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Current provincial regulations allow for a maximum of 25% capacity at religious services. This means that we can accommodate more than a minyan and the concern that your presence will prevent others from attending is no longer an issue. However, pre-reservation with the Rabbi is still required. (rabbi@bethtefilah.org 519 694-7708.)

We are thrilled to announce the resumption of our Kiddush following Shabbat services. The Kiddush is served outdoors on the back patio with individually packaged food and drinks.

Sunday School will continue to meet remotely for the time being.

Indoor Service at Beth Tefilah, Shabbat 9:30 AM

Beth Tefilah now holds indoor services (Kabbalat Shabbat on Friday Evenings at 8:30 PM) on Shabbat mornings at 9:30 AM with appropriate distancing protocols.

You may read about these protocols at the bottom of the Weekly Bulletin.

Board Meeting

Our annual general meeting was held April 11. For minutes please write s.levin@bell.net

Special thanks to:

Kayla Molnar and Pattu Cufio for taking care of the shul garden this year

Shul Programs

Indoor Services at Beth Tefilah, Kabbalat Shabbat and Shabbat morning. See changes as per Front Page

Beth Tefilah now holds indoor services for Kabbalat Shabbat on Friday Evenings at 8:30 PM and on Shabbat and Chag mornings at 9:30 AM with appropriate distancing protocols. You may read about these protocols in your Weekly Bulletin.

Kabbalat Shabbat

Please check with Isaac Shapiro to ascertain that a service will be held if you plan to attend.

Talmud Class

Rabbi Lazer teaches Talmud every Sunday morning via Zoom at 9:15 AM. Current study is tractate Erkin chapter one.

Rosh Chodesh Society

Rosh Chodesh Society: Art and Soul; Live Creatively, is a women’s topical discussion group led by Rebbetzin Basie that meets once a month (November - May). Each month the group looks at the arts through the lense of the Torah and explores the life lessons inherent therein.

Sunday Hebrew School

If you would like to learn more about Time for Torah Hebrew School, or to register your child for next year, please contact Rabbi Lazer Gurkow at 519‑694‑7708 or Rebbetzin Basie Gurkow at 226‑234‑5022.

Upcoming Events Via Zoom (Information provided in Weekly Bulletin)

Rabbi Lazer is teaching his classes via Zoom.

Sunday mornings 9:15 AM: Talmud Class.

Thursday Evenings 7:30 PM: Thoughts On The Parsha. Please note that tonight’s class (Thursday, July 22) will be canceled.



July 24 - July 30

Morris Levin for his grandfather, Moshe Fishel Ben Yakov Leb, 19 Av (July 27/28, Tue/Wed)

Maxine Levin for her grandmother, Chaia Feiga Meyerowitz, 20 Av (July 28/29, Wed/Thur)

Mazal Tov

With joyful hearts we offer mazaltov wishes to Maish and Maxine Levine on the birth of a daughter to their children David and Julia Levine. May their home be blessed with happiness and may they merit many healthy years to enjoy much nachas from their children, grandchildren, and beyond.

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Shul News

Dedicate a Siddur or Machzor:

Dedication opportunities are available for $54 per Siddur/Machzor. If you would like to dedicate one in honor or in memory of someone special please contact the Shul office

Donations and Membership!

Beth Tefilah is set up for credit card contributions and for membership dues

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


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

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.

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 once we start having Kiddush after Shabbes services again? Sponsor one 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 June 2021 Bulletin is 10:00 am on Tuesday July 20, 2021. 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 office by Thursday at noon. 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

Office Hours:

Office Hours for July 2021, Thursday, 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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Community News

Genizah Grave To Be Opened Week of August 15

Jewish tradition requires that Torah and prayer books be lovingly interred rather than discarded or defaced. This burial is called Genizah. Every few years, the Or Shalom Cemetery Committee opens a grave for this purpose. It has been several years since a Genizah grave was opened and many families in the community have compiled old unused books that need to be buried.

We are pleased to announce that a Genizah burial has been scheduled for the week of August 15. We don’t know the exact date, but will be able to announce it on Monday, August 16. Please check your email for further updates on this subject.

London Community Hebrew Day School

LCHDS is now accepting registration for 2021-2022. Call (519) 439-8419 office@lchds.ca. London Community Hebrew Day School has been providing excellence in Jewish and secular education for over fifty years. There are so many reasons to choose LCHDS for your kids – visit www.lchds.ca or call today for more information! (Confidential financial assistance is available.)

Dedication In Honor of Ms. Kantor

Ms. Kantor was a dedicated Kindergarten teacher at LCHDS since 2012. She loved our little school and fully encouraged anyone who would listen to come and try it out. She touched the hearts and lives of her coworkers, school families and members of the London Jewish Community and will be greatly missed.

As a tribute to her love and devotion to the children and families in our community and beyond we would like to create a special place where people can connect with her memory doing one of her favorite things. We are raising funds to have a bench placed on the Huron Street Woods trail, that will be dedicated to her memory. This trail was a favourite place for Ms. Kantor and her kindergarten children to have fun, get moving, and learn about nature.

If you would like to contribute, you can make a donation by calling the LCHDS office Monday to Friday 9-12 (519) 439-8419, or mailing a cheque to LCHDS, 536 Huron St, London ON N5Y 4J6, or donating online at: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/pages/in-loving-memory-of-amanda-kantor/

Any funds raised beyond the cost of the bench will be donated to the school in Amanda's memory. Additionally a page will be put up on www.lchds.ca devoted to photos and the sharing of memories of Amanda in the coming weeks. On this page is where you will find updates on the bench, the exact location along the trail, as well as any other memorial events. Please share this with anyone you feel would be interested.

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