Shabbat Shalom!
Click here for the full Beth Jacob Calendar with Davening Times
Experience the Excitement!
Shabbat Parshat Emor
April 30-May 1, 2021 19 Iyyar 5781 
Candle Lighting 7:19pm  

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat on Friday evening at 6:00pm in Shapell Sanctuary
Rabbi Topp’s Shabbat Morning Parsha Shiur at 8am - In Jacob's Garden
Sponsored by Bryna Vener in memory of her husband, Stuart Vener z"l.

Shabbat Shacharit 8:30am in Jacob's Garden, 8:30am in Benny's Minyan,
& 9:15am in Shapell Sanctuary. Davening will begin at Brachot.
Kiddush is sponsored by Jennifer & Mark Smith in honor of the birth
of their daughter, Emily Fela.

We’re excited to announce that Shabbat morning youth groups are back in session! Please see flyer below for further details about this special milestone as we come back together as a community.

Spark 2.0 Parent-Child Minyan - 10:30am

Shabbat afternoon Mincha - 7:10 pm in Shapell Sanctuary
Havdallah Motzei Shabbat at 8:20pm
Leadership Appreciation Shabbat

Dear Friend,

Beth Jacob has gotten through this incredibly difficult past year and even grown stronger, due to the resilience and strength of its members, all of you.

We particularly owe an enormous debt of gratitude to our Shul President Jonathan Stern, Chairman of the Board Jess Dolgin and all the members of the Executive and General Board, for their leadership and dedication which guided our Shul through these unchartered waters. Thank you and kol hakavod to our leaders!

As our community celebrates the excitement of getting back together, we invite you to Shapell Sanctuary this Shabbat May 1, when we will daven and sing together, as well as recognize the extraordinary efforts of our lay leadership.

Looking forward to seeing you in Shul!

Rabbi Topp
To Cindy Trop and Stuart Ellman on the upcoming marriage of Cindy’s daughter Arielle to Joshua Rubin.
To Rabbi Simcha Green on the birth of a great-grandson, Ezra Malkiel Dovid, born to Eliana & Boaz Meyersdorf.
To Meryl & Larry Stern on the upcoming Bat Mitzvah of their granddaughter, Ateret Stern, daughter of Aviva & Jeremy Stern in Israel.
To Nelly Kahn on the bar mitzvah of her grandson, Joey Kahn, son of Alex & David Kahn, taking place in New York. 
To Rabbi Dr. Chaim Tureff who is being honored by the Friendship Circle at their annual Garden Party Sunday, May 23 at 5:30pm.

To Frieda Korobkin on the loss of her beloved husband, Leonard Korobkin z"l.
To Dr. Robert Roth on the loss of his beloved mother, Rebecca Roth z"l.

►We would like to thank Rabbi Topp, Rabbi Posy and the entire Beth Jacob community for the outpouring of love and support during Shiva for our beloved husband and father, Dr. Sam Hirt Z”L. Your heartfelt messages brought us much comfort and consolation. With deep appreciation, The Hirt Family.
►Dear Beth Jacob Family, What an amazing Shabbat! Thank you so much for this wonderful, heartwarming tribute and gracious gift. Love, Jay & Esther Braun and family
►To the Wollheim Family for sponsoring the Youth Lag BaOmer program Thursday evening in memory of Cantor Arik's mother, Yehudit Wollheim z"l.
►To Dr. Henry Abramson for the 2nd installment of his 3-part Jewish History series discussing Hasidim Maskilim & Mitnagdim: Three Modern Jewish Revolutions. Next session is Wednesday, May 5 at 7:30pm via Zoom.
►To Carrol & Jack Fenigstein for sponsoring the YP Kiddush this week.
►To our Beth Jacob security for volunteering for Shabbat Security this week.

►We need additional drivers for the Beth Jacob Tomchei Shabbos route which involves driving a Thursday evening delivery route every 4-5 weeks. If you are able to assist in this important Mitzvah, please contact Benny Adler at
Learn & Grow With Us
Publish Your Life Cycle Event in our Annual Retrospective
Did you have a Lifecycle Event June 2020 - June 2021?
Send your photos and names to be included by Monday, May 28
Click here to submit your photos

Boost Your Business
Beth Jacob calendar ads are due by Friday, June 18
Submit your artwork by email attachment to
See flyer below for more information

Lag BaOmer Family BBQ & Movie Night
Thursday, April 29 at 5pm
Celebrate Lag BaOmer with your Beth Jacob friends and enjoy a BBQ style dinner in Jacob's Garden followed by a movie in Rubin Hall.
Geared for families with school-age children.

