Parshat Pinchas
July 2-3 | 23 Tammuz 5781
Shabbat Mevarchim
Sponsorship Donations

  • Kiddush Fund Donation by Talia and Arnon Shorr in gratitude for seven wonderful years of friendship and community in Los Angeles
  • Seudah Shlishit is sponsored by:
  • Claudine Sokol in honor of the Yahrzeit of her mother Elisa Sokol z”l, grandmother of Paige, Maya, Moshe and Alexa Unterman. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Elisa and her husband, David z”l, were founding members and supporters of several West LA Synagogues. They believed in and supported the local Jewish Community and were long time supporters of Bnei Akiva. May her Neshama have an Aliyah.
  • Netta Grutman and Daniel Nomanim in honor of BDJ being their spiritual home for the last decade
  • Thank you to Talia & Arnon and Netta & Daniel for their profound support of BDJ over the years. From learning to our gala to our hospitality and much more, you have made BDJ better and warmer and elevated us all.
To sponsor in honor of a Simcha or Yahrzeit, click here.
  • Mazal Tov: To Roberta & Morice Zelkha and family on the engagement of their daughter Zoe Zelkha to Daniel Stankowski!
  • Mazal Tov: To Robin & Gil Graff and family on the engagement of their daughter Talia Graff to Mordechai Labaton!
  • Welcome: To BDJ's new Bookkeeper & Chevra/Communications Coordinator, Aaron Ellern!
  • BDJ is hiring! Job listings and details are herePlease share with anyone you think would be interested. 
  • Teen Minyan Director
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Rechov Yeladim Counselor(s): contact Claire at
  • Friday Night Candlelighting: 7:50 PM
  • Mincha & Kabbalat Shabbat: 7:00 PM in the Beit Midrash

  • 8:25 Minyan meeting in the Beit Midrash. Post-Davening Learning with Rabbi Paul Gelb.
  • Rechov Yeladim: 9:00 AM in the Upstairs Classrooms (until 11:45 am)
  • Shacharit: 9:15 AM in the Sanctuary
  • Torat Chayyim: 11:00 AM in the Beit Midrash with Rav Yosef - A Daughter’s Inheritance: Was the B’not Tzlafchad Ruling an Exception or a Legal Harbinger?
  • Mincha/Maariv: 7:40 PM in the Sanctuary
  • Seudah Shlishit in the Beit Midrash for those fully vaccinated
  • Nothing But the Pshat with Daniel Nomanim
  • Havdalah: 8:53 PM
Torat Chayyim with Rav Yosef
This Shabbat, Immediately after Tefilla, Beit Midrash
The second week of our new shiur called “Torat Chayyim” will be this Shabbat morning. With Kiddush food available (!) Rav Yosef will lead an exploration of a Halachic, ethical, or philosophical topic that has its roots in the weekly parsha. This week’s topic is: A Daughter’s Inheritance: Was the B’not Tzlafchad Ruling an Exception or a Legal Harbinger?

**Rechov Yeladim will be extended to 11:45 am to ensure parents of young children can attend as well.**
Weekday Minyanim
- Mincha/Maariv will be at 7:55 pm this week
- Midrash Group w/ Rav Yosef; Tuesday at 7:45 AM; Zoom and in person
BDJ Babies Chevra Presents:
Tot Shabbat Seudah Shlishit!
July 10th, 5:00 pm
Garelick Backyard, 1631 Livonia Ave

All BDJ families with babies ages 3 and under are invited! There will be food, storytelling, singing, and, of course, much needed socializing. After this crazy year at home with our babies and toddlers, we are craving connection with each other and between our children. Rejoin life with your BDJ crew!
Nosh n' Drosh Sunday, July 11th
Torah and Mental Health: Processing Trauma and Loss

Rabbi Dr. Saul Haimoff (author of Handbook of Torah and Mental Health) is a clinical psychologist and rabbinic educator who uses Torah texts to elucidate mental health practices, and explores the ways that concepts of modern psychology can illuminate Torah sources as well. In "Processing Trauma and Loss," Rabbi Dr. Haimoff explores the lessons that our religious and national stories can teach us about navigating adversity in all shapes and forms.

What We’ve Learned:
Looking Back at the Unforgettable Years of 5780 and ‘81

Each of us has learned important things over the past year and a half, about life, love, and what's really important. Every one of us is invited to contribute to a compendium of thoughts that we are compiling to be called: What We’ve Learned: Looking Back at the Unforgettable Years of 5780 and ‘81.

We’re going to publish the compendium as a beautiful booklet and have copies for everyone in shul on Rosh HaShana, as a source of thought and inspiration for the new year ahead. To participate, all you need to do is to  compose your 1-2 paragraph reflection (not more!) and submit it to us by August 1st.

  • BDJ Blood Drive – Sunday, July 25th from 10:00 – 4:00 pm. Sign Up 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) * 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 * 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) * Amichai Yehoshua ben Leah Feigele (Ami Korn) * Leah Chaya bat Basha * Wolf Isaac ben Nediva * Judith bat Haika * Shana bat Chia (Jillian Isaacs) * Sarah Freida bat Raizel (Rachel Olshin's mom) * Illana bat Elke (Heather Thau's mother)