Parshat Vaetchanan, Shabbat Nachamu
August 12-13, 2022 | 16 Av 5782
Mazel Tov:
To Danielle and Jeremy Berman, and to big brother Lior
on the birth of a baby girl! You can sign up for their meal-train here.
Welcome New Member:
Dr. Lane Igoudin
Our first Tikkun Olam Lunch of the new season will be on August 28th at 11:30 AM! The theme will be “back to school”, and we are securing Spanish and Russian speakers to make sure that everyone is included in the fun. Please reach out to Ellen Wintner or Rav Yosef if you are able to volunteer.
Membership Renewal Deadline Monday,
August 15th:
Thank you for renewing your membership by this Monday, August 15th! Please make sure you are logged in when renewing. If you have experienced any technical issues with renewal (for example, the form not auto-populating your info from last year or an “Oops” error message), please drop a note to Brooke, Membership & Engagement Manager, and she will help you out.
Job Notice:
Rechov Yeladim is hiring counselors! Know a teen who is caring, good with kids, and passionate about Judaism? Hiring 10th-12th graders for the 2022-2023 school year. Email Jenna Rubin here for more information.
Kiddush is generously sponsored by Abby and Joey Lipner in honor of the wedding of their daughter Rose to Elon Glouberman.

This Shabbat
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 7:20 PM this week.
Torat Chayyim Shiur August 13th
15 minutes
All Rise? Reading (or not reading?) the Ten Commandments,
with Rav Yosef and Alex Fax
Dating back to the days of the Second Temple and right through the modern day the reading of the “Aseret HaDibrot” has inspired unusual debates and unique customs. In honor of this week’s parasha join us on a journey of theophanic proportions!
Nosh n' Drosh
August 13th
5:00 PM
When our Kids Leave the Bubble
Please join Shalhevet school counselor Gabriela Marcus, college counselor Eli Shavalian, parents Vicki Helfand and Heather Jacobson, and recent collegiate Margo Feuer for an honest and enlightening conversation.
In the Blumofe Backyard, 1717 S Crest Drive
Childcare will be in the Schramm backyard | 1616 Crest Drive
Local Basketball Game
August 14th
1:00 PM
Bikur Cholim High School All Stars game on August 14th at YULA promises to be electrifying with loads of talent displayed, and all funds go directly to Bikur Cholim. Plenty of food and fun on hand. The party starts at 1:00pm, game time at 2:00pm. For sponsorship opportunities, or to purchase tickets please visit
Upcoming Events
Mincha n' Munchies
August 20th
5:00 PM
All 5th-8th graders are invited to join us for Mincha and a Little Torah with Rav Yosef, followed by games, food, and chillin’ with friends.
Date: Twice-monthly on Shabbat afternoon, beginning August 20.
Location: The Tureff Backyard |1422 South Wooster St.
Time: 5:00 – 6:30 PM
RSVP to: Jenna Rubin
Mincha East
August 27th
6:40 PM
Breaking News! The Return of Mincha East! (yep, the last one was February 21, 2020!!)
Mincha, Seudah Shlisheet & Learning with Rav Yosef, and Ma’ariv.
Graciously hosted by Robin and Julie Higashi-Shaw, 1216 Alvira St
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
Note from Brooke, Membership and Engagement Manager:
I want to share some bittersweet news with all of you. I have accepted a new position as Engagement, Membership, and Youth Director at Temple Ahavat Shalom in Northridge and my last day at BDJ will be August 17th. It has truly been a pleasure working for the BDJ team. B'nai David is such a warm community that I have been honored to be a part of. Sophie Greenbaum, who has been filling in for our colleague Andrea Millette, will take over my email and continue to support membership renewal and communications while we search for my successor. Thank you so much for welcoming me into BDJ and I hope to keep in touch.
Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters LA:
JBBBSLA is seeking mentors for 8 Orthodox Little Brothers/Sisters.
Volunteer to make an impact on a child’s growth and success. Be a part of a valued community and create meaningful, life changing relationships. Click here to learn more and apply.

There are two information sessions coming up as well:
Click Here to sign up for the virtual August 17th Session at 12pm.
Click Here to sign up for the virtual September 14th info session at 12pm
Camp Announcement:
Shabbat Shalom from Moshava Alevy! Save the date: Registration for Summer 2023 opens on August 17!
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*Rachel Leah bat Udeh (Alex Fax's mother)* Rella Miriam bat Ella (Sabrina Gillespie's mother)*Adira Aviva bat Sarah (Andrea Feldman)*
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