Parshat Miketz 🕎 Shabbat Chanukah 🕎 Shabbat Rosh Chodesh Tevet
December 3-4 | 30 Kislev 5782
Thank you to all of our Hachnasat Torah
Kiddush Sponsors:
  • Miriam Caiden
  • Sari and Jason Ciment
  • Rena Selya Cohen
  • Julie and Alex Fax
  • Danielle Yanuck and Gary Feigenbaum
  • Julie Sugar and Rabbi Aaron Finkelstein
  • Selma Framson
  • Jamie Garelick
  • Cary and Elizabeth Glass
  • Sheryl and Seth Goldman
  • Joanne and Robby Helperin
  • Lane Igoudin
  • Sari Abrams and Rav Yosef Kanefsky
  • Batsheva and Sheldon Kasdan
  • Rachel Lesin and David Kasirer
  • Stacy and Ranon Kent
  • Abigail Yasgur and Joey Lipner 
  • Evvy and David Mankowitz
  • Debi Pomerantz and Mike Mendelson
  • Avigayil Metal 
  • Na'amit & Zev Nagel
  • Rabbanit Alissa Thomas-Newborn and Akiva Newborn
  • Hannah Roth
  • Shani Rotkovitz
  • Hendel and Eric Schwartz
  • Naomi Weiss and Rabbi Ari Schwarzberg
  • Paige Schwimer
  • Sheryl and Aharon Shimoni
  • Adynna and Mike Swarz
  • Karyn & Rabbi Chaim Tureff
  • Brenda and Harold Walt
  • Howard and Barbara Wettstein
  • Rose Wolfe
Seudah Shlishit is Sponsored By:
  • Jillian Isaacs in memory of her father's yarzheit.
  • Paul Lerner in memory of his mother Carol Lerner, Tzipa bat Meir David v'Keilah Rachel, z"l.

Teen Kiddush is Sponsored By:
  • Nikki Sieger and Andres Terech in honor of their son Yonah’s Bar Mitzvah Anniversary.
To sponsor kiddush or seudah shlishit to celebrate a simcha or honor a loved one, click here!
  • Mazal Tov: To Rabbi Sarah Bassin, Jordan Reimer, and big brother Ronan on the birth of a baby girl! 

  • Mazal Tov: To Esther Macner on the Bar Mitzvah of her grandson Achiezer Blickstein in Riverdale, NY.

  • Mazal Tov: to Yonah Terech for leining this Shabbat on the anniversary of his bar mitzvah!

  • Register for our BDJ Annual Dinner, January 9th, 2022. Check your inbox for your registration link!
  • Friday Night Candlelighting: 4:26 PM
  • Mincha/Maariv: 4:30 PM in the Abrams/Kanefsky backyard
  • Teen Girl's Chanukah Oneg: 7:30 PM, 9023 Larke Ellen Circle
  • Rechov Yeladim: 9:00 AM in the Upstairs Classrooms.
  • Cookie Club at *10:10 AM* for 4th-6th grade boys on the outside stairs landing.
Hachnasat Sefer Torah!
  • Shacharit: 9:15 AM in the Sanctuary.
  • Teen Minyan: Will join the Main Shul, and then move to the Projection Room for Musaf & Kiddush right after Yonah's Torah reading.
  • Torat Chayyim Shiur will resume with Rav Yosef next Shabbat, Dec 11: "From Parental Responsibility to Communal Mandate: The Radical (and ongoing) Evolution in Halachic Thought About Jewish Education”
RY Shabbat Chanukah Palooza!
4 PM | BDJ Social Hall | Registration Full!
  • Mincha: 4:15 PM in the Sanctuary.
  • Seudah Shlishit & Maariv in the Beit Midrash for those fully vaccinated.
  • Nothing But the Pshat with Rav Yosef.
  • Havdalah: 5:25 PM.
We are unveiling this brand new prize room, with all the prizes our kids have been waiting for!! This Shabbat morning, the kids will get a sneak peek at 11:15 AM. Going forward, kids will save up tickets they can use toward prizes each Shabbat Mevarchim (the Shabbat preceding the week in which Rosh Chodesh occurs each month). This epic Shabbos Shuk is generously sponsored by an anonymous donor!
BDJ Chanukah Giving Project
BDJ is partnering with Leket Israel, Israel’s leading food rescue organization
Deadline to donate: DECEMBER 6TH!

