Parshat Vayeshev
Shabbat Mevarchim
November 26-27 | 22 Kislev 5782

Sponsor a kiddush or seudah shlishit to celebrate a simcha or honor a loved one!
  • Condolences: To Linda and Isaac Adatto on the passing of Linda's mother, Jacqueline Perl z"l. View their meal train info here. BDJ's minyan will move to the shiva home, details below.

  • Condolences: To Na'amit and Zev Nagel on the passing of Naamit's Grandmother, Ruth Neuberger z"l.

  • Mazal Tov: To grandparents, Shep and Rae Drazin, brothers Levi and Izzy, uncle and aunt Noam and Cindy, and cousins Jennie, Lily, and Marlee on the birth of a baby girl to Doniel and Sophia.

  • Mazal Tov: To Leon Cohen on the birth of a granddaughter to his daughter Michal and son in law Binyamin Hershkovitz!

  • Chanukah begins Sunday night! See our Chanukah section below for more info! Halacha How Tos for Chanukah can be viewed here.
  • Friendly Reminder: Rav Yosef is in Israel thru 11/30. For any urgent halachic needs during that time, please be in touch with Rabbanit Alissa.
  • Friday Night Candlelighting: 4:27 PM
  • Mincha/Maariv: 4:30 PM in the Abrams/Kanefsky backyard (1537 Durango Ave)
  • 8:25 Minyan is cancelled for this week and will resume on December 4th.
  • Rechov Yeladim: 9:00 AM in the Upstairs Classrooms.
  • Cocoa Club at 10:30 AM for 4th-6th grade girls on the outside stairs landing.
  • Shacharit: 9:15 AM in the Sanctuary.
  • Torat Chayyim Shiur will resume on December 11th and 25th.
  • Mincha: 4:15 PM in the Sanctuary.
  • Seudah Shlishit & Maariv in the Beit Midrash for those fully vaccinated.
  • Nothing But the Pshat with Stevie Green
  • Havdalah: 5:25 PM.
  • Weekday Minyanim: 6:40 AM Early Shacharit (Chanukah), Mon-Fri. Mincha/Maariv will be at 4:30 PM this week.
  • BDJ's Daily Minyan will relocate to the Adatto shiva home (1751 S. Canfield Ave) for Shacharit (8:00 am) and Mincha/Maariv (4:30 pm) on Sunday and for Shacharit (6:40 am) from Monday - Thursday. Mincha/Maariv (4:30 pm) on Monday - Wednesday will be in the BDJ Beit Midrash.
BDJ Chanukah Giving Project
Deadline to donate: last day of Chanukah

As Chanukah approaches, we’re looking forward to the warmth and joy of celebratory gatherings with family and friends. It’s invariably a time of year when our hearts yearn to share this same warmth and joy with others who are having a more difficult time right now.

This Chanukah, BDJ is partnering with Leket Israel, Israel’s leading food rescue organization, which provides food for 330 nonprofit organizations in Israel, and delivers food to 246,000 needy Israeli people each week. We will specifically be participating in Leket’s new project to bring warm, nourishing soup to families around the country. 
Teen Girl's Chanukah Oneg
Friday Night, December 3rd at 7:30PM, Location TBD

All of our fabulous teen girls (7th-12th) are invited to a Shabbat Chanukah Oneg! Food, singing, divrei Torah, and a chance for all of our teen girls to hang out together. Plus there will be an opportunity to learn more about our upcoming Teen Girls' Tefillah on December 18th! Come for the sufganiyot, stay for the socializing. For more info contact Miriam at
Hachnasat Torah
Shabbat Chanukah, December 4th

We are excited to welcome our newly restored Torah into the community. Please join us for this special Hachnasat Sefer Torah at BDJ on Shabbat Hanukkah Morning, December 4th. To donate to Kiddush in honor of this momentous occasion, please submit here

To view photos and read the story of our Torah, as told by Rabbi Philip Schroit z”l, founding and longtime rabbi of Bnai David, to Rabbi David Rue, Click Here.
Rechov Yeladim Shabbat Chanukah Palooza
Shabbat, December 4th at 4PM | BDJ Social Hall

You're invited! With fun for ages 6months-6th grade, you can bring the whole mishpacha! From edible menorah making to a human candy dreidel race, to olive oil tasting, wax sensory bins and a soft foam play area, to a Chanukah story from Rav Yosef and Rabbanit Alissa-- we've got it all and more. And of course, there will be latkes and sufganiyot with the necessities. Plus, goody bags and an epic dreidel competition for a secret grand prize! We will end the evening with both maariv for adults and a creative kids' Maariv followed by havdalah and Chanukah candle lighting. Register Here.
*** For all BDJ in-person events, masks are required except while actively eating or drinking. We kindly ask that all in attendance be healthy and symptom-free.
  • A Room of Many Hearts: Building a Complex & Nuanced Zionism | Sun., December 12th | 10AM in the Beit Midrash
  • Session II: The Contemporary Palestinian Experience with Summer Jaber Massarwa of the Inter-Agency Task Force on Israeli Arab issues. Register here.

  • BDJers of all ages are invited to volunteer at our next Tikkun Olam lunch program | Monday, December 13th at 11:00AM. To RSVP to volunteer, please email David Nimmer.

  • Teen Girls' Tefillah | Shabbat, December 18th at 9AM
  • B’nai David-Judea Projection Room - Sign up to lead.

  • BDJ Blood Drive | Sun., December 19th | 10:00 AM | B'nai David-Judea Social Hall. Register Here.
Jewish Journal article featuring our very own, Rabbanit Alissa:
Rabbis Meet to Discuss Mental Health Issues in the Community
  • YULA High School Girls Division presents "Songs from Hamilton," a musical event for women only, featuring Hannah Zelkha and directed by Margy Horowitz. Dec 16, 18, 19 at the Morgan-Wixson Theatre. Tickets Here.
  • Join Oorah for an exciting live-streamed family Chanukah event! Info Here.
  • In partnership with Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles, Teen Talk App + LAJTI will be offering the second training cohort infused in Jewish values and community building. Learn more here
  • Yesh Tikva is partnering with Boca Baby Company for #ONECANDLE to shed light on this struggle. Learn more here.
  • Moving Traditions, Risky Business: Helping Jewish Teens Make Good Choices Thursday, December 15, 5 PM. Register Here.
  • JScreen-Jewish Genetic Screening wants to keep you and your family healthy. Click here to learn more and use code PreventCA100 for $100 off testing.
  • Ladino & Hebrew Language Class offered TuTh afternoons at Intiwasi School- 9017 W Pico Blvd starting April 19th. More info and register 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) * Gila bat Shoshie (mother of Michaly Lahat).