Parshat Vayishlach
November 19-20 | 16 Kislev 5782

  • Kiddush is sponsored by the Elad family in honor of the one year anniversary of Ari's bar mitzvah. 

  • YP Minyan is sponsored by a generous, anonymous donor.

  • Seudah Shlishit is sponsored by the Glass and Kotler families in honor of the yarzheit of Aaron Kotler z"l."
  • Mazal Tov: To Sari and Rav Yosef on the birth of a grandson to proud parents Adin and Amanda!
  • Mazal Tov: to joyous parents Daniel and Netta Nomanim on the birth of a baby boy! Contribute to their meal train here.
  • Mazal Tov: To Mina & Jordan Rush on the marriage of their son Harel Rush to Ariella Shapiro!
  • Miriam Katz completed a wonderful mitzvah this week, and donated a kidney! Contribute to her meal train to help her as she recovers.

  • Friendly Reminder: 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.

  • Note: The BDJ office will be open next week with limited hours due to Thanksgiving.
  • Friday Night Candlelighting: 4:29 PM
  • Mincha/Maariv: 4:30 PM in the Abrams/Kanefsky backyard (1537 Durango Ave)
  • 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.
  • YP Minyan at 9:30 a.m. in the Beit Midrash.
  • 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 Rabbi Ari Schwarzberg.
  • Havdalah: 5:27 PM.
  • Weekday Minyanim: Mincha/Maariv will be at 4:30 PM this week
  • Note: Shacharit on 11/25 (Thanksgiving) & 11/26 will be at 8 AM.
Rechov Yeladim Chesed Party | Sunday, November 21st | 3PM
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.
Only a Few Spots Left! Register Here.
8th Grade Moms' Backyard Hangout with Rabbanit Alissa
Sunday, November 21st | 8PM For more info email Lisa Kolieb
BOKER BABIES! Friday, November 26th | 8AM
Families with young kids are invited to bring their babies/ toddlers to BDJ Weekday Shacharit and then all go out to breakfast together! The first one will be next Friday morning (after Thanksgiving). Shacharit is in the BDJ Beit Midrash and we will go out to breakfast afterwards outdoors with Rabbanit Alissa. 
Stay Tuned for our Chanukah Email next week! 🕎
Save the Date:
Teen Girl's Chanukah Oneg! Friday Night, Dec. 3rd @7:30PM
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. Come for the sufganiyot, stay for the socializing. Location TBA!
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.
Rechov Yeladim Shabbat Chanukah Palooza!
Shabbat, Dec 4th | 4PM | Weinreb Backyard
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 candlelighting. Register Here.
Note: for all events, masks are required except while actively eating or drinking. We kindly ask that everyone attending 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.
This past Sunday evening we enjoyed an excellent and thought-provoking first session of A Room of Many Hearts: Building a Complex and Nuanced Zionism, with our special guest Dr. Hussein Ibish. You can view the recording below. The series continues on Sunday morning, Dec. 12th at 10 AM (with bagels), when we hear from Ms. Summer Jaber Massarwa of the Inter-Agency Task Force on Israeli Arab issues.
A Message from Rav Yosef, "When the Story is Told."
Click here to read.
Jewish Journal article: The Synagogue As Our Second Home
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) * Gila bat Shoshie (mother of Michaly Lahat).