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SHABBAT NITZAVIM - 27 Elul

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.)

High Holiday Schedule

The High Holiday schedule was mailed to members last week. Please note that there is a typo in the Schedule. The date for Yom Kippur was listed correctly as September 16, but it was listed as Monday rather than Thursday.

A High Holiday attendance schedule was mailed to all members as well, and additional copies are available on the back table. Because of provincial legislation seating is limited at the High Holiday services. If you would like to make reservations to attend one of our High Holiday services please contact Julie Rubenstein at gamarnik.julie@gmail.com indicating which services you plan to attend, how many of you will attend, and the gender of those attending.

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

Gardening Help:

Special thanks to Kayla Molnar and Patti Cufio for taking care of the shul garden this year. Do you like gardening? Kayla Molnar is looking for volunteers to help keep the gardens at Beth Tefilah looking nice. Help out as much or as little as you like. Please contact Kayla at 519-709-0544.


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 (cancelled this week).

High Holiday Schedule

The High Holiday schedule was mailed to members. Please note that there is a typo in the schedule. The date for Yom Kippur was listed correctly as September 16, but it was listed as Monday rather than Thursday. Additional copies are available on the back table of the sanctuary.

Because of provincial legislation seating is limited at the High Holiday services. If you would like to make reservations to attend one of our High Holiday services please contact Julie Rubenstein at gamarnik.julie@gmail.com indicating which services you plan to attend, how many of you will attend, and the gender of those attending.

If you wish, you may pick up a Machzor at Beth Tefilah on Sunday, Sept 5th between noon and 1 pm

Auctioning of Aliyot

This year, we are again shortening services due to the pandemic and we will not be having an auction in shul on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. We encourage you to bid on honours listed whether you are attending services or not.

Our shul depends on the auctioning of Aliyot. Please send an email to michellebottner@gmail.com to indicate the honour(s) you would like to bid on. Donations will be gratefully accepted.

Sukkot Party, Thursday, September 23, 4:00 PM

Join other Jewish children from across London at Rabbi Gurkow’s backyard for an outdoor Sukkot party for children. Lulav and Etrog Scavenger Hunt, Delicious Snacks in the Sukah, and much much more. Admission: $5.00. Reserve: bgurkow@gmail.com (226) 234-5022.


OUR LIVES

Yahrzeits

Week of September 11 - 17

Nella Sverzhinsky for her grandmother, Barkovskaya Chaya Genya, 7 Tishrei (Sep 12/13, Sun/Mon)

Lisa Flesher for her father, Mitchell Levin, 11 Tishrei (Sep 16/17, Thur/Fri)


Pages for Torah Readings

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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.

    https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/18270

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.

Minyan:

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.

Kiddushim:

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 October 2021 Bulletin is 10:00 am on Tuesday September 21, 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.

Library:

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.

Other:

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 September 2021, Thursday, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

(Exception: Tuesday, September 14 instead of Thursday, September 16)

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Community News

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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