Parshat Bo

January 27 - 28, 2023 | 6 Shevat 5783


Mazel Tov:

to Evvy and David Mankowitz on the engagement of their daughter Sarah to Eli Best! Mazal Tov as well to Sarah's siblings, Toni, Michael, and Zoe and to Eli's parents Meir and Anat Best of Englewood, NJ, and to Eli's siblings Daniel, Sarah, and Maya

Kiddush Announcement:

We are thankful to everyone who has contributed in ways big and small to the rebuilding of our communal life and communal spirit over the past months. One of the critical venues for this rebuilding is of course our Shabbat morning Kiddush, and you have probably already noticed recent changes to Kiddush that are intended to facilitate participation and socialization. A new initiative will be launching this Shabbat, with an eye toward expanding participation in our communal Shabbat morning Kiddushes. With appropriate supervision ensuring that the legal drinking age is enforced, we will have a bar where l’chaims can be shared and a weekly vort offered. As this is a departure from how kiddush had operated previously, we wanted to make sure to let you know that this change will be happening, and the thought behind it. We hope that this change will further cultivate the spirit of “one BDJ community” that we are working so hard to rebuild and enjoy!


Click Here to visit BDJ's Purim Page to order Mishloach Manot and access our Purim schedule and Halacha How-tos.

If any women or teen girls are interested in reading a chapter of Megillat Esther this year they should be in touch with Sari Abrams.

Meal Train:

for Alexis Hershfield and Matt Rosenbaum Here

for Michal Scharlin and Michai Mazar Here


Seudah Slishit is sponsored by:

Esther Macner in honor of her mother Chanah Yita Macner's z'l yarzheit

the Kotler and Glass families in honor of Shirley Kotler's z'l yahrzeit

Rose Wolfe in honor of her mother Rebecca Siedman's z'l yahrzeit.

Sponsor a Kiddush or Seudah Shlishit! Visit here for more information.

This Shabbat

5:00 PM

Mincha/Ma'ariv | Beit Midrash - this Shabbat Only at Shul

5:00 PM

Tot Shabbat - Come join BDJ families with children under 5 for a Shabbat-themed Circle Time led by Sari Abrams and Claire Hurwitz following Kabbalat Shabbat. Everyone welcome.

5:01 PM

Friday Night Candlelighting

6:00 PM

Tot Shabbat dinner (preregistration only) | Social Hall

8:45 AM

Early Minyan | Beit Midrash | Post-davening learning with Jordan Lurie

9:00 AM
Rechov Yeladim | Ages 6 Months to 6th Grade
9:15 AM

Shacharit | Main Sanctuary

Note: No Teen Minyan this week

9:29 AM

Latest Time for Kriat Shema


Kiddush| Social Hall

20 minutes Post-Davening

Torat Hayyim "Who Believes in Miracles? The Faithful or the Heretics?" | Beit Midrash

4:45 PM

Mincha/Ma'ariv | Sanctuary

Seudah Shlishit | Beit Midrash

Nothing But the Pshat | Abe Rosenberg

6:00 PM

If you require an accommodation in order to participate in Shabbat services with BDJ please contact We welcome and support children, teens, and adults with disabilities, mental health conditions, and their families and caregivers. Please reach out if you have any questions and/or would like to request an accommodation.
This Week

Weekday Minyanim: Mincha/Ma'ariv will be at 5:10 PM this week. Regular Shacharit

Weekly Torah Classes

Monday : Gemara Shiur with Rav Yosef | 7:30 - 9:00. Will resume on Feb. 6th

Tuesday: Midrash Group | Bamidbar Rabbah | 7:45 – 8:45 AM | Beit Midrash

Wednesday: Shmuel Zoom Class with Rav Yosef | Shmuel Aleph, Chapter 8 | 12:00 – 12:30 PM | Meeting ID: 848 006 895 Passcode: 867811

Board Meeting

January 30 8 PM

Board Meeting: Members only invited to join and observe.  Register Here.

PORAT Zoom Event

January 29

4 PM

“Welcoming Everyone to Shul: Why We Should Ensure Our Shuls Embrace LGBTQ+ Jews.” Join Rav Yosef, Jeremy Borison and many other speakers for an interactive discussion of why every Orthodox Jew should work to ensure that their shul acknowledges its LGBTQ+ members and includes them in ritual participation opportunities and even leadership roles. Register here.

Young Professional’s Halacha Class

January 29

7:30 PM

with Rav Yosef at the home of Melissa and Noah Nathan. (Please contact Noah for address) The topic is Part 2 of “How Does Modern Orthodox Halacha Process Inclusion Questions?”

Upcoming Events

Tu B'Shvat Family Nature Outing

February 5

2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Get ready to celebrate the birthday of the trees with us! We will meet at the Franklin Canyon Sooky Goldman Nature Center. Activities include a nature scavenger hunt, an easy hike, planting and a Tu B'Shvat tasting party. Register here.

Israel Conversation

February 5

7:30 PM

Join us for Speaking from Our Souls, Listening From Our Hearts, a BDJ family conversation about Religious Zionism, Orthodox Judaism and Medinat Yisrael. Members only. Please RSVP here.

