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SHABBAT KI-TISA - 18 Adar I - 25 Adar I (February 23 - March 1, 2019)


The Kiddush for February 23 is sponsored by Congregation Beth Tefilah.

Shul Programs

Rosh Chodesh Society

Rosh Chodesh Society: It’s About Time, is a women’s topical discussion group led by Rebbetzin Basie that meets once a month at the homes of community members. Each month the group explores the Kabbalistic energies attributed to the month in a practical life lesson. The next event will take place on Thursday, March 7, 7: 30 PM at the home of Mrs. Sande Marcus, 70 McStay Rd. The topic will be Emphatically Speaking: A Jewish Approach to Effective Communication.

Two Fabulous Purim Programs, March 20 and 21

Join us For a Masquerade Party and Megilah Reading on Wednesday evening, March 20, 7:15 PM. Music, clowns and Balloons, 7:15 PM. Megilah Reading, 7:45 PM. Masquerade contest, refreshments, and more music, 8:15 PM.

Join us on Thursday, March 21 - Purim Day - 5:30 PM for Purim Out Of Space: A Communal Purim Dinner. An out of this world menu, an out of this world ventriloquist show by Yvette Locke the Puppet Lady, and an out of this world Purim atmosphere. Adults, $25. Child$ 15. Family Cap $75. RSVP office@bethtefilah.org (519) 433-7081.

Talmud Class:

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

Sunday Hebrew Day 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.

Shul Board Meeting:



Week of February 23 - March 1

No Yahrzeits this week.


With sadness we inform you of the passing of Mildred Glyn, mother of Kayla Molner, her sisters and their respective families. The funeral will take place on Friday in Ottawa. Shivah will commence in London at the home of Mildred Glyn, 1 St. Johns Drive #22. Services will take place at 7:00 AM and 5:45 PM from Monday morning through Thursday morning.

May Hashem comfort you among all the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem and may we only share in Simchah.

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 January 2019 + Bulletin is 10:00 am on Tuesday, December 18, 2018. 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:

February 2019 - Thursday from 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon

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Community News

Annual Gathering of the London Chevra Kadisha

Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 7:30 PM at the London Jewish Community Centre, 536 Huron St.

Everyone is invited and welcome to attend.

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