54th DPS Meeting

Yom Kippur & London Synagogues

DPS 2022
54th Annual Meeting of the Division for Planetary Sciences
London, Ontario & Virtually Anywhere
2 – 7 October 2022

Yom Kippur, one of the Jewish High Holidays, occurs from Tuesday night to Wednesday night during our conference. Consequently, as we welcome our attendees to London, we would also like to draw attention to our local Jewish synagogues. For those conference participants who wish to observe the holiday with the Jewish community, there are several local temples available.

Congregation Or Shalom

From their website: "Or Shalom is an egalitarian synagogue, inclusive of people of all ages and backgrounds. Our mission is to sustain a vibrant Jewish community, based on traditional religious values, as we support each other in prayer, celebration, learning, and acts of loving kindness. We strive to create a warm and safe Jewish home where all are welcome, in London, Ontario."

Service Times: 
Tuesday, October 4th at 6:35 pm
Wednesday, October 5th at 9:30 am and 5:30 pm

Important Requirements and Information:

  • Bring proof of double vaccination in PAPER form (Electronics prohibited on Yom Kippur) or email it to the office at [email protected] by Friday, September 30th.
  • Bring student or faculty ID
  • Masks currently required, subject to change

Congregation Beth Tefilah
Website: https://www.bethtefilah.org/

From their website: "Beth Tefilah is a dynamic Orthodox shul that serves the Jews of London, Ontario, and area. We are an integral part of the London Jewish Community and participate fully in the ongoing life of Clal Yisrael. We are a home of prayer, a place of torah learning, a community of chessed, and a cultural and social centre. We are an inclusive family that celebrates the traditional Jewish way of life together in a warm and non-judgemental atmosphere."

Service Times: Available on the website closer to the holiday

Important Requirements and Information: 

  • Masks required at events with large numbers of people (such as High Holiday services)
  • Proof of vaccination required, please send to [email protected] ahead of services

Temple Israel of London
Website: https://www.templeisraellondon.ca/

From their website: "As London’s only Reform Synagogue, we are proud to foster an environment that offers stimulating and enjoyable events for the mind and soul, where individuals are encourage to learn and question Jewish teaching, where every family is welcome, where everyone has the opportunity to make a valued contribution, where tikkun olam is as natural as breathing, and where gender equality is paramount."

Service Times (Tentative): 
Tues, Oct 4: Erev Yom Kippur/Kol Nidre, 7:30 - 9:15 pm
Wed, Oct 5: Yom Kippur morning, 10 am -12:30 pm 
    Healing Service  4-5 pm
    Afternoon Yizkor  5-6 pm
    Closing N'ilah  6-7 pm

Check website close to date for final schedule and any changes.

Important Requirements and Information:

  • Offered both in person and virtually. In person held at the Jewish Community Center on Huron St.
  • Masking Required
  • Proof of Vaccination Required
  • Pre-registration potentially required, check website close to services for further details.