Parshat Chayei Sara

November 18-19, 2022 | 25 Cheshvan 5783


Mazal Tov:

to Meyer Shwarzstein & Susan Kahn on the birth of a grandson and to parents Michelle Shwarzstein and Jonah Kanin!

to Beth and Alan Tarko on the birth of a granddaughter and to parents Noah and Richelle!

to Heather and Joel Jacobson on the engagement of their daughter Tamar to Tani Levisohn! And Mazal Tov to Tamar's siblings, Avital, Sam, and Ben!

Last Call!

Deadline November 20: Fall Clothing & Blanket Drive to benefit the unhoused clients of Healthcare In Action. Donate adult jackets, socks, pants, blankets, shirts and hats. 

Holiday Hours

The office will be closed on Wednesday and Thursday next week for Thanksgiving. 


Thank you to Joy Resmovits, Mendel Weintraub, Louis Keene & Lizzy Halpern for sponsoring YP Kiddush.

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

This Shabbat

4:30 PM

Mincha/Ma'ariv | Abrams-Kanefsky Backyard (1537 Durango)

4:30 PM

Friday Night Candlelighting

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

9:03 AM

Latest Time for Kriat Shema Be sure to recite Kriat Shma before you come to Shul!

9:15 AM

Shacharit | Main Sanctuary

9:30 AM

Young Professionals | Beit Midrash

9:30 AM

Teen Minyan | Projection Room - For grades 7 - 12

Coffee Club for Teen Girls in the Front Office

Kiddush | Social Hall

4:15 PM

Mincha/Ma'ariv | Sanctuary

Seudah Shlishit | Beit Midrash

Nothing But the Pshat | Alec Schramm

Mincha 'N Munchies

4:15-5:40 PM

Mincha N' Munchies | Tureff's Backyard 1422 S. Wooster

Shabbat afternoon fun for grades 5 - 8

Kids who sign up to lead will be entered in an awesome raffle! Thank you to the Krantz family for sponsoring this month's prizes!

5:28 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 4:30 PM this week. Late Shacharit 8 AM Thursday & Friday for Thanksgiving. Please note that minyan will be in the Main Sanctuary from Wednesday evening through Friday morning.

The Giving Spirit

November 20

12 PM

The Giving Spirit assembles and delivers survival kits for the homeless during the holiday season. Volunteers meet at BDJ to put together subassemblies. RSVP: Albie Cohen.

Thanksgiving Tikkun Olam Lunch

November 24

12 PM

BDJ volunteers welcome as we share a Thanksgiving meal and enjoy holiday time with our neighbors in need.

Generously sponsored by Pressman Academy , whose students purchased, prepared & will be serving the food to & entertaining our guests. RSVP to Rabbi Chaim Tureff.

Upcoming Events

Blood Drive

November 27

10 AM - 4 PM

Hey there, you're just our type! Please join us at BDJ and help save up to 3 lives! To make your life-saving appointment, please visit and enter sponsor code: BDJ

Donors will receive a Red Cross knit beanie at the blood drive while supplies last! 

OBKLA Chesed Event

December 4 

10 AM - 12 PM

Our Big Kitchen LA is a Kosher, community run, non-denominational, industrial kitchen initiative, where meals are prepared for distribution to people in need across Los Angeles. BDJ families will be sponsoring a day of cooking, and going as a group. Grades 1st-12th with a parent. 

Cost: $18 donation per person. Register here

Shmuel Zoom Class

December 7 

12 - 12:30 PM

Join Rav Yosef for a weekly Shmuel Class with Shmuel Aleph (Samuel One), Chapter 8. Zoom Link Here. Meeting ID: 848 006 895 Passcode: 867811

Community Announcements
  • The Jewish Women's Repertory Company presents A Musical Journey celebrating JWRC founder Margy Horowitz. Featuring music from Les Misérables, Mamma Mia, Annie, Hamilton, Singin' in the Rain...and more! THURSDAY. NOVEMBER 17. 2022 AT 7:30 PM and SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2022 AT 7:30 PM Private Residence in Beverly Hills Address Provided Upon RSVP. For Women Only.

  • Shabbat Shalom! Just TWO WEEKS left of our Early Bird Rates! Apply Today at and mark your calendar for Mosh Choref: 2/16/23 See you soon!

  • JQ Observant Community Oneg: Friday, November 19th at 8pm at the home of Zvi and Sammy. RSVP here for the exact address.
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) * G'dalyah Reuven ben Bracha (Gary Linder) * 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 * Miriam bat Zisa (Jill Linder's friend) * Michal Aviva Bat Yehudit (Na'amit Nagel's sister) * Ada bat Tzila (Batsheva Kasden's mother) * Ruth bat Margalit (Ruth Low)* Nechama bat Miriam v’Asher Zelig * Shmuel Nachum ben Elianna Sarah (JJ Helperin's friend)

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