Shabbat Shalom!
Click here for the full Beth Jacob Calendar with Davening Times
Shabbat Parshat Vayikra
March 19-20 2021 6 Nisan 5781 
Candle Lighting 6:47pm  

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat on Friday evening at 6:50pm
Rabbi Topp’s Shabbat Morning Parsha Shiur at 8am
In Jacob's Garden

Shabbat Shacharit 8:30am in Jacob's Garden & 9:15am in Shapell Sanctuary
Davening will begin at Nishmat

Spark 2.0 Parent-Child Minyan - 10:30am

For all minyanim, pre-registration is required for entry. For those who have registered, we look forward to seeing you and davening together as a tzibbur. Please remember to wear a face covering and bring your own Siddur/Chumash/Tallit (as applicable). 
Click here to view our Tefilah protocols. 
Shabbat afternoon Mincha - 6:40 pm 
Havdallah Motzei Shabbat at 7:47pm
Divrei Torah from Beth Jacob Clergy
Click below for Rabbi Topp’s Drasha:
Vayikra: Salt & Our Power Within
Sponsored by Marilyn & Joseph Eisenberg in memory of Joseph’s mother, Leah Eisenberg, Leah bat Avraham z”l.

We’re proud to present Torah Weekly, with Divrei Torah from our Shul Rabbis (rotating weekly), which you can print and enjoy over Shabbat or, of course, read in advance. Particularly since we painfully still can’t be all together at Shul, we hope you’ll appreciate this project as an additional source of Torah and connection.

To Rebecca & Jeremy Mittman on the Bar Mitzvah of their son Gabe. Mazel tov to siblings Sasha & Jamie, and grandparents, Carrol & Jack Fenigstein and Roberta & Steven Mittman.  
To Alice Schoenfeld on her oldest great-grandson Yedidya Friedman, son of Esther and Eddie Friedman, putting on Tefilin for the first time, this week at the Kotel.
To our young members and Hillel students, Lila Kessler, Sonya Katzin and Miriam Nachimson on their great accomplishment of qualifying for the National Competition in the Chidon Hatanach. We wish you success in the next stage of the competition in early May!

To Orly & Eve Sitowitz on the loss of their beloved mother, our member, Myrtle Sitowitz z"l.
To Aviva Harari on the loss of her beloved husband, our member, Zalman Harari z"l.

►To Chanie Apfelbaum, author of Millennial Kosher & creator of @busyinbrooklyn for leading our Pre-Pesach Demo tonight. Special thank you to our sisterhood president, Ruchie Fried for organizing tonight's event.
►To Chava & Rabbi Robbie Tombosky for sponsoring YP Kiddush in honor of Rabbi Robbie’s 50th birthday. 
►To our Beth Jacob security for volunteering for Shabbat Security this week.

►We need additional drivers for the Beth Jacob Tomchei Shabbos route which involves driving a Thursday evening delivery route every 4-5 weeks. If you are able to assist in this important Mitzvah, please contact Benny Adler at
Maot Chitim:
Fulfill this age-old custom of giving generously to help those in need. Click here to donate.

Mechirat Chametz:
Appoint Rabbi Topp as an agent to sell your chametz by submitting this online form. If you prefer to arrange the sale in-person, please click here for Rabbi Topp’s schedule.

Rabbi Topp's Pesach 5781 Guidelines:
Click here for Rabbi Topp's Complete guide for Erev Pesach occurring on Shabbat. If you have any questions, please contact

Getting Your Kitchen & Home Ready for Pesach:
Pesach Prep Workshop with Rabbi Topp took place on Tuesday, March 9 at 8pm; click here for the recording.

Pesach Workshops & Programs:
3 Part Series on Tuesdays with Rabbi Topp at 8pm - Click here to see the schedule.
Next session takes place Tuesday, March 23 on From Constraint to Freedom: Haggadah Ideas. Click here to join Zoom.
Sponsored by Charlotte & Stanley Kandel in memory of Stanley's brother, Jeffrey Kandel, Yoseph Lipa ben Yitzchak Moshe z"l.

Rabbi Topp's Shabbat HaGadol Drasha:
The Paradigmatic Shared Experience: Pesach Then & Now Wednesday, March 24 at 7:15pm. Click here to RSVP for in-person. Click here to join Zoom.

Pesach Schedule at Beth Jacob:
Click here for our complete Pesach Schedule and here to register for Pesach Minyanim.

Pesach Notices:
Please note that we will not be offering Kashering at the Shul this year. To listen to Rabbi Topp’s Shiur on Kashering the Kitchen, click here.

On Shabbat morning, March 27, Erev Pesach, shacharit in Jacob’s Garden will begin at 7:30am to enable people to have an early meal prior to 10:31am. 

Pesach Products Video with Rabbi Eliezer Eidlitz
Click here to watch and find out about all the new Pesach products, what items don’t need a hashgacha, kitniyot, differences in matzot & much more.

