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November 17, 2022 - 23 Cheshvan 5783
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And Isaac brought Rebekah into the tent of his mother Sarah; he took Rebekah and she became his wife and he loved her and was comforted after the death of his mother.
Genesis 24:67
Upcoming Services & Events
Pre-Shabbat Dinner
Friday, November 18, 6 pm

Please join us for a pre-Shabbat dinner at Continental Kitchen, 8300 Wilshire Blvd (corner San Vicente), Beverly Hills, CA 90211, on Friday, November 18, at 6 pm. Burgers, salads, wraps, pasta, kabobs, veggie options, outdoor seating available. Join us for some pre-Shabbat camaraderie! No RSVP required, just show up!
Shabbat Evening Service
Friday, November 18, 8 pm

Join Cantor Juval Porat and BCC Member Michael Main to welcome Shabbat together through soulful song, prayer, creative teachings, and communal connection. Click here to register for in-person attendance!
Shabbat Morning Minyan
Saturday, November 19, 10 am

BCC's Monthly Shabbat Morning Minyan continues in a most nontraditional way—hybrid on Zoom and in person. All BCC members and friends are invited to join in this service, which features rousing melodies, Torah reading, and uplifting prayers for healing and consolation in a warm, welcoming setting.
Transgender Day of Remembrance Havdalah Vigil
Saturday, November 19, 6 pm

Join BCC and JQ International for a commemorative havdalah service honoring and celebrating trans/non-binary community members lost to anti-trans violence and hatred. Click here to RSVP.
Trans Havurah Hangout
Sunday, November 20, 1 pm

Na'avor (let's cross), BCC's trans Havurah, invites you to join our monthly Zoom hangout. We welcome people who are trans, nonbinary, genderqueer, GNC, intersex, and allies. Join us to catch up and schmooze! Contact transhavurah@bcc-la.org if you need more information!
Save the Date
BCC Books & Bagels
Sunday, December 4, 10 am

Join fellow BCC book lovers for our monthly book group meeting on Zoom to discuss Jewish fiction or non-fiction book selections, sometimes with LGBT content. Space is limited. Please contact Larry Nathenson for the Zoom link at larrynath@aol.com.

The book for this month is The Orchard, by David Hopen: A debut novel in which a religious teenager moves to a new school and plunges into the secular world, embarking on a journey that causes him to question much of his Jewish upbringing.
BCC Hannukah Party
Sunday, December 18, 4 pm

Join us on the first night of Hanukkah as we celebrate the Festival of Lights with music, food and games! Featuring special guests: Gay Gezunt! Click here to register!
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At BCC, we are dedicated to growing and sustaining our synagogue family - virtually and in person. We are grateful to so many of you who share your time, wisdom and resources with our community.

Your continued support and generosity are critical. It allows us to ensure the breadth and depth of all we offer throughout the year, maintain our physical space, sustain our human resources and guarantee our place as a safe, progressive and vibrant LGBTQIA+ Jewish space in the Los Angeles community now and for generations to come. Thank you for your care and commitment to our beloved community.
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