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SHABBAT BESHALACH 1 - 8 Adar 5778 (February 16 - 23, 2018)


The February 17, 2018 Kiddush is sponsored by Federico and Isabel Zauritz to celebrate the birth of their grandson on June 18, 2018 to Efraim and Irait.

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.

It’s that time again… for the Beth Tefilah Sisterhood Purim Basket Project:

Fulfill the Mitzvah of Mishloach Manot and send a basket to family and friends. $25 for the first basket, $12 for each additional basket. Recipients get one basket with names of donors attached. To order, complete Order Form which can be picked up at the shull or e-mail details to Louise Roy at office@bethtefilah.org and forward payment to Beth Tefilah Sisterhood. Last day to order Tuesday, February 19, 2018.

Purim Megilah Reading and Party: Wednesday Night, February 28, 6:45 PM:

Join us on Wednesday Night, February 28, 6:45 PM to hear the Megilah and enjoy a Purim party. A special program will keep the children engaged and quiet during the Megilah reading. Enjoy live music from the Klezmer band, with beautiful song and dance. Participate in the Masquerade Contest and win wonderful prizes. Delicious refreshments and drinks will be available.Admission is free so join us and bring a friend. Purim is a wonderful time to invite your neighbors and friends and introduce them to our Shull.

Purim Under The Sea Dinner - Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 5:30pm:

Join us and enjoy Sushi and Soup, Fish and Chips, Aquatic Decor, and Bubble Show (for all ages) by Miss T as seen on TV. Admission Singles $25.00, child $12.00, and Family $70.00. RSVP is a must by Feburary, 21, 2018. Phone 519-433-7081 or e-mail office at office@bethtefilah.org. .

Our Lives

Yahrzeits - February 18 - 23, 2018:

  • Michael Lefcoe for his mother, Bessie Lefcoe, 3 Adar 1 (Sat./Sun..)
  • Michelle Bottner for her grandmother, Martha Baker, 3 Adar 1 (Sat./Sun..)
  • Maish Levin for his mother, Sheila Bunty Levin, 4 Adar 1 (Sun./Mon.)
  • Janet Fridman for her sister, Susan Mass, 4 Adar 1 (Sat./Sun..)
  • Sharon Richman for her mother, Myrle Cwitco (Mirel Bat Hersh Yankel), 6 Adar (Tues./Wed.)
  • Friends of Maurice Kirshin, 7 Adar I (Wed./Thur.)
  • Lisa Klinger for her father-in-law, Aurel Klinger, 8 Adar I (Thurs./Fri.)
  • Manfred Friedman for his mother, Rae Friedman, 9 Adar I (Fri./Sat.)
  • Sharon Richman for her father, Percy Cwitco (Pinchus Ben Gershon) , 9 Adar (Fri./Sat.)

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 March 2018 Bulletin is 10:00 am on Thursday, February 22, 2018. 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 February 19 - 23, 2018

Monday and Wednesday 1:30pm - 3;30pm

Should you require information other than the above times before coming to the Shul please phone and leave a message and Louise will return the phone message within one business day. We thank you for your patience during this time.

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Community News

London Jewish Community Foundation Annual General Meeting:

Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm, London Jewish Community Centre, 536 Huron Street, Friendship Lounge.


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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