Shabbat Chol Hamoed
September 24-25 | 18 Tishrei 5782
Sponsorship Donations

  • Seudah Shlishit sponsored by the Glass and Kotler families in honor of the yarzheit of Marion Intrator z"l.
To sponsor in honor of a Simcha or Yarzheit, click here.
  • Condolences: To Aviva Banin and her family on the passing of her sister Mira Banin z"l.
  • Friday Night Candlelighting: 6:29 PM
  • Mincha/Maariv: 6:30 PM in the Abrams/Kanefsky backyard (1537 Durango Ave)

  • Rechov Yeladim: 9:00 AM in the Upstairs Classrooms
  • Shacharit (please note earlier time): 9:00 AM in the Sanctuary
  • Outdoor option at the Kellners (2245 Guthrie Circle). Registration required for it here.
  • Mincha: 6:10 PM in the Sanctuary
  • Seudah Shlishit & Maariv in the Fax Sukkah (1509 Livonia Ave.) for those fully vaccinated
  • Nothing But the Pshat with Abe Rosenberg
  • Teen Kickoff: 6:00-8:15 PM in the Melmed Sukkah (see below for details)
  • Havdalah: 7:24 PM
Teen Kickoff

Shabbat Chol Hamoed, Sep. 25th, 6:00-8:15 PM 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! At the Kickoff will be food, Ma'ariv/Havdalah, and a post-Shabbat surprise! Bring a friend!
Chol Hamoed Sunday
September 26

  • Shacharit: 8:00 AM
  • Mincha/Maariv: 6:30 PM
Hoshanah Rabbah
September 27

  • Shacharit: 6:10 AM
Shemini Atzeret
September 27-28

  • Candle Lighting: 6:25 PM
  • Mincha/Maariv: 6:25 PM

  • Shacharit (please note earlier time): 9:00 AM
  • Outdoor option at the Kellners (2245 Guthrie Circle). Registration required for it here.
  • Yizkor: 10:15 AM
Simchat Torah

For full event details, including full event descriptions and COVID protocols (e.g. vaccination and masking procedures), click here.

Mazal tov to our Simchat Torah honorees this year!

  • Kallat B’reishit for Shirat Chana: President Rena Selya Cohen

  • Hatan Torah: David Nimmer
  • Hatan B’reishit: Stevie Green

Simchat Torah Night
Children’s Programming (up to 6th Grade): 5:00 – 6:30 PM at the Garelick Backyard (1631 Livonia Ave) - Please register at this link in the second tab – up to 40 children, first come, first served. 
For Adults, in the Blumofe Backyard (1717 S. Crest Drive) - Mincha at 6:25 PM, followed by new Torah from the famed and sainted Kugeldicker Rov titled "The Great Pekudei-Vayakhel Uproar of 1842," followed by Maariv & Hakafot at 7:00 PM. Please register here (3rd tab) to secure your spot. There will be no mincha/maariv at the shul.

Candle Lighting after 7:24 PM
Simchat Torah Morning
Main Sanctuary: 9:00 AM – No need to pre-register. Note the debut of “Not Trivial: Everyone’s Best Torah Trivia Questions!” on this morning. Submit trivia questions of your own devising here! Rechov Yeladim will open at 9:30 AM.
Kellner Backyard Minyan: 9:00 AM at 2245 Guthrie Circle – Please register here (4th tab). Spots available on a first come, first served basis. 
Shirat Chana: 9:15 AM at the Smith-Fink Backyard (1487 Crest Drive) – Join us for a full Shirat Chana, including Shacharit, leining and Mussaf on Simchat Torah Morning. Please register here (5th tab) – spots available on a first come, first served basis.

Havdalah: 7:18 PM
B'nai David-Judea Blood Drive – Sunday, October 10th, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM in the Social Hall. Donors will receive a $5 gift card by email for their generosity! Sign up here. The sponsor code is "BDJ".
Gemara Shiur
with Rav Yosef
to begin on Monday evening, October 11th, 7:30 – 9:00 PM
Everyone is invited to join this year’s Gemara shiur, at which we’ll be studying the third perek of Massechet Shabbat. This perek takes us into both conceptual and practical discussions about how “cooking” is defined in terms of Shabbat law, and how we can work within that definition to nonetheless produce hot food and beverages for and on Shabbat. Following the “cooking” sugyot, the perek moves to a comprehensive study of that concept we call muktzah, and we will discover that it is in fact not one, rather numerous sub-concepts and categories, each with its own parameters and spiritual goals.
Each Gemara shiur includes guided Havruta time. While previous experience with Gemara is a significant plus, everyone is welcome and you may use whichever version of Gemara (Original, Steinsaltz, Artscroll, etc.) works best for you.
In the coming days, we will finalize the “where” question, in light of people’s indoor / outdoor comfort levels. We will also provide an option for Zooming in to the shiur.
  • 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.
  • The Los Angeles Yoetzet Halacha Initiative – Shiur with Yoetzet Halacha Dr. Jordana Topp: Is Simchat Torah a Men's Holiday? Sep. 29, 9:30 AM, for women only, at the Young Israel of Century City Library on the 2nd floor. Details here.
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)