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SHABBAT EKEV - 23 av - 29 av (August 24 - August 30, 2019)


The Kiddush for August 24 is sponsored by Congregation Beth Tefilah. Please contact the office if you would like to sponsor a Kiddush.

Shul Programs

Witness Theatre: Pre Selichot Film Screening and Discussion

Saturday Night, September 21, 9:30 PM

A group of Holocaust survivors tell their stories to Jewish teenagers, who perform them to a packed audience. Their first meeting is marked by reservations and misgivings, but the age gap is bridged and the years melt away as they let go of prejudices and fears, and forge deep personal bonds. This thought-provoking film will have you examine your personal relationships and reflect on how to enhance them. Film: 9:30 PM Discussion: 11:20 PM Selichot: 12:00 AM Admission: $5.00

Simchat Bert Hashoevah, Sukkot Party

Thursday, October 17, 4:00 - 5:30 PM

Crafts and Face Painting, Jumping Castle, Sukkot Gameshow, and delicious Refreshments in the Sukkah. Admission: $7.00. Family Cap $15.00

Talmud Class

Rabbi Lazer teaches Talmud every Sunday morning after services at approximately 9:45 AM. Current study is tractate Makot chapter three. All are welcome.

Sunday Hebrew Day School

We look forward to the next school year, which begins on Sunday, September 8. For more information about Time for Torah or to register your child, please call Rebbetzin Basie (226) 234-5022.

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) at the homes of community members. Each month the group will look at the arts through the lense of the Torah and explore the life lessons inherent therein.

The next meeting will take place on Thursday, November 28. The topic will be Painting and Drawing: The Inner Eye of the Artist.



Week of August 24 - 30

Sandy Levin for his grandfather, Sam Levin, 28 Av (August 28-29, Wed/Thur)

Edward Medzon for his wife, Orah Yehudit bat Shifra V’Reuven, 29 Av (August 29-30, Thur/Fri)

Debra Medzon for her mother, Orah Yehudit bat Shifra V’Reuven, 29 Av (August 29-30, Thur/Fri)

The Shull Garden Needs Your Help

Calling all gardeners or wanna-be gardeners: If you are willing to help fall clean the shul gardens, please let Sandy know at s.levin@bell.net - no experience necessary!

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.


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 September 2019 Bulletin is 10:00 am on Tuesday, August 20, 2019. 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:

August 2019 - Thursday from 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon.

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Community News

Loaves of Love: A Challah Bake With A Touch of Kindness

Tuesday, September 17, 7:00 PM. Join women and girls ages 12 and up at the London Jewish Community Centre to make a round challah to take home for Rosh Hashanah and a Challah to donate to My Sisters Place. Admission $18. RSVP with Brandi (519) 673 3310. London Community Mikvah and Jewish London have partnered with My Sister’s Place to host this event.

Ulpan (in-depth, immersive Hebrew learning), September 2019

This fall, Jewish London will be launching our Ulpan (in-depth, immersive Hebrew learning) with our 101 level beginning in September. Classes will be taught by a native speaker and experienced Hebrew language teacher. More details to come, but space will be limited to facilitate the best language learning environment possible. To be placed on the list for classes, please call 519-673-3310 or email brandi@jewishlondon.ca.

Bertha Weinstein Chapter of Canadian Hadassah WIZO 70th Anniversary

Bertha Weinstein Chapter of Canadian Hadassah WIZO is celebrating its 70th anniversary with a luncheon on Sunday, September 15, 11:30 AM at the Jewish Community Centre. Couvert $36.00. All are welcome.

RSVP with payment of couvert to Judy Silver, #104 - 1500 Richmond Street, London, ON, N6G 4V1, 519-858-9272, judy.silver@gmail.com or Lisa Klinger, 865 Maitland Street, London, ON, N5Y 2W7, 519-777-6543, lisaeklinger@gmail.com.

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