Parshat Vayetzei
November 12-13 | 9 Kislev 5782

  • A donation to the Kiddush Fund has been made by Heather and Herb Thau in memory of the Yarzheit of Heather's father, David ben Gutman haKohane z"l (David Katz).

  • 8:25 Minyan Kiddush is sponsored by Mina and Jordan Rush in honor of Harel's upcoming wedding to Ariella Shapiro. 

  • Seudah Shlishit is sponsored by Laurel and Alec Schramm.
  • Mazal Tov: To Robin & Gil Graff and family on the wedding of their daughter Talia Graff to Mordechai Labaton!
  • Mazal Tov: To Mina & Jordan Rush on the aufruf of their son Harel Rush this Shabbat!
  • Mazal Tov: To joyous parents Daniel and Netta Nomanim on the birth of a baby boy!
  • Miriam Katz is doing a wonderful mitzvah, and donating a kidney on November 17! Contribute to her meal train to help her as she recovers.

  • Rav Yosef will be in Israel from 11/21 to 11/30. For any urgent halachic needs during that time, please be in touch with Rabbanit Alissa.
  • Friday Night Candlelighting: 4:33 PM
  • Mincha/Maariv: 4:35 pm in the Abrams/Kanefsky backyard (1537 Durango Ave)
  • 8:25 Minyan will meet in the Beit Midrash. Post-davening learning with Rabbi Chaim Tureff.
  • 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
  • Teen Minyan at 10:00 am at the Kolieb Backyard (9023 Cresta Drive)
  • Torat Chayyim: 11:30 (sharp!) in the Beit Midrash with Rav Yosef – “Can Love Conquer Halacha?” Grab some kiddush from downstairs, say hello to friends, and then join us!
  • Mincha: 4:20 PM in the Sanctuary
  • Seudah Shlishit & Maariv in the Beit Midrash for those fully vaccinated.
  • Nothing But the Pshat with Alex Fax
  • Havdalah: 5:31 PM
  • 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:
  • A Room of Many Hearts: Building a Complex and Nuanced Zionism - This three-part lecture & discussion series has its first session this Sunday, November 14th at 7PM, in person, at BDJ. Click here to learn more! Streaming option available here.
  • 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 Game Night: Postponed!
  • 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, click here. Contact for more information. 
  • Rechov Yeladim Chesed Party - Sunday, November 21st 3:00pm-4:30pm at the Kasirer Backyard. As Thanksgiving approaches, join BDJ kids ages 5-11 for kid-friendly chesed activities! Drop off your kids to 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). Register Here. Contact for more information.
  • Hachnasat Torah | Shabbat Hanukkah, December 4th. Join us in welcoming our newly restored Torah into the Community. To donate to Kiddush in honor of this momentous occasion, click here.
  • PM Pediatrics is now offering Pediatric Covid Vaccine (Ages 5-11) by appointment during non-urgent care operations.
  • Invitation to participate: The Nishma Research Financial Survey of the U.S. Orthodox Jewish Community. Click Here.
  • Intiwasi School is hosting a free Vaccination Drive on Nov. 19th for adults and kids. Book your appointment here.
  • Yesh Tikva is partnering with Boca Baby Company for #ONECANDLE to shed light on this struggle. Learn more 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) * Miriam Bat-tzion bat Batya (Miriam Katz).