Support Group Oneg Shabbat

February 10

8:15 PM

"Very Real, and Also Different: The Loss of a Pregnancy, and Supporting Friends Who Experience It" at the home of Joelle and David Keene | 1617 Durango Ave

Boomer Event

February 11

7:45 PM

Join writer and Los Angeles cultural historian, David Kipen, for an event exploring the relationship between the Jews and their neighbors and the Libros Schmibros Lending Library in Boyle Heights. Event includes Havdalah, presentation, Q&A and refreshments. RSVP here.

Location: private residence in Century City (ample guest parking)

Tikkun Olam Lunch

February 12

11:30 AM

Calling BDJers of all ages to volunteer and join the fun. We need our usual team of volunteers to set up, welcome our guests and distribute the lunches and other gifts.  Can you join us? If you can contact Ellen Wintner

Blood Drive

February 19

Save lives and discover your blood type - Please give blood! To make your life-saving appointment, please visit and enter sponsor code: BDJ Blood donors will receive a $10 Amazon gift card by e-mail!

Scout Shabbat

February 25

Save the Date

BDJ Gala

February 26

Visit our Gala site to register.

Rechov Yeladim's Purim Palooza

March 5

5-6:30 PM

Save the Date! Purim Games, hamentaschen decorating, dinner, costume contest, raffle and more!


March 6-7

Purim Site Here

Community Announcements
  • KAYTANA Open House - Come hear everything that makes the two-week overnight-camp program at Moshava Alevy AWESOME! 5:30pm on Tuesday, 1/31/23 at the Home of Dini and Michael Klein. RSVP at PIZZA will be served! Bring your friends! 

  • Sing! Sing! Sing! with the LA JCCC (kids) and the MGW Singers (adults)! The magic begins on Sunday, Feb. 5th at the Westside JCC! Great concert on May 21st! Please send an email of your interest to:! For info, please visit here and here. PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD! LET'S BUILD A COMMUNITY OF SINGERS TOGETHER!!
Misheberach List

Bella Rivka bat Rosa (Aharon Shimoni's sister) * Shulamit bat Ruchel Sheina (Selma Framson) * Michael ben Malka (Max Wozniak) * Tziporah bat Tova (Mrs. Sassover) * Chava bat Helen (Eva Magid) * Masha Hinda bat Malke Roisa * Tova Chaya bat Leah Malkah * Saureet bat Yehudit (Saureet Hayill) * Nechama Bracha Bat Yechiela * Moshe ben Shoshana (Martine Porter Zasada's uncle) * Yehezkel ben Kaila (Fred Toczek's father) * Mordechai David ben Margalit (Zev Hurwitz' father) * Sarah Golda bat Fradyl (Rav Yosef's mother) * Shlomo haCohen ben Rachel * Shalom David Ben Feigel (father of Boaz Hepner's friend) * Yair ben Bella Rivka (Sheryl Shimoni's nephew) * Esther bat Liba (Jill Lefferman's mother) * Miriam Yosefet bat Leah Malka (Tobi Inlender's sister) * Laurie Higashi * Shoshana Raizel bat Chaya (friend of Miriam Katz) * Bracha Merel bat Rivka (Bernice Epstein) * Lev Binyamin ben Masha Libba * Sarah Freida bat Raizel (Rachel Olshin's mom) * Illana bat Elke (Heather Thau's mother) * Baila Malka bat Ada Etti (Ze'ev Korn's mother) * Farah bat Mozelle Tobe (Brenda Robin's mother) * HaRavYitzchak ben Tobeh (Audrey Kraus' father) * Avraham Chaim ben Rivka  * Sarah Yaffa bat Elka Tzivia * Aaron Ben Mai * Nechemya Ben Gittel (father of Carly Mann) * Eran Yakov ben Sara (Sara Naor's father) * Aliza Sara bat Miriam Chaya* Rachel Chana bat Rivka (Rochelle Frimmer, Debi Pomerantz's Aunt) * Ariella Rivka bat Tzippora * Tova bat Pesche (Tiffany Miller's mother) * Boaz Hepner’s friends - Chava leah bat Shprintze Bluma, Chaya Esther bat Shprintze Bluma, Avrahom Elijah ben Sara Miriam*Aharon Ben Rosa (Aharon Shimoni) * Marnina Danielle bat Yehudit Rifka * * Rella Miriam bat Ella (Sabrina Gillespie's mother)* Yitzchak Dov Ben Devorah * Shoshanna bat Shulamit (Susan Handman) * Chana bat Avigayil * Michal Aviva Bat Yehudit (Na'amit Nagel's sister) * Ada bat Tzila (Batsheva Kasden's mother) * Nechama bat Miriam v’Asher Zelig * Shmuel Nachum ben Elianna Sarah (JJ Helperin's friend) * Dovid Ben Rena Sheva (Margy Horowitz's brother) * Ze’ev Menachem ben Chava Bracha (Zev Hurwitz) * Sharona Tova bat Chanah (Lisa and Jeremy Kolieb’s sister in law) * Devorah bat Raizel v'Eliezer (Deb Brandt-Sarif) * Yehudit Devorah bat Esther (Suzy Wozniack) * Shaul ben Chana Leah * Adina Yael Bat Dalia

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