Zoom Support Group for New & Expecting Moms
Thursday, April 29 from 8-8:40pm
RSVP to Candice Orkin at

YP Friday Night Inspire
Friday, April 30 in Jacob's Garden
Join us for a special Friday Night Inspire in honor of Lag BaOmer
Kabbalat Shabbat at 7:20pm
Followed by a Torah discussion by Rabbi Robbie
A boxed kiddush to go will be handed out for your enjoyment

Jewish History Series with Dr. Henry Abramson
Wednesday, May 5 at 7:30pm
Topic: Hasidim, Maskilim and Mitnagdim:
Three Modern Jewish Revolutions
Click here to join Zoom

Nishmat’s Health and Halacha Virtual Conference 
Sunday, May 2 - Wednesday, May 5
See programs below & Click here to register

Dr. Chana Gelb and Yoetzet Halacha Rachelle Sprecher Fraenkel 
will be leading a session on Sunday, May 2 at 8:00pm
Topic: Mental Health

Dr. Iris Orbuch & Yoetzet Halacha Jordana Topp
will be leading a session on Tuesday, May 4 at 7:30pm
Topic: Pelvic Pain, Painful Periods, Unexplained Infertility:
Endometriosis and its Halachic Implications

Dr. Hindi Posy, Yoetzet Halacha Ilana Gadish & Dr. Larry Platt
will be leading a session on Tuesday, May 4th at 8:30pm
Topic: Midor LeDor: Preconception Genetic Testing

Succulent Arranging Class with Lark LA
Thursday, May 13 at 7:30pm in Jacob's Garden
Create a beautiful arrangement of succulents for your Shavuot tables
Register by Friday, April 30
Click here to register

YP Shavuot Ted Talks: Torah Slam
Sunday night, May 16 at 11pm in Ives Lounge
Join YP as we gain new Torah Perspectives through our 1st ever Shavuot Ted Talks
Share a 5 minute drash on a Torah Topic & enjoy ice cream with friends
Click here to sign up
Sylvia & David Kellerman Beit Medrash Program
Please join us for one or more of these great Zoom learning opportunities:
Click here to join (Meeting ID: 4568940056, Password: 456B)

11:00 am Parshat Hashavua: A Fresh Look with Rabbi Topp
7:00 pm BMW - Beit Midrash for Women

11:00 am Tanach Talks with Chazan Arik
8:00 pm Contemporary Topics with Rabbi Topp

12:00 pm Parshat Hashavua with Rabbi Elias 

11:00 am Inspiration Through Halacha with Rabbi Posy
Practical Questions & Uplifting Answers
Daily Daf Yomi Class
Rabbi Greenhouse is giving a daily daf yomi at 6:45am. You can click here to join (if possible, turn your cameras on)or dial +1 669 900 6833 and enter meeting id 873-177-0556.

Rabbi Langer's Gemara Shiur for Men on Tuesday nights at 7:00 pm will be held via The dial-in number is (425) 436-6374 and access code is 258274#.
►If you are celebrating a Simcha and would like a Mazal Tov in the Seat Announcements, please email Ariella at frontdesk@bethjacob.orgPlease note that the deadline for the Seat Announcements is Wednesday morning before noon. If you have a Simcha on the calendar and are changing the date, please contact Robyn at
►For those attending our in-person tefillot, please ensure that face masks are worn at all times and they should cover your mouth AND nose. This has been and will continue to be, strictly enforced. If your mask slips below your nose, please pick it back up.

Zoom Pals: This program pairs up our youth with members of the community to speak once a week via Zoom or Facetime. This is a wonderful opportunity for the young and not-as-young to share experiences and create a new friendship, leading to a mutually enriching experience. We invite you to sign up today. Youth/Teens click here and community member click here.
COVID fund: A fund has been established to provide financial support to Shul members impacted by the pandemic. To request assistance, please contact Rabbi Topp directly; all communications will be kept confidential.
Connections: Click here to participate in our program. We will provide you with names of Beth Jacob members whom you would commit to be in touch with once a week. Reach out, be yourself and make new connections! 

Friendship Circle LA is having their annual Garden Party Sunday, May 23 at 5:30pm honoring Rabbi Dr. Chaim Tureff at Cheder Menachem's outdoor yard. For more info & to RSVP click here.
IsraAID is looking to fill important gaps at: YMCA Boyle Heights on Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:30am- 12:30pm. To sign up click here and share your availability here.
ClubZ LA: Join Club Z Institute, a non-profit with a program teaching students how to stand up for Jews and Israel before college and on campus. For 8th-12th grade student. Click and contact the Director of Education, Naya Lekht at
My Jewish Listings: Every Crisis is an Opportunity. Help others and help Jewish Businesses directly through a wonderful online platform called My Jewish Listings, the first ever Jewish Yelp. If you're looking for a Jewish Business, Jewish Travel Program or Kosher Restaurant or want to list your Business, reach out to them at or Doni Schwartz directly at BJ Members will receive 10% off!
Jewish Family Service LA: A bereavement group is forming that will meet bi-monthly on Wednesday afternoons at 3:30pm over ZOOM. The target population is one who is grieving the loss of a spouse of over 6 months and anyone interested should contact Laura Levin, MSW at or 310 247 0864.

