Shabbat Devarim
July 24-25 | 4 Av 5780
  • Coronavirus: BDJ has opened for minyanim on a limited basis! Our weekday programs can be accessed on our Zoom Calendar!  For mental health resources, click hereIf you are a member experiencing financial distress, please be in touch with Rav Yosef & Rabbanit Alissa.
Sign up for  Weekday Minyan : register here. Please note: we will not be gathering for Sunday Shacharit.  Please complete BDJ's  Liability Form if you have not yet done so. Tisha B'Av is this Thursday. 
B'nai David-Judea's
Virtual Learning and Chesed 
is sponsored by 
  • Rachael and JJ Wernick in memory of JJ's father  Marshall Wernick, Moshe Ben Hertzel, z"l.
  • Taaly and Adam Silberstein
  • Shira Berman in honor of Rabbanit Alissa who continues to be a source of inspiration for our community. We are truly blessed to have her in our midst.
  • BDJ's Staff in honor of Ella Newborn's 1st Birthday. 
If you would like to sponsor BDJ's Virtual Learning and Chesed in honor of a Simcha or Yahrzeit, please click here or contact
Kabbalat Shabbat with Dov Rosenblatt and the Clergy
6:30 PM on Zoom and Facebook Live!
Join Dov, Rav Yosef, and Rabbanit Alissa for a musical Kabbalat Shabbat. 
Bring your Siddur and daven along!
  • Parshat  Devarim
    • Dvar Torah from Rabbanit Alissa can be found here.
    • Shiur B'Ivrit with Zev Nagel can be found here
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    • Covenant & Conversation with Rabbi Sacks: Followership can be found here.
      • Accompanying Family Edition can be found here
  • Candle Lighting:  7:41 PM
  • Mincha After:  1:34 PM 
  • Havdalah:  8:41 PM
Shabbat Minyanim

Friday Night: 7:00 PM at the Blumofe Backyard

Saturday Morning:
9:00 AM: Kellner Backyard Minyan
9:45 AM: Blumofe Backyard Minyan

Saturday Evening: 7:00 PM at the Blumofe Backyard

Thank you again to our hosts - the Blumofe and Kellner families - and to all those helping in getting the minyanim set up this week! 
No further registrations are being accepted for this week and walk-ins will not be allowed.  
  • Condolences:To  Jon Merritt and family on the passing of Jon's brother,  Daniel Geoffrey Merritt z"l. 
  • Condolences: To Ruhama (Elazar) Muskin and family  on the passing of Ruhama's mother,  Rabbanit Esther Halpern z"l.
  • The High Holiday Survey was sent out yesterday via Shulcloud. Please complete by July 31st. 
  • Membership: Membership forms were sent out via Shulcloud! Especially this year, registering or renewing your membership is crucial towards supporting the ongoing work of our community.  If you have any questions or need financial assistance, please be in touch with Adynna at
See our  Zoom Calendar for the most up-to-date info. 
  • Rechov Yeladim: 1st-3rd grades will meet again this Sunday via Zoom
Yeshivat Chovevei Torah
Presents a New Adult Education Series
CHANGEMAKERS: The Stories and Torah of Making a Difference
in partnership with B'nai David-Judea
July 28th at 6:00 PM

The Struggle for Soviet Jewry and Beyond: Rabbi Avi Weiss on his Torah of Activism and Love for the Jewish People

Register Online:
The Halachot of Tisha B'Av and full  Tisha B'Av Schedule  may be found:  here Please find our special  Tisha B'Av Programming below.
 Register for Tisha B'Av Minyanim here.

