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SHABBAT MATOT-MASEI 27 TAMUZ - 5 AV 5777 (July 21 - 28 , 2017)


The Kiddush on July 22, 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 is closed for the summer. If you would like to learn more about Time for Torah Hebrew School or to register your child for the next school year, please contact Rabbi Lazer Gurkow at 519-694-7708 or Rebbetzin Basie Gurkow at 226-234-5022.

Fast of Tisha B'av, Monday, July 31 - Tuesday, August 1

Evening Service Monday Evening, 8:30 PM Fast Begins: Monday evening 8:47 PM Maariv and Eichah: 9:00 PM Morning Service Tuesday Morning 8:30 AM Minchah Services Tuesday Evening 8:00 PM Fast Ends 9:34 PM

Tisha B’av Monday, July 31 - Tuesday, August 1, 2017 : The fast of Tisha B'av begins at sunset on Monday, July 31 and ends at nightfall on Tuesday, August 1. During this time we refrain from eating, drinking, bathing, applying ointments, and wearing leather shoes. At the end of the fast, these restrictions are lifted. However, the restrictions of the nine days, which include, wearing freshly laundered clothes, eating meat, drinking wine, listening to music or making significant purchases, are not lifted until Wednesday, August 2, 1:31 PM. This is because the fires that destroyed the Bet Hamikdash continued to burn through to midday of the tenth of Av.

Our Lives


  • Daniel Peretz, 2 Av

Yahrzeits - July 23 - August 3, 2017:

  • Ted Medzon for his mother-in-law, Shifra (Charlotte) Beres, 1 Av (Sun./Mon.)
  • Tamara Volokhov for her mother, Esya Zingman, 5 Av (Thur./Fri.)
  • Linda Berman for her mother-in-law, Chanah Ita bat Moshe, 9 Av (Mon./Tues.)

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 August 2017 Bulletin is 10:00 am on Thursday, July 27, 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 July 23 - August 2, 2017

	Sunday July 23    9:00am - 3:00pm

Following the above date the office will be closed and will reopen 4:00pm on August 2, 2016

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Community News

Borscht Belt Commedy, Thursday July 27, 2017 at 2:oopm at JCC:

A documentary about classic Jewish comedians from the Catskill era, hosted by our own Ricky Mandel.

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