Parshat Toldot
November 5-6 | 2 Kislev 5782

  • Kiddush is sponsored by Sonja and Tal Sholklapper in honor of the birth of their son.
  • A donation to the kiddush fund has been made by Susan Fink & Robert Smith and Vera & Pedro Biro in honor of Penina's and Yoni's upcoming wedding.
  • Teen Minyan Kiddush is sponsored by Joshua Metzger & Dina Hellerstein.
  • Cookie Club this week is sponsored by the Krantz family in honor of our Rechov Yeladim Director, Claire Hurwitz and her recent birthday.
  • Seudah Shlishit is sponsored by:
  • Tobi Inlender in memory of her father Yisrael Yaakov ben Asher Zelig z"l (Irving Wexler)
  • Esther Macner in honor of the yarzheit of her father Shmuel Macner z"l.
  • Mazal Tov: To Sonja & Tal Sholklapper and big brother Ram on the birth of a baby boy! To join the mealtrain, click here.
  • Mazal Tov: To Penina Smith and Yoni Biro on their upcoming wedding on Sunday! Mazal tov to parents Susan Fink & Robert Smith and Vera & Pedro Biro. Mazal tov also to their siblings, nieces, and nephew.
  • Mazal Tov: To Bonnie and Josh Sharfman on the birth of a grandson to parents Noah and Amanda Sharfman!
  • Daylight Savings Time ends Saturday night. Don't forget to set your clock back one hour!
  • Friday Night Candlelighting: 5:39 PM
  • Mincha/Maariv: 5:40 pm in the Abrams/Kanefsky backyard (1537 Durango Ave)

  • 8:25 Minyan will not meet this week
  • Rechov Yeladim: 9:00 AM in the Upstairs Classrooms
  • Cookie Club at 10:30 am for 4th-6th grade boys on the outside stairs landing
  • Shacharit: 9:15 AM in the Sanctuary
  • Teen Minyan at 10:00 am at the Kolieb Backyard (9023 Cresta Drive)
  • Minyan 4 Minions: 5:00 PM at the Katrikh Backyard (1637 S Bedford St)
  • Mincha: 5:20 PM in the Sanctuary
  • Seudah Shlishit & Maariv in the Beit Midrash for those fully vaccinated
  • Nothing But the Pshat with Esther Macner
  • Havdalah: 6:35 PM
Minyan 4 Minions

Join us from 5:00-6:35 PM for a special Mincha led by the kids (1st-4th grade), refreshments, and a parent-child learning activity! Masks required except when actively eating and drinking. For more info, contact:
  • Weekday Minyanim: Mincha/Maariv will be at 4:35 PM this week
  • Gemara Shiur with Rav Yosef on Mondays at 7:30 PM. More info:
  • BDJ Game Night - November 13th at 7:45 PM in the Social Hall. Join us Motza'ei Shabbat for the ultimate trivia night experience, including human bingo! Don't worry--it's nothing like the Squid Games. This is your opportunity to prove you and your team are the cleverest in all of the Shul! We've got prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams. RSVP here!
  • 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!
  • Los Angeles Yoetzet celebrates its 10 year anniversary with a program "Building Blocks of Intimacy: A Deeper Look at Marriage in Real Time" featuring Rachel Hercman, LCSW and moderated by Yoetzet Halacha Jordana Topp on Tuesday, November 16th at 8 pm. Zoom ID: 96673568944 Password: 879261. For Women Only.
  • BDJ's Tikkun Olam Committee is a proud sponsor of Sharsheret's Pies For Prevention Thanksgiving Bake Sale! Banana Chocolate Chip Bread, Pumpkin Cranberry Bread, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Pie, and Peanut Butter Blondies (peanut butter blondies are baked separately from other items) All items are pareve, baked by a team led by Sari Abrams, Rena Selya Cohen and Julie Fax in the Fax kitchen. Pick up the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. All proceeds go to Sharsheret to fund ovarian cancer research and awareness. To order, go to Contact, for more information. 
  • Rechov Yeladim Chesed Party - Sunday, November 21st 3:00pm-4:30pm (Location TBD). As Thanksgiving approaches, join our BDJ families for kid-friendly and family-fun chesed activities! We will pack and decorate Shabbat Kits for Cedars-Sinai patients, make gratitude arts and crafts projects, and share in yummy seasonal treats together. $10 per child (all proceeds will go toward the supplies for the Shabbat Kits Chesed Project). Look out for a sign-up coming soon! More info:
  • 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 this Sunday, November 7th! Please see the 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.
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)