Parshat Bo
January 8, 2022 |6 Shevat 5782
Mazal Tov:
To BDJ's 74th Annual Gala Honorees:
Jamie Garelick and Tzvi Wolf.
And a special hakarat hatov to:
Dr. Julie Higashi and Dr. Zach Rubin.  
Join Us:
Here for BDJ's 74th Annual Gala this Sunday evening, 6:30PM, to honor our Covid heroes! Everyone is welcome.
To Adaire, to Gila and Joel, Robin and Simon, and Sandy, and family on the passing of our deeply-beloved member, Manny Klein a"h.
To Gaby Marcus (Jonathan Schwartz), to Talia and Abey on the passing of Gaby's grandmother, Freda Wineman (Devorah bat Sarah) z"l.
To new member Joe Schiff!
To new member Daniel Bain!
  • A donation to the Kiddush Fund has been made by Ronit and Yaacov Gross in honor of Shabbat Chattan of their son Avi.

Seudah Shlishit is Sponsored By
  • The Glass and Kotler families in honor of the yarzheit of Shirley Kotler z"l.

  • Esther Macner in honor of the yarzheit of her mother - Chana Ita bat Mordecai/Markel and Sarah Rivka.
To sponsor kiddush or seudah shlishit to celebrate
a simcha or honor a loved one, click here!
  • Please note the updated, more inclusive guidelines for Kiddush & Seuda Shlisheet
  • No 8:25 Minyan or Minyan for Minions this week
This Week
Weekday Minyanim: Mincha/Maariv will be at 4:50 PM this week.
A special thank you to everyone who made this evening possible.
Honorary Committee
Gail Katz & Mayer Bick
Darrell Blocker
Tarryn & Saul Breskal
Sari & Jason Ciment
Audrey Kraus & David Diamond
Julie & Alex Fax
Orli Low & Jeff Feuer
Julie Sugar & Aaron Finkelstein
Shari & Jeff Fishman
Andrea & Larry Gill
Yael Glouberman
Jeremy Borison & Michael Greenberg
Allyson Gronowitz
Vicki & Duke Helfand
Claire & Zev Hurwitz
Batsheva & Sheldon Kasdan
Rachel Lesin & David Kasirer
Esti Kilmer
Lisa & Jeremy Kolieb
Carly Mann & Alexa Lawson-Remer
Abigail Yasgur & Joseph Lipner
Talia & Zach Morrow
Na'amit & Zev Nagel
Marcia & David Nimmer
Rena Asher & Yona Remer
Rosie & Mark Rosenbaum
Hannah Roth
Mina & Jordan Rush
Laurel & Alec Schramm
Bonnie & Josh Sharfman
Susan Fink & Robert Smith
Alexandra & Senator Henry Stern
Susan & Fred Toczek
Patricia Jones Winograd
Fundraising Co-Chairs
Dinner Co-Chairs
Wendy and Rich Kellner
Carri Garelick and Sam & Jeremy Garelick
Mark Katrikh
Dorit Naftalin
Melissa Nathan
Roberta Zelkha
Table Sponsors
BDJ Leadership
Glaser Weil
Carri Garelick, and Sam & Jeremy Garelick
Arnie & Sue Garelick
Jamie Garelick
Rabbi Yosef Kanefsky, Rabbanit Alissa Thomas-Newborn, Adynna Swarz, Rena Selya Cohen, & Jennifer Leevan
BDJ Trustee Circle Members
Tiferet David
Peter Lowy

Tehillat David
Mayer Bick & Gail Katz
Marcia & David Nimmer
Keter David
Emily & Etan Cohen
Orli Low & Jeffrey Feuer
Andrea & Larry Gill
Wendy & Rich Kellner
Stacy & Ranon Kent
Abigail Yasgur & Joseph Lipner

Tomchei David
Lisa Bellows & Jason Ablin
Shari & Jeff Fishman
Rachel Lesin & David Kasirer
Julie Higashi & Robin Shaw
Susan & Fred Toczek
Farnaz & Abraham Zilkha

Bonei David
Shana & Mordechai Fishman
Sari Abrams & Rabbi Yosef Kanefsky
Joanna Kasirer & Joshua Kaplan
Batsheva & Sheldon Kasdan
Na'amit & Zev Nagel
Dorit Naftalin & Harry Nelson
Chaver David
Shira Berman
Debra & Albie Cohen
Jacqueline & Yigal Dakar
Cindy & Noam Drazin
Jennifer & Yaron Elad
Jenny & Billie Gelb
Elizabeth & Cary Glass
Sue & Larry Handman
Vicki & Duke Helfand
Tobi Inlender
Heather & Joel Jacobson
Debra & Robert Kasirer
Lisa & Jeremy Kolieb
Esther& Sorel Lainer
Jill & Gary Linder
Vivian & Jordan Lurie
Evvy & David Mankowitz
Tzviah & David Mayman
Hetty & Gil Melmed
Rosie & Mark Rosenbaum
Molly & Zach Rubin
Leonora & Harold Schloss 
Catherine & Eric Schneider
Susan Fink & Robert Smith
Talya & David Stein
Alison & Marnin Weinreb
January 28th | Boomers' Friday Night Dinner
Join us for a delicious dinner and plenty of catch up and schmooze time in the BDJ Social Hall and to enjoy our guest speaker, Roger Haines, Board Chair of the Alliance for African Assistance, owner of Haines Solar Cookers, and Laurel Schramm’s dad! For further information contact Debra Cohen
Sunday, January 30th, 9:30 AM
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.
Isaac Bryan CA Assemblymember | Postponed to Shabbat *2/26*
To maximize attendance, we have postponed the visit of Assemblymember Isaac Bryan. He will now be joining us for a belated MLK Birthday Shabbat on February 26th.
Around the Community
Moshava Alevy Summer 2022 Enrollment is open! Campers grades 2-9! More info here.

The Bnot Chul Program offers an integrated gap year, providing Torah learning for female students. Rabbanit Avital Engelberg from Yeshivat Maharat runs the program and invites BDJ families to be in touch with her directly!" Learn more here.

Hadran: Advancing Talmud Study for Women is offering "The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Gemara Course." More info here.

Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles/Teen Talk App + LAJTI offering the second training cohort infused in Jewish values and community building. Learn more.
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. Quality mental health care is for everyone.

Ladino & Hebrew Language Class offered Tu/Th afternoons at Intiwasi School- 9017 W Pico Blvd starting April 19th. More info/register here.
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.