Parshat Vayera
October 22-23 | 17 Cheshvan 5782
Sponsorship Donations

  • Cocoa Club is sponsored by Jeff and Reyna Zack in honor of Charlie Zack’s upcoming birthday!
  • Seudah Shlishit is sponsored by Tobi Inlender in memory of her husband Nachum Inlender z"l.
To sponsor in honor of a Simcha or Yarzheit, click here.
  • Mazal Tov: To grandparents Felisa and David Felsenthal on the birth of their grandson to proud parents Deena and Jonathan!
  • Mazal Tov: To grandparents Jordan and Vivian Lurie on the birth of their granddaughter, Sadie, to proud parents Robbie and Elisha!
  • In case you missed the COVID-19 Community Discussion on boosters, see it as a video here! Thank you again to Gil Melmed, Zach Rubin and Julie Higashi!
  • Weekday Minyanim Scheduling: With the upcoming time change, we are asking everyone who is able to sign up here to commit (at least) one day a week to attending our Mincha/Maariv. Thank you in advance for helping sustain our weekday minyan!
  • Friday Night Candlelighting: 5:53 PM
  • Mincha/Maariv: 5:55 PM in the Abrams/Kanefsky backyard (1537 Durango Ave)

  • 8:25 Minyan in the Beit Midrash. Post Davening learning with Rabbi Menachem Hecht
  • Rechov Yeladim: 9:00 AM in the Upstairs Classrooms
  • Shacharit: 9:15 AM in the Sanctuary
  • Teen Minyan: 10:00 AM at the Fishman Backyard (1753 S Shenandoah St)
  • Cocoa Club (4th-6th grade girls): 10:30 AM outdoors on the landing up the stairs near the projection room at BDJ.
  • Torat Chayyim: Approximately 11:00 in the Beit Midrash with Rav Yosef - Avraham and Sarah’s Butter and BBQ: A Biblical precedent for 21st century lab-grown meat?
  • Mincha: 5:35 PM in the Sanctuary
  • Seudah Shlishit & Maariv in the Beit Midrash for those fully vaccinated
  • Nothing But the Pshat with Joey Lipner
  • Havdalah: 6:48 PM
  • Weekday Minyanim: Mincha/Maariv will be at 5:50 PM this week.
  • Gemara Shiur with Rav Yosef on Monday Evening, October 25th, 7:30-9:00 PM. For more info, contact:
  • Tot Shabbat at 3:30-5:00 PM next Shabbat (Oct. 30th) at La Cienega Park. Families with children 0-4 years old are invited to get together for some quality time with food, storytelling, and singing! Register & plan potluck items here. For more info, contact:
  • Tikkun Olam Lunch on Sunday, October 31st at 11:00! Located at B'nai David. Lend a hand on-site! Register to volunteer by contacting
  • Minyan 4 Minions (1st-4th grade) will return on November 6th from 5:00-6:35 PM! Join us for a special Mincha led by the kids, refreshments, and a parent-child learning activity. For more info, contact:
  • A Room of Many Hearts: Building a Complex and Nuanced Zionism - This three part lecture & discussion series has its first session on November 14th at 7:00 PM. Click here to learn more!
  • Join the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles for Guided Meditation & Reflections twice a month on Thursdays at 8am and Fridays at 12pm. To register or to learn more, please email Marlee Goldshine at or call 323-761-8132.
  • The LA Jewish Community Children's Choir will meet in person for five sessions, socially distanced and outdoors! Join them by emailing It begins November 7th! Please see flyer for details!
  • The Jewish Federation is offering $250 Ralphs gift cards to help young adults during the pandemic. The age range is 18-40. You can find more information and a link to the application (which takes less than 5 minutes) here.
  • The Orthodox Union, in partnership with the Sacks family, will be streaming a commemoration of the first yarzheit of Rabbi Dr. Jonathan Sacks zt"l on October 26th. Click here for 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 * 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) * Sarah Yaffa bat Elka Tzivia * Aaron Ben Mai * Nechemya Ben Gittel (father of Carly Mann) * Aliza Talia Sarah bat Dina Rachel (Rachel Lesin Kasirer's friend) * Tzvia bat Yona * Dan ben Esther (Dan Schechter) * Yehoshua Michael ben Yafa Peninah (Boaz Hepner's friend Josh Rothstein)