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Weekly News & Updates
August 4, 2022 - 7 Av 5782
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You shall not be partial in judgement: hear out low and high alike. Fear no one, for judgement is God's. And any matter that is too difficult for you, you shall bring to me and I will hear it.

Deuteronomy 1:17
Thank you, Beloved Cherished Community, for such a warm and meaningful, fun and joyful, moving and awe-some installation Shabbat! I am still basking in the light that we created together and I hope you are too. From the Shabbat service to the morning learning session to the open house and then the time capsule dedication and havdalah, it was a Shabbat filled with community and connection that filled my heart to the brim - this is who we are! I heard from so many of you during and after the weekend that you felt the same way. Check out the many opportunities below so we can keep that BCC momentum going and feel the peace of being together, enjoying each other and remembering time and time again why BCC is important to us.

To all who joined us remotely and in person, to the Installation Committee, Jessica Donath, Miriam Zimmerman and Cantor Juval, who worked tirelessly and with love, to our volunteers who showed up with smiles, to those who offered beautiful tributes, to those who generously sponsored each piece of our celebration, to those who worked on the Time Capsule with so much dedication to preserving our history, to our Board of Directors, to Rabbi Elyse Frishman and Rabbi Lisa Edwards, Maggie Boyles and Tim Goad, to each and every member of BCC, THANK YOU, thank you, thank you.

Humbly and gratefully yours,
Rabbi Jillian
Meghan Silten
Sorcha NicCuilinn
Síle Ekaterin Liszka
Upcoming Services & Events
Shabbat Evening Service
Friday, August 5, 8 pm

Join Rabbi Jillian Cameron and Cantor Juval Porat to welcome Shabbat together through soulful song, prayer, creative teachings, and communal connection. Click here to register for in-person attendance!
Tisha B'Av
Saturday, August 6, 7 pm

Join us at BCC and remotely as we lament our collective losses and honor the righteous ones in our past and present. Let us come together in strength and compassion, with hope for the future. Click here to register for Zoom!
Save the Date
Special Tu B'Av Shabbat Service
Friday, August 10, 2 pm

Meet our guest Speaker Mirit Sulema and learn about her work with Dror Israel - an organization dedicated to a just and equal Israel. Click here to register!
BCC in Your Neighborhood: Pasadena Pool Party
Sunday, August 14, 2 pm

Although BCC is not a typical neighborhood synagogue, we can come together regionally to give you a chance to meet those BCC-ers who live near you or to hang with BCC friends in their hood. If you’re ever in need of a cup of sugar or looking to have a Shabbat dinner, want to carpool to BCC, or just want to feel a community connection, join us and meet your neighbors - near and far! First up: a community pool party at a private residence in Pasadena. Click here to RSVP!
BCC Lunch & Learn
Wednesday, August 17, 12 pm

On the third Wednesday of the month, join BCC members and friends on Zoom for casual and engaging conversations. Bring your own lunch. Have an idea for a speaker or want to share your passion with the community? Let us know by emailing!

This month, Erez Bialer will discuss Pan Homo Art Gallery in Tel Aviv. "Pan Homo Art Gallery is the first (and only) homosexual art gallery in the Middle East, based in Tel Aviv, and its sole purpose is to present, sell and spread-out contemporary gay art, and to bring forth the best gay artists to date, with an emphasis on male body art." Click here to register!
There is more!
The deadline for submissions for the new issue of G'vanim Magazine is Monday, August 8. The submission guidelines are here. Send your work to
Image of a choir director in front of singers whilst musical notes surround them. Text overlaid reads: Choir Rehearsals
If singing is your passion, you're invited to join the BCC choir as we prepare for the Days of Awe! We meet on Mondays, 7pm at BCC. First rehearsal is August 1. If you're interested, have questions and want to learn more about all upcoming rehearsal dates, please contact Cantor Juval at for additional info. Be a part of the annual beautiful BCC service experience through song and harmony!
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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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