Parshat Shoftim

September 2-3, 2022 | 7 Elul 5782

Mazal Tov:

Marcia & David Nimmer on the birth of a grandson, to parents Jacob & Martha Nimmer


Elul is here! Join Rav Yosef and Dr. Tamar Marvin for a full lineup of learning, davening and singing. More info here.

Thank You:

To everyone who participated in Mincha East last Shabbat!  Next Date: September 24


Larry Handman is deeply appreciative of the many calls and messages of concern as we pray for Susan's recovery.

Membership Renewal:

We love and appreciate having you as a part of the BDJ community! Please look out for the link sent through Shulcloud.  


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

This Shabbat
6:45 PM
Mincha/Ma'ariv | Abrams-Kanefsky Backyard (1537 Durango)

7:00 PM

Friday Night Candlelighting
8:45 AM

Early Minyan | Beit Midrash | Post Davening Learning with Malka Popper of Shalhevet (& BDJ!)

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

Shacharit | Main Sanctuary

Drasha with Joey Lipner

9:37 AM
Latest Time for Kriat Shema
Kiddush | Social Hall

6:40 PM

Mincha/Ma'ariv Sanctuary

Seudah Shlishit | Beit Midrash

Nothing But the Pshat | Alex Fax

7:55 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 6:55 PM this week. Sunday & Monday Shacharit will be at 8:00 am.  

Sunday, Sept. 4

11 am - 1:00 pm

Roxbury Park

Girl Scout Troop 10395 is gearing up for another year of scouting. Girls in Grades K-12 are invited to join (and we would love some new parent volunteers, too!) We are a Girl Scout troop designed to be accessible to the observant Jewish community (we never meet on Shabbat or chagim, and all food served at troop events is Kosher), while being welcoming to all girls. Our first event will be a welcome back party on 9/4/22 from 11 am to 1 pm at Roxbury Park (near the picnic tables). The girls will participate in field day games, while the parents complete registration paperwork. Pizza lunch will be served. Please contact Troop Leader Sabrina Damast with any questions at Hope to see you there!

Monday, Sept. 5

Labor Day - Office Is closed

Wednesday, Sept. 7

BDJ Board Meeting - Members only are invited to observe at our September board meeting.  Please register here.  

Upcoming Events

Torat Chayyim

September 10th

20 minutes after davening ends

On Shabbat morning, September 10th, Dr Tamar Marvin will be teaching the Torat Chayyim Shiur after tefilla on the topic "Division and Unity: The Great Calendar Controversy of the 10th Century and its surprising message for our community today".  

Town Hall with Assemblymember Isaac Bryan
September 10th
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Social Hall
Join Assemblymember Isaac Bryan (AD-54) and Congregation B’nai David Judea for a Town Hall discussion of Assemblymember Bryan’s recent trip to Israel with the California Legislative Jewish Caucus and the Los Angeles Jewish Federation. During this program, open to the community, Assemblymember Bryan will speak about his experiences engaging with a diverse cross-section of Israeli life and take questions from participants about how the experience is shaping his worldview. Please register here.
Teen Minyan Returns!
September 17th
More details coming soon!

Mincha & Munchies

September 17th

5:00 - 6:30 pm

5th - 8th graders - Hang out with friends on Shabbat afternoon!  Sign up to host here. For more info, email Jenna Rubin -

LA Yoetzet Halacha Initiative
September 17th
4:00 pm
Home of Dena Katz
Pre-Rosh Hashanah Shiur and Get Together with Yoetzet Halacha Dr. Jordana Topp. For Women Only. More info: Sponsored by Beth Jacob, Yavneh, YICC, BDJ, and Knesset Israel.

Blood Drive

September 18th

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Our next blood drive is around the corner! Sign up to save a life here and use code BDJ.  

Sharsheret West Coast 5k/10k Dash
September 18th
8:00 AM

Join Team B'nai David-Judea/Sprinting with Sari and team captains Sari Abrams and Mendel Weintraub for Sharsheret’s “West Coast 5k/10k Dash," supporting Jewish families facing breast cancer, ovarian cancer, and hereditary risks for cancer. The dash will take place on Sunday, September 18th at 8:00 AM at Dockweiler Beach. Family Fun Race at 9:15 AM.  Sign up here today.
Community Announcements
Camp Announcement:
Missing Camp? Registration for Summer 2023 is open! Apply by 9/15 for MEGA discounts at Check out some highlights on Instagram! Speak to you soon!
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 * Hersh Yaakov ben Chaya Leah (David Stein's father) * 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 * Zechariah Ben HaRav veHeChazan Tehillah (R. Alissa's brother) * Yitzchak Shlomo ben Mirel Devorah (Chaim Plotzker’s son) * 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 * Susan Bercovici (Daughter-In-Law of Rica Bercovici) * 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) * Daniella Leah bat Zeeva * David Aharon Yizchak Ben Micha’el HaCohen (David Stein) * Miriam Aliza bat Shifrah Chana * Ariella Rivka bat Tzippora * Ronen ben Yehudit * Chaya Rachel Bat Carmi Adina (Hallie Schiff)* 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) * Neil Andrew Bryson Smith (Shanee Michaelson's Friend) * 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)*Adira Aviva bat Sarah (Andrea Feldman)* Yitzchak Dov Ben Devorah * Marnina Daniella Bat Yehudit Rivka * Shoshanna bat Shulamit (Susan Handman) * Chana bat Avigayil * Pesha bat Oznas (Robert Smith's friend)

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