Shabbat Shalom!
Shabbat Parshat Nitzavim-Vayeilech
September 11-12, 2020 23 Elul 5780 
Candle Lighting 6:46 pm  

All Minyanim are taking place outdoors in Jacob's Garden

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat this evening at 6:50pm.

Shacharit Shabbat morning 7:45am and 9:30am
Davening will begin at each minyan from Nishmat.

Spark 2.0 Parent-Child Minyan - 9:45am (Silver Terrace)

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 - 6:30pm
Rabbi Topp will give a shiur between Mincha & Maariv 

Havdallah Motzai Shabbat at 7:44pm  
Selichot at 9:45pm - Click here for the live-stream

The Signup page for the week of September 13 will be live immediately after Shabbat. Please click here after Shabbat to register for next week even if you have registered for this past week. Signup is needed once a week.
Rabbi Topp’s Drasha on Parshat Nitzavim-Vayeilech
Click below to watch/listen
Sponsored by Marcie Meier in honor of the Bar Mitzvah of her grandson, Gideon Meier.
With the recent fires, Los Angeles County has issued an Air Quality Advisory for much of our region. Air Quality may be unhealthy and these with health concerns should be especially vigilant and minimize outdoor physical activity. Please see here for the complete advisory.
Life Cycles
►To Jared Sichel on his engagement to Michel Quan.
►To Dr. Robert Weber & Roxanne Jasper and Manya Weber on the marriage of their son, Ben to Gabi (Ferreira) from Cape Town, South Africa, in Jerusalem this past week.
►To Leslie & Ronnie Gul and their daughter, Natalie on the exciting occasion of Natalie’s Bat Mitzvah. 
►To Shauna & Rabbi Yeshaya Kestenbaum on the birth and brit of their son, Yehuda Leib, named after his great grandfather, our member and pillar, Lou Kestenbaum z”l. 
►To Marcie Meir on the Bar Mitzvah of her grandson, Gideon Meier.

►To Jordan and Yariv Frenkel on the loss of their beloved father, Nathan Raphael Frenkel z"l.

►To Debra Termeie & David Broumandi for sponsoring SPARK 2.0 this week in honor of our Youth Rabbis, Rabbi Broner and Rabbi Muchnik.
►To Yael & Rabbi Steven Weil who conducted our final session of the Tapping Into Elul series this past Wednesday discussing Halacha in a Bringing a Sense of Normalcy to Abnormal Times. Special thank you to Sheilah and Donald Miller who have generously sponsored this series.
►To all the Beth Jacob families, thank you for the delicious Shabbat meals and the support you gave us during our difficult time. Your kindness was very appreciated.
Wishing everyone a Shana Tova! - Eva & Abe Kaplan
►To Debra Termeie, Lawrence Stern, Jeremy Mittman, David Waghalter, Allen Ashkenazi & Shimmy Kandel for volunteering for Shabbat Security this week.

If you are celebrating a Simcha and would like a Mazal Tov in the Seat Announcements, please email Ariella at Please 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 tefilliot, 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.

►With many college students now home in Los Angeles, beginning their semesters remotely, we would like to provide for them a sense of connection and community. We’re pleased to bring to your attention a new project of OU-JLIC and thank our member Rachel Grose Waghalter for facilitating the initiative. Email for more inform.
►A fund has been established to provide financial support to Shul members impacted by this pandemic. To request assistance, contact Rabbi Topp directly.
To contribute, please click here (and note that it's for the COVID emergency fund)
or submit a check the Shul office. Please consider directing your Yizkor pledge
towards supporting our COVID fund. 
Click here to participate in our program Connections: 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! Kol HaKavod to our 34 members who have created new connections with over 100 people!

