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SHABBAT BAMIDBAR 1 - 8 Sivan 5777 (26 - June 2 , 2017)


The Kiddush Luncheon on May 27, 2017 will be sponsored by Jacob and Leslie Peretz in honor of the Mazer family, who will be visiting London for Shabbat. The community is invited to join us for services and lunch to spend time and reconnect.

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 has begun it's new academic year. If you would like to learn more about our Time for Torah Hebrew School please contact Rabbi Lazer Gurkow at 519-694-7708 or Rebbetzin Basie Gurkow at 226-234-5022.

Shavuot: Late Night Study Session

Please join us as we study late into the night to greet the holiday of Shavuot. Tuesday evening, May 30, 2017 Mincha 8:45 Maariv 9:50 Light dinner 10:00 pm Study session 9:00 pm - 9:50 pm & 10:45 pm - 1:30 am

Subject: Shabbat Unveiled: The Midrash and Kabbalah of the Shabbat Rituals.

Shavuot Ice Cream Party - Wednesday May 31, 2017:

Please join us for Ten Commandments, Ice Cream party, and Dairy Lunch. A special Junior Congregation with hands-on learning and fun games begins at 10:30 AM. Stand around the Bimah as we chant the Ten Commandments. Ice Cream party for the children; choose your flavor and toppings. Dairy Lunch to follow services at 12:30 PM.

Our Lives


  • Jack Classic, 4 Sivan
  • Abigail Lyadski, 5 Sivan
  • David Goldberg, 7 Sivan
  • Gedaliah Shapiro, 9 Sivan

Yahrzeits - May 28 - June 3, 2017:

  • Jack Classic for his brother, Max Classic, 3 Sivan (Sat./Sun.)
  • Gerald Fridman for his mother, Sarah Fridman, 7 Sivan (Wed./Thur.)
  • Marvin Shore for his father, Shalom ben Ephraim, 8 Sivan (Thur./Fri.)

Rabbi Lazer Away:

Rabbi Lazer and family will be away Tuesday June 6, 2017 and returning late Wednesday June 7, 2017.

Shul News

Annual General Meeting:

The AGM will be held on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 7:30 pm at the synagogue.

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 July 2017 Bulletin is 10:00 am on Thursday, June 22, 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

Office Hours:

Week of May 29 - June 2, 2017

	Tuesday    9:00am - 4:30pm

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Community News

How does Israel maintain both its Jewish and Democratic Identity? June 5, 2017:

Exploring topics pertaining to Israel's protection of Human Rights, and how a controversial country is able to hold itself to standards of human dignity and morality despite the threats she faces. Rotem Mallach, A licensed attorney and a teacher, Rotem currently works as the central emissary in North America for the World Zionist Organization's Department of Diaspora Activities. **Award winner "Teacher of the state of Israel" **Author of "The Democratic Citizen", a civics textbook used in Israeli schools.

	Date: Monday, June 5, 2017
	Time: 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
	Place: London JCC, 536 Huron Street
	$10 includes lunch.

Questions and RSVP to 519-673-3310. Eric Robinson, program@ljf.on.ca Canadian Zionist Federation

Negev Gala - Jewish National Fund of London:

In memory of our former Executive Director of JNF, Regional Ontario, Franklin D. Simkevitz Z"L. Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of The Reunification of the City of Jerusalem. Comedy Performance by Colin Mochrie with Deb McGrath.

	Sunday, June 11, 2017
	The Lamplighter Inn
	Showtime 7:30 p.m.

Tribute Book entries by: Thursday, May 18, 2017

Ticket Purchase deadline: Monday, May 29, 2017.

Margie Wienburg's Retirement Party, Sunday, June 18, 2017.

Come and help us celebrate Margie's remarkable career in Noah's Ark at JCC.

	Time	Open House 1:30 pm - 4:00pm
	Place	The London Jewish Community Centre
		536 Huron St., London, ON

Please R.S.V.P. if possible at 519-673-3310

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