Parshat Tzav
March 18-19, 2022 | 16 Adar II 5782
Mazal Tov:
To Keshet Schramm, parents Laurel and Alec Schramm and siblings Eitan, Tirtza and Aviya on Keshet's Bat Mitzvah this Shabbat!
Hakarat Hatov
To everyone who made our Purim celebration possible!
  • To our megilla readers - Alec Schramm, Alex Fax, Sara Smith, Jordan Lurie and Keshet Schramm. And to Alec Schramm and Benny Smith for organizing our teen megilla reading.
  • To our BDJ Purim Players - Joey Lipner, Michaly Lahat, Rav Yosef, Sari Abrams, Rena Selya Cohen, David Diamond, Jeremy Halpern, Andy Medina, Noah Nathan, Rachel Lerner and the “Ratzim”!
  • To Noah Nathan, Eli Shavalian and Josh Kahn for organizing our YP Megilla Reading & Seudah and for Benny & Deb Smith for hosting
  • To Albie Cohen for organizing Operation PB&J
  • To Chaim Tureff, Ellen Wintner, and David Nimmer for organizing our Tikkun Olam Purim Seudah and to Miriam Waghalter and Netanel Shedlo for their generous sponsorship.
  • To our mishloach manot deliverers - Joanna Kasirer, Paige Diako, Rachel Lerner, Josh Kahn, Yigal Dakar, Gary Feigenbaum, Maureen Krantz, Yael Mashbaum, Robert Lowe, Cindy Steinschriber, Evvy Mankowitz, JJ Goldstein, Shana Fishman, Rena Remer, Rav Yosef Kanesfky, Deb Brandt-Sarif, Mark Katrikh, JJ Wernick, Batsheva Kasdan, Naomi Selick, Sara Hirschberg, Miriam Katz and Julie Fax.
  • And lastly to the Ciment and Melmed families for creating and putting together our BDJ Mishloach Manot packages from A to Z!
Our dear 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.
  • Kiddush is sponsored by Schramm Family in honor of Keshet's Bat Mitzvah
YP Kiddush is Sponsored by:
  • Zev, Claire & Dov Hurwitz in honor of Josh Kahn for HBO being a disappointment. Everyone should get Showtime instead.
  • Daniel Bain in honor of pancakes
  • Melissa Nathan in honor of Noah Nathan, my favourite vegetarian!
  • Danna Shapiro in honor of a feeble attempt to get cheese to like me back.
  • Allyson Gronowitz in honor of the Obi-Wan Kenobi trailer!!
  • Tzvi Wolf in honor of our Kiddush Queen, Rachel Olshin.
  • Rachel Olshin in honor of my favorite lactose-phile, Mendel Weintraub's, Hamantaschen Monologue!

Note - the YP Kiddush will be a special DAIRY Kiddush!
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 6:55 PM this week.
Monday, March 21st | 7:30 PM | BDJ Beit Midrash
Gemara Shiur w/ Rav Yosef; A weekly (Every Monday!) text based talmud class. Zoom option!
Upcoming Events
Around the Community
Yoetzet Halacha Program with Dr. Riva Preil and Yoetzet Jordana Topp on March 24th at 8 pm: The Inside Story: A Conversation about Pelvic Floor Health. For address email

Secure Community Network (SCN) is hosting a Situational Awareness Training 3/21 @ 7PM on Zoom and our BDJ community is encouraged to join. Register Here.

929 invites you to read Tanakh with new eyes: one chapter a day, every day, in sequence. Interested in joining/starting a BDJ group? Contact Hana Wexler 310 9910252. Info on the cycle 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!

Bnei Akiva presents the Rachel Tabibi z'l Geniza Project. Drop off your sheimot on March 20 - only official geniza boxes accepted. More info:

Jewish Teen Initiative Gender, Sexuality, & Suicide Prevention Parent Workshop. Mar. 24 Details/Register.

JWRC's production of Something's Rotten BY women FOR women (March 24, 27 & 28) featuring our very own BDJ members! Get Tickets 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) * 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).