Parshat Chukat
July 8-9, 2022 | 10 Tammuz 5782
Membership Renewal:
We love and appreciate having you as a part of the BDJ community! Membership renewal for 5783 has officially opened. You can renew your membership here.
Job Notice:
Rechov Yeladim is hiring counselors! Know a teen who is caring, good with kids, and passionate about Judaism? Hiring 10th-12th graders for the 2022-2023 school year. Email Jenna Rubin here for more information.
Kiddush is sponsored by Julie and Alex Fax in honor of Yair and Miriam's wedding this past Sunday.

Seudah Shlishit is sponsored by Julie and Alex Fax in celebration of the final
Sheva Brachot for Yair and Miriam. Join us!

A contribution to the Kiddush Fund was made by Sheryl and Aharon Shimoni in honor of Selma Framson’s 99th birthday. Mazal Tov to Selma Framson on her 99th birthday on Sunday!

A contribution to the Kiddush fund was made by Miriam Katz In memory of her mother, B.J. Yudelson.
This Shabbat
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/Maariv will be at 7:50 PM this week.
Upcoming Events
Nosh n' Drosh
July 16th
5:00 PM
Our Halacha, Our Mental Health
Join therapist Dr. Michael Greenberg PhD, psychiatrist Rabbi Avi Havivi MD, and Rav Yosef for a wide-ranging conversation, drawing on clinical experiences and Halachik sources. In the Nelson front courtyard, 1538 Canfield Ave.
Fast of Tammuz
July 17th
Please see full schedule below.
Los Angeles
Yoetzet Program
July 18th
7:30 PM
Join Rabbanit Chana Henkin as she discusses her book Nishmat HaBayit which has been newly translated into English. This new English edition will serve as an important reference for both rabbis and lay people who are interested in the nuanced halachot pertaining to Taharat HaMishpacha and related fertility issues. Please join us at Beth Jacob on July 18th at 7:30pm for books, sushi, and dessert.
Nosh n' Drosh
July 23rd
5:00 PM
Reckoning With LA’s Crisis of the Unhoused     
We are honored to have Katy Yaroslavsky and Sam Yebri join us to discuss what approaches can and need to be taken to alleviate the severity of this human, economic, and social crisis. They will be joined by representatives of social services agencies that assist unhoused individuals and families. In the Weinreb Backyard, 1735 S. Canfield Ave.
Blood Drive
July 24th
10:00 - 4:00
Our July 24th Blood Drive is right around the corner from 10:00 AM-4:00 PM in the Social Hall. Sign up here using the code BDJ.
Civic Engagement
July 26th
6:30 PM
Launch of BDJ's Civic Engagement Initiative with Speaker John A. Perez
Interested in Politics, Policy or Polity? Join us for the BDJ Civic Engagement Initiative's kickoff event! During this inaugural program, members will hear from former California Assembly Speaker John A. Perez about the state of State politics, pressing California policy issues and how BDJers can take an active role in advocating on behalf of our community. Sign up here!
Community Announcements
Moshava Alevy:
Shabbat Shalom from Moshava Alevy! We are so excited to welcome R' Eli Skaist for a musical performance and Music Writing Workshop during our second session, it's not too late to apply! PLUS: Huge announcement coming soon! Second session dates are 7/20-8/15 Shabbat Shalom!
Fast of Tammuz
We will observe the fast of Shiva Asar B'Tammuz (the Seventeenth of Tammuz) on 
Sunday, July 17th.
4:42 AM - Fast Begins
8:00 AM - Shacharit, including Selichot
7:35 PM - Mincha / Dvar Torah with Rav Yosef / Ma'ariv
8:35 PM - Fast Ends
Misheberach List
Bella Rivka bat Rosa (Aharon Shimoni's sister) * Shulamit bat Ruchel Sheina (Selma Framson) * Michael ben Malka (Max Wozniak) * Chaya bat Bela (Mayer Bick's mother) * Tziporah bat Tova (Mrs. Sassover) * Chava bat Helen (Eva Magid) * Masha Hinda bat Malke Roisa * Tova Chaya bat Leah Malkah * Hersh Yaakov ben Chaya Leah (David Stein's father) * 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 * Zechariah Ben HaRav veHeChazan Tehillah (R. Alissa's brother) * Yitzchak Shlomo ben Mirel Devorah (Chaim Plotzker’s son) * 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 * Susan Bercovici (Daughter-In-Law of Rica Bercovici) * Sarah Yaffa bat Elka Tzivia * Aaron Ben Mai * Nechemya Ben Gittel (father of Carly Mann) * Aliza Talia Sarah bat Dina Rachel (Rachel Lesin Kasirer's friend) * 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) * Daniella Leah bat Zeeva * David Aharon Yizchak Ben Micha’el HaCohen (David Stein) * Miriam Aliza bat Shifrah Chana * Ariella Rivka bat Tzippora * Ronen ben Yehudit * Chaya Rachel Bat Carmi Adina (Hallie Schiff)* Moshe ben Mildred (Jeff Feuer's Stepfather) * 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) * Neil Andrew Bryson Smith (Shanee Michaelson's Friend) * Tamar Miriam bat Esther Alter (Esther Macner’s daughter)* Eliyahu ben Miriam (Eli Shavalian's father)*Leib ben Helen (Lloyd Levitin)* Dovid ben Rena Sheva (Margy Horowitz's Brother)* Marnina Danielle bat Yehudit Rifka*Rachel Leah bat Udeh (Alex Fax's mother)*