Sima bat Leeba
Raphael Yitzchok ben Chana Gitel
Yehudit bat Bertha
Leah bat Masha
Megan Schiller
Zev Mayer ben Sara Malka
Leah Freidal bat Bracha Kraindel
Shprintza Leah Bat Chasia
Rose bat Esphir
Nechama Sara Beilah bat Aliza
Leah bat Blimah Freidah
Yakira Chaya bat Blimah Freidah
Sheindle bat Chaya Rifka
Yita Gitel bat Chana Chaya
Chaim Zvi ben Necha Rivka
Elon ben Chana
Mordechai Zalman ben Chaya Raisa
Ephraim ben Devorah Leah
Michael ben Tova
Simcha Aaron Ben Henya
Mordechai HaLevy ben Sima
Chaya bat Malka
Nisim Mordechai ben Zaira
Pesach ben Cheynka Hakohen
Mordechai Yosef ben Devora Yehudis
Israella bat Zehava
Devora bat Rivka
Eliezer Shaul Ben Rachel Adina
David ben Aliza Tamar
Hannah bat Emily Rose
Yitzchak Getzel ben Chana
Yisroel Zev ben Tamah
Boruch Avraham ben Chatchie
Noah HaLevi ben Eti Razel
Aerin bat Chaya Davida
Yisrael Shimon ben Maya Zecill
Natan Itzhak ben Aliza Deborah
Rut bat Rachel
Rivka Mishket bat Serel
Rafael Shlomo Baruch ben Tzipora
Ebrahim Ben Dina Rachel
Chaya Yaffa bat Miriam
Chava Breinah bat Golda
Yehuda Meir ben Malka
Miriam bat Gita
Leah Rivka bat Ada
Melech ben Avraham
Kalman ben Kayla
Devorah bat Elka
Satya Gal ben Galit
Ella Dalia bat Yona
Chaya Moriah bas Shoshana Miriam
Goel Yechezkel ben Leah
Shimon Moshe ben Baruch Yaakov
Irene bat David
Tzvi Elimelech ben Baruch Yaakov
Scott Mund for his father Alan Mund z"l.
Craig Lewis for his mother Eva Marie Lewis z"l.
Barry Kramer for his mother Harriet Kramer z"l.
Linda Koffman for her father Martin Koffman z"l.
Sharon Winer for her father Julius H. Winer z"l.
Rina Scott Cowan for her husband Lawrence Cowan z"l.
Mark Hyman for his father Marvin Hyman z"l.
Doni Simons for her mother Azy Silver z"l.
Karen Sisman for her father Ralph Kane z"l.
Susanne Spira for her father Friedrich Blumenstein z"l.
Lori Meisel for her mother Shirlee Lennon z"l.
Fela Shapell for her brother Herman Bader z"l.
Ruth Honigstein-Rosenfeld for her uncle Herman Bader z"l.
Bertie Krieger for her brother-in-law Arnold Silberman z"l.
Ricardo Spielberger for his father Ladislaus Spielberger z"l.
Robert Rosenfeld for his uncle Herman Bader z"l.
Chaim Graff for his brother Hirsch Graff z"l.
Mel Raab for his father Bernard Raab z"l.
Harry Weisman for his mother Esther Weisman z"l.
Leslie Klein for his wife Katy Klein z"l.
Maxine Flader for her mother-in-law Chaya Flader z"l.
Jessie, Eliana, & Shimmy Kandel for their father Jeffrey Kandel z"l.
Stanley & Allan Kandel for their brother Jeffrey Kandel z"l.
Mitchell Parver for his father Harry Parver z"l.
Nancy KandeL for her husband Jeffrey Kandel z"l.
Nicole Miner for her father Albert Lew 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
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 $50

All sponsorships will be mentioned during the classes themselves.
Beth Jacob Selichot & Tefillah Schedule
Please note - all Tefillot are now taking place outdoors in Jacob's Garden.
In-Person Tefillot are available by Pre-Registration only. Please click below
to pre-register.

Weekday Davening Times (Weekday Tefillot & Selichot will also be broadcast on Zoom)

Sunday morning: Selichot at 7:35am followed by Shacharit at 8am in Jacob's Garden.

