Parshat Tazria
Parshat Hachodesh | Rosh Chodesh Nisan
April 1-2, 2022 | 1 Nisan 5782
Mazal Tov:
Mazal tov to Abby Yasgur and Joey Lipner and siblings Max and Rose on the upcoming wedding of Emma Lipner and Elisha Lerner!
To our newest BDJ Staff!
  • Brooke Botwinick, our new Membership & Communications Manager, can be reached at
  • Jenna Rubin, our new Rechov Yeladim Youth Director, can be reached at
Our friend Orli Low broke her wrist and the Feuer/Low family needs help with a few more meals over the coming weeks. Please contribute to their meal train here.
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? Enter your request here. We'll try our best to match you!
Have an upcoming simcha or commemorating a yahrzeit?
Sponsor a kiddush or seudah shlishit!
Scholar in Residence Rabbi Michael Broyde
Rabbi Michael J. Broyde is a professor of law at Emory University and the author of 12 books and hundreds of articles on matters of Jewish law and ethics. He served for many years as the rabbi of a synagogue in Atlanta, and as a member of the Beth Din of America. He answers questions of Jewish law regularly.
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 7:05 PM this week.
Kashering Day | Wednesday, April 6th | 11:00 am- 6:00 pm | Bring your pots, dishes and utensils to kasher before Pesach! Don't forget a towel.
BDJ Board Meeting | Wednesday, April 6th | 8:00 - 9:30 pm | Members can register to attend here (you must be logged in to register).
Upcoming Events
Around the Community
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

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. Spots are filling up fast, Apply Today! Have you seen our NEW Digi Brochure? Check it out at 
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.
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) * 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