BCC Awards in the Jewish Journal!
BCC Awards Brunch made it to this week’s Jewish Journal! Here’s what they write:
“Los Angeles Mayor-elect Eric Garcetti attended Beth Chayim Chadashim’s (BCC) annual awards brunch on June 2 and presented the 2013 Rabbi Erwin and Agnes Herman Humanitarian Award to BCC honoree David Codell.
A longtime friend of Garcetti’s, Codell is a nationally recognized civil rights litigator and constitutional law expert, an advocate for LGBT rights and marriage equality, and is the visiting Arnold D. Kassoy senior scholar of law and legal director at the Williams Institute, an LGBT think tank.
Established in 1985, BCC is an LGBT synagogue, and its awards event recognizes people who have demonstrated extraordinary community leadership and made significant contributions toward tikkun olam, repair of the world. In addition to Codell, this year’s honorees included BCC volunteer and leader Ray Eelsing. He received the Presidents’ Award for outstanding service to BCC. Robin Berkovitz and Laurie Newman were granted the inaugural Harriet Perl Tzedek Award for their respective commitments to public service and social justice. Former State Sen. Sheila Kuehlpresented these awards to Berkovitz and Newman.
Sunday’s event marked Garcetti’s first Jewish event as mayor-elect, according to BCC. Los Angeles’ first elected Jewish mayor and a longtime city councilman, Garcetti won the mayoral election on May 21 and will be sworn into office on July 1.”
To see more photos from the Brunch, exclusively on BCC’s website- click here