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SHABBAT VAYERA- 18 - 24 Cheshvan (November 16 - 22, 2019)


The Kiddush for November 16 is sponsored by Congregation Beth Tefilah. Please contact the office if you would like to sponsor a Kiddush during the month of November.

Rabbi Gurdow is away November 15 and 16

Rabbi Gurkow and his family will be in Whitby, Ontario this Shabbat, November 15/16, where Rabbi Gurkow will serve as Scholar in Residence for Shabbat. Mr. Yisroel Cohen will lead the services and read from the Torah at Beth Tefilah.

Shul Programs

Kabbalat Shabbat

We introduced a Kabbalat Shabbat service several months ago and it has been very popular. Until the clock is changed again in March, Kabbalat Shabbat will be held at 5:30 PM. Join us for this short, fun, and exciting service and welcome Shabbat as a community.

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

The new school year has started and we still have space for your child. 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, 7:30 PM. at the home of Maria Tetelbaum, 466 Eagletrace Drive. The topic will be Painting and Drawing: The Inner Eye of the Artist.



Week of November 16 - 22:

Leonid Lachterman for his mother, Gittel Lactherman, 18 Cheshvan (Fri/Sat, Nov 15/16)

Leonid Lachterman for his father, Isaak Lachterman, 22 Cheshvan (Tue/Wed, Nov 19/20)

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 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 December 2019 Bulletin is 10:00 am on Thursday, November 21, 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:

Thursday November 7, 14 and 21, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Tuesday November 26, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Community News

Toronto Aliyah Drop In, Wednesday November 20, 2019 from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM at the Lipa Green Building, Toronto

Are you thinking about Aliyah? Drop by for coffee and an informal discussion about Aliyah and the opportunities Israel offers. Join a chat with NBN Advisors for a Q&A about communities, employment, government benefits, education, healthcare and more. To register or for more info: WWW.NBN.ORG.IL/

Adult Menorah Painting Workshop, November 26 at 6:30 PM at JCC

Reservations are a MUST - no later than November 3, 2019

Gather your friends and let your creative side shine as you paint your own ceramic menorah! Space is limited! Supplies are pre-ordered and therefore limited. Reservations are a MUST - no later than November 3, 2019. Light Kosher refreshments and hot drinks will be served. Book your group today! For more information contact Brandi (519) 673-3310 or visit JewishLondon.Everbrite.com.

This Month's Sponsor

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You can sponsor our monthly bulletin, in honour of a birthday, anniversary, yahrzeit, or any other occasion. Contact the office for further details.

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