Parshat Bereshit
Shabbat Mevarchim
October 1-2 | 26 Tishrei 5782
Update On Rabbanit Alissa

As you know, Rabbanit Alissa has been out on family leave caring for her father who is in the hospital. Though he still has some significant medical issues that Rabbanit Alissa will continue to help him address, she is returning to her work at BDJ on a very part-time basis starting today. During this time, she will focus on our youth programs – Rechov Yeladim and Teen Minyan – and will also be available to answer urgent halachic sheilos. We hope that in the coming days and weeks, her father’s condition will continue to improve and she will be able to take on more of her work responsibilities. We look forward to having Rabbanit Alissa back with us and thank you all for your tremendous support for her and her family during the last few difficult months. 
  • Kiddush is sponsored by Debra & Albie Cohen in honor of their son Jonathan's aufruf.
  • Seudah Shlishit sponsored by the Glass and Kotler families in honor of the yarzheits of Esther Kotler z"l and Beral Kotler z"l.
To sponsor in honor of a Simcha or Yarzheit, click here.
  • Mazal Tov: to Jonathan Cohen on his aufruf and his upcoming marriage to Ariel Brotman! Mazal tov to the extended Cohen/Brotman families and welcome to all the guests who will be joining us this Shabbat to celebrate.
  • Shemini Atzeret Appeal – Thank you to everyone who made our Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret, and Simchat Torah possible! If you haven’t already had a chance to donate to our annual Shemini Atzeret Appeal, you may do so here.
  • Friday Night Candlelighting: 6:19 PM
  • Mincha/Maariv: 6:20 PM in the Abrams/Kanefsky backyard (1537 Durango Ave)

  • 8:25 Minyan will be meeting in the Beit Midrash.
  • Rechov Yeladim: 9:00 AM in the Upstairs Classrooms
  • Shacharit: 9:15 AM in the Sanctuary
  • Teen Minyan: 10:00 AM at the Kolieb Backyard (9023 Cresta Drive)
  • Torat Chayyim: approximately 11:00 AM in the Beit Midrash with Rav Yosef - The Halachot of Selling Weapons and the Policies of Medinat Yisrael
  • Mincha: 6:00 PM in the Sanctuary
  • Seudah Shlishit & Maariv in the Beit Midrash for those fully vaccinated
  • Nothing But the Pshat with Rav Yosef
  • Havdalah: 7:14 PM
Weekday Minyanim

  • Mincha/Maariv: 6:15 PM
  • Early Shacharit on Wednesday/Thursday at 6:30 AM for Rosh Chodesh MarCheshvan
New Member's Welcome Brunch
Sunday, October 10th at 10:00 AM

Backyard of Nikki Sieger and Andres Terech. New and Prospective Members - please join us! Contact Aaron Ellern at for more information.
B'nai David-Judea Blood Drive
Sunday, October 10th, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM in the Social Hall.

Current supplies are critically low! Donors will receive a $5 gift card by email for their generosity! Sign up here. The sponsor code is "BDJ".
Gemara Shiur
With Rav Yosef
Postponed–Now to Begin on Monday Evening, October 18th, 7:30-9:00 PM
Everyone is invited to join this year’s Gemara shiur, at which we’ll be studying the third perek of Massechet Shabbat. This perek takes us into both conceptual and practical discussions about how “cooking” is defined in terms of Shabbat law, and how we can work within that definition to nonetheless produce hot food and beverages for and on Shabbat. Following the “cooking” sugyot, the perek moves to a comprehensive study of that concept we call muktzah, and we will discover that it is in fact not one, rather numerous sub-concepts and categories, each with its own parameters and spiritual goals.
Each Gemara shiur includes guided Havruta time. While previous experience with Gemara is a significant plus, everyone is welcome and you may use whichever version of Gemara (Original, Steinsaltz, Artscroll, etc.) works best for you.
In the coming days, we will finalize the “where” question, in light of people’s indoor / outdoor comfort levels. We will also provide an option for Zooming in to the shiur.
  • Sheimos – Yeshiva Ohr Elchonon Chabad is hosting a sheimos receptacle on their campus (7215 Waring Ave., 90046). The receptacle is located on school grounds, and one cannot enter without permission. Call (323) 937-3763 to make an appointment. The dumpster is located in the parking lot on Formosa. A donation is requested as it's an expensive service they are providing.
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