Volume 46, No. 5: May/June 2018

Volume 46, No. 5
May/June 2018
Iyar/Sivan/Tammuz 5778
BCC’s updated Calendar of Events

The 2018 Vision Awards: Celebrating our Community and Four Outstanding Honorees
We are excited that our annual awards brunch, now called the “Vision Awards,” will be held on June 3 at the Skirball. Read about our four amazing honorees and the live entertainment we have on tap. And get your new T-shirts for LA Pride, which is only a week later! Read here

Our Four Visionaries.  Read more about our amazing Vision Awards honorees: our very own U.S. Representative Karen Bass, and three of our own BCC members Elizabeth Savage and Maggie and Dave Parkhurst interviewed by Josh Gershick. Click here to read the interviews

Rabbi’s Column: A Fond Farewell and Gratitude from Rabbi Heather Miller
As Rabbi Heather Miller prepares to leave BCC for her new position, she reflects on her six years with our congregation and thanks our community for sharing our lives with her. Read Rabbi Heather’s farewell column

Cantor’s Column: A Musical Spring at BCC
Cantor Juval Porat describes the many opportunities we have to share sacred music with him and others during the next two months, including two concerts, our Shavuot celebration, the Vision Awards gala, and a healing service.  Read more

BCC in Transition: A “Listening Tour” for our Shared Future
BCC President Richard Lesse announces a series of intimate gatherings, facilitated by BCC members, to discuss priorities for our community’s future and in particular our rabbinic search in the next year. Click here to read

Jewish Learning for All Ages
BCC offers a range of courses and activities for members and guests of all ages this spring. Read about Rabbi Rachel Adler’s new course on the early miracle-working prophets, Adam Barron’s ongoing bridge lessons, Ronnie Wexler seeking classmates for b’nai mitzvah next year, and a variety of activities for families and children. BCC Happenings column

BCC Groups and Member News
As we prepare for our congregational meeting in July, we celebrate the achievements of our members, including Gordon Blitz’s culture blog and Bracha Yael’s review of the lesbian Jewish movie Disobedience,, and learn about the activities of our anti-racism, book discussion, and life transitions groups. Read more

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