Parshat Naso
May 21-May 22 | 11 Sivan 5781
Virtual Learning and Chesed is sponsored by

  • Ze'ev Korn in memory of his father, Michael Korn z"l.

To sponsor in honor of a Simcha or Yahrzeit, click here.
Shavuot Yizkor Appeal
on Behalf of BDJ's Youth Programming

If you have not yet had the opportunity to contribute to the Shavuot Yizkor appeal, please click here to make your donation in support of BDJ's Youth Department and staff, who have worked so hard throughout the past year to continue to provide important and meaningful Rechov Yeladim programs, minyanim and educational opportunities to our youth.
  • Mazal Tov: to Dov and Aura Rosenblatt on the birth of a baby girl!
  • If you'd like to hop on the mealtrain, click here!

  • Mazal Tov: to Seraphina Balter and the whole Balter family on Seraphina's Bat Mitzvah!

  • Mazal Tov: to Rabbi Dr. Chaim Tureff, on being honored by Friendship Circle of Los Angeles for his work supporting Jewish children with special needs!

  • Mazel Tov: on your Grad's graduation! Please click here to fill out the sponsorship form by June 1st to have your grad included in our Graduation Shabbat on June 12th!

  • 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: 7:34 PM
  • Havdalah: 8:36 PM
** The state of California has announced it will be keeping its current masking guidance until June 15, and L.A. County will do the same to remain in alignment. 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 7:35 PM
  • Shiur with Rav Yosef between Mincha and Maariv

**Scroll down for Rechov Yeladim information for this shabbat
Rechov Yeladim for Shabbat May 22nd

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.

  • The LA Yoetzet Halacha Initiative and Sharsheret present: Women’s Health in 2021: "Why it Matters More than Ever." Featuring a special presentation on women's health screenings by Dr. Atara Geft, and a personal story by previvor Nancy Schiff. The event will be moderated by Yoetzet Halacha Ilana Gadish and Yoetzet Halacha Dr. Jordana Topp. Monday, May 24th at 8:00 pm via Zoom. Further info is available here.
  • Donate Blood and Save a Life!
  • Blood Drive this Sunday May 23rd in the BDJ Social Hall, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM. Click here to sign up!

  • One Verse, Five Voices - click here to read this week's edition of Table For Five in the Jewish Journal with Rabbanit Alissa!
- Rechov Yeladim w/ AB, LB; Sun. May 23, 9:00 AM; Zoom.
- Gesher w/ RYK; Sun. May 23rd, 10:00 – 11:15 AM; Rancho Park
- Sefer HaChinuch w/ RYK - OFF WEEK
- Gemara Shiur w/ RYK; Mon. May 24th, 8:00 PM; Zoom.
- Midrash Group w/ RYK; Tues. May 25th, 7:45 AM; Zoom.
- Parsha Plug w/ RATN - Tues. May 25th, 7:30 PM; Zoom.
- Panim El Panim w/ RATN; Wed., May 26th, 12:00 PM; Zoom.
- Shiur b'Ivrit w/ Jeff Rabin, Thurs., May 27th, 8:15 PM; Zoom.
- Briyut HaNefesh w/ RATN; Fri., May 28th, 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.
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. 
  • 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 * Shana bat Chia (Jillian Isaacs)