Passover Guides:
Click here for the OU Passover guide.
Click here for the KosherQuest guide.
Security Volunteer Request
With the resumption of indoor Shabbat morning services, we want to give a HUGE shout out to our volunteers who have helped keep our congregation safe throughout this past year. Without their dedication and commitment, we would not have been able to feel as secure.
Thank you Marc Rohatiner, Nancy Melamed, Allen Ashkenazi, David Waghalter, Nathan Brooks, Jeremy Mittman, Lawrence Stern, Gil Keinan, Ari Ruchlin, Shimmy Kandel, Joseph Kamelgard, and Jonny Joseph.
With the accommodations of indoor and outdoor Shabbat morning services, our need for volunteers has grown. We are looking for additional members interested in helping out to protect our Beth Jacob Congregation community. If you think you’ve got what it takes and are able to make this small (in time) contribution, please stand up to the challenge and let us know. Please click here and send your contact information.
Learn & Grow With Us
Pre-Pesach Cooking Demo with Chanie Apfelbaum
Author of Millennial Kosher & creator of @busyinbrooklyn
Thursday, March 18 at 6pm
Learn some of Chanie's favorite recipes for a delicious Pesach.

Zoom Support Group for New & Expecting Moms
Thursday, March 18 from 8-8:40pm
RSVP to Candice Orkin at

Beth Jacob Virtual Gala
Sunday, March 21 at 7pm
Honoring Michelle & Jess Dolgin, Linda & Steven Tabak and Alisa & Nathan Brooks
Click here to register

Transformative Thursdays Mondays with Rabbi Robbie
Monday, March 22 at 7:30pm
The Never Ending Story
We will soon host our 3,333rd Pesach Seder as a Jewish people.
What is the secret that has kept the Seder & the telling of our story so timeless
& relevant over the millennia?
Click here to RSVP

Pesach Workshops
3 Part Series by Rabbi Topp
Tuesday, March 23 at 8pm
From Constraint to Freedom: Haggadah Ideas
Click here to join Zoom

 Rabbi Topp's Shabbat HaGadol Drasha
Wednesday, March 24 at 7:15pm
The Paradigmatic Shared Experience: Pesach Then & Now
Click here to RSVP for in-person
Click here to join Zoom
Sylvia & David Kellerman Beit Medrash Program
Please join us for one or more of these great Zoom learning opportunities:
Click here to join (Meeting ID: 4568940056, Password: 456B)

11:00 am Parshat Hashavua: A Fresh Look with Rabbi Topp

11:00 am Tanach Talks with Chazan Arik
8:00 pm Pesach Workshops with Rabbi Topp
From Constraint to Freedom: Haggadah Ideas

12:00 pm Parshat Hashavua with Rabbi Elias 

11:00 am Inspiration Through Halacha with Rabbi Posy
Practical Questions & Uplifting Answers
Daily Daf Yomi Class
Rabbi Greenhouse is giving a daily daf yomi at 6:45am. You can click here to join (if possible, turn your cameras on)or dial +1 669 900 6833 and enter meeting id 873-177-0556.

Rabbi Langer's Gemara Shiur for Men on Tuesday nights at 7:00 pm will be held via The dial-in number is (425) 436-6374 and access code is 258274#.
►If you are celebrating a Simcha and would like a Mazal Tov in the Seat Announcements, please email Ariella at frontdesk@bethjacob.orgPlease note that the deadline for the Seat Announcements is Wednesday morning before noon. If you have a Simcha on the calendar and are changing the date, please contact Robyn at
►For those attending our in-person tefillot, please ensure that face masks are worn at all times and they should cover your mouth AND nose. This has been and will continue to be, strictly enforced. If your mask slips below your nose, please pick it back up.

Zoom Pals: program pairing up our youth with members of the community to speak once a week via Zoom or Facetime. This is a wonderful opportunity for the young and not-as-young to share experiences and create a new friendship, leading to a mutually enriching experience. We invite you to sign up today. Youth/Teens click here and community member click here.
COVID fund: A fund has been established to provide financial support to Shul members impacted by the pandemic. To request assistance, please contact Rabbi Topp directly; all communications will be kept confidential.
Connections: Click here to participate in our program. We will provide you with names of Beth Jacob members whom you would commit to be in touch with once a week. Reach out, be yourself and make new connections! 

IsraAID is looking to fill important gaps at: YMCA Boyle Heights on Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:30am- 12:30pm. To sign up click here and share your availability here.
My Jewish Listings: Every Crisis is an Opportunity. Help others and help Jewish Businesses directly through a wonderful online platform called My Jewish Listings, the first ever Jewish Yelp. If you're looking for a Jewish Business, Jewish Travel Program or Kosher Restaurant or want to list your Business, reach out to them at or Doni Schwartz directly at BJ Members will receive 10% off!
The Jewish Women's Repertory Theater: JWRC an only all women's performance platform presents a virtual benefit concert March 6 at 7:30pm and March 8 at 5pm & 7:30pm with performances from Beth Jacob members, Estie Hess Samson, Michelle Stone, Emily Yaffe & Kelila Siciliano. Click here to RSVP.
The Rofeh Cholim Cancer Society (RCCS) annual L.A fundraising campaign is taking place without an event due to restrictions. Please help the 48 local L.A. cancer patients by supporting RCCS. For more info, or to make a lifesaving donation today go to
Jewish Family Service LA: A bereavement group is forming that will meet bi-monthly on Wednesday afternoons at 3:30pm over ZOOM. The target population is one who is grieving the loss of a spouse of over 6 months and anyone interested should contact Laura Levin, MSW at or 310 247 0864.

