Parshat Nitzavim

September 23-24, 2022 | 28 Elul 5782


Mazel Tov:

Mazal Tov to Grandparents Andrew and Marci Spitzer and Josh and Bonnie Sharfman and to parents Talia and Zach on the birth of a baby boy!


To Rabbi David (Talya) Stein on the passing of his beloved father, Howard Stein z'l. Join the siyum in memory of Rabbi Stein's father. Complete your learning by October 17th.

Halacha How-To's:

Halacha How To's for the upcoming chagim can be found here. Printed copies will also be available in the back of the sanctuary.

Thank you:

To everyone who joined us for our blood drive last Sunday. We collected 30 units of blood potentially saving 90 lives!

  • Seudah Shlishit is sponsored by the Kotler and Glass families in memory of Gertrude Wolke z'l.

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

This Shabbat

6:31 PM

Friday Night Candlelighting

6:30 PM

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

8:45 AM

9:00 AM

Early Minyan | Beit Midrash | Post davening learning with Rabbi Aaron Finkelstein

Rechov Yeladim | Ages 6 Months to 6th Grade

9:15 AM

Shacharit | Main Sanctuary

9:30 AM

Teen Minyan | Projection Room - For grades 7 - 12  

Coffee Club for Teen Girls in the Front Office

9:43 AM

Latest Time for Kriat Shema

Kiddush and Kumsitz | Social Hall

At Kiddush this Shabbat morning we’ll be getting ready for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur with Ba’alei Tefilla Alex Fax, Mordechai Fishman, Joel Jacobson, Michai Mazar, Josh Singer and Ariel Stein who will lead us in singing and thinking about some of the central tefillot of the Yamim Noraim. We'll all grab some kiddush and bring it over to the tables where we'll kumsitz ("come and sit").  Rechov Yeladim will be extended to noon so that all adults can participate! 

6:15 PM

Mincha/Ma'ariv Sanctuary

Seudah Shlishit | Beit Midrash

Nothing But the Pshat | Joey Lipner

6:05 PM

7:25 PM

Mincha East: Mincha, seudah shlishit and learning with Rav Yosef, and maariv. Graciously hosted by the Higashi-Shaw family, 1216 Alvira St. Please rsvp to


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.

High Holidays

High Holiday Zmanim & Calendar

All times for the high holidays, including the upcoming selichot schedule, can be found here or you can grab a printed copy at the back of the Sanctuary. The printed calendar has been mailed out and you should receive them soon. Relaxed parking information can be found here.

Shabbat Shuva

October 1st

4:45 pm

“Triage: There is No Moment Like the Present” 

The Shabbat Shuvah Drasha, delivered by Rav Yosef, is one of the central gatherings of our year, when we take the time to deeply explore an idea and its ramifications for the way we live, as individuals and as a B'nai David community. Please be sure to join us. Childcare will be provided in Rechov Yeladim. The Drasha is dedicated to the memory of Albert Kanefsky a”h, on the occasion of his 20th yahrzeit. 

Family Tashlich

October 2nd

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Mother's Beach

Join Rav Yosef and Jenna Rubin for Story, Craft Project & Inspiring Tashlich. For all ages.


Mother's Beach: 4135 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Ray

Entrance in Cheesecake Factory parking lot. Fee is $6. 

YP Sukkot Dinner

October 10th

Join BDJ YPs for a dairy group dinner on the Second Night of Yom Tov in the Blumofe Family's sukkah! Children are welcome! Space is limited, sign up by clicking here.

Membership Connections:

Chagim Host and Guest Lists:

• Hosts: email and we'll send you a list of people who would love to be a guest.

• Guests: please fill out this form or email us at (Please note we are not making direct matches. We’re just making it easy for people to find each other!)


Sukkot Membership Mash-Up, 10/9 or 10/10

• Yes, here we are making direct matches! Sign up to host or be hosted on either the first night or day of Sukkot. 


Share Your Sukkah

• Are there times when your sukkah will be empty, and you’re willing to open it up to BDJ members who don’t have a sukkah? Fill out this form to let us know, and interested guests will be in touch with you to work out the details. 

Upcoming Events

Book Club

October 24th

Have you read the book The Tunnel by A.B. Yehoshua? If so, would you be interested in having a conversation about it? Let's get together to discuss. Let us know. Contact Tobi Inlender (tainlender@gmail) or Abigail Yasgur (

Community Announcements
Camp Announcement:

Moshava Alevy wishes you and your family a Shana Tova U'Metuka! Enrollment for Summer 2023 is underway, see you in just 39 Shabbatot from now!

Misheberach List

Bella Rivka bat Rosa (Aharon Shimoni's sister) * Shulamit bat Ruchel Sheina (Selma Framson) * Michael ben Malka (Max Wozniak) * Chaya bat Bela (Mayer Bick's mother) * 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 * Chaya Rachel Bat Carmi Adina (Hallie Schiff) * 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) * Miriam Aliza bat Shifrah Chana * Ariella Rivka bat Tzippora * Ronen ben Yehudit * Moshe ben Mildred (Jeff Feuer's Stepfather) * 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

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