Parshat Sh'lach
June 4-5 | 25 Sivan 5781
Shabbat Mevarchim
Virtual Learning and Chesed is sponsored by

  • Kiddush-To-Go treats this week sponsored by the Gesher families in honor of Rav Yosef
  • Adi and Boaz Hepner in honor of Zachary Schechter's Bar Mitzvah

To sponsor in honor of a Simcha or Yahrzeit, click here.
  • Mazel Tov: To Zachary Schechter, parents Dena & Dan Schechter and siblings Sara and Yael on Zachary's Bar Mitzvah this Shabbat!
  • Mazel Tov: To Lynn Kaufman and Morty Moskowitz on the upcoming wedding of their son Jacob Moskowitz to Annabelle Eliashiv this coming weekend!
  • Thank you! To Dov Rosenblatt, our teen minyan and virtual Kabbalat Shabbat leader! We wish you and Aura and your kids all the best in Nashville in the coming year! We will miss you, your voice, your ruach and feel blessed to have had your leadership at BDJ over the years. Thank you to the Dakar Family for sponsoring Teen Kiddush in honor of Dov's last Shabbat with us.
  • LA Eruv Shabbat - an opportunity to give thanks and support our local eruv at
  • BDJ is hiring!
  • Teen Minyan Director
  • Administrative Assistant 
  • Job listings and details are here. Please share with anyone you think would be interested. 
** Masks are still required for everyone inside the BDJ building, except for those under 2 or with special needs. **
  • Friday Night Candlelighting: 7:43 PM
  • Mincha & Kabbalat Shabbat: 7:00 PM in the Beit Midrash
  • Shacharit: 9:15 AM in the Sanctuary
  • Teen Minyan: 10:00 am in the Melmed Backyard
  • Nosh N Drosh: 5:00 PM in the Social Hall (more below)
  • Mincha/Maariv: 7:35 PM in the Sanctuary
  • Seudah Shlishit in the Beit Midrash for those fully vaccinated
  • Nothing But the Pshat with Rav Yosef
  • Havdalah: 8:46 PM
Intersectionality: Wrestling with Zionism
and Social Justice Activism
Shabbat June 5th, 5:00 pm

Join us for our first - and especially timely -- Nosh N' Drosh of the summer. We will come together for a multi-generational conversation exploring the issues and challenges many young Jews are now facing, sometimes feeling that they need to choose between supporting Israel and engaging in the conversation about social and racial justice. We will talk about this as a community, and explore exactly what is happening and why it is happening. With panelists Rabbi Aaron Lerner, Mina Rush, and Jeremy Borison. To enable this to be the familial conversation we are seeking to create, this gathering will be for BDJ members only.
Rechov Yeladim

  • Rechov Yeladim is now INDOORS in the BDJ building for ages 6 months - 6th grade.

  • There is one Rechov Yeladim OUTDOOR location (open to all ages) at the Weiss-Cohen backyard (8857 Saturn Street).

  • All children - indoors and outdoors - must be preregistered and social distancing and masks are required of all kids (and adults) attending Rechov Yeladim.

  • Drop off for Rechov Yeladim starts at 9:00 AM. Snack will be served.
Thank you to the Weiss-Cohen family for hosting Rechov Yeladim this shabbat.
Weekday Minyanim
  • Mincha/Maariv will be at 7:50 pm this week
  • Rosh Chodesh is on Thursday/Friday and Shacharit will start at 6:30 am.

- Midrash Group w/ Rav Yosef; Tuesday at 7:45 AM; Zoom.
- Parsha Plug w/ Rabbanit Alissa - Tuesday at 7:30 PM; Zoom.
- Shiur b'Ivrit - Thursday at 8:15 PM; Zoom.
- Briyut HaNefesh w/ Rabbanit Alissa; Friday at 7:20 AM; Zoom.
How in the World did Covid-Halacha work? Part One
Shabbat, June 19

Rosh HaShanah davening finished in record time in 2020. The ordinary rules and practices around Torah reading were also altered dramatically in light of Covid-spawned health concerns. Ditto for the rules of Mikvah preparation. Join Rav Yosef as we look back and explore how halachic authorities (including our own) set priorities and arrived at decisions during the pandemic, and to gain deeper understanding of halachic process more generally.
  • Learn & Bake with Sharsheret! Pink Challah Virtual Workshop, Wed June 9th, 7:30 PM. Click here for more info and to register.
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) * 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) * Sarah Freida bat Raizel (Rachel Olshin's mom)