Beth Chayim Chadashim (BCC)

BCC-Featured-1Beth Chayim Chadashim (BCC) was founded in 1972 as the world’s first lesbian and gay synagogue.   Today BCC is an inclusive community of progressive lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and heterosexual Jews, our families and friends.  BCC has co-sponsored several events with A Wider Bridge in the Los Angeles area.
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GREAT THINGS FROM BCC

BCC Live
During services and events, video is streamed live to this page on Beth Chayim Chadashim’s website. Also, if you don’t have an LGBT congregation and would like to participate during the service, you can connect with the “Live” team through the chat on this page.

 

RELATED STORIES

L.A.’s LGBT Synagogue Celebrates (A Wider Bridge / March 24, 2017)
Elephant Talk (Beth Chayim Chadashim / January 31, 2017)
November 2016: New Music From Israeli LGBT Artists (A Wider Bridge / November 29, 2016)
“Who Will…” (BCC-LA / October 18, 2016)
Rabbi Lisa Edwards to Be Honored at LA Pride (BCC-LA / June 9, 2016)
Passover Queer Archive (BCC / April 22, 2016)
Thoughts on Purim and Yom Ki-Purim (Beth Chayim Chadashim / March 17, 2016)
BCC Reveals 2016 Honorees (A Wider Bridge / February 11, 2016)
Rob’s Israel Magic Moments (A Wider Bridge / February 1, 2016)
Yiscah Smith’s Resources for Authentic Living (Beth Chayim Chadashim / January 28, 2016)
Shapers of Liberal Judaism (G’vanim / January 8, 2016)
Rabbis Welcome Chance to Officiate Same Sex Weddings (Jewish Journal / December 14, 2015)
Rabbi Heather Responds to Transphobic Jewish Journal Article (A Wider Bridge / December 7, 2015)
Somebody Else’s Dream (Jewish Journal / November 13, 2015)
Things I Learned With the Choir (Beth Chayim Chadashim / November 3, 2015)
Who’s Who Queer Jew (Jerusalem Post / November 1, 2015)
Juval Porat’s New Single “Here’s to Us” Drops (A Wider Bridge / October 8, 2015)
LGBT People Explore Converting to Judaism (Jerusalem post / October 3, 2015)
Marriage Day (American Conference of Cantors / September 2, 2015)
Creating Togetherness That is Pleasant and Good (Reform Judaism / July 14, 2015)
Beth Chayim Chadashim Will Honor The Golden Globe Award-winning Actor Jeffrey Tambor (West Side Today / June 5, 2015)
Counting the Omer (A Wider Bridge / April 16, 2015)
Rainbow Jewels in Esther’s Crown (A Wider Bridge / March 5, 2015)
Blessing in Disguise (Jewish Journal / February 27, 2015)
Friends of A Wider Bridge :Rob Schoenberger (A Wider Bridge / February 19, 2015)
Hints of “Queerness” from Our Ancestors, Our Sages, and Our God (My Jewish Learning / November 24, 2014)
“Confusion of the Heart,” Kol Nidre 5775 Drash (Beth Chayim Chadashim / October 9, 2014)
Cantor Juval Porat Joins 2014 Israel Mission (A Wider Bridge / August 15, 2014)
Joseph Shamash Joins BCC’s Tisha Be’Av Service (BCC People / July 24, 2014)
Hava Nashira: Sing it Well (Beth Chayim Chadashim / July 1, 2014)
Torah portion: Time flies (Jewish Journal / June 26, 2014)
Gay Jewish Musician Talks Judaism and Working for TV (BCC People / June 26, 2014)
An Unrecognizable Jewish Future: A Talmudic Take (BCC-LA / June 11, 2014)
Rabbi Lisa on this week’s portion (Jewish Journal / April 24, 2014)
LGBT Communities Mark Purim (A Wider Bridge / March 14, 2014)
Jews in the Heart of Valentine’s Day (JNS / January 26, 2014)
Connection More Than Skin Deep (Jewish Journal / January 16, 2014)
“Sexiest Dvar Torah of the Year” (Jewrotica / December 30, 2013)
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Finding LGBT Pride in Hanukkah (Jewish Journal / November 26, 2013)
A Wider Bridge’s Executive Director Summarizes 2013’s LGBT Journey to Israel (A Wider Bridge / November 27, 2013)
Gay Friendly Houses of Worship are Growing (The Huffington Post / November 14, 2013)
Cantor Juval Blogs from A Wider Bridge Trip (Juval-Online / November 7, 2013)
Clergy Reflect on Proposition 8 (Jewish Journal / October 30, 2013)
BCC Introduces LGBT Jewish Nightclub (Beth Chayim Chadashim / October 15, 2013)
BCC Offers a New Course in the History of Israel/Palestine Conflict (Beth Chayim Chadashim / September 30, 2013)
Famous Rapper Y-Love to Join BCC for the Days of Awe Services (Beth Chayim Chadashim / September 3, 2013)
Gay Jewish Hairstylist Answers Your Questions (Beth Chayim Chadashim / August 14, 2013)
“The Man I Am” – In Los Angeles (August 8, 2013)
Los Angeles Rabbis Respond to Supreme Court Rulings (Jewish Journal / June 26, 2013)
Pride 2013 Drash: And the Earth Opened Its Mouth: Queer Meditations on Pride and Humility in 2013 (Beth Chayim Chadashim / June 10, 2013)
Human Kinship and Social Justice (Jewish Journal / May 24, 2013)
We’ve Got to Stop It (URJ / May 13, 2013)
The Most Inspiring LGBT Rabbis (A Wider Bridge / March 21, 2013)
Gay Synagogues’ Uncertain Future (Tablet / March 11, 2013)
On Equal Footing (Jewish Journal / February 6, 2013)
Heather and Melissa: Leaders to Watch (Liberty Hill / January 25, 2013)

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BCC members with Rabbi Lisa Edwards and Cantor Juval Porat in West Hollywood, June 26, 2013