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Rabbi Stephen (Shmuel) weekly newletter for week of July 30, 2023



Announcements

-Office Hours

-This week’s 10-Minute

-Events

-Candle Lighting Times for Shabbat (Ontario, CA)

-Shabbat Services

-School


Calendar

Sunday, 30 July 2023-Children's Hebrew Class

-Miller Course, Introduction to Judaism

Monday, 31 July 2023-Adult Torah Study

Thursday, 3 August 2023--Judaic Studies

Friday & Saturday, 4 & 5 August 2023-This week's Shabbat services

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

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


-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 30, 2023 - 9:00am - 2:00pm (Children's Beginning Hebrew @ 10:00am & Miller Courses @ 11:00am & 12:00noon)

Thursday, August 3, 2023 - 9:30am - 1:30pm (?)

Friday, August 4, 2023 2:00pm - 7:30pm (Friday Night Shabbat Ma'ariv @ 7:30pm)

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)

(Subject to change. Please call for appointments)



Adult Torah Study Class

Next Session: Monday, July 31 at 7:30 pm PT

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

Parashat Eikev 5783 / פָּרָשַׁת עֵקֶב

5 August 2023 / 18 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)



Tu B’Av 2023 / טוּ בְּאָב 5783

Minor Jewish holiday of love ❤️

Tu B'Av for Hebrew Year 5783 begins at sundown on Tuesday, 1 August 2023 and ends at nightfall on Wednesday, 2 August 2023.

Tu B’Av (Hebrew: ט״ו באב, the fifteenth of the month Av) is a minor Jewish holiday. In modern-day Israel, it is celebrated as a holiday of love (חג האהבה Ḥag HaAhava). It has been said to be an auspicious day for weddings.




Judaic Studies

Next session: Thursday, August 3, 2023 @ 7:30pm

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

Shabbat Times for Ontario, California, USA

Candle lighting / הדלקת נרות Friday, August 47:28 – 7:28pm

Havdalah (50 min) / הבדלה - 50 דקות Saturday, August 58:35 – 8:35pm


Upcoming Services

Shabbat Ma'ariv Service Friday, August 4, 2023 @ 7:30 pm

Shabbat Shachrit Service Saturday, August 5, 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 Eikev 5783 / פָּרָשַׁת עֵקֶב

5 August 2023 / 18 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]

Triennial year 1

1: 7:12-16 · 5 p’sukim ·

2: 7:17-21 · 5 p’sukim ·

3: 7:22-26 · 5 p’sukim ·

4: 8:1-3 · 3 p’sukim ·

5: 8:4-10 · 7 p’sukim ·

6: 8:11-18 · 8 p’sukim ·

7: 8:19-9:3 · 5 p’sukim ·

maf: 9:1-3 · 3 p’sukim ·

Haftarah: Isaiah 49:14-51:3 · 27 p’sukim

Commentary and Divrei Torah

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

*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, August 6, 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 6, 2023

11:00am - 12:00noon Module 18: Final Class

12:00noon - 1:00pm Module 7: Pesach

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.


*The titles in blue and underlined are "hyperlinks". If you click on any of those, it will lead to that site/URL. The hyperlink gives a descriptive title with the actual link embedded in that title. Anyone who is concerned about clicking a link or hyperlink can access any of these resources by going to my website, www.modernrabbistephen.com. You can find them in the "Blog" and "Videos" sections, as well as the "Instagram Links" by clicking on the various pictures.

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