Parshat Vayetzei

December 2-3, 2022 | 9 Kislev 5783


Thank You:

to the 41 people who gave blood including 5 first time donors! Our successful blood drive was able to collect 42 units of blood (107% of goal!) potentially saving 126 lives! Save the date for next drive on 2/19/23


Miriam Sklar & Sabrina Damast on the passing of their brother and uncle, Sheldon Sklar, z'l.


Thank you to Laurel & Alec Schramm for sponsoring Seudah Slishit.

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

This Shabbat

4:25 PM

Mincha/Ma'ariv | Abrams-Kanefsky Backyard (1537 Durango) Note: In case of uncooperative weather, Friday night davening will take place inside the house.

4:26 PM

Friday Night Candlelighting

8:30 PM

Friday Night YP Oneg | Hurwitz Home: 1541 S. Bedford #104.

Please bring a drink, a dessert or a board game and hang out with BDJ YPs after dinner! Please email Zev Hurwitz with any questions.

8:45 AM

Early Minyan | Beit Midrash | Speaker: David Nimmer

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

9:10 AM

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

9:15 AM

Shacharit | Main Sanctuary

9:30 AM

Teen Minyan | Projection Room - For grades 7 - 12

Coffee Club for Teen Girls in the Front Office

20 minutes after Davening

Shiur B'ivrit - Come learn some good Torah and improve your Hebrew comprehension at Shiur B'ivrit - a parsha-related presentation delivered in the holy tongue! | Beit Midrash | Miriam Caiden

Kiddush | Social Hall

4:05 PM

Mincha East - Mincha, Seudah Shlishit & Learning, and Ma’ariv

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

4:10 PM

Mincha/Ma'ariv | Sanctuary

Seudah Shlishit | Beit Midrash

Nothing But the Pshat | Rav Aaron Finkelstein

5:25 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

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. SOLD OUT!

The Giving Spirit

December 4-7

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

The Sustainability Committee Zoom Meeting

December 6

8 PM

Come join the effort to develop and introduce new greening initiatives at BDJ. For more information and to join, contact Meyer Shwarzstein at

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

Upcoming Events

The Giving Spirit

December 11

10 AM - 1 PM

Join us as we deliver the kits throughout LA. Meet at Westchester Municipal Building, 7166 W. Manchester AveClick here to register.

Chanukah Palooza

December 17 

4:15 - 6 :30 PM

Save the Date for Rechov Yeladim's epic Chanukah party! Games! Donut decorating! Havdalah! Latkes! Arts and Crafts! Toddler exploration area! Chesed project! Grand prize raffle!

Community Announcements
  • Please join the Yavneh PTA for our 11th annual Chanuka Bazaar this Sunday December 4, the largest in LA, featuring fun for the whole family! Over 40 amazing vendors from LA and New York, with food and activities for kids. Free admission. 5353 West 3rd Street, 11-4pm. For more info follow @yavneh_bazaar on instagram or email 
  • Shabbat Shalom from Moshava Alevy! Check out our Chanuka SWAG store. Have you been following our Open House travels? This week we will be in Las Vegas! Staff and Camper applications are open! Apply Today for Summer 2023! 
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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