Sima bat Leeba
Raphael Yitzchok ben Chana Gitel
Leah bat Masha
Megan Schiller
Shprintza Leah Bat Chasia
Rose bat Esphir
Devora bat Rivka
Yitzchak Getzel ben Chana
Boruch Avraham ben Chatchie
Noah HaLevi ben Eti Razel
Rivka Mishket bat Serel
Ebrahim Ben Dina Rachel
Yosef ben Monza Liba
Madelyn bat Chava
Moshe ben Rivka
Chaya Yaffa bat Miriam
Chaim Menachem ben Hindel Raizel
Michael D’ror ben Avraham 
Habibolah ben Mohtaram
Devorah Pesa bat Chava 
Nissel Sepora bat Shinda Leah
Yehuda Meir ben Malka
Leah Rivka bat Ada
Satya Gal ben Galit
Ella Dalia bat Yona
Chaya Moriah bas Shoshana Miriam
Shimon Moshe ben Baruch Yaakov
Irene bat David
Tzvi Elimelech ben Baruch Yaakov
Devorah bat Elka
Yishai Meir ben Naftali
Kalman ben Kayla
Elon ben Chana
Talya Esther bat Bina
Yocheved Fruma bat Rochel
Chana bat Tzippora
Noach ben Sarah
Esther Batya bat Leah
Esther Malka bat Doris
Chaya Hodes bat Rachel Leah 
Miriam Stern for her father Zachary Heller z"l.
Rabbi Ruven Ralbag for his father Aryeh Ralbag z"l.
Julie Given for her mother Doris Given z"l.
Natalie Begin for her father Alex Schwartz z"l.
Isaac Begin for his brother Abraham Begin z"l.
Rabbi Gabe Elias for his mother Clara Elias z"l.
Ivor Geft for his father Hymie Geft z"l.
Richard Weiner for his grandfather Jacob Wandel z"l.
Dennis Monk for his mother Milly Monk z"l.
Judy Pollick for her mother Phyllis Rishover z"l.
Ron Kaminker for his father Leonard Kaminker z"l.
Robert Weber for his father Joseph Weber z"l.
Bryce Hellman for his mother-in-law Chaya bat Yaakov
Beverly Horowitz for her father Irwin Kurtz z"l.
Adele Goldsmith for her father Joseph Pinx z"l.
Anna Tenenblatt for her father Max Weintraub z"l.
Senta Graff for her uncle Zev Goldstein z"l.
Carole Oken & Abby Robyn for their grandmother Mary Brenner z"l.
Leslie Stricke for his mother Laura Stricke z"l.
Devorah Oles for her father Rabbi Arthur Oles z"l.
Alice Schoenfeld for her mother Rosa Neuman z"l.
Carole Oken & Abby Robyn grandmother Ella Eisenstat z"l.
Hank Solny for his father Julius Schallamach z"l.
Sponsorships Available
Even during these challenging times, Beth Jacob Congregation continues to offer a wide array of learning opportunities and classes. Please consider supporting Beth Jacob Congregation while also marking a life-cycle event (births, birthdays, anniversaries, yahrzeits, etc.) 

Rabbi Topp's Shabbat Drasha Message $250
Rabbi Topp's Shabbat Morning Chumash Shiur $250
Daf Yomi Class $100
Parshat Hashavua: A Fresh Look with Rabbi Topp $100
Parshat Hashavua with Rabbi Elias $100
Inspiration Through Halacha with Rabbi Posy $100
YP Parshat Hashavua with Rabbi Robbie $100
SPARK 2.0 with Rabbi Broner $250
SHARE THE LOVE - Sponsor care package to seniors $250

All sponsorships will be mentioned during the classes themselves.
Beth Jacob Weekday & Shabbat Minyanim
Our first Shacharit minyan (6:45/7am) Monday-Friday will be held in Shapell Sanctuary and the second Shacharit minyan (7:40am), daily mincha and Shabbat Minyanim will take place outdoors in Jacob's Garden. Pre-registration required to attend. Please click below to register:

Weekday Davening Times (Weekday Tefillot will also be broadcast on Zoom)
Shacharit Sunday-Friday
8:00am Sunday
6:45am, 7:40am Monday & Thursday
7am, 7:40am Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday
Mincha/Maariv for the week of March 21 at 6:55pm
Click below to volunteer as a Youth/Teen caller
or to be a Recipient caller for our Zoom Pals Program
Young Professionals
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