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In keeping with Ontario rescinding the mask mandate, Beth Tefilah is doing the same, with a few caveats. 1) Masks are no longer required in shul, for normal services. 2) Please be respectful of everyone’s choices. If you are seated near someone who is uncomfortable with unmasking, consider putting on your mask or sitting at a safe distance e.g. toward the front of the sanctuary. 3) If there is an event with a larger number of people in attendance 4) Self screening is still required and if you are not feeling well, please do not come to shul.

Additional information can be found in the Weekly email Bulletin.

Service at Beth Tefilah, Shabbat 9:30 AM

Beth Tefilah holds services (Kabbalat Shabbat on Friday after Candle Lighting) on Shabbat mornings at 9:30 AM.

Sunday Morning Services, Talmud Class, and Breakfast: 8:30 AM.

Shul Programs

Kabbalat Shabbat

Beth Tefilah services for Kabbalat Shabbat on Friday and on Shabbat and Chag mornings at 9:30 AM.

Kabbalat Shabbat is held after Candle Lighting on Friday.

Sunday Morning Tefillin, Talmud, and Breakfast

Join us on Sunday mornings at 8:30 am for Tefillin, Shacharit, followed by a short fascinating Talmud class and a delicious breakfast. We are in-person, in-depth, and informal.

Talmud Class

Rabbi Lazer is teaching weekly classes via Zoom. Current study is tractate Erkin chapter one.

Shavuot at Beth Tefilah June 11- 12

Late Night Learning with Wine and Cheese - Tuesday Evening June 11, 8:40 pm

“The Paranormal in Judaism”

Shavuot Day One at Beth Tefilah - Wednesday June 12, Services begin at 9:30

10:30 am Ten Commandments Exciting Hands-On Junior Congregation

Dairy Lunch and Ice Cream Party for all Following Services

Rosh Chodesh Society

The Rosh Chodesh Society is an enriching monthly group for women. The final in person celebration for this year will be on Wednesday June 26 at 6:30 at the home of Sande Marcus. To RSVP, bgurkow@gmail.com E transfer $10 to cbtsister@gmail.com

Sunday Hebrew School

Time for Torah Hebrew School Graduation - June 9

Time for Torah Graduation will take place on Sunday, June 9.

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.



Week of May 24- 31 (16- 23 Iyar)

Carl Ehrman for his late mother, Gloria Ehrman, 19 Iyar (Sun/Mon, May 26-27)

Sharon Newman for her late mother, Ruth Solomon, 22 Iyar (Wed/Thurs, May 29-30)

George Lazarovits for his father, Miksa Lazarovits, 22 Iyar (Wed/Thurs, May 29-30)

Philip Weinstein for his father, Yosef David ben Freidal Alter, 23 Iyar (Thurs/Fri, May 30-31)

Unveiling for Mrs. Vera Schweitzer - June 16

The unveiling for Mrs. Vera Schweitzer, mother of Dr. Michael Schweitzer, will take place at the Or Shalom Cemetery on Sunday, June 16, 11:00 AM.




Cohen/Rishon 531 696

Levi/Sheni 533 698

Shlishi 534 700

Revi’i 534 700

Chamishi 535 700

Shishi 536 702

Shevi'i 538 704

Maftir 538 706

Haftorah 539 1177

Shul News

Brian Pressner Featured at Museum London

The Resilient London exhibit, at Museum London, focuses on challenges overcome by 71 Londoners. It is showing through May, 2024. We are proud to announce that Mr. Brian (Baruch Tzvi Hersh) Pressner is representing the Jewish community in this uplifting exhibit that emphasizes coping and resilience over judgment, and tragedy.

For more information, visit www.museumlondon.ca/exhibitions/resilient-london-meet-your-neighbours. We wish Brian a refuah shleimah, a long, healthy, and happy life with family and friends, Amen.


Janet Fridman in memory of her late son, Saul Benjamin David Fridman, her late father, Ellis Blaskey and her late mother-in-law, Sarah Fridman.

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.


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.


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? Sponsor one yourself or with others. Birthdays, anniversaries, Yahrzeits 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 June 2024 Bulletin is 10:00 am on Tuesday June 18, 2024. 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: office@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:

Office Hours for May 2024, Thursday, 8:30 am - 10:30 am

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Community News

Lag B’Omer Fair Sunday May 26

Join us for a grand Lag B’Omer Fair with inflatables, music, carnival games, prizes, petting zoo, clowns, a barbecue and a bonfire. This event is co-sponsored by Jewish London, LCHDS, Beth Tefilah, Chabad Western, and Gan Gani. The event will take place on Sunday, May 26, 4:00- 6:00 pm in the backyard of the JCC and Day School.

$10 per person or $25 per family in advance. $35 per family at the door

Please RSVP and/or e-transfer to yossimushkie@gmail.com

London United Jewish Appeal

London Jewish Appeal has joined Jewish Federations of Canada- United Israel Appeal to launch an emergency campaign to support Israel. Please give generously. Donations can be made by calling (519) 673- 3310 or online using the Jewish London website.

Message from JFLT Outreach

This is a community reminder that Jewish Free Loan Toronto can provide critical financial assistance in times of need. Please see the attached poster to find out more, and be sure to refer anyone you know who could benefit from our services. For more information please go to www.jewishfreeloan.ca

London Community Hebrew Day School

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.) Call (519) 439-8419 office@lchds.ca or more information.

Deb's Home Health Support

Whether you are a senior who would rather remain in your own home, a young professional or someone needing a helping hand, Deb is available to help with a personalized plan tailored to meet your specific needs. Services include: Companionship, Light housekeeping, Errands/Shopping, Personal care and Meal Preparation. Contact Deb at debbier289@gmail.com Phone 519- 472-3183 Home or 519- 684-3758 cell

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