Sima bat Leeba
Raphael Yitzchok ben Chana Gitel
Leah bat Masha
Megan Schiller
Shprintza Leah Bat Chasia
Rose bat Esphir
Devora bat Rivka
Yitzchak Getzel ben Chana
Boruch Avraham ben Chatchie
Noah HaLevi ben Eti Razel
Rivka Mishket bat Serel
Ebrahim Ben Dina Rachel
Yosef ben Monza Liba
Madelyn bat Chava
Moshe ben Rivka
Chaim Menachem ben Hindel Raizel
Michael D’ror ben Avraham 
Habibolah ben Mohtaram
Devorah Pesa bat Chava 
Sholom Dovber Hakohen Ben Shterna Rivkah
Nissel Sepora bat Shinda Leah
Yehuda Meir ben Malka
Leah Rivka bat Ada
Satya Gal ben Galit
Ella Dalia bat Yona
Chaya Moriah bas Shoshana Miriam
Shimon Moshe ben Baruch Yaakov
Irene bat David
Tzvi Elimelech ben Baruch Yaakov
Devorah bat Elka
Yishai Meir ben Naftali
Kalman ben Kayla
Elon ben Chana
Talya Esther bat Bina
Yocheved Fruma bat Rochel
Chana bat Tzippora
Noach ben Sarah
Esther Batya bat Leah
Esther Malka bat Doris
Chaya Hodes bat Rachel Leah 
Chaim Nachman ben Basha
Yisroel Reuven ben Feiga
Shayna Leah bat Sara Esther
Malka Chava bat Chana 
Mal Serure for his father Elliot Serure z"l.
Hank Solny for his mother Anni Schallamach-Solny z"l.
Senta Graff for her father Aron Gruenberg z"l.
Gil Keinan for his father Hardy Keinan z"l.
Elliot Shelton for his father Martin Shelton z"l.
Dennis Monk for his brother Antony Monk z"l.
Abe Kaplan for his sister Adina Gordon z"l.
Rabbi Myrna Matsa for her father Alvin Gershenson z"l.
Bruce Friedman for his mother Beatrice Friedman z"l.
Lucille Schoen for her father Naftali Karman z"l.
Stuart Miller for his mother Rita Miller z"l.
Marlyn Garfinkel for her mother Anne Kunstler Steinmetz z"l.
Mark Mintz for his father Shimshun Mintz z"l.
Lewis & Paula Van Gelder for their mother Gertrude Van Gelder z"l.
Jay Braun for his brother Maurice Braun z"l.
Gerald Naftalin for his mother Dorothy Naftalin z"l.
Joshua Klugman for his father Eliot Klugman z"l.
Jeanne Werber for her husband Vic Werber z"l.
Jeff Werber for his father Vic Werber z"l.
Sponsorships Available
Even during these challenging times, Beth Jacob Congregation continues to offer a wide array of learning opportunities and classes. Please consider supporting Beth Jacob Congregation while also marking a life-cycle event (births, birthdays, anniversaries, yahrzeits, etc.) 

Rabbi Topp's Shabbat Drasha Message $250
Rabbi Topp's Shabbat Morning Chumash Shiur $250
Daf Yomi Class $100
Parshat Hashavua: A Fresh Look with Rabbi Topp $100
Tuesdays with Chazan Arik $100
Parshat Hashavua with Rabbi Elias $100
Inspiration Through Halacha with Rabbi Posy $100
YP Parshat Hashavua with Rabbi Robbie $100
SPARK 2.0 with Rabbi Broner $250
SHARE THE LOVE - Sponsor care package to seniors $250

All sponsorships will be mentioned during the classes themselves.
Beth Jacob Weekday & Shabbat Minyanim
Our first Shacharit minyan (6:45/7am) Monday-Friday will be held in Shapell Sanctuary and the second Shacharit minyan (7:40am) and daily mincha will take place outdoors in Jacob's Garden.

Weekday Davening Times (Weekday Tefillot will also be broadcast on Zoom)
Shacharit Sunday-Friday
8:00am Sunday
6:45am, 7:40am Monday & Thursday
7am, 7:40am Wednesday & Friday

Mincha/Maariv for the week of April 25 at 7:25pm
Click below to volunteer as a Youth/Teen caller
or to be a Recipient caller for our Zoom Pals Program
Young Professionals
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