Parshat Toldot

November 25-26, 2022 | 2 Kislev 5783


Holiday Hours:

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

Mazal Tov:

To Mark and Rosie Rosenbaum on the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter Becca! And Mazal Tov as well to siblings Aryeh, Ezra, Asher, and Ilan and to the extended family!

Thank You:

To Joanna Kasirer, Roberta Zelkha, Jamie Garelick, and our inspirational leader Nava Gelb for leading an incredibly successful winter clothing drive for Healthcare in Action. Thank you to everyone who contributed!

To Albie and Debra Cohen for organizing the packing day on behalf of The Giving Spirit this past Sunday, and thank you to everyone who came to help out!

The Sustainability Committee

is seeking members who wish to join the effort to develop and introduce new greening initiatives at BDJ. The first meeting will be in December, date/time TBD. For more information and to join, contact Meyer Shwarzstein at


Thank you to Mark and Rosie Rosenbaum for sponsoring Kiddush

in honor of Becca's Bat Mitzvah.

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

This Shabbat

4:30 PM

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

4:27 PM

Friday Night Candlelighting

8:45 AM

Early Minyan | Beit Midrash | Speaker: Dr. Sara Smith

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

9:08 AM

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

9:15 AM

Shacharit | Main Sanctuary

Kiddush | Social Hall

4:15 PM

Mincha/Ma'ariv | Sanctuary

Seudah Shlishit | Beit Midrash

Nothing But the Pshat | Julie Sugar

5:26 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. Regular Shacharit

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! There are still 16 spots to fill! 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! 

Upcoming Events

Mincha East

December 3

4:05 PM

Mincha, Seudah Shlisheet & Learning, and Ma’ariv

Graciously hosted by Robin and Julie Higashi-Shaw | 1216 Alvira St

To help the Higashi-Shaws prepare, please RSVP to

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

The Giving Spirit

December 4-7

Volunteers meet at Brentwood Presbyterian Church to assemble the bags. Click here for times and to register.

Shmuel Zoom Class

December 7 

12 - 12:30 PM

Join Rav Yosef for a NEW weekly Shmuel Class via Zoom! We’ll be starting with Shmuel Aleph (Samuel One), Chapter 8.  Zoom Link Here.

Meeting ID: 848 006 895 Passcode: 867811

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

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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