Parshat Achrei Mot
Shabbat Mevarchim
April 29-30, 2022 | 29 Nisan 5782
Mazel Tov:


Joel Kosh, Baila Hall and big brother Natan on the birth of a baby boy! Sign up to bring them a meal here

Andrea, Michael Feldman and big siblings Elly and Etta on the birth of a baby girl! Sign up to bring them a mean here

Morice & Roberta Zelkha on the wedding of their daughter Zoe to Daniel Stankowski in Israel before Pesach.

Mitch Marmon and JJ Goldstein on their aufruf this Shabbat and their upcoming wedding on Sunday!

Tomomi Shaw for becoming an Eagle Scout (the 6th one from Troop 360 Girls)!

BDJ welcomes new members:
David & Barbara Abecassis and their children, Benjamin, Gabriel and Samuel
• Jeremy & Danielle Berman, and their child Lior
Alain & Michelle Bonavida, and their children Rachel, Simon, and Hannah
Peter & Sara Price, and their child Merav

• To Karyn (Rabbi Chaim) Tureff and Jennifer (Khaleb) Zelaya on the loss of their grandmother Serin Bohorodzaner z"l
• To Dr. Mayer (Faith) Schames on the loss of his mother
Rebbetzin Esther Schames z"l.
Support BDJ:
It is through committees that the core activities of the shul happen…from engaging with our fellow members, helping guide our youth and and planning speakers and events that further our BDJ mission. Please sign up here to Get Involved!
Yom Ha'atzmaut

Thank You:

Pesach Appeal:

Gemara Shiur:

Seder Yom Hashoah:
Celebrate Israel this Shabbat! More details below. Kids, please come dressed in blue and white for our special Israel Shabbat!

A big thank you to those who helped make Yom Ha'atzmaut
Shabbat extra special:
Batsheva Kasdan | Yael Battegay | Jeff Fishman
Aaron Gordon | Tobi Inlender | Amitai Raziel | Daniella Plutchok
Stacy & Ranon Kent | Margy Horowitz

A big thank you to our Yom Ha’atzmaut BDJ Chorale:
Noah Blumofe | Robby Helperin | Margy Horowitz |
Nili Isenberg | Jessica Kurzban | Michai Mazar | Mike Mendelson | Michelle Stone | Reyna Zack

Thank you to all those who have pledged/contributed so far! There is still time to donate and you may do so here.

Rav Yosef’s Gemara Shiur will resume on May 2nd.

If you missed last night’s Seder Yom Hashoah, you can view the program here
Kiddush is Sponsored by:
• Shari & Jeff Fishman and Rosie & Mark Rosenbaum in honor of Shabbat Ha’aztmaut.
• Kathleen & Victor Marmon and Mona & Jonathan Goldstein in honor of the aufruf and upcoming wedding of their children Mitch & JJ. 
Grandparents Rochelle & Aaron Breitbart and Andrea, Michael, Elly, & Etta Feldman in honor of the birth of Andrea and Michael's new baby girl!

Seudah Shlishit is Sponsored by:
• Jordan Reimer and Sarah Bassin in gratitude to Rav Yosef, Rabbanit Alissa, the NBPT chevra, and the entire BDJ family. We will miss you.
• The Glass and Kotler families in honor of the yarzheit of Harry Intrator z"l."; Rose Wolf in memory of her father Solomon Katz z"l yarzheit
This Shabbat
Shabbat Yom Ha’atzmaut with Rabbi Elli Fischer. Rabbi Elli Fischer is an independent writer, translator, and rabbi. Previously, he was the JLIC rabbi and campus educator at the University of Maryland. He holds BA and MS degrees from Yeshiva University, rabbinical ordination from Israel’s Chief Rabbinate, and is working toward a doctorate in Jewish History at Tel Aviv University. He is editor of Rabbi Eliezer Melamed’s Peninei Halakha series in English and cofounder of HaMapah, a project that applies quantitative analysis to rabbinic literature. He is a founding editor of The Lehrhaus, a web magazine of contemporary Jewish thought, and his writing has appeared in numerous Jewish publications.
If you require an accommodation in order to participate in Shabbat services with BDJ please contact We welcome and support children, teens, and adults with disabilities, mental health conditions, and their families and caregivers. Please reach out if you have any questions and/or would like to request an accommodation.
This Week
Weekday Minyanim: Mincha/Maariv will be at 7:25 PM this week.

Shacharit will be at 6:30am on Monday morning (Rosh Chodesh)
May 1st | Blood Drive. 10:00 am - 4:00 pm in the Social Hall. There are 10 spots left!
Sign up here and use sponsor code BDJ.

May 4th | Yom Hazikaron and Yom Ha'atzmaut. 6:30pm 'A Night at the Shuk' with Bnei Akiva. Click here to RSVP.
Upcoming Events
Around the Community

One Happy Camper Grants - Generous incentive awards for first time campers at Jewish camps from the Jewish Federation and the Foundation for Jewish Camp. More info here.

Moshava Alevy - Summer is right around the corner, don't wait till it's too late! Our wait list is growing, some spots still open for some grades! More availability in second session. Apply today!

MOT Witness Theater - Created and performed by LA teens and Survivors. Performances on April 28 and May 1. Purchase tickets here.

Interfaith Solidarity March | May 22nd 1:00pm-5:00pm- The Institute For Religious Tolerance, Peace, and Justice invites you to join their Seventh Annual March! The theme this year is Freedom, Diversity, and Respect: Learning to Live Together. Click here for more information and to sign up.
Misheberach List
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) * 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) * Esther bat Liba (Jill Lefferman's mother) * G'dalyah Reuven ben Bracha (Gary Linder) * Miriam Yosefet bat Leah Malka (Tobi Inlender's sister) * Laurie Higashi * Shoshana Raizel bat Chaya (friend of Miriam Katz) * Bracha Merel bat Rivka (Bernice Epstein) * Baruch ben Sara (Rabbanit Alissa's father) * 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) * 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) * 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) * 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 HaCohen ben Chaya Golda (Zane Anthony Mendelson) * Rachel Chana bat Rivka (Rochelle Frimmer, Debi Pomerantz's Aunt) * Daniella Leah bat Zeeva * David Aharon Yizchak Ben Micha’el HaCohen (David Stein) * Miriam Aliza bat Shifrah Chana * Ariella Rivka bat Tzippora * Ronen ben Yehudit * Chaya Rachel Bat Carmi Adina (Hallie Schiff) * Boaz Yaakov Ben Leah Rivkah (Boaz Hepner) * Moshe ben Mildred (Jeff Feuer's Stepfather) * Tova bat Pesche (Tiffany Miller's mother) * Boaz Hepner’s friends - Chava leah bat Shprintze Bluma, Chaya Esther bat Shprintze Bluma, Avrahom Elijah ben Sara Miriam * Chava Leah bat Shprintze Bluma * Chaya Esther bat Shprintze Bluma * Avrahom Elijah ben Sara Miriam *Aharon Ben Rosa (Aharon Shimoni) * Neil Andrew Bryson Smith (Shanee Michaelson's Friend) *Chaya bat Leah Zlata (Cindy Steinschriber)*