Monday, 10 July 2023-Adult Torah Study

Thursday, 13 July 2023-Monthly Board Meeting

Friday & Saturday, 14 & 15 July 2023-This week's Shabbat services

Sunday, 16 July 2023-Children's Hebrew Class

-Miller Course, Introduction to Judaism

Monday, 17 July 2023-Adult Torah Study

Thursday, 20 July 2023-Judaic Studies


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

Monday, July 3, 2023 - 9:30am - 1:30pm

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

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

Thursday, July 13, 2023 - 2:00pm - 7:00pm (Board Meeting @ 7:00pm)

Friday, July 14, 2023 2:00pm - 7:30pm (Friday Night Shabbat Ma'ariv @ 7:30pm)

Sunday, July 16, 2023 - 9:00am - 2:00pm (Children's Beginning Hebrew @ 10:00am & Miller Courses @ 11:00am & 12:00noon)

Monday, July 17, 2023 - 9:30am - 1:30pm

Friday, July 21, 2023 2:00pm - 7:30pm (Friday Night Shabbat Ma'ariv @ 7:30pm)

(Subject to change. Please call for appointments)



This week's 10-Minute Torah (8 July 2023): Parashat Pinchas 5783


Adult Torah Study Class

Next Session: Monday, July 3 at 7:30 pm PT (Tentative)

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

Parashat Pinchas 5783 / פָּרָשַׁת פִּינְחָס

8 July 2023 / 19 Tamuz 5783

Parashat Pinchas is the 41st weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.

Torah Portion: Numbers 25:10-30:1

Pinchas opens with God’s promise of a “covenant of peace” for the zealot Pinchas, followed by a census. The daughters of Tzelofchad request and receive new laws regarding inheritance. God instructs Moses to prepare Joshua for leadership, and God describes sacrifices brought daily and on special occasions. [1]


Commentary and Divrei Torah


Hertz Chumash: pp. 686 – 690 Triennial Year 1 (Full Kriyah pp. 686 – 698)

Artscroll Chumash: pp. 876 – 883 Triennial Year 1 (Full Kriyah pp. 876 – 899)

Etz Chaim Chumash: pp. 920 - 924 Triennial Year 1 (Full Kriyah pp.920 - 936)



Happy Independence Day

Tuesday, 4 July 2023

The Fourth of July celebrates the passage of the Declaration of Independence by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776. The Declaration announced the political separation of the 13 North American colonies from Great Britain.




Judaic Studies

Next session: Thursday, July 6, 2023 @ 7:30pm

We will be continuing with our study of Louis Jacobs’ book, Jewish Personal and Social Ethics, concentrating on Chapter 5, “Health and Care of the Body,” and Chapter 7, “Honesty and Integrity.”


Shabbat Times for Ontario, California, USA

Candle lighting / הדלקת נרות Friday, July 77:44 – 7:44pm

Havdalah (50 min) / הבדלה - 50 דקות Saturday, July 88:52 – 8:52pm


Upcoming Services

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

Shabbat Shachrit Service Saturday, July 8, 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 Pinchas 5783 / פָּרָשַׁת פִּינְחָס

8 July 2023 / 19 Tamuz 5783

Parashat Pinchas is the 41st weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.

Torah Portion: Numbers 25:10-26:51


Triennial year 1

1: 25:10-12 · 3 p’sukim ·

2: 25:13-15 · 3 p’sukim ·

3: 25:16-26:4 · 8 p’sukim ·

4: 26:5-11 · 7 p’sukim ·

5: 26:12-22 · 11 p’sukim ·

6: 26:23-34 · 12 p’sukim ·

7: 26:35-51 · 17 p’sukim ·

maf: 26:48-51 · 4 p’sukim ·

Haftarah*: Jeremiah 1:1-2:3 · 22 p’sukim *Pinchas occurring after 17 Tammuz


Commentary and Divrei Torah:


Hertz Chumash: pp. 686 – 690 Triennial Year 1 (Full Kriyah pp. 686 – 698)

*Note that we are now doing the Triennial reading for our Shabbat Torah services. 5783 will be 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, July 9, 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, July 9, 2023

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

12:00noon - 1:00pm Module 3: Diversity

We have started a 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.




***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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