Parshat Vayigash

December 30-31, 2022 | 7 Tevet 5783


End of Year Donation:

As 2022 comes to a close, we would like to remind you that now is a good time to pay your bill if you have a balance and to please consider making an additional donation to B’nai David-Judea if you are able to. We have four convenient payment options:


1. Pay securely online on our website:

2. Send or drop off a check: B'nai David-Judea, 8906 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035

3. Call the office at 310-276-9269 to make a donation over the phone.

4. Donate through appreciated stock which could provide a significant financial benefit to you while benefiting the Shul as well. Donating appreciated stock itself rather than selling and donating the proceeds can save you any potential capital gains liabilities and still give you the full tax deduction for the appreciated amount, while allowing the Shul to also realize the full gain of its value. 

Mazal Tov:

to Mark and Mindy Treitel on the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Jonah. Mazal tov also to siblings Dana and Zachary.

to Shari and Jeff Fishman on the engagement of their daughter Alexa to Shlomo Wrotslavsky! And Mazal Tov to Alexa's siblings, Jonathan and Olivia!

Minyan Hiatus:

8:45 AM Minyan and Teen Minyan will return 1/7/23


Kiddush in the lobby is sponsored by the Treitel family in honor of Jonah's Bar Mitzvah

Seudah Shlishit sponsored by Kotler and Glass families in honor of Samuel Intrator's z'l yahrzeit.

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

This Shabbat

4:35 PM

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

4:35 PM

Friday Night Candlelighting

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

Shacharit | Main Sanctuary

9:27 AM

Latest Time for Kriat Shema


Kiddush | Lobby

Kiddush will be in the lobby as the private Bar Mitzvah family luncheon is in the Social Hall. 

4:25 PM

Mincha/Ma'ariv | Sanctuary

Seudah Shlishit | Beit Midrash

Nothing But the Pshat | Joey Lipner

5:36 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 4:40 PM this week. 8 AM Shacharit on Monday 1/2. 6:30 AM Early Shacharit and 4:30 PM Mincha on Tuesday 1/3 for the Fast of 10th of Tevet

10th of Tevet Fast

January 3rd

Fast Starts 5:47 AM and ends 5:27 PM. Click here for Halacha how-to.

Upcoming Events

Community Shabbat Dinner

January 6

Kabbalat Shabbat (4:40 pm) and stay for our FUN, ALL-GENERATIONAL Community Dinner (5:30 pm) and Games. Please note, Kabbalat Shabbat will move from the Kanefsky/Abrams backyard to the shul on January 6th only. 

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

Teen Girls Tefillah

January 7

Encourage your daughters (7th to 12th grade) to sign up to lein, daven, gabbai, or otherwise participate. Sign up here.

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!

Mincha East

January 7

4:25 PM

Mincha, Seudah Shlishit & Learning, and Ma’ariv

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

Tikkun Olam Lunch

January 8

11:30 AM

Calling BDJers of all ages to volunteer and join the fun. We need our usual team of volunteers to set up, welcome our guests and distribute the lunches and other gifts.  Can you join us? If you can contact Ellen Wintner

Scholar in Residence Shabbaton

January 14-15

BDJ welcomes guest scholar Rabbanit Chamutal Shoval.

Over Friday night and Shabbat morning we will have numerous opportunities to learn with Rabbanit Shoval and to enjoy her company.

Tot Shabbat

January 27

Come join BDJ families with children under 5. Tot Shabbat will start with a sing-along Kabbalat Shabbat (5 pm) and then a kid-friendly, early Shabbat dinner (6 pm). Meet new people, make new friends, and get to know other young families from shul all while eating delicious food.

Dinner cost: $25 per Adult; Children under age 5 are free; $10 for older siblings. Vegetarian option available. RSVP HERE by January 20, 2023

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
  • Los Angeles Yoetzet presents: Home Improvement: A Candid Conversation about Taharat Hamishpacha and Shalom Bayit with Yoetzet Halacha Jordana Topp. For women and men. Wednesday, January 11th at 8:00 PM. RSVP to 

  • Brrrrr! It's getting colder out, and we just can't stop dreaming about Summer! Registration is open now for Summer at Moshava Alevy 2023! Apply today at and dont forget to check us out on Instagram @MoshavaAlevy 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) * 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) * 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) * Sharona Tova bat Chanah (Lisa Kolieb's sister-in-law) * Devorah bat Raizel v'Eliezer (Deb Brandt-Sarif) * Yehudit Devorah bat Esther (Suzy Wozniack)

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