  • Torah on Tap! 
    • Rabbanit Alissa's source sheet can be found here
Herzog Yemei Iyun B'Tanakh :
July 26th - July 30th
This summer, Herzog College's Yemei Iyun b'Tanakh will take place online with lectures on a wide range of topics.
Click here to print the full schedule
To register click here
Herzog College is the world's leading Tanakh teacher training college, offering teacher support throughout the year in Israel and around the world. At the end of the registration process you will have the opportunity to donate support the Yemei Iyun and other Herzog College programming.
Coronavirus Scam Prevention Presentation:
Presented by Bet Tzedek Legal Services
Wednesday, August 5th at 11:00 AM
Join via Zoom, register here.
An educational workshop to raise awareness and allow for discussion for the Senior community.This short presentation with Q&A will provide you with information and resources on how to protect yourself again potential scams.  For more information and to schedule a presentation contact 
Alisa Anderson, Elder Abuse Prevention Advocate at, or (323) 549-5810. 
Sponsored by the Jewish Community Foundation LA
Hosted by B'nai David-Judea Congregation & Westwood Kehilla.
Book Club: 
Apeirogon, by Colum McCann
Monday, August 10th at 8:00 PM
Join via Zoom
Everyone is invited to join us in reading this novel based upon the actual lives, experiences, and friendship of an Israeli man and a Palestinian man, both of whom lost young daughters to violence. Critically acclaimed for its artistic style, the book opens us important and complex issues that we will discuss together over two nights during the summer. The second discussion, covering the second half of the book (p. 243-End) will take place on  August 10th . You can purchase the book   here Looking forward! 
Thank you again to our volunteers who have already provided much needed support!   As a reminder, Josh Kahn is leading our volunteer efforts and can be reached at . Current BDJ efforts include phone calls and deliveries (food/medication).
Tikkun Corona Lunch

Our next Tikkun Corona Lunch will be for PATH ( People Assisting the Homeless) on  Wednesday, July 29th .
See below for how you can contribute to the effort!
PATH has pioneered bold and effective approaches to assist people experiencing homelessness by connecting clients to a comprehensive continuum of homelessness prevention, street outreach, employment preparation and placement assistance, individualized case management, supportive services, interim housing, and permanent supportive housing.

This Tikkun Corona Lunch is generously sponsored by Susan Fink and Robert Smith. 

Thank you to our most recent donors:
  • Avigayil Metal
Thank you to our delivery volunteers:
  • Stacy Kent
  • The Schechter Family 
Black & Jewish Identities: Opening up a Conversation on Racial Injustice, the Black Experience in America, and the Jewish Community  presented by the Shalhevet Institute. Two sessions - July 27th, 7:30 PM and August 10th, 7:30 PM - rooted in understanding and empathy, while also being educational and goal-oriented. Moderated by Na'amit Nagel and Rav Ari Schwarzberg.  Register here

To view a dynamic list of LA COVID-19 cholim,  click here. 

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) * Sarah Hindi bat Lily (Cary Glass' mother) * Yaakov ben Masha (Jack Plax) * 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) * Aharon Ben Rosa * Yehezkel ben Kaila (Fred Toczek's father)* Gilad ben Chaya Elisheva (Gil Segal) * Mordechai David ben Margalit (Zev Hurwitz' father) * Gutman Wolf ben Fruma Gutte/George Fendel (Reyna Zack's father)*  Zahava bat Devorah (Valerie Salkin) * Gavriela bat Esther * Sarah Golda bat Fradyl (Rav Yosef's mother)  * Shlomo haCohen ben Rachel * Micha'yel ben Tzipporah (friend of Mina Rush) * Zvi ben Sima * Shalom David Ben Feigel (father of Boaz Hepner's friend) * Leah Rivka bat Ada (Boaz Hepner's mother) * Eliezer Yitzchak ben Shifra * Gavriel Ben Liza Leah * Aharon ben Sarah *  Yair ben Bella Rivka (Sheryl Shimoni's nephew) * Aharon Avram ben Adina (Aron Wolf) *  Yehudit bat Liba Tziviya (Yael Weinstock Mashbaum's mother) *  Esther Freyda bat Elka (Alison Weinreb's mother) * Esther bat Liba (Jill Lefferman's mother)