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Current provincial regulations allow for a maximum of 50% 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. Beth Tefilah now has a vaccination policy. If you haven't already, please send proof of vaccination status to office@bethtefilah.org

Indoor Service at Beth Tefilah, Shabbat 9:30 AM

Beth Tefilah now holds indoor services (Kabbalat Shabbat on Friday at 4:30 PM) on Shabbat mornings at 9:30 AM with appropriate distancing protocols.

Updated Protocols for Synagogue service, Hebrew School and Event attendance are listed at the end of this bulletin.

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 at 4:30 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

Talmud Class

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

Rosh Chodesh Society

A women’s group that meets monthly in a hybrid fashion, in person and on zoom. You can join other women at Congregation Beth Tefilah and take the class in person or you can join remotely via Zoom. Every month the topic of discussion will focus on the practical How To and the deeper dimensions of a particular Mitzvah.

The following meeting will take place on Tuesday, February 1, 7:30 PM. A Slice of Life: Between Baking, Breaking, And Thanking. Why Do So Many Jewish Rituals Reovlv Around Bread.

In person attendance requires reservation. To reserve contact bgurkow@gmail.com. Suggested donation: $54 for the year or $10 per session.

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.



Week of January 23-29

Hazel Friedman for her mother, Zippa Leah bat Beila, 26 Shevat (Thu/Fri, Jan 27/28)

Friends of Tamar Schiff, Tamar Bat Betzalel Tzvi, 26 Shevat (Thu/Fri, Jan 27/28)

Svetlana Sverginsky for her father, Efraim ben Yerachmiel (Effim) Korobko, 28 Shevat (Sat/Sun, Jan 29/30)

Our Lives

We extend our heartfelt condolences to Dr. Jack Bottner and the Bottner family on the passing of Jack's father, David. The funeral was held in Toronto on Tuesday January 11.

We extend our heartfelt condolences to Harvey Goldberg and the Goldberg family on the passing of Harvey’s mother, Hanka (Chana) Bat Moshe who passed away on December 31, 2021.

Pages for Torah Readings


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.


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 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 February 2022 Bulletin is 10:00 am on Tuesday January 25, 2022. 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:

Office Hours for January 2022, Thursday, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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Community News

Volunteer for the JNF Telethon!

Earn community service hours and help support JNF! Contact Malka-Deena Lewis at 519.432.2139. All are welcome!

It’s time to celebrate Tu Bi'Shevat with JNF!

Enjoy an afternoon of family fun including a special activity courtesy of ReForest London! January 22, 2022, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Or Shalom Gym, 534 Huron Street, London. The cost is $5.00 per person, $20 per family

Capacity is limited so register today! 519-432-2139 or london@jnf.ca. For more information see https://jnf.ca/london-ac/ Please note, proof of full vaccination is required for attendees ages 12+, masks are mandatory.

London Community Hebrew Day School

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.)

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