Parshat Shoftim
August 13-14 | 6 Elul 5781
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  • Kiddush is sponsored by Audrey Kraus & David Diamond in honor of their last Shabbat in LA.
  • A donation to the Kiddush Fund has been made by Rabbanit Alissa, Akiva, and Ella in honor of Dr. Robin Shaw, Dr. Andrew Spitzer, Dr. Bruce Greenfield, Rabbi Jason Weiner, Chaplain Rhoda Weisman, the Cedars-Sinai team, and the BDJ family and leadership for their immense wisdom, love, and support of our family in the ongoing refuah shleimah of Baruch ben Sarah.
  • Seudah Shlishit is sponsored by Margy & Jeremy Horowitz in honor of their son Nathan's Bar Mitzvah.
To sponsor in honor of a Simcha or Yahrzeit, click here.
  • Mazal Tov: To Nathan Horowitz, parents Margy & Jeremy Horowitz, and sibling Jay on Nathan's Bar Mitzvah this Shabbat!
  • Mazal Tov: To grandparents Mina & Jordan Rush, parents Tzvia & Josh Orbach, big siblings Micah and Tory, and aunts and uncle Atara, Penina, and Harel on the birth of a baby boy!
  • Mazal Tov: To Abigail Yasgur & Joe Lipner, siblings Emma and Max, and the groom's parents Dina and Michael Glouberman on the engagement of Rose Yasgur Lipner to Elon Glouberman!
  • Welcome: To New Members Grace Parasmo & Yitzchak Lieberman!
  • Friday Night Candlelighting: 7:24 PM
  • Mincha & Kabbalat Shabbat: 7:00 PM in the Abrams/Kanefsky backyard

  • 8:25 Minyan in the Beit Midrash. Post-Davening Learning with Rabbi Ari Schwarzberg
  • Rechov Yeladim: 9:00 AM in the Upstairs Classrooms (until 11:45 am)
  • Shacharit: 9:15 AM in the Sanctuary
  • Torat Chayyim: Approximately 11:00 AM in the Beit Midrash - Of the People, By the People? Can Jewish Law Recognize a Jewish Democratic Government?
  • Nosh n' Drosh: 5:00 PM at the Weinreb backyard. Details below.
  • Mincha/Maariv: 7:10 PM in the Sanctuary
  • Seudah Shlishit in the Beit Midrash for those fully vaccinated
  • Nothing But the Pshat with Rabbi Ari Schwarzberg.
  • Havdalah: 8:22 PM
Nosh N Drosh

How in the world did Covid-Halacha work??
Part Two - You Can (or Can’t) Do That Over Zoom?!?
5:00 p.m. at the Weinreb backyard, 1735 S. Canfield Ave
Childcare at the Adatto backyard, 1751 S. Canfield Ave

The pandemic raised all kinds of questions about the relationship between technology and Halacha that will certainly continue to have implications going forward. Rav Yosef will examine many of these questions: How does a minyan work over Zoom? The recitation of kaddish? How were we able to fulfill our obligation of megillah reading? And what about the whole Zoom seder question? What factors are at play and how did the halachic process unfold? And what happens now?

As the season for Nosh n' Drosh comes to an end with this last event, we extend a huge thank you to Mark Rothman for orchestrating it all. We look forward to Nosh n' Drosh with everyone next year!
Weekday Minyanim
- Mincha/Maariv will be at 7:20 pm this week
-Midrash Group: Tuesday at 7:45 AM in the Beit Midrash
YP Minyan
Shabbat, August 21st, at 9:30 a.m. in the Beit Midrash

Join BDJ Young Professionals for YP Minyan and kiddush on Shabbat morning, August 21st! YP Minyan is now planned for the third Shabbat of every month!

Sponsor an upcoming YP Kiddush here.
Tikkun Olam Lunch
Sunday Morning, August 22nd at 11:00 AM

  • Package grab-and-go lunches, along with small gifts
  • Distribute grab-and-go lunches
  • Lead the creative activity to build community & ruach

To RSVP to volunteer, please contact David Nimmer at:
Tmol Shilshom - BDJ's Israel Book Club
August 23rd at 7:45 p.m. | The Yasgur Lipner Backyard, 9607 Bolton Road.

Tmol Shilshom invites everyone to read Meir Shalev’s delightful book My Russian Grandmother and Her American Vacuum Cleaner: A Family Memoir. It’s a perfect summertime read, a charming tale of family ties, over-the-top housekeeping, and circa 1930’s life in Nahalal, the village of Meir Shalev’s birth. Meet Shalev’s amazing Grandma Tonia, who arrived in Palestine by boat from Russia in 1923 and lived in a constant state of battle with what she viewed as the family’s biggest enemy in their new land: dirt.

We will be having a backyard discussion on the 23rd at the Yasgur Lipner home, with Hana Wexler facilitating. Contact Jill Linder to RSVP at You can find the book here.
  • Oil Drilling Site - Notice of Public Hearing Aug. 18, 2021 after 4:30 PM. Call in: (213) 338-8477 or (669) 900-9128, mtg ID 85903275934. Zoom Link, mtg ID 85903275934, Passcode 585081.
  • Explore LA Hebrew High - Virtual open house and private tours available. Website -; see Flyer for more details.
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 * 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 * Shalom David Ben Feigel (father of Boaz Hepner's friend) * 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) * Leah Rivka bat Ada * Shulamit bat Miriam * Avraham Yitzchak ben Devorah * Yoseph Ben Gittel Pessel * Bracha Merel bat Rivka (Bernice Epstein) * 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) * Yitzchak Shlomo ben Mirel Devorah (Chaim Plotzker’s son) * Amichai Yehoshua ben Leah Feigele (Ami Korn) * Leah Chaya bat Basha * Wolf Isaac ben Nediva * Shana bat Chia (Jillian Isaacs) * Sarah Freida bat Raizel (Rachel Olshin's mom) * Illana bat Elke (Heather Thau's mother) * Gilad Tal (Julie Sugar's cousin) * Baila Malka bat Ada Etti (Ze'ev Korn's mother) * Farah bat Mozelle Tobe (Brenda Robin's mother) * HaRavYitzchak ben Tobeh (Audrey Kraus' father) * Paltiel Moshe Ben Shapsa Zev v’ Asna Fayga (Margy Horowitz's cousin) * Avraham Chaim ben Rivka