We’re 2/3 of the way toward our goal of $4000 toward providing warm, nutritious food to Israelis-in-need this winter! We need everyone’s help to reach (or exceed!) our goal before Chanukah ends on Monday! Any and every size contribution is meaningful and welcome!
  • Weekday Minyanim: Mincha/Maariv will be at 4:30 PM this week.
  • Note: Sunday Shacharit is at 8AM | Monday Shacharit is at 6:40 AM.
Young Professionals' Town Hall
Thursday, December 9th | 7:30PM | Thomas-Newborn Home
Join us as we discuss BDJ YP and what we can be doing to strengthen our BDJ/YP community. Please take this brief survey to RSVP.
(Even if you can’t make it, take the survey to make sure your voice is heard!)
  • A Room of Many Hearts: Building a Complex & Nuanced Zionism | Sunday, December 12th at 10AM in the Beit Midrash. Session II: The Contemporary Palestinian Experience with Summer Jaber Massarwa of the Inter-Agency Task Force on Israeli Arab issues. Register here.

  • Tikkun Olam Lunch Program | Monday, December 13th at 11AM in the BDJ Social Hall. BDJers of all ages are invited to volunteer! To RSVP to volunteer, please email David Nimmer.

  • Teen Girls' Tefillah | Shabbat, December 18th at 9AM in the BDJ Projection Room - Sign up to lead.

  • BDJ Blood Drive | Sun., December 19th at 10:00 AM in the BDJ Social Hall. Register Here.
  • YULA High School at The Night of Comedy & Magic Dec 13 honoring Dr. Charles & Victoria Frankel. For more info & to RSVP, Click Here.
  • YULA High School Girls Division presents "Songs from Hamilton," a musical event for women only, featuring Hannah Zelkha and directed by Margy Horowitz. Dec 16, 18, 19 at the Morgan-Wixson Theatre. Tickets.
  • Join Oorah for an exciting live-streamed Chanukah event! Info Here.
  • Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles/Teen Talk App + LAJTI will be offering the second training cohort infused in Jewish values and community building. Learn more here
  • Yesh Tikva is partnering with Boca Baby Company for #ONECANDLE to shed light on this struggle. Learn more here.
  • Moving Traditions, Risky Business: Helping Jewish Teens Make Good Choices Thursday, December 15, 5 PM. Register Here.
  • JScreen-Jewish Genetic Screening wants to keep you and your family healthy. Click here to learn more and use code PreventCA100.
  • Ladino & Hebrew Language Class offered Tu/Th afternoons at Intiwasi School- 9017 W Pico Blvd starting April 19th. More info and register here
  • View the beautiful Chanukah mural by LA-born artist, Hillel Smith at Westfield Century City.
  • The Giving Spirit Winter Outreach 2021. Time to volunteer! Click here for details and to register.
Esther bat Devorah Bella (Mayer Schames' mother) * Emanuel ben Hinda (Mr. Sassover) * 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) * Chayim Menashe ben Fruma (Manny Klein) * 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) * Aharon Avram ben Adina (Aron Wolf) * Esther bat Liba (Jill Lefferman's mother) * G'dalyah Reuven ben Bracha (Gary Linder) * Miriam Yosefet bat Leah Malka (Tobi Inlender's sister) * Masha Libi bat Shulamit (Sheryl Shimoni's sister) * Laurie Higashi * Shoshana Raizel bat Chaya (friend of Miriam Katz) * Leah Rivka bat Ada * Shulamit bat Miriam * Yoseph Ben Gittel Pessel * Bracha Merel bat Rivka (Bernice Epstein) * Baruch ben Sara (Rabbanit Alissa's father) * Ida bat Raya * Lev Binyamin ben Masha Libba * Rivka Chanah bat Tziporah (Ariella Moss' mother) * James Schnellbacher (Debra Smith’s grandfather) * Zechariah Ben HaRav veHeChazan Tehillah (R. Alissa's brother) * Yitzchak Shlomo ben Mirel Devorah (Chaim Plotzker’s son) * Amichai Yehoshua ben Leah Feigele (Ami Korn) * Leah Chaya bat Basha * Wolf Isaac ben Nediva * Shana bat Chia (Jillian Isaacs) * Sarah Freida bat Raizel (Rachel Olshin's mom) * Illana bat Elke (Heather Thau's mother) * Gilad Tal (Julie Sugar's cousin) * Baila Malka bat Ada Etti (Ze'ev Korn's mother) * Farah bat Mozelle Tobe (Brenda Robin's mother) * HaRavYitzchak ben Tobeh (Audrey Kraus' father) * Paltiel Moshe Ben Shapsa Zev v’ Asna Fayga (Margy Horowitz's cousin) * 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) * Tzvia bat Yona * Dan ben Esther (Dan Schechter) * Yehoshua Michael ben Yafa Peninah (Boaz Hepner's friend Josh Rothstein) * Gila bat Shoshie (mother of Michaly Lahat).