Parshat Eikev
August 7-8th | 18 Av 5780
  • Coronavirus: View our BDJ 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 complete BDJ's 
Liability Form if you have not yet done so.

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 Eikev
    • Dvar Torah from Rabbanit Alissa can be found here.
    • Covenant & Conversation with Rabbi Sacks: The Covenant and the Love can be found here.
      • Accompanying Family Edition can be found here
  • Candle Lighting: 7:30 PM
  • Mincha After: 1:32 PM 
  • Havdalah: 8:28 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.  
  • Mazal Tov: TAdaire and Manny Klein on the birth of their 25th great-grandchild! Mazal Tov to parents Sarah and Mordechai Rosenblum and grandparents Gilah and Joel Saltzman!
  • Mazal Tov: To Amy & Jeffrey Rabin on the engagement of their daughter Yael Rabin to Rafael Golding!
  • Mazal Tov: to Lenny and Hal Schloss on their 30th wedding  anniversary!
  • Mazal Tov: To grandparents Andrew and Marci Spitzer and Josh and Bonnie Sharfman and parents Talia and Zach on the birth of a baby girl, Ayla Charlie Sharfman! *correction from last week's bulletin*
See our BDJ Calendar for the most up-to-date info. 
We have newly updated our ShulCloud calendar with our virtual programming. If you would like to synch that calendar with our own, 
*Please note, we will no longer be using the Zoom calendar*
YP Chevra Game Night!
Motzei Shabbat, August 8th at 8:45 PM
Join via Zoom
Join BDJ YPs for the first installment of our new monthly hangout! 
We'll catch up and play Zoom-friendly party games!
For more info, contact Zev and Claire Hurwitz at
Israel Book Club Chevra Meeting: 
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 hereLooking forward! 
Women's Reproductive Health and Halacha During a Pandemic
Presented by the LA Yoetzet Halacha Initiative
Wednesday, August 12th at 8:00 PM
Join via Zoom, RSVP to
A presentation by special guest Dr. Sahar Wertheimer and Yoetzet Halacha Ilana Gadish. For women only. Dr. Sahar Wertheimer is currently completing her fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Cedars Sinai. She received her medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine where she also completed her Obstetrics and Gynecology residency. Dr. Wertheimer will be discussing general information about women's health and pregnancy and infertility during the pandemic.
Parents with Children in Public/Private School Connect!
We've created a Whatsapp group for Parents with Children in Public/Private School (non-day school) to help with sharing resources and information among families. 
Town Hall: High Holidays at BDJ
Thursday, August 20th at 8:00 PM
Join via Zoom, Register Here
Community-Wide Virtual Meeting to review our plans for the holidays. We thank you for partnering with us and we look forward -- with God's help -- to welcoming 5781 together as a BDJ Family (in all of the ways we can!). 
  • 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 
  • Yizkor Memorial Book: As the Holidays approach, our thoughts turn to our loved ones who will not be with us, except in spirit. We honor their memory by inscribing their names in our Yizkor Memorial Book, which this year will be mailed to each member prior to Yom Kippur. To commemorate your loved one(s) - parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends - please fill out this formBecause of logistical challenges due to COVID, we ask that you send your submissions no later than August 15th.   
  • Promote your Business: If you'd like to advertise in BDJ's 2020-2021 Calendar, please fill out this formDeadline August 15th. 
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).
BDJ Community Blood Drive 
Sunday, August 23rd 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM is FULL! 
We are adding the following dates: 
Thursday, Sept 10th & October 18th
and will send out the sign up information shortly.
Tikkun Corona Lunch
Wednesday, August 12th

Our next Tikkun Corona Lunch recipient is:
Intensive Care Unit Staff at Cedars-Sinai
Since March Cedar's ICU Staff has been caring for critically ill patients with COVID-19. They are incredibly grateful for our community's generosity and support of their frontline staff.

Thank you to our upcoming Tikkun Corona Lunch sponsors: 
Brenda and Harold Walt 

If you would also like to help support the ICU Cedars Staff, please Donate Here.

Eloise Feldman's Chesed Project

In honor of Eloise's Bat Mitzvah, she has chosen to postpone all public celebration until after the pandemic. Meanwhile, for her Chesed Project, she wants to raise money and awareness for the needs of immunodeficient individuals by crafting homemade jewelry for donations to the Immune Deficiency Foundation. The jewelry will be designed from specialty material and tools (although no precious metals or stones) and will range from simple to elaborate bracelets and necklaces.
To donate, click here. The deadline for donating for jewelry will be Sunday morning, 9:00am PDT, August 16, 2020. The top ten donors at that point will get to make requests for customized jewelry, with the very top donor getting two pieces. Everyone else (up to at least the top 30, maybe more) that donated at that point gets to select from pre-made jewelry, with priority based on donation rank. And no matter who you are, if you can give anything at all, you have the gratitude of Eloise, her family, the foundation, and a whole lot of people that could really use the help in these challenging times!
Update From The Los Angeles Mikvah:

As children return from sleepaway camps, and exposure to larger groups, we find it absolutely necessary to take the following precautions to protect all our users:

1) Everyone should have their kids tested, swabbed, upon returning home. If all tests are negative-AND-you have seen no symptoms, you may come to use the mikvah on your scheduled night.
2) Please wait 14 days, from the time of contact with anyone returning home from camp, before coming to use the mikvah.
It is our responsibility, as those who run the mikvah, and yours as users, to follow these guidelines and requirements for the safety of everyone in our very large community.
If you have any questions or concerns, you may text/call 
Vivian Lurie at 310-948- 4432.
Black & Jewish Identities: Opening up a Conversation on Racial Injustice, the Black Experience in America, and the Jewish Community Presented by the Shalhevet Institute. 
Second session - 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
The Julie Beren Platt Teen Innovation Grants
Learn more and apply here
A program of the Los Angeles Jewish Teen Initiative (LAJTI), co-funded by The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles and the Jim Joseph Foundation, with funding from the Jewish Community Foundation.

We value how teens' passions, talents, and creativity can help shape our Jewish community. This program encourages teens to take risks, develop impactful projects, and create meaningful connections with others. As the impact of Covid-19 challenges us to adapt to our changing world, now more than ever, our community needs you!

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) * 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) * 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) * Moshe ben Melech (Adi Hepner's grandfather) * G'dalyah Reuven ben Bracha (Gary Linder).