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We are an active shul with a robust calendar of events and activities planned by dedicated volunteers. The following list of committees and their leaders is for your convenience. If you have any questions or want to be in touch with the a committee chair, please email We look forward to welcoming your involvement!

AIPAC: Matt Lefferman and Noam Drazin

Get involved in wider political advocacy for Israel.

BDJ Babies: Sarah Lee

Play together with other parents with infants and toddlers.

BDJ Boomers: Sue Handman & Mina Rush

50+? Emptynesters? Party with us at the Hollywood Bowl, plays and Friday night dinners.

BDJ Young Professionals: Tzvi Wolf 

Join single and married young professionals in their 20’s and 30’s to socialize & learn.

Education: Cindy Kaplan and Sheldon Kasdan

Presents Scholar-in-Residence Shabbatons, Nosh ‘n Drosh summer series and classes.

Inclusion: Deb Mizrahi and Ethan Isenberg

BDJ is a welcoming community for individuals of all ages and abilities.

Israel Action: Batsheva Kasdan & Joanne Helperin

Creates educational events celebrating and exploring Israeli culture.

Membership: Rena Greenfield Kanefsky

       Engaging our members and welcoming new households.

Rechov Yeladim: Yael Mashbaum  Director: Kelila Siciliano

Programming for children ages 5 months through 6th grade.

Ritual: Gabe Wintner

Arranges and manages all components of synagogue ritual practice.

Security: Duke Helfand

Preparation and training for emergencies and disasters.

Seder Nashim: Daria Hoffman

Women’s-only discussion group.

Shabbat Mincha Minyanim:

Beverylwood Minyan – Ranon Kent

Mincha East (for those East of La Cienaga) – Andres Terech and Robin Shaw

Shirat Chana: Sari Abrams and Miriam Caiden

Women’s Tefillah prayer group & Torah reading.

Teen Minyan: Julie Fax Directors: Dov Rosenblatt and Sara Smith

Shabbat morning Minyan and programming for BDJ’s teens.

Tikkun Olam: Rena Selya Cohen

Keeps us engaged in working with and helping our neighbors, our city and the world

Thu, February 22 2018 7 Adar 5778