Parshat Yitro
January 21-22, 2022 | 20 Shevat 5782
Mazal Tov:
To Ben Jacobson, parents Heather and Joel, siblings Tamar, Avital, and Sam, and the entire Jacobson family on Ben's Bar Mitzvah this Shabbat!
To Theo and Deb Brandt-Sarif on the passing of Theo's mother Alicia, z"l.
What would you do if you woke up in the morning and 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 before the joyous craziness of Purim & Pesach descend upon us. Click the "Sign Up" link to sign up/find out more!
YP Kiddush Sponsors:

  • Rabbanit Alissa, Akiva, Ella, and Judy In honor of our holy, strong, and fabulous BDJ YP community. We love you.
  • Claire and Zev Hurwitz in honor of Dov’s 2nd birthday! (But no beer for him)
  • Eli Shavalian in honor of Rabbanit Alissa and the beautiful community she continues to build around her.
  • Louis Keene and Hannah Keene in honor of Tzvi Wolf’s party that never happened.
  • Melissa and Noah Nathan in honor of Melissa's grandfather Bernhard Verstandig (Baruch ben Chaim) z'l on the anniversary of his haftorah. 
  • Yael Glouberman in honor of Jamie Garelick letting us all hang out in her backyard.
  • Tzvi Wolf in honor of Rena Asher, Benny Smith, Kenny Marks, and JB Berenson for trying their best in fantasy.
  • Two people offering a belated gesture of thanks - in honor of Tzvi Wolf, an incredible person, invaluable teacher, friend, and bridge to pillar of our community.
To sponsor kiddush or seudah shlishit to celebrate
a simcha or honor a loved one, click here!
This Week
Weekday Minyanim: Mincha/Maariv will be at 5:05 PM this week.
Monday, January 24th | 7:30 PM | on Zoom!
Gemara Shiur with Rav Yosef 
A weekly (Every Monday!) text-based Talmud class.
Email Rav Yosef for details!
Tuesday, Jan. 25th | 7:30 PM | The Holy Nimmer Fire Pit (467 S. Rodeo Dr.)
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: 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 3/1
Sunday, January 30th | 9:30 AM | BDJ Beit Midrash
A Heart of Many Rooms: Building a Complex & Nuanced Zionism.
Session III: Personal Stories and Perspectives from East Jerusalem.
with speakers Amal Khayat and Mahfouz Turk.

After the second session of BDJ’s three-part series, “Nuanced Zionism,” our BDJ group agreed that we couldn’t yet move to the final planned session without also including voices from East Jerusalem:

Amal Khayat is a graduate of Al Quds University in East Jerusalem and is currently pursuing her PhD in Public Health at the Hebrew University. She is in training to be a dialogue facilitator with Siach Shalom (“Talking Peace”) and is the Palestinian coordinator for the UK-based organization Solutions Not Sides.

Mahfouz Turk is an East Jerusalem photojournalist who has been documenting the Palestinian story in East Jerusalem and the West Bank for many decades. He has worked for Reuters and several other news agencies over the course of his career and was among the first photojournalists to enter Jenin in 2002. As a young man, he spent time in Israeli prison for non-violent political offences.
Monday, January 31, 2022 | 5:00pm | Virtual/Zoom
Leaving No One Behind: A Special Evening in Honor of
Jewish Disabilities Awareness, Acceptance, and Inclusion Month

Join Jewish National Fund-USA as we recognize Jewish Disabilities Awareness, Acceptance, and Inclusion Month (JDAAIM) with an inside look at how donors like you ensure people with disabilities and special needs are integrated into all aspects of daily life and tightly woven into the fabric of Israeli culture.

Save The Date! Looking forward to these February Events:

Shabbat, February 5th
Shirat Chana
BDJ Women’s Tefillah

Sunday, February 6th
Tikkun Olam Lunch Grab and Go
We Need Volunteers! Email Ellen!

Friday, February 11th
BDJ YP and Moishe House KabShab & Dinner!
More Info + RSVP here 

Motzei Shabbat, February 12th
Boomer's Melave Malka
To RSVP, please email Barbara 
Friday, February 18th
Young Family KabbShabb & Dinner
details/registration to follow!

Shabbat, February 19th
Minyan for Minions & YP Minyan
registration/location details to follow

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
In Case You Missed It
Rabbanit Alissa's Parsha Plug: Parsha Plug Special Edition Yitro.
Finding Joy Post-Egypt: Matan Torah to the Mishkan.
Please find the source sheet here.
Around the Community
JFSLA Parents Connect: Pregnancy Support Group Launching! View flyer & more info Here.

Yesh Tikvah Resources:
- Speciality-focused support groups
- Peer mentorship Fertility Friends
- Print manuals & digital resources 
- Mental health support line: Schedule
- Resources on supporting others
- Infertility Awareness Shabbat, April 2nd

Moshava Alevy Summer 2022 Registration! More info here.
JFS LA New Support Groups for parents and caregivers of children, teens and adults with special needs. Click below for details & registration:

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.
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).