Parshat Vayeilech | Shabbat Shuva
September 10-11 | 5 Tishrei 5782
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Sponsorship Donations

  • A Kiddush Fund contribution has been made by Michele Gold in honor of the Yarzheit of her mother Rita Berwald z"l.
To sponsor in honor of a Simcha or Yarzheit, click here.
  • Mazal Tov: To Nomi Stolzenberg and David Myers on the engagement of their daughter Tali Stolzenberg-Myers to Ben Castanon!
  • Condolences: To Gary Hirschhorn and his family on the passing of his father, Robert Irving Hirschhorn z"l. Shiva minyan information below.
  • The deadline for Sukkot Member Mashup registration is today! If you would like to host or be hosted for a Friday night dinner on September 24th or for a Shabbat Lunch on the 25th, then get registration information and event details here!
  • Friday Night Candlelighting: 6:49 PM
  • Mincha & Kabbalat Shabbat: 6:50 PM in the Abrams/Kanefsky backyard

  • 8:25 Minyan in the Beit Midrash. Post-Davening Learning with Ariella Etshalom
  • Rechov Yeladim: 9:00 AM in the Upstairs Classrooms (until 11:45 am)
  • Shacharit: 9:15 AM in the Sanctuary
  • Teen Minyan: 10:00 AM in the Kolieb backyard (9023 Cresta Drive)
  • 9/11 Program: approx. 11:00 AM in the Beit Midrash (details below)
  • Shabbat Shuva Drasha: 5:15 PM (details below)
  • Mincha/Maariv: 6:30 PM in the Sanctuary
  • Seudah Shlishit in the Beit Midrash for those fully vaccinated
  • Nothing But the Pshat with Dr. Sara Smith
  • Havdalah: 7:44 PM
9/11 Program

This Shabbat marks the 20th anniversary of 9/11. Please join us in the Beit Midrash after davening as BDJers share their memories of that terrible day and of those who were lost. We hope that this experience of sharing can inspire us to focus on what is truly important in life, in particular as Yom Kippur approaches.
Shabbat Shuvah Drasha

“תַּן דַּעְתְּךָ שֶׁלֹּא תְּקַלְקֵל וְתַחֲרִיב אֶת עוֹלָמִי : Yom Kippur as Earth Day”.

In the Drasha, Rav Yosef will utilize foundational sources within Biblical and Rabbinic tradition to create an authentic and empowering Jewish framework for approaching the challenge of our generation. The subject matter of the spiritual responsibility God has given us for the planet and for the people who live on it is particularly close to his heart.

The Shabbat Shuvah Drasha is one of the central gatherings of our year, when we take the time to deeply explore an idea and its ramifications for the way we live, as individuals and as a B'nai David community. Please be sure to join us. Childcare will be provided in Rechov Yeladim.

The Drasha is dedicated to the memory of Albert Kanefsky a”h, on the occasion of his 19th yahrzeit.

Weekday Minyanim

- Sunday Selichot & Shacharit: 7:30 am.
- Monday Selichot & Shacharit: 6:20 am at the Hirschhorn home, 2035 Castle Heights Ave, as they are observing Shiva. Monday mincha/maariv at 6:45 pm will also be at the shiva home. Tuesday and Wednesday will return to the Beit Midrash.
- Tuesday Selichot & Shacharit: 6:30 am.
- Wednesday Selichot & Shacharit: 6:45 am.
- Friday Shacharit: 7:00 am.

- Sunday-Tuesday Mincha/Maariv: 6:45 pm.

- Wednesday & Thursday Minyanim: See "Yom Kippur" below.
Tashlich at the Beach

September 12th, 10:00-11:30 am at Dockweiler Beach - Join Rechov Yeladim for fun activities and learning for all ages. Food will be provided. Find a flyer here.
Scouts of America Kickoff and Recruiting Meeting

Sunday, Sept 12, 2021, 4:00-6:00 PM in the backyard at 1717 Crest Drive. Future scouts and parents invited for fun, games, and prizes. More info in the flyer.
Yom Kippur

See our full High Holiday Schedule here and relevant Yom Kippur times below. Yom Kippur seats MUST be purchased in advance here.

Erev Yom Kippur—September 15
  • Selichot & Shacharit: 6:45 AM
  • Mincha: 3:30 PM
  • Candle Lighting / Fast Begins: 6:42 PM
  • Kol Nidrei: 6:40 PM

Yom Kippur - September 16
  • Shacharit: 8:30 AM
  • Yizkor: approx. 11:00 AM
  • Mincha: 4:50 PM
  • Neilah and Maariv: 6:10 PM
  • Havdalah/Fast Ends 7:37 PM
Visit for all the latest info and resources. View high holiday times, inspiring yamim noraim music, halacha-how-to's, and more!
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Erev Sukkot—September 20
  • Candle Lighting: 6:35 PM
  • Mincha/Dvar Torah/Maariv: 6:35 PM
  • Recite Kiddush after 7:29 PM

Sukkot—September 21 & 22
  • Shacharit: 9:15 AM
  • Mincha/Shiur/Maariv: 6:20 PM
  • Day 1: Candle Lighting & Kiddush after 7:28 PM
  • Day 2: Havdalah: 7:28 PM
Upcoming Events

  • Tikkun Olam Breakfast: Please join us at Beth Jacob Congregation (9030 W. Olympic Blvd) on Thursday morning, September 23rd at 9:30 AM for a festive breakfast in honor of the holiday of Sukkot.
  • Sukkah Hop!: Friday, September 24th, 3:00 - 5:00 pm - Our Sukkah Hop will be an engaging and fun experience for our 1st to 6th graders. Snacks will be provided. Thank you to the Katrikh, Schwarzberg & Helfand families for hosting! Please RSVP by 9/23 here.
  • BDJ Sukkot Member Mashups: Shabbat Chol Hamoed - Friday night dinner September 24th and Shabbat Lunch the 25th. Sukkot during these Covid-19 times provides us all with a great opportunity to host and be hosted for a meal in the safer outdoors. Sign up to get to know members you see regularly but don't yet personally know! Find details and registration info here.
  • Teen Kickoff: Shabbat afternoon September 25th in the Melmed Sukkah (9510 Bolton Rd). Following our first three Teen Minyanim since our partial return to normalcy, we will have our official Kickoff! For more information on upcoming Teens' events, including the kickoff, minyanim, and Girls' Coffee Club, click here.
  • Sheimos – Yeshiva Ohr Elchonon Chabad is hosting a sheimos receptacle on their campus (7215 Waring Ave., 90046). The receptacle is located on school grounds, and one cannot enter without permission. Call (323) 937-3763 to make an appointment. The dumpster is located in the parking lot on Formosa. A donation is requested as it's an expensive service they are providing.
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 * Susan Bercovici (Daughter-In-Law of Rica Bercovici)