Parshat Vayeshev

Shabbat Mevarchim 

December 16-17, 2022 | 23 Kislev 5783


Chanukah Sameach!

Chanukah Begins on the night of Dec. 18th and goes through Dec. 26

Chanukah Halacha How-To's:

Click here for Rav Yosef's Chanukah guide.

Thank you:

to all those who joined us for our Solar Panel Info session and thank you to Meyer Schwarzstein for organizing. If you missed the session but are still interested in learning more, please be in touch with Adynna.  

to all those who participated in the Giving Circle events!

to the following families for sponsoring the Chanukah Palooza: Talya & David Stein, Elly Kramer & Reuben Posner, Gail Katz & Meyer Bick, Elise & Eliott Trencher, Naomi & Ari Schwarzberg, Sara Smith & Ariel Stein, Adynna & Mike Swarz, Sari Abrams and Rav Yosef, Alexandra & Josh Sherman, Claire & Zev Hurwitz, Deb & Benny Smith, Arielle Gereboff


Young Professional Kiddush sponsored by Holly Nathan, Tzvi Wolf,Andrea Medina & Jeremy Halpern, Ariel Stein, Rebecca and Rachel P. and Penina, Yoni, and Mochi Biro

Thank you to Zev & Claire Hurwitz for their donation to the kiddush fund in honor of the tremendous generosity this community has shown to their family during their difficult time. "We are toe-tally appreciative!"

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

This Shabbat

4:30 PM

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

4:28 PM

Friday Night Candlelighting

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

Shacharit | Main Sanctuary

9:20 AM

Latest Time for Kriat Shema

9:30 AM

YP Minyan | Beit Midrash

9:30 AM

Teen Minyan | Projection Room

Kiddush | Social Hall

4:15 PM

Mincha/Ma'ariv | Sanctuary

Seudah Shlishit | Beit Midrash

Nothing But the Pshat | Alex Fax

4:15-6:30 PM

Rechov Yeladim's Chanukah Palooza | Note: there will be dairy and pareve dinner options| Social Hall

5:28 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. Shacharit will be at 6:45 AM M-F (for Chanukah).

Upcoming Events

BDJ Social Night Out

December 24 

9:15 PM meetup

10 PM show

On Saturday night, December 24th join fellow BDJ’ers at the Laugh Factory for A MERRY EREV XMAS with Elon Gold & Guests

Buy $56 Tickets HERE. Text "Merry Erev" with your name(s) to Kira Stein at 818-415-3357 to let the BDJ "What's Happening Committee" know you're coming.  

If you're interested in the earlier show at 8 PM, Text "Merry Erev" with your name(s) to Robert Smith at 323-573-0088.  Tickets HERE.

Community Shabbat Dinner

January 6

Kabbalat Shabbat (4:40 pm) and stay for our FUN, ALL-GENERATIONAL Community Dinner (5:30 pm) and Games. 

Dinner cost: $22.50 per Adult (age 10+) ; $10 per Child (ages 5-9) ; Children under age 5 are free. Household Family Maximum $75. Vegetarian option available. RSVP here for FUN and FOOD by January 1, 2023

BDJ Kiddush Kibbitzing

January 7

The “What’s Happening” committee has been hard at work at creating a more enjoyable and social kiddush experience! Launching on Shabbat morning Jan. 7!

Donate to the kiddush fund to honor a special occasion!

Tikkun Olam Lunch

January 8

Save the Date!

BDJ Banquet

February 26

Save the Date for our event celebrating 75 years of BDJ and honoring Josh Sharfman, Vicki & Mark Rothman & Rachel Olshin.

Community Announcements
  • Celebrate Chanukah at THE GROVE TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20 5:30PM - 7PM in Partnership with Village Synagogue. Includes A Menorah Lighting Celebration, Performance by Nissim Black, Chanukah Treats & Surprises. Click here for more info.

  • Wishing you a Chanuka Sameach from your Moshava Alevy Family! Did you know that we are offering 50% off summer camp tuition for new Moshava Alevy families coming from South Florida, Dallas, and Las Vegas? Tell your friends! Happy Chanuka! 
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) * Dovid Ben Rena Sheva (Margy Horowitz's brother) * Ze’ev Menachem ben Chava Bracha (Zev Hurwitz)

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