PARASHAT Nitzavim-Vayelech 5780

Dear community,

Baruch Hashem we are able to have accommodation for an outdoor Minyan for this Shabbat as well!

We would like to again thank Mr. & Mrs. Shadi who have  opened their home to the community for the Minyanim

The address is:
10665 Wellworth Ave. Los Angeles CA 90024
We urge everyone to sign up as soon as possible to ensure they have a reserved spot

Note: Please send an email to and specify if you’re planning to be joining us for Friday night, Shabbat morning or both. Remember that the mere fact of sending an email does not automatically guarantee you a seat until you get a confirmation back from the Bet Knesset.” style=”font-weight:bold;letter-spacing:normal;line-height:100%;text-align:center;text-decoration:none;color:#ffffff;display:block” target=”_blank”>Send an email to:

Please read carefully, and confirm if we would have the honor of your presence
The Tosafot write (תוספות בבא קמא דף כג עמוד א ד”ה וליחייב בעל הגחלת) that one is obligated to concern himself not to damage others, even more than his concern about his own security, not to be damaged!

1. At present no more than 17 spots would be allowed in a Minyan

2. No one under Bar Mitzvah will be permitted into the Bet Knesset unless with Explicit permission from the Rabbi/Presidents.

3. At this time we will not be able to have women in the Bet Knesset. We hope this will change soon.

4. If you are between 60-70 please consult your doctor to get clearance before coming to Bet Knesset. No one over 70 can come to Bet Knesset at present.

5. No one will be able to enter the Bet Knesset without a mask. Masks must be covering the mouth and nose at all times

6. Once entering everyone is required to wash their hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or at least sanitize their hands.

7. If you have a preexisting condition you should consult your doctor, and perhaps not come to Bet Knesset.

8. If you are not feeling well or exhibiting any symptoms you should not come to Bet Knesset.

9. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own talitot, Siddurim and Chumashim.

10. No socializing in or outside the Bet Knesset .

11. No Food or drink should be brought into the Bet Knesset.

12. Only the Baal Koreh will touch the Torah and will get to do Petihat Hechal, Hotza’at Sefer Torah and Hagbaha at least initially.

13. At present only people who are registered and up to 17 people will be allowed to come to any specific minyan.

14. It has been determined that the people who attend minyan on a regular basis will be accommodated first. However, if there are enough people we are willing to create a second minyan in a different location or at a different time.

15. Upon completion of Davening we ask everyone to clean their area with provided cleansers, and exit the building without congregating in or outside the Bet Knesset.

16. We respectfully ask everyone to be there on time, to enable us to progress in a timely manner, and avoid unnecessary exposure to others.

We join you in expressing our endless Hakarat Hatov to Hakadosh Baruch Hu for our health and continue to daven for help in navigating this difficult time. Hashem should accept all of our tefilot.


Shalom to all our dear friends

It is with pleasure that we announce this year’s Rosh Hashanah Program.

As you know due to the current situation with Covid-19 there are several limitations for this year’s program.

  • Both nights of Rosh Hashanah we will have services ONLY at the WBK.

  • Unfortunately, due to space limitation we will NOT be able to accommodate ladies during the night services.

  • For Morning services, we will have two locations, WBK and Shadis’ back yard (address below).

  • We will have a lady’s section during the morning services.

  • Each location we will only have 40 seats available in total.

  • Unfortunately, we will not have a children’s program. As such, we will not be able to accommodate children under Bar/Bat mitzvah age to either locations.

  • For those who want to hear the Shofar on Sunday, the second day of Rosh Hashanah, we will have a shofar blowing in the parking lot of WBK after the services. There will also be several satellite locations operated by WBK and Bikur Cholim to hear the shofar. Children are welcome to the parking lot and the satellite locations. These locations will be announced over the next few days.

RSVP is a MUST for admission to any of the services (Day or Night).

The price of admission is $100 per person/seat for all rosh hashanah services


Please send an eMail to

With the name of the attendees and which services they will attend:

Friday Night, Saturday Morning, Saturday Night, Sunday Morning, Sunday Night.

And which location:

WBK or Shadis’
Family members will be seated next to each other.

Payment is REQUIRED to secure RSVP.
Once you receive confirmation of your RSVP from us

Please send money Via Zelle to (preferred method since we do not have to pay 3% fees) or visit our website @ and donate by credit card (if you prefer this method, please consider adding 3% to your donation)

Social distancing rules (see below) will be strictly enforced.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr. and Mrs. Shadi for generously opening their house to the community for services.

Shadis’ House address:

10665 Wellworth Ave.

Los Angeles, California 90024

We join you in expressing our endless Hakarat Hatov to Hakadosh Baruch Hu for our health and continue to daven for help in navigating this difficult time. Hashem should accept all our tefilot.

We wish you all a sweet new year full of health, happiness, success and spiritualit

Le’ Shava Tovah U’Metuka
G’mar Chatima Tova

Rabbi Shlomo Yisraeli

Farzad Yasharpour

Shahram Zamanzadeh

And entire advisory board

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Westwood Bet Knesset
10687 Santa Monica Blvd suite #9, Los Angeles CA, 90024

( 310 ) 800 1539  

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