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Weekly News & Updates
March 16, 2023 - 23 Adar 5783
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Moses then called Bezalel and Oholiab, and every wise-hearted person whom God had endowed with skill, everyone who excelled in ability, to undertake the task and carry it out.
Exodus 36:2
Upcoming Services & Events
Shabbat Evening Service
Friday, March 17, 7 pm

Join Cantor Juval Porat and BCC member Adam Barron to welcome Shabbat together through soulful song, prayer, creative teachings, and communal connection. Click here to register for in-person attendance!
Saturday Morning Minyan
Saturday, March 18, 10 am

BCC's Monthly Shabbat Morning Minyan continues in a most nontraditional way—hybrid by 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.
Trans Havurah Hangout
Sunday, March 19, 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 if you need more information!
Shabbat Repertoire Song Session
Thursday, March 23, 7 pm

Join us for a joyous session of music from the Kabbalat Shabbat (Friday Evening service) repertoire. Hear new tunes, re-acquaint yourself with familiar melodies and learn more about the musical crafting of a Shabbat service. This is open to all BCC members and especially those who are interested in leading the music for a Shabbat service.
Save the Date
Pre-Shabbat Pizza Party
Friday, March 24, 6 pm

Join your BCC friends and family for some pre-Shabbat camaraderie, pizza, and fun! Click here to register! If you'd like to sponsor a pizza, please click here.
BCC Out & About: Bowling
Sunday, March 26, 1 pm

Join your BCC friends for bowling together on March 26th at 1 pm! The location is XLanes, 333 Alameda St #300, Los Angeles, CA 90013 (XLanes LA). The cost is $20 per person, plus shoe rental. Click here to register!
BCC Out & About: Out Loud
Sunday, April 2, 4 pm

Celebrate the power of love with a true story by BCC’s own Barbara Kroll! Plus many other daring stories of the Jewish LGBTQIA+ community in Out Loud, a new work of theatre from The Braid. Click here to register and for information about buying tickets.
Passover Seder
Thursday, April 6, 5 pm

Join all your BCC friends and community for a second night kosher-for-Passover-style Seder. This year, we will examine the homelessness crisis as we tell the story of our journey to freedom. Click here to get your tickets. And click here for sponsorship and volunteer opportunities.
Earth Day: Great LA River Clean-Up
Saturday, April 22, 10 am

Let’s spend Earth Day Shabbat morning cleaning up the LA River with the “Friends of the LA River”. We’ll meet at 10 am near Gleneden St., but you can come as early as 8 am when the event begins. Everyone needs to register. Cleaning supplies and gloves will be provided. This event is free and parking is limited. Click here for more information and to register!
Cantor Juval Porat's Thirteen Years with BCC at his Farewell Concert
Brett Trueman's Decades of Extraordinary BCC Leadership
Adam Kulbersh's Recurring Roles as MC, Writer & Producer of BCC's Vision Awards

Sunday, APRIL 30 2023, 3 PM
Beth Chayim Chadashim
6090 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90035
There is more!
Purim - Thank you!

Thank you to our 22 volunteers and sponsors who made this year's Purim event a success, and to our amazing clergy and actors that made it both entertaining and meaningful! We completed 22 blankets to donate to the Los Angeles LGBT+ Center's Youth Services department which will give them to the homeless and transitional youth that they serve. If you enjoyed making blankets or missed out and want a chance to contribute, watch for upcoming blanket tying opportunities!


Check out more images from our fabulous Purim event here! And join us tomorrow before and after Shabbat services to complete some more of the blankets!
Did You Know...

Those little black and white squares you've been noticing on BCC flyers are actually links? They're called QR codes! You can open a QR code using the camera on your smartphone.

For resources on community health, the war in Ukraine, and reproductive rights, please check out the resources page on the BCC website.
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The World's First LGBTQIA+ Synagogue
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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