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Press: Beth Chayim Chadashim on BuzzFeed News

written on December 11, 2018 // 0 Comments

“Meet The World’s First LGBTQ Synagogue” with pictures by Morgan Lieberman follows BCC for a year and includes photos from […]

BCC’s Shabbat Services, December 2018

written on December 4, 2018 // 0 Comments

Shabbat Hanukkah Friday, December 7, at 7:45pm Please join Rabbi Lisa and Cantor Juval at 7:45pm as they lead the […]

‘here I am. Please see me. I am real. I exist.’

written on November 30, 2018 // 0 Comments

By Fae Shakara For those of you who don’t know me I’m Fae and I use they/them pronouns. If you […]


written on November 21, 2018 // 0 Comments

Hanukkah 2018 begins Sunday night, December 2, 2018 and continues through Monday, December 10, 2018 Chanukah is the Jewish eight-day, […]

Calling all Electric Cars! Friday, December 7, 4:00-5:00 pm

written on November 14, 2018 // 1 Comment

BCC has been selected by Interfaith Power & Light (IPL), a non-profit dedicated to sustainable religious institutions, to host a […]

Transgender: Resources Page

written on November 9, 2018 // 0 Comments

This page is a collection of  information and resources about the transgender community from the archives of Beth Chayim Chadashim […]

“Build my house of love:” Kol Nidre 2018/5779

written on November 6, 2018 // 0 Comments

Rabbi Lisa Edwards When my brother and I were kids in suburban Chicago, we had a playground in the backyard […]

Shakespeare & Science

written on November 5, 2018 // 2 Comments

An out of the ordinary offering during Thanksgiving week Tuesday November 20, 7pm at BCC (instead of Torah study) Rabbi […]

Post Pittsburgh, Pre-midterm Elections: Parashat Chaye Sarah (November 2, 2018)

written on November 5, 2018 // 0 Comments

I found out about the killing at the Pittsburgh synagogue last Shabbat shortly after it hit the news. A Christian […]

Knower of Secrets/Lover of Diversity

written on October 29, 2018 // 0 Comments

Rabbi Lisa Edwards, BCC Shabbat Vayera  5779 October 26, 2018 [note: offered the night before the killings at Tree of […]