Parshat Lech Lecha

November 4-5, 2022 | 11 Cheshvan 5783


Election Day: 

Tuesday Nov. 8th - Make your vote count! Find your local Vote Center here.

Time Change Reminder!

Remember to "Fall Back" your clocks one hour Saturday night as we end Daylight Saving.

Rechov Yeladim:

Check out this month's RY Newsletter for all things Youth!


to Vivian (Jordan) Lurie on the passing of her mother Mildred

Rothschild z'l

on the passing of our dear friend Nancy Klein Dolensky z'l 

to Michael Greenberg (Jeremy Borison) on the passing of his grandmother, Lea Weinstock z"l

Chesed Opportunity:

Please sign up here to help out Larry and Sue Handman with meals during Sue's recovery.  We have extended the meal train and appreciate your help to get the Handmans back on their feet.

Learning Opportunity:

Would you be interested in a 30 minute lunchtime zoom shiur on the book of Shmuel with Rav Yosef? Please fill out this form!

Rabbi Dr. Chaim Tureff's Book

Recovery in the Torah offers guidance to those who have struggled with addictive behavior, their acquaintances, and anyone who seeks spiritual clarity in a chaotic and uncertain world. Purchase here.


Teen Minyan kiddush is sponsored by the Ciment family in honor of the third anniversary of

Gideon’s Bar Mitzvah.

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

This Shabbat

5:40 PM

Friday Night Candlelighting

5:40 PM

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

8:45 AM

Early Minyan| Social Hall | Post davening learning with Rabbi Etshalom.

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

Shacharit | Main Sanctuary

9:30 AM

Teen Girls Tefillah Beit Midrash | Girls 7th to 12th grade come together for a teen-led tefillah.

9:30 AM

Teen Minyan | Projection Room - For grades 7 - 12

9:56 AM

Latest Time for Kriat Shema
Kiddush | Social Hall

Mincha East

5:25 PM

Mincha, Seudah Shlishit and learning with Rav Yosef, and Ma’ariv. Graciously hosted by the Higashi-Shaw family, 1216 Alvira St.

5:35 PM

Mincha/Ma'ariv Sanctuary

Seudah Shlishit | Beit Midrash

Nothing But the Pshat | Nili Isenberg

Meet the Author Book Event

6-7:15 PM

Join our good friend, Arnon Z. Shorr, as he discusses his graphic novel "José and the Pirate Capitan Toledano." Meet the author, discuss the book, join us for havdallah, a book signing and short film screening of Capitan Toledano. Pre-order a copy of the book here. For ages 8+

6:36 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 4:35 PM this week. Regular Shacharit.

Tikkun Olam Lunch

November 6

11:30 AM

Come and volunteer at the next Tikkun Olam Lunch. We will eat, sing with the incomparable Nachum Peterseil, and celebrate being together! Contact Ellen Wintner or David Nimmer to volunteer.

Clothing Drive

November 6 - 20

To benefit the unhoused clients of Healthcare In Action. Collecting Adult clothing: jackets, socks, pants, shirts, hats & blankets. Items can be new, gently used, and/or well-loved.

Drop off Locations: BDJ, YULA Girls School, YICC, Beth Jacob

Times at BDJ: During office hours (9-3 M-Th. 9-1 F), Minyan times and Shabbat morning

Gemara Shiur Begins! with Rav Yosef

November 7

7:30-9 PM

All learners welcome to the weekly, Monday evening Gemara shiur. We’re studying the tenth chapter of Pesachim, which is the primary source for discussions about Kiddush, Havdalah, and of course the Pesach seder! | Beit Midrash.

Yoetzet LA Zoom

November 9

8:00 PM

Join us for a special Zoom event: Feeling Confident about Contraception Choices featuring Dr. Elissa Hellman, MD, FACOG of @TheConfidentKallah

Moderated by: Yoetzet Halacha Jordana Topp. For women only.

Zoom login information- ID: 345 908 8970

Upcoming Events

Mincha 'N Munchies

November 12th

November 19th

4:15-5:45 PM

Save the Date for our November Mincha 'N Muchies! Grades 5-8

Hosted by the Stein Family | 1462 S Canfield Ave

Hosted by the Tureff Family | 1422 South Wooster St

Kids who sign up to lead will be entered in an awesome raffle!

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

Community Announcements
  • The Federation and ADL Los Angeles invite you to an informative webinar, Fighting Antisemitism Together, on Thursday, November 3rd, at 5:30 PM via Zoom. To learn about what is being done to respond to this scourge of hate, join us as we hear from Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt, and many more local community leaders. Register Here.

  • 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 from Moshava Alevy. We are coming to see you! Check out our list of Open House dates and cities at See you there! 
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)* Avtalyon Zerachyah Ben Miriam Bracha (Avi Goldberg) * 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) * Tamar Miriam bat Esther Alter (Esther Macner’s daughter)*Leib ben Helen (Lloyd Levitin)* Dovid ben Rena Sheva (Margy Horowitz's Brother) * 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) * Chana Rachel bat Avraham v'Sosia Michal Aviva Bat Yehudit (Na'amit Nagel's sister) * Ada bat Tzila (Batsheva Kasden's mother) * Ruth bat Margalit (Ruth Low)* 

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