First Friday in the Desert!



As you can imagine, our Palm Springs dream is on hold for another time.

Due to the pandemic at large, we need to postpone.

Tremendous thanks to our Team-Palm-Springs volunteers who went above and beyond to create a pioneering Shabbaton experience, bridging our Los Angeles and Palm Springs communities:
Victor Lamkay, for his logistical determination and perseverance, along with great heart and spirit.
Kenna Love, for her consistent cheer and desire to create a conversation around art.
Rob Schoenberg & Ira Dankberg and Dr. Les Zendle & Jerry Hanson, thank you for generously inviting our community to your homes.
With blessings,
Rabbi Alyson Solomon





May 1 & 2, 2020 – {Friday, 7pm – Saturday, 2pm}

We are visiting our BCC friends in Palm Springs!

Join Rabbi Alyson & Cantor Juval in the desert for the opportunity to be with friends, enjoy Shabbat and good times.

*Friday night worship at our hotel & dinner on your own
*Saturday morning gentle hike with services
*Picnic lunch
*Optional tour at the Palm Springs Art Museum
*L’hitra’ot, See You Again Songs

To be on the Palm Springs E-list for additional details including registration, itinerary updates click here or send an email to with “Palm Springs” in the subject line.

An initiative of Beth Chayim Chadashim, House of New Life
Celebrating Judaism and LGBTQ+ Community in Los Angeles

Feel free to book your own lodging or stay-tuned for hotel group rates. Based on event rental space and dining options, we will send out registration costs and a final itinerary. (We are aiming for $108 per person to cover event rental space, dining and oneg items. Lodging and entrance to the Palm Springs Art Museum not included.)

For those staying in LA: All are invited to gather with your LA BCC friends for Shabbat at BCC. We aim to broadcast our Palm Springs Friday night service via Facebook Live, including our BCC kaddish list so regardless of your location we will pray as one BCC community.