Parshat Tetzaveh
February 11-12, 2022 | 11 Adar I 5782
Thank You!
To all of our volunteers that planned and attended our Tikkun Olam Lunch this past Monday. And, 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. Scroll down to see more from our lunch!
Our dear member, Boaz Hepner, had back surgery on Monday and will be laid up for a few months. To hop on the Hepner mealtrain to support Boaz, Adi, and Natalia, click here. Even more-so than providing meals, Boaz would love for our community to watch his webinar for healthcare providers and the general public that answers some of the most common questions about vaccines: view here.
Did you Know?
It's Scout Shabbat!
BSA: Our Scouts BSA units consist of one of the few U.S. Orthodox Boy Scouts troops one of the first Orthodox Girls troop in the country. They are chartered by B’nai David-Judea. If you are interested in learning more about scouting, contact Hal Schloss (boys) and Noah Blumofe (girls). We have meetings twice a month and one main activity each month. Our next overnight campout is Presidents' Day weekend Sunday-Monday 2/20/22 to 2/21/22.
Super Bowl Sunday!! Go Los Angeles RAMS!
Seudah Shlishit is sponsored by Tzvi Wolf in memory of Janet Wolf z"l on her sixth yahrzeit.
To sponsor kiddush/seudah shlishit to celebrate a simcha or honor a loved one, click here!
Scout Shabbat at BDJ!
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 5:25 PM this week.
Sunday, February 13 | 11AM | Temple Beth Am Roof | Info Here
"Subversive Sanctity" Interdenominational Panel
Featuring our very own Rabbanit Alissa
Join us for an interdenominational panel on the topic of “Subversive Sanctity” in conversation with reform Rabbi Mari Chernow, modern-Orthodox clergy Rabbanit Alissa Thomas-Newborn, conservative Rabbi Rebecca Schatz all moderated by Rabbi Adam Kligfeld. This panel is part of the Kol Tefilla Interdenominational Shabbaton at Temple Beth Am.
Monday, February 14th | 7:30 PM | BDJ Beit Midrash
Gemara Shiur with Rav Yosef 
A weekly (Every Monday!) text based talmud class. Zoom option!
Tuesday, February 15th | 7:30 PM | Helperin's 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
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.
Friday, February 18th
Young Family KabbShabb & Dinner
Register Here. Deadline Monday, 2/14.
We, unfortunately, cannot accommodate anyone past the deadline.

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 Register.

Save the Date: March 4th
BDJ Boomers Friday Night Dinner!
In Case You Missed It
  • Rabbanit Alissa's Parsha Plug: Parsha Plug Special Edition Tetzaveh - Finding Joy Post-Egypt: Matan Torah to the Mishkan. Please find the source sheet here.
  • Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance, Inclusion Month (JDAAIM) Kickoff Event featuring Marlee Matlin & MC celebrated playwright David Mamet: Recording Here // Password is "kickoff." As a reminder, all gifts this month donated to any of JNF's disability programs will be matched! Donate here.
  • Tikkun Olam Lunch: Reflections from participant, Gavi Lerner (11) below along with photos from the afternoon!
"The Tikkun Olam lunch was very nice. The people who came were really friendly, it seemed like they had a lot of fun dancing, listening to music, and writing/drawing. Many of the people had fun making the postcards, talking with one another, and just sitting there in each other's presence."
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.

AJU Course: Opening Doors: Talking to Your Adult Children About What Matters Most. More Info/Registration.

Shop ACHI: American Communities Helping Israel. Supporting Israeli businesses. 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. Interested in learning more about kidney donation or to test to see if you are a match email Renewal.

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

JDAAIM Resources & 2022 Program: Click 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).