Monday-Friday - Due to space limitations there is one minyan for Selichot & Shacharit
Selichot at 6:45am followed by Shacharit
In Jacob's Garden

Selichot at 6:15am followed by Shacharit

Mincha & Maariv in Jacob's Garden 6:40pm

For those who would like to access an online text for Selichot service
click here to download.
Beth Jacob Virtual University Classes via Zoom
Sylvia & David Kellerman Beit Medrash Program
Please join us for one or more of these great ZOOM learning opportunities:
Click here or call 1 346 248 7799 - Meeting ID: 4568940056 to join

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

8:00 pm Tefilla Workshop with Rabbi Topp
This week's topic: The Shofar's Prayer & Machzor Highlights
See Tefillah Workshop flyer below for more details

12:00 pm with Rabbi Elias discussing Rosh Hashana & Prayers in the Machzor

11:00 am with Rabbi Posy is on hiatus until after the holidays.
Rabbi Topp's 40 Day Elul Challenge
The 40 days from Rosh Chodesh Elul through Yom Kippur are a special opportunity for growth and inspiration. Strengthen your soul and prepare for the High Holidays with a 3-5 minute Torah idea from Rabbi Topp. Click here or email Rabbi Topp at to join.
News & Upcoming Programs

Drive-In Selichot
Motzei Shabbat, September 12 at 9:45pm
Join us for an uplifting musical selichot featuring Chazan Arik
accompanied by Naftali Finkel & Rabbi Kalman Topp
Click here for the live-stream

Youth Rosh Hashana Sweet Spot
Sunday, September 13 from 4:30-6:00pm
Click here to register

Days of Awe
Sunday, September 13 at 7:00pm
A community celebration of musical & renewal with Chazan Arik & other cantors
Click here to register

High Holiday Sing Along
Monday, September, 14 at 8:00pm
Get in the spirit of the Yamim Noraim with Chazan Arik
Click here to join the Zoom - Meeting ID: 4568940056

Tefillah Workshop with Rabbi Topp
Tuesday, September 15 at 8:00pm
Click here to join the Zoom - Meeting ID: 811 4955 4495
See flyer below for more details

Order Your Lulav & Etrog
Purchase online here by Wednesday, September 16
Drive by pick up available Tuesdat, Sept. 29 & Wednesday, Sept. 30 from 5-8pm

Youth Escape to Elul
Thursday, September 17 at 6:00pm
A fun & educational virtual escape room. Learn about Elul &
all the Yamim Noraim in the fun online experience.
Click here to sign up

Rosh Hashana Tashlich Walk Through
Sunday, September 20 from 4:30-6:00pm (2nd day Rosh Hashana)
Come visit Jacob's Garden for Tashlich, Shofar blowing,
& treats for the children

Cultivating Resilience During Difficult Times
with Elan Javanfard
Tuesday, September 22 at 8:00pm
Click here to join the Zoom - Meeting ID: 4568940056

Consul Generel Dr. Hillel Newman
Wednesday, September 23 at 7:30pm
Topic: Recent Events In Israel & the Peace Deal with the UAE
Click here to join the Zoom - Meeting ID: 4568940056

Yizkor Service
Thursday, September 24 at 8:00pm

Shabbat Shuva Drasha by Rabbi Topp
Motzei Shabbat, September 26 at 8:30pm

Bat Mitzvah Program with Rebbetzin Jordana Topp
Beginning October 18, 2020
10 part seminar - Sunday mornings at Beth Jacob
Click here to register
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#.
Young Professionals
We invite you to join the following Beth Jacob Young Professional class
 Click here to join Zoom Meeting ID: 648 152 1312 Password: BJYP2020

Monday, September 14 at 7:30pm
Ignite Yourself with Rebbeitzin Chava
Tapping into your soulful journey for the High Holidays
RSVP to & send in questions to
Teen Minyan
Teen minyan is back with appropriate and safe spacing and facial covering requirements. For location, please contact Rabbi Tsaidi directly at
News & Upcoming Events
Please see flyers below for full program details
Make a difference and show the world who Israel is. Do with a group of friends, alone, or as a family. All safety measures adhered to!
Click here to learn more & register
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