Parshat Vayera

November 11-12, 2022 | 18 Cheshvan 5783


Mazal Tov:

To Alain & Michelle Bonavida on the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter Hannah! And Mazal Tov also to siblings Rachel & Simon and to the extended family!

to Talya Seidman and Jeremy Cytryn on their engagement! And Mazal Tov to their whole extended families!


The Bonavidas welcome you to enjoy a kiddush in honor of Hannah’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)

4:34 PM

Friday Night Candlelighting

8:45 AM

Early Minyan| Beit Midrash | We are honored to be hosting 2 soldiers - Ofir Anidgar and Steven Wailand (Friedland) - from the El-Atzmi "Together For Them" project which strengthens Jewish-Zionist identity among Jewish Youth by empowering IDF Wounded Soldiers to lead by example through local workshops and community events in Israel and the diaspora.

8:59 AM

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

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

Shacharit | Main Sanctuary

9:15 AM

Shirat Chana | Bat Mitzvah of Hannah Bonavida Social Hall 

Kiddush | Social Hall

4:20 PM

Mincha/Ma'ariv | Sanctuary

Seudah Shlishit | Beit Midrash

Nothing But the Pshat | Rav Yosef

Mincha 'N Munchies

4:15-5:45 PM

Mincha N' Munchies | Weiss/Cohen Backyard | 8857 Saturn St. (note location change!) Shabbat afternoon fun for grades 5 - 8

Kids who sign up to lead will be entered in an awesome raffle! Thank you to the Krantz family for sponsoring this month's prizes!

5:31 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.

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

Young Professionals Halacha Class with Rav Yosef

November 13

8 PM

“How Does Modern Orthodox Halacha (if there actually is such a thing) Process Inclusion Questions?” 

Hosted by Melissa and Noah Nathan | 8866 Alcott St. #302

Please RSVP here.  

Upcoming Events

Mincha 'N Munchies

November 19th

4:15-5:45 PM

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

Tureff's Backyard 1422 S. Wooster

The Giving Spirit

November 20

12 PM

The Giving Spirit assembles and delivers survival kits for the homeless during the holiday season. Volunteers meet at BDJ to put together subassemblies. RSVP: Albie Cohen.

Thanksgiving Tikkun Olam Lunch

November 24

12 PM

BDJ volunteers welcome as we share a Thanksgiving meal and enjoy holiday time with our neighbors in need.

Generously sponsored by Pressman Academy , whose students purchased, prepared & will be serving the food to & entertaining our guests. RSVP to Rabbi Chaim Tureff.

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 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.

  • Mosh Choref is back! Save the date: Thursday evening, Feb 16th - Monday morning, Feb 20th. Spend President's Day Weekend at Camp Moshava Alevy! More info to come! Shabbat Shalom! 
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)* Nechama bat Miriam v’Asher Zelig

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