G’vanim Vol. 45, No. 6: July/August 2017

Volume 45, No. 6
July/August 2017
Tammuz/Av/Elul 5777
BCC’s updated Calendar of Events

IN THIS ISSUE…

From the Rabbi’s Study
Rabbi Lisa Edwards reflects on this year’s LA Pride observance, which featured a march instead of a parade and commenced at a famous corner in Hollywood LGBT history. read here

Many Branches of the Same Menorah
In this adaptation of her drash given on Friday, June 9 (Pride Shabbat), outgoing BCC Director of Education Leah Zimmerman reflects on her ten years with BCC. She explores Jewish texts that explain how her many identities and the many parts of our BCC community are all branches stemming from the same menorah. What if we applied the same thinking to our politics and society today? Read here

President’s Message
Outgoing BCC President Lauren Schlau reviews her two terms of service to BCC and her hopes for our congregation’s future. read more

Annual Congregational Meeting
All BCC members are invited to attend our annual Congregational Meeting on Sunday, July 9, starting at 2:30 pm. This important meeting allows all members to elect our officers and Board members, discuss and vote on our annual budget, and receive reports from our clergy, staff, and officers on our achievements over the past year and our plans for the next. read more

BCC Groups
BCC offers a variety of groups for members and friends to join together to socialize, support one another, and build community. In this issue we feature our Men’s Havurah, our “Books and Bagels” discussion group, our HIV positive support group, and our life transitions support group. read more

Summer Class: Mini-Course on US Civics for Jews
This course, already in progress, is an introduction to the workings of government and electoral politics in the U.S. with a focus on its relevance for Jews. read more

Mortuary and Cemetery Packages for Members and Friends
BCC has secured the best prices in the L.A. area for mortuary and cemetery packages for our members, family, and friends, at Sholom Chapels Memorial Park in Sylmar and at Home of Peace Memorial Park in East L.A. Here are details and links for further information. read more

Mazel Tov
We wish a hearty “mazel tov” to BCC members who are celebrating recent achievements and important life cycle events. Who’s in this month?

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