Parshat Vayechi
December 17-18 | 14 Tevet 5782
Honoring: Jamie Garelick and Tzvi Wolf
BDJ joins the worldwide Jewish community in wishing condolences to the family of Yehuda Dimentman, who was tragically killed in a terrorist attack today.
Thank You:
- To those that have provided aid in Kentucky. Read a message from Rav Yosef: Tornadoes in the East, Not Standing Idly By in the West.

- To this week's Tikkun Olam lunch Volunteers: llen Wintner, David Nimmer, Rich Kellner, Rabbi Tureff, & the Pressman 8th graders. Scroll down for photos!
YP Kiddish is Sponsored By:

  • Sara (Naor) Hirschberg, David Hirschberg, and their daughter Lielle for sponsoring "The Whole Darn Thing" in honor of Sara's 30th birthday!
  • Rena and Yona Remer for sponsoring the "Nosh" in honor of Deb Smith for expertly monitoring the BDJYP Whatsapp. There has never been anyone better!
  • Rabbanit Alissa, Akiva, Ella, and Judy for sponsoring the "Nosh" in honor of our amazing YP leadership and community and with gratitude for your prayers for Alissa's dad. 
  • An anonymous donor in honor of Rabbanit Alissa and her continued support of our community!

Seudah Shlishit is Sponsored By:

  • Larry Adler and Joan Presby in honor of the 10th Yahrzeit of Judy Adler, z"l.
To sponsor kiddush or seudah shlishit to celebrate
a simcha or honor a loved one, click here!
This Week
Weekday Minyanim: Mincha/Maariv will be at 4:35 PM this week.
BDJ Blood Drive | Sunday, 12/19 | 10AM-4PM
BDJ Social Hall. Almost Full!
Boker Babies | Friday, 12/24 | 7AM
Families with young kids are invited to join Shacharit and then all go out to breakfast together (outdoors) with Rabbanit Alissa! For more info contact Rabbanit Alissa.
Note: Next week, Shabbat, December 25th, we will have our famous Trader Joe's Kiddush! This is in order to give our wonderful custodians who observe Christmas time to celebrate and be with their families!
Boomer Melave Malka | Saturday, 12/25 | 7:30PM
w/ Rabbanit Alissa at Marcia & David Nimmer's Backyard
All BDJ Boomers Invited! For more info contact Jeff Rabin.
Circle the Date! Shabbat Morning, January 15th, MLK Birthday Weekend with Assemblymember Isaac Bryan
We are honored to host our newly elected CA Assemblymember, who will reflect on the meaning of MLK’s legacy to his life and vision. Assemblymember Bryan will address us right after the conclusion of Tefilla.
Save the Date, January 28th, for the return of the Boomers' Friday Night Dinner!
Warm friends, delicious food, inspiring speaker! Watch for all the details.
In Case You Missed It
Photos from this week's Tikkun Olam Lunch! More on our Facebook Page.
Around the Community
Maple Counseling – Funding for mental health services at a very low cost is available through a generous partnership with the Federation. Apply for a supported funding program - for info call (310) 271-9999 or visit online. Quality mental health care is for everyone.

YULA High School Girls Division presents "Songs from Hamilton," a musical event for women only, featuring Hannah Zelkha & directed by Margy Horowitz. Dec 16, 18, & 19 at the Morgan-Wixson Theatre. Tickets Here.

Vaccine Seminar offered by Boaz Hepner on 12/23. How to address hesitant questions, natural immunity vs vaccine immunity & the children's dose. Register Here.
Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles/Teen Talk App + LAJTI offering the second training cohort infused in Jewish values and community building. Learn more.

JScreen-Jewish Genetic Screening wants to keep you healthy. Click here to learn more and use code PreventCA100.

The Bnot Chul Program offers an integrated gap year, providing Torah learning for female students. Rabbanit Avital Engelberg from Yeshivat Maharat runs the program and invites BDJ families to be in touch with her directly!" Learn more here.

Ladino & Hebrew Language Class offered Tu/Th afternoons at Intiwasi School- 9017 W Pico Blvd starting April 19th. More info/register here
Misheberach List
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) * Gila bat Shoshie (mother of Michaly Lahat) * Avtalyon Zerachyah Ben Miriam Bracha (Avi Goldberg) * Eran Yakov ben Sara (Sara Naor's father) * Aliza Sara bat Miriam Chaya * Reuven Menachem ben Chaya Golda (Zane Anthony Mendelson) * Rachael bat Rivka (Rochelle Frimmer, Debi Pomerantz's Aunt) * Daniella Leah bat Zeeva * David Aharon Yizchak Ben Micha’el HaCohen (David Stein).