Parshat Beshalach
January 14-15, 2022 | 13 Shevat 5782
Thank You!
To everyone who supported this year's annual dinner; we cannot express our gratitude enough. Thanks to you, we were not only able to meet but exceed our fundraising goal for this year. 
  • You can view a recording of the evening here.
  • If you didn’t yet get a chance to make a donation, you may do so here and select “Banquet 2022”
A Kiddush Fund Contribution has been made by Debra & Albie Cohen in memory of Nandor Markovic z"l. We will always remember his moving recollection of life in the shtetl on Parashat Bshalach.
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 4:55 PM this week.
Tuesday, January 18th | 7:30 PM
Parsha Plug Special Edition! with Rabbanit Alissa
Finding Joy Post-Egypt: Matan Torah to the Mishkan
In a backyard with a Zoom option! Details to follow.
Save these upcoming dates: 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 3/1
Shabbat, January 22nd | 9:30 AM | Jamie Garelick's Backyard
Young Professionals "YP" Minyan!
We can't wait to see you at BDJ YP Minyan next Shabbat at 9:30 AM in Jamie Garelick's Backyard *Note Location Change!*
Kiddush will follow, with l'chaims and schmoozing.
To help sponsor kiddush: click here
Sunday, January 30th | 9:30 AM | BDJ Beit Midrash
A Heart of Many Rooms: Building a Complex & Nuanced Zionism.
Session III: Personal Stories and Perspectives from East Jerusalem.
with speakers Amal Khayat and Mahfouz Turk.

After the second session of BDJ’s three-part series, “Nuanced Zionism,” our BDJ group agreed that we couldn’t yet move to the final planned session without also including voices from East Jerusalem:

Amal Khayat is a graduate of Al Quds University in East Jerusalem and is currently pursuing her PhD in Public Health at the Hebrew University. She is in training to be a dialogue facilitator with Siach Shalom (“Talking Peace”) and is the Palestinian coordinator for the UK-based organization Solutions Not Sides.

Mahfouz Turk is an East Jerusalem photojournalist who has been documenting the Palestinian story in East Jerusalem and the West Bank for many decades. He has worked for Reuters and several other news agencies over the course of his career and was among the first photojournalists to enter Jenin in 2002. As a young man, he spent time in Israeli prison for non-violent political offences.
Save The Date! Looking forward to these Events:
Extra Month Challenge! Adar 5782.
Shabbat, February 5th
Women’s Tefillah
Friday, February 18th
Young Family KabbShabb & Dinner
*details to follow*
Friday, February 11th
YP KabbShabb & Shabbat Dinner
*details to follow*
Shabbat, February 26th
Isaac Bryan Assemblymember visit
*Note New Date*
Motzei Shabbat February 12th
Boomers' Melave Malka
*details to follow*
Friday Night, March 4th
Boomers' Friday Night Dinner
*Note New Date*
Around the Community
For Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, please visit ADL’s resource page about MLK and his legacy in the civil rights movement.

Celebrate TuB'Shvat with Torah Flora's Jon Greenberg! Free illustrated Zoom program on trees and Tu B'Shvat, sponsored by IMLI. Click here to register. Sunday, January 16th at 9:15 AM.

Yesh Tikvah Resources:
- Speciality-focused support groups
- Peer mentorship Fertility Friends
- Print manuals & digital resources 
- Support line Mon&Thurs w/ mental health team: Schedule Here
- Print and digital resources on supporting others in struggle.
- Infertility Awareness Shabbat, April 2nd
Moshava Alevy Summer 2022 Registration! More info here.

JFS LA New Support Groups for parents and caregivers of children, teens and adults with special needs. Click below for details & registration:

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.
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) * 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) * Leah Chaya bat Basha * Wolf Isaac ben Nediva * 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 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.