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SHABBAT NOACH/ROSH CHODESH 30 Tishri - 7 Cheshvan 5778 (October 20 - 27, 2017)


The Kiddush on October 21, 2017 is sponsored by Congregation Beth Tefilah.

Shul Programs

Talmud Class:

Rabbi Lazer teaches Talmud every Sunday morning after services at approximately 9:45 am. Current study is tractate Makot chapter two.

Sunday Hebrew Day School:

Time for Torah Hebrew School begins September 10, 2017. If you would like to learn more about Time for Torah Hebrew School or to register your child for the school year, please contact Rabbi Lazer Gurkow at 519-694-7708 or Rebbetzin Basie Gurkow at 226-234-5022.

Our Lives


Aaron Bottner, 5 Cheshvan

Yahrzeits - October 21 - 28, 2017:

  • Morris Levin for his uncle, Arno Kanowitz, 1 Cheshvan (Fri./Sat.)
  • Pearl Santopinto for her mother, Frances Sklenar, 6 Cheshvan (Wed./Thur.)
  • Gerald Fridman for his father, Henry Fridman, 7 Cheshvan (Thur./Fri.)

You are cordially invited to a memorial for Dr. Yitzchak Block of blessed memory:

Share in the memory, join with friends, and celebrate a pillar of London’s Jewish community. Sunday, November 12, 7:00 PM. Jewish Community Centre, 536 Huron Street. Reservations preferred, but not required. To reserve call 519 438-3333 or email bgurkow@gmail.com Refreshments will be served

The Block family has chosen Chabad at Western, serving the Jewish student population at Western University, and founded by Dr. and Mrs. Laya Block, as their charity of choice. To donate in memory of Dr. Block please make your check payable to Chabad at Western and send to 1114 Richmond St, London, ON N6A 3K5.

To share your favorite story or memory about Dr. Block please email drblockmemories@gmail.com

Shul News

New Artscrolls:

Beth Tefilah has received generous grants from anonymous donors to purchase new Artscroll siddurim (machzorim) for Tisha Ba’Av, Selichos, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

Our donors have generously offered to make dedication opportunities available for $54 per Siddur. If you would like to dedicate a siddur or siddurim in honor or in memory of someone special please contact Louise at the Shul office

Great News!

Beth Tefilah is now set up for credit card contributions and for automobile donations..

1 Credit Card donations are processed online through www.CanadaHelps.org.

    Visit www.CanadaHelps.org.
    Click on Make A Donation.
    Follow links for Charity and Religious Organization.
    Scroll to Congregation Beth Tefilah and complete the form.

The funds will be transferred to Beth Tefilah and the web site will process your donation.

2 To Donate a vehicle to Beth Tefilah

    visit https://donatecar.ca
    Click on the link to donate and follow prompts to Beth Tefilah.

Funds generated by the car sale will be transferred to the Shull and you will receive your donation from Beth Tefilah.

Important - Please take note:

The bulletin email list was created to notify you of upcoming programs,classes and services at Congregation Beth Tefilah. So far we have used this list mainly for our weekly bulletin.

We plan to start sending more emails fulfilling this list's other mandate, to notify you about specific upcoming programs: one several weeks before a given program and another one several days before the program.

As always, you can unsubscribe at any time using the link at the end of this email.


To make a commitment or confirm a Minyan, please contact Rabbi Lazer.

Yahrzeit Minyan Email List

We have an email list for anyone who is organizing a yahrzeit minyan.
You can sign up here. Please note that only subscribers will be able to send email to this list.


Why not consider sponsoring a Kiddush? Do it yourself or with others. Birthdays, anniversaries, Yahrtzeits and other occasions are great reasons. Helping with set up is greatly appreciated and needed.

If you would like to volunteer on a periodic basis to help out with kiddush preparation or you would like to sponsor a Kiddush call Congregation Beth Tefilah at 519-433-7081.

Monthly Bulletin:

The deadline for announcements to go into the November 2017 Bulletin is 10:00 am on Thursday, October 26, 2017. If you miss the deadline but would like an announcement to be made verbally on Shabbat, please ensure that the text of your announcement is received by the executive by Friday. If using email, requests should be sent to: announcements@bethtefilah.org

Tree of Life:

The Tree of Life is an excellent way to commemorate life events, to honour a friend or loved one, or to mark any other significant occasion. Leaves cost $180 and stones are $1,500.


Members are invited to browse through our library. The library is available whenever the shul is open, for in-house reading. Book loans are not available at this time.

Peanut Allergies and other sensitivities:

Please be advised that the food served in the synagogue cannot be guaranteed to be peanut free. It is our policy though, not to allow any peanut products in this building.

Congregation Beth Tefilah tries to provide an environment in which all can attend in comfort, therefore we request that our attendees refrain from using strong perfumes and scents.


The key for the Or Shalom Cemetery is available at the Gas Station, across from the Or Shalom Cemetery at the corner of Proudfoot and Oxford Street.

Traffic Signal at Kipps Lane:

The traffic lights at Kipps Lane have been reprogrammed at our request. On Saturdays, between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., every time the signal turns green for east-west movement (i.e. to cross Adelaide) it automatically provides an extended "walk" time as if you had pressed the "walk" button. You and your family may now cross Adelaide safely without the need to press the button. Thanks are due to the City of London Traffic Department

Summer Office Hours:

Week of October 23 - 27 , 2017

  • Tuesday 9:30pm - 2:30pm
  • Wednesday 10:00am – 3:00pm
  • Thursday 10:00am - 3:00pm

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Community News


Yiskor is a time when we pledge to give charity in honour of the deceased – a positive deed that the deceased cannot do.” Funds raised from this year’s High Holiday Yiskor appeal WILL have a life altering impact for women and children who desperately need this facility – helping victims of abuse. A flyer will appear in your next issue of the London Community Jewish Newspaper, or call the JNF office at 519-432-2139 to make a donation.


Team up (individuals, couples, friends, or families) and complete fun and exciting challenges while collecting JNF Blue Boxes. Fun for all ages – great prizes – make your own ice cream sundaes! RSVP is a MUST as there are a limited number of lists that are available. Please note: your JNF Blue Boxes can still be dropped off prior to or after the event at the JCC, your synagogue, the LCHDS or the JNF office, or from 10am to 4:30pm on Sunday November 5. Please RSVP by phone to 519-432-2139 or email to london@jnf.ca.

Please Save the Date for the for the Women's Lecture Series :

Wednesday November 29, 2017 at 7:00pm. Dinner and Lecture.


SUNDAY DECEMBER 3rd, from 2017 2 to 4pm : A special thank you to Beth Tefilah member, Shel Krakofsky for donating the proceeds ($18.00 cost) of his fourth book of poetry to the JNF Ilanot Jerusalem Therapeutic Schoolyard. Join us for an author reading and enjoy delicious desserts from Hermes Bakery in Toronto, live music and have your book signed at the same time. This is a FREE event, however we ask that you please RSVP by phone to 519-432-2139 or email to london@jnf.ca.


We had such a great time last year, and we’ve been invited back! Join us as we tour the greenhouse, walk the arboretum, play the ‘phone a tree-friend’ game, and enjoy crafts and snacks. Cost is $25/family - $8/singles. RSVP is a MUST. Please RSVP by phone to 519-432-2139 or e-mail to london@jnf.ca.

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