Parshat Bamidbar
May 14-May 15 | 4 Sivan 5781

May God Give Strength and Wisdom to His Nation

Please click here to read Rav Yosef’s message from Thursday afternoon.
There are many way that we can express our solidarity with and support for Israel in this urgent situation. These include:

  • Contributing financially to organizations aiding the communities most in need right now. Three such agencies that BDJ has partnered with before are Magen David AdomLEKET and the JNF’s campaign to support the communities of the Gaza Envelope. 

  • Mazal tov: to Trisha Limgenco and Idan Hana on their wedding!

  • Condolences: to Robert & Debra Kasirer, Joanna Kasirer & Joshua Kaplan, David & Rachel Kasirer, and the entire Kasirer family on the loss of their beloved mother and grandmother Rose Kasirer z"l.

  • BDJ is hiring!
  • Chevra Coordinator and Communications Manager
  • Teen Minyan Director
  • Bookkeeper
  • Administrative Assistant 
  • Job listings and details are here. Please share with anyone you think would be interested. 
- Shabbat Minyanim: for location and times, scroll down.
- Shabbat Zmanim:
  • Friday Night Candlelighting: 7:29 PM
  • Mincha after: 1:24 PM
  • Havdalah: 8:30 PM
While we are excited by the recent CDC announcement, we are still awaiting guidance from the LA County Department of Health with regard to how and when to implement any new protocols. As a result, masks are still required for everyone inside the BDJ building or at our outdoor minyanim, except for those under 2 or with special needs.
Friday Night: The Blumofe Backyard at 7:00 PM

Saturday Morning:

  • BDJ Sanctuary at 9:15 AM (8906 W. Pico Blvd)
  • Teen Minyan at 10:00 AM at the Kent backyard (9101 Cresta Dr.)

Shabbat Afternoon: The Blumofe Backyard at 7:30 PM
  • Shiur with Rav Yosef between Mincha and Maariv

**Scroll down for Rechov Yeladim information for this shabbat
You must have pre-registered to attend minyan at BDJ on Shabbat morning. Please allow time for check in upon your arrival to shul. Masks are required for everyone the entire time they are inside the building (or at any of our minyanim).
Rechov Yeladim for Shabbat May 15th

Drop off for Rechov Yeladim kids (age 2 - Grade 6) starts at 9:00 AM. Pickup is at 11:00 AM, or 15 minutes after davening ends. Children must be preregistered and social distancing and masks are required of all kids and adults attending Rechov Yeladim.

  • Ages 0 - 2: Children under 2 years may be brought to minyanim and stay with their parents.

  • Ages 2 - 5: Drop off at 9:00 AM at the Weiss-Cohen backyard (8857 Saturn Street)

  • Minyan for Minions, grades 1-3: 9:00 AM in the Stein backyard (1462 S. Canfield Ave)

  • Tween Minyan, grades 4-6: 9:00 AM in the Garelick backyard (1631 Livonia)
Thank you again to the Blumofe, Garelick, Stein, and Weiss-Cohen families for hosting tefilla and Rechov Yeladim this shabbat.

We'll be learning and teaching throughout the chag -- in the building and in backyards, with friends and at home! We look forward to introducing חלום דניאלThe Daniel Barach z"l Shavuot Program, and learning from our Scholar-in-Residence Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Zuckier.

As a reminder, BDJ requires preregistration for Tefilla only and no registration is needed to attend shiurim.

  • For more details, and to see this year's complete Shavuot schedule, click here.
- Rechov Yeladim - Shavuot Edition! w/ AB, LB; Sun. May 16, 9:00 AM; Zoom.
- Gesher w/ RYK; Sun. May 16, 9:30 AM; Zoom.
- Sefer HaChinuch w/ RYK - off for Shavuot
- Gemara Shiur w/ RYK - off for Shavuot
- Midrash Group w/ RYK - off for Shavuot
- Parsha Plug w/ RATN - off for Shavuot
- Panim El Panim w/ RATN; Wed., May 19, 12 PM; Zoom.
- Shiur b'Ivrit w/ Aaron Gordon, Thurs., May 20, 8:15 PM; Zoom.
- Briyut HaNefesh w/ RATN; Fri., May 21, 7:20 AM; Zoom.
(RYK: Rav Yosef; RATN: Rabbanit Alissa; AB: Aviva Banin, LB: Leila Balter)
  • May is Mental Health Awareness Month - Visit for a listing of local and national mental health and wellness resources.
Graduation Shabbat - June 12th

Mazel tov on your Grad's graduation! Please click here to fill out the sponsorship form by June 1st to have your grad listed for our June 12th Shabbat bulletin!
Nosh & Drosh Returns!
Boaz and Ruth...Covid Halacha...Torah and Mental Health...Building Bridges...

These are several of the topics we'll explore in the 5781 edition Nosh & Drosh, the best thing for those long Shabbat summer afternoons. This summer's program will include guest panelists from across town and across the country, as well as from our own BDJ community. 

  • Mark your calendars for the first event, Shabbat Sh'lach, June 5Getting Caught in the Middle of the Intersectionality: Wrestling with Zionism and Social Activism.  Additional details to follow; locations will include private backyards and BDJ (and one mid-week zoom), and will follow local public health guidance. 

  • Women’s Health in 2021: "Why it Matters More than Ever" and will take place on Monday, May 24th at 8:00 pm. This exciting event features a special presentation on Women's health screenings by Dr. Atara Geft, a personal story by previvor Nancy Schiff and will be moderated by Yoetzet Halacha Ilana Gadish and Yoetzet Halacha Dr. Jordana Topp. More information here.
  • Our dear friend, Rabbi Dr. Chaim Tureff is being honored on Sunday, May 23, 2021 by Friendship Circle of Los Angeles for his years of dedication supporting Jewish children who have special needs.  Go to to RSVP or place an ad by Friday, May 7th. For more details, please contact
  • Diller Teen Fellows is now accepting applications for its next cohort! Open to Jewish teens who will be entering their 10th or 11th grade next fall. Apply here, or click here to nominate an amazing teen! Deadline to apply is May 17; more info here.
  • Get help making a Covid vaccine appointment, or sign up to assist others in finding their appointments!
Chana Leah bat Ruchel Sheina (Selma Framson's sister)* 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 * Yurachmiel Nussem Ben Reuben (Nan Gold's brother) * 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 * Micha'yel ben Tzipporah (friend of Mina Rush) * Shalom David Ben Feigel (father of Boaz Hepner's friend) * Leah Rivka bat Ada (Boaz Hepner's mother) * 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) * Rav Daniel ben Rivkah * Leah Rivka bat Ada * Harav Tzadok ben Miriam * Arielle Shulamit bat Bracha Chana * Shulamit bat Miriam * Avraham Yitzchak ben Devorah * Yoseph Ben Gittel Pessel * Bracha Merel bat Rivka (Bernice Epstein) * Aharon ben Rosa * 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) * Leib ben Rivka * Gershon Ben Chayim v'Diverta (Gary Hirschhorn) * Yitzchak Shlomo ben Mirel Devorah (Chaim Plotzker’s son) * Aviva Aliza bat HaRav veHeChazan Tehillah * Amichai Yehoshua ben Leah Feigele (Ami Korn) * Leah Chaya bat Basha * Wolf Isaac ben Nediva * Judith bat Haika *