Parshat Vayishlach 

December 9-10, 2022 | 16 Kislev 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. 

Rechov Yeladim:

Check out our Youth December newsletter.

Zoom Shmuel Class:

We’re happy to make available the recording of Rav Yosef’s inaugural Shmuel class. Recording HERE Passcode: #x8A+CAe

Join the second class this coming Wednesday at 12 PM. Zoom Link Here.

Meeting ID: 848 006 895 Passcode: 867811


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

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

This Shabbat

4:25 PM

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

4:26 PM

Friday Night Candlelighting

8:45 AM

Early Minyan | Beit Midrash | Speaker: Rabbi Josef Fradkin, Head of School, Hillel Hebrew Academy

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

9:16 AM

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

9:15 AM

Shacharit | Main Sanctuary

20 minutes after Davening

Torat Chayyim with Rav Yosef, “Can You Wear That Solar-powered Watch on Shabbat? A Window into How We are Halachikly Thinking About Electricity These Days.”  | Beit Midrash

Kiddush | Social Hall

4:15 PM

Mincha/Ma'ariv | Sanctuary

Seudah Shlishit | Beit Midrash

Nothing But the Pshat | Gail Katz

5:26 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

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.

Residential Solar Info Session

December 13

7 - 8 PM

Our Sustainability Committee is exploring putting solar panels on our roof. The company we are working with, Sunistics Group, has offered to install solar panels at a competitive rate for our community, and will make a donation to BDJ for every residential customer who signs up through our program. They will be holding an informational session on residential solar panel installation via Zoom.  If you are interested in attending, please register HERE.

Town Hall

December 14 

7 - 8 PM

BDJ Survey Results Town Hall Meeting - Members Only. We will be discussing BDJ demographics, learnings about our Shabbat morning experience and follow up on the assistant clergy position. Register HERE | Beit Midrash

Upcoming Events

Chanukah Palooza

December 17 

4:15 - 6 :30 PM

Register now for Rechov Yeladim's epic Chanukah party! Games! Donut decorating! Havdalah! Dinner! Latkes! Arts and Crafts! Toddler exploration area! Chesed project! Grand prize raffle! Event is free but registration is required. Register HERE All donations welcome - please sign up to sponsor HERE.

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 Announcements
  • Rabbi Aaron Leibowitz of Chuppot (, who spoke with us and our friends from Temple Beth Am at seudah Shlisheet June, invites us to contribute to Chuppot’s most important crowd-funding campaign of the year. Help bring more light to marriage in Israel by donating HERE.  
  • This coming Sunday, 7:30pm AMAZED. Bringing a New Light to the Memory of Abraham Joshua Heschel at Valley Beth Shalom. $30 tickets for great music, great performers and dedicated to Rabbi Heschel's The Sabbath! Featuring the premiere of Michelle Green Willner's WALKING WITH INTIMACY, Reflections on a Nigun for soloists, choir, and string quartet (Dedicated to Dad).Tickets: (Scroll down to bottom)
  • Our first this year ZOOM Open House! Join us on 12/11/22 to hear why Moshava Alevy is the BEST summer camp out there! More info at 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) * 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)

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