Parshat Shmini
Shabbat Mevarchim | Shabbat Parah
March 25-26, 2022 | 23 Adar II 5782

We join of all Am Yisrael in mourning the deaths of Doris Yahbas, Laura Yitzhak, Menahem Yehezkel, and Moshe Kravitzky, who were murdered in a terrorist attack in Be'er Sheva on Tuesday.  


As the humanitarian crisis in and around Ukraine continues, we continue to recite Tehillim every morning and every evening in Shul, and continue to express our support through contributing weekly to organizations that are providing aid on the ground. 
Mazal Tov:
Lilia and Gary Hirshhorn and family on the upcoming wedding of their daughter Michelle to Arie Reines! Welcome to all the guests joining for the aufruf and wedding this weekend!
To Leor (Ruthie) Hackel on the passing of his beloved brother, Gil Hackel z"l. Leor is sitting shiva in Israel and can be reached at or by text at 310-625-1390.
Our friend Orli Low broke her wrist and the Feuer/Low family will need help with meals over the coming weeks. Please contribute to their meal train here.

Unfortunately our friend Boaz Hepner will be undergoing a second surgery and their mealtrain has been extended (including Pesach too). Please contribute here.

Thank you to Elise Trencher for organizing our Intergenerational mishloach manot this year!
Pesach Website: Pesach is around the corner! Check out our Pesach website where you can sell your chametz, see relevant zmanim, find halachic information and more. View it here.

Pesach Hosting: Looking to be hosted for Passover meals? Fill out the relevant information on this spreadsheet. We'll try our best to match you!
Kiddush is Sponsored by:

  • Neil and Lissette Reines in honor of the Aufruf of their son Arie Reines on his marriage to Michelle Hirschhorn.
  • Lola Sassover, Reuven & Ayala Hoch, and Moshe & Helen Sassover to mark the Shloshim of Emil Sassover, Emmanuel Ben Yona HaLevi z”l. The Sassover & Hoch family is deeply grateful to the entire BDJ community for its tremendous friendship, kindness and support. 
Kiddush Fund Donation:

  • A donation to the kiddush fund has been made by Alex and Julie Fax in honor of Yair's engagement to Miriam Charnoff, and to welcome Miriam and her parents, Lisa and Jonny Charnoff, to BDJ this Shabbat.
Come Work With Us!
BDJ Board of Directors: The Board Nomination Committee is seeking members who wish to serve on next year’s Board of Directors (starting in June). Anyone who is a member for 12 months or more and in good standing shall be eligible for consideration. If you are interested in serving or want to nominate a fellow member, please contact Catherine Schneider, board nomination committee chair
BDJ is Hiring! We have a number of positions opening up shortly and would appreciate any referrals (job descriptions in links below). Interested/Questions? Contact Adynna.
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 7:00 PM this week.
Gemara Shiur w/ Rav Yosef is on hiatus until after Pesach
Upcoming Events
Around the Community
JWRC's production of Something's Rotten BY women FOR women (March 24, 27 & 28) featuring our very own BDJ members! Get Tickets Here.

Moshava Alevy Family Fun Day AT CAMP! Find out more and reserve your spot at See you Sunday 3/27. We can't wait!

CD5 Candidates Forum: April 5th at 5 pm. Hear from all the CD5 candidates about the issues affecting the Jewish community and Los Angeles at large. Moderated by ABC7 anchor David Ono and sponsored by the ADL, Jewish Federation and the AJC. Register here. Featuring candidates: Molly Basler, Jimmy Biblarz, Scott Epstein, Dory Frank, Kristina Irwin, Josh Nadel, Sam Yebri, Katy Young Yaroslavsky

ACHI (American Communities Helping Israel) Passover Market. Think Israel. Buy Israeli. Shop
Film Screening: We Survived Together. April 6th at 7:30 pm. This film is based on the book "The Red Hat", authored by Jason Ablin's mother Hanka Ablin. The screening will be at the Museum of Tolerance and there will be a Q&A with the director and Jason's aunt immediately after. Register here.

NewGround's Virtual Community Iftar. April 7th at 7:30 pm. Reflection on what it means to build allyship between Jews and Muslims through the lens of Ramadan and Passover – which overlap this year for the first time since 1991! Co-chaired by our very own Molly Rubin. Register here.

Pesach Kitchen Kashering Service. $225 per kitchen. Call/text Yaakov Bekhor (Jeff Selick's nephew) at 929-444-6560.

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.
Misheberach List
Esther bat Devorah Bella (Mayer Schames' mother) * 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) * 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) * 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 * 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