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Rabbi Stephen's Weekly Newsletter for week of 9 July 2023

Updated: Jul 13


Announcements

-Office Hours

-This week’s 10-Minute

-Events

-Candle Lighting Times for Shabbat (Ontario, CA)

-Shabbat Services

-School

-Rosh Chodesh


Calendar

Sunday, 9 July 2023-Children's Hebrew Class

-Miller Course, Introduction to Judaism

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

Thursday, 20 July 2023-Judaic Studies

Friday & Saturday, 21 & 22 July 2023-This week's Shabbat services

Monday, 23 July 2023-Adult Torah Study

Thursday, 27 July 2023-Judaic Studies

Friday & Saturday, 28 & 29 July 2023-This week's Shabbat services

Sunday, 30 July 2023-Children's Hebrew Class

-Miller Course, Introduction to Judaism


-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 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 No hours (Medical Leave)

Thursday, July 13, 2023 9:30pm - 2:00pm (Tentative)

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

Sunday, July 23, 2023 - 9:00am - 2:00pm (Children's Beginning Hebrew @ 10:00am & Miller Courses @ 11:00am & 12:00noon)

Monday, July 24, 2023 - 9:30am - 1:30pm

Friday, July 30, 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 (15 July 2023): Parashat Matot-Masei 5783 / פָּרָשַׁת מַּטּוֹת־מַסְעֵי

https://youtu.be/F0mij0wF4nU

Adult Torah Study Class

Next Session: Monday, July 10 at 7:30 pm PT

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

Parashat Matot-Masei 5783 / פָּרָשַׁת מַּטּוֹת־מַסְעֵי

15 July 2023 / 26 Tamuz 5783

Parashat Matot-Masei is the 42nd and 43rd weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.

Torah Portion: Numbers 30:2-36:13

Matot (“Tribes”) opens with laws about vows, and continues to describe the Israelites’ war against the Midianites and the allocation of spoils. The tribes of Reuben and Gad request to dwell outside of the Land of Israel, and Moses acquiesces on the condition that they help conquer it. Masei (“Travels”), the final Torah portion in the Book of Numbers, opens with a list of places that the Israelites traveled in the desert. God commands the Israelites to destroy idolatry in the Land of Israel, outlines Israel’s boundaries, and details the laws of cities of refuge for accidental killers. [1]

Commentary and Divrei Torah

Sefaria OU Torah Jewish Theological Seminary American Jewish University


Hertz Chumash: pp. 702 – 707 Triennial Year 1 (Full Kriyah pp. 702 – 724)

Artscroll Chumash: pp. 900 – 911 Triennial Year 1 (Full Kriyah pp. 900 – 935)

Etz Chaim Chumash: pp. 941 - 949 Triennial Year 1 (Full Kriyah pp.941 - 967)





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 147:42 – 7:42pm

Havdalah (50 min) / הבדלה - 50 דקות Saturday, July 158:50 – 8:50pm

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Upcoming Services

Shabbat Ma'ariv Service Friday, July 14, 2023 @ 7:30 pm

Shabbat Shachrit Service Saturday, July 15, 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 Matot-Masei 5783 / פָּרָשַׁת מַּטּוֹת־מַסְעֵי

15 July 2023 / 26 Tamuz 5783

Parashat Matot-Masei is the 42nd and 43rd weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading.

Torah Portion: Numbers 30:2-36:13

Triennial year 1

1: 30:2-9 · 8 p’sukim ·

2: 30:10-13 · 4 p’sukim ·

3: 30:14-17 · 4 p’sukim ·

4: 31:1-12 · 12 p’sukim ·

5: 31:13-24 · 12 p’sukim ·

6: 31:25-41 · 17 p’sukim ·

7: 31:42-54 · 13 p’sukim ·

maf: 31:51-54 · 4 p’sukim ·

Haftarah: Jeremiah 2:4-28, 3:4 · 26 p’sukim

Commentary and Divrei Torah

Sefaria OU Torah Jewish Theological Seminary American Jewish University

Hertz Chumash: pp. 702 – 707 Triennial Year 1 (Full Kriyah pp. 702 – 724)

*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.



Shabbat Mevarchim Chodesh Av

Saturday, July 15

Molad Av: Tue, 20 minutes and 16 chalakim after 4:00




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 16, 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 16, 2023

11:00am - 12:00noon Module 15: Grief

12:00noon - 1:00pm Module 4: Holidays

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.




Rosh Chodesh Av 2023 / רֹאשׁ חוֹדֶשׁ אָב 5783

Start of month of Av on the Hebrew calendar 🌒

Rosh Chodesh Av for Hebrew Year 5783 begins at sundown on Tuesday, 18 July 2023 and ends at nightfall on Wednesday, 19 July 2023.

Start of month of Av on the Hebrew calendar. Av (אָב) is the 5th month of the Hebrew year, has 30 days, and corresponds to July or August 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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