Parshat Terumah
February4-5, 2022 | 4 Adar I 5782
  • Welcome - to new member David Quintas!
  • Please find a heartfelt message from the children of Manny Klein, z"l - Robin Kahn, Sandy Klein, and Gilah Saltzman to our BDJ community here.
  • Refuah Shlema to Rav Yosef and Sari who are recovering from COVID-19.
Thank you to the following community members for sponsoring Kiddush in honor of Shirat Chana's vibrant return:

  • Damast/Sklar Family in honor of the wonderful women who make Shirat Chana possible!
  • Rabbanit Alissa in honor of our amazing BDJ women and their love of Torah, mitzvot and Hashem!!
  • Julie Fax
  • Farrah Noah in honor of Rabbanit Alissa
  • Rena Selya Cohen in honor of all the wonderful ladies of Shirat Chana
Teen Minyan Kiddush:

  • Benny, Deb and Atara Smith on the birth Vered Layla and our first Teen Minyan back in shul!
  • Dina Hellerstein & Joshua Metzger in honor of Jack Metzger's bar mitzvah anniversary.
Seudah Shlishit:
  • Jenny & Billie Gelb in honor of the yarzheit of Hymie & Janie Abramson, z"l.
To sponsor kiddush/seudah shlishit to celebrate a simcha or honor a loved one, click here!
This Week
Weekday Minyanim: Mincha/Maariv will be at 5:15 PM this week.
Sunday, February 6th | 11AM | BDJ Social Hall
Tikkun Olam Lunch Grab and Go
We Need Volunteers! Email Ellen at
  • Thank you to the Max & Anna Baran, Ben & Sarah Baran and Milton Baran Endowment Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles for their generous support of our Tikkun Olam work.
Monday, February 7th | 7:30PM | BDJ Beit Midrash
Security Training with WLAPD Senior Lead Officer Chris Baker

Check Email for Signup Link or email

Note: Due to the training, there will be NO Gemara Shiur this week* 
Tuesday, February 8th | 7:30 PM | Helperin Backyard
(9338 Oakmore Rd.) Parsha Plug Special Edition! with Rabbanit Alissa

Finding Joy Post-Egypt: Matan Torah to the Mishkan
Zoom option available! Email Rabbanit Alissa for details!
Save these upcoming dates: 2/15, 2/22, 3/1
Friday, February 11th | 5:15PM
BDJ YP + Moishe House KabShab & Dinner

You Can Still Sign Up BDJ Extra Month Challenge!

What would you do if you woke up in the morning & discovered that you suddenly had a whole extra month that you hadn’t been expecting? You're in luck! We really do have an extra month this year - Sign Up Here!
Click here to subscribe to Rav Yosef's Smorgasbord of Everyday Halacha email.
Shabbat Morning, February 12th
8:25 AM Minyan is Back!
Scout Shabbat

Shabbat Afternoon, February 12
Minyan for Minions: Register

Motzei Shabbat, February 12th
Boomer's Melave Malka
To RSVP, please email Barbara.

Friday, February 18th
Young Family KabbShabb & Dinner
Working out the details! Stay Tuned.
Shabbat, February 19th
YP Minyan Sponsor Kiddush Here.

Shabbat, February 26th
Isaac Bryan Assemblymember Visit

Sunday, February 27th
A Heart of Many Rooms:
Session IV: A Nuanced Zionism & How it Can Save North American Zionism. with Professor Dov Waxman

Save the Date: March 4th
BDJ Boomers Friday Night Dinner!
In Case You Missed It
Rabbanit Alissa's Parsha Plug: Parsha Plug Special Edition Terumah
Finding Joy Post-Egypt: Matan Torah to the Mishkan.
Please find the source sheet here.
Heart of Many Rooms: Building a Complex and Nuanced Zionism; Session III: Personal Stories & Perspectives from East Jerusalem

Recording of last Sunday’s session with East Jerusalemites Amal Khayat and Mahfouz Turk.
Around the Community
Shop ACHI: American Communities Helping Israel. Supporting Israeli businesses. More Info Here.

Walk With Sally a non-profit that supports families impacted by cancer. Info & resources here.

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

JFSLA Parents Connect: Pregnancy Support Group Launching! View flyer & more info Here.
Save a Life/Pikuach Nefesh: A dear member of the YICC community, Dr. Howard Abramowitz, is in need of a kidney transplant. Anyone interested in learning more about kidney donation or to test to see if you are a match email Renewal at

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.

Moshava Alevy Summer 2022 Registration! More info 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 * Chaya Rachel Bat Carmi Adina (Hallie Schiff) * Boaz Yaakov Ben Leah Rivkah (Boaz Hepner).