Apply for Membership

Beth Chayim Chadashim, “House of New Life”- founded in 1972 as the world’s first synagogue for lesbian and gay men, began with a small group of Los Angeles Jews who dreamed of celebrating their heritage, creating community and worshipping in a safe sacred space. Today, as a proud Reform congregation, we continue to affirm the vision of our founders, that all people are created B’tzelem Elohim – in God’s image – through our active commitment and joint belief in BCC’s mission. There are numerous ways to help sustain the well-being of BCC, now and into the future.  Membership is one important foundation that ensures BCC continues to serve our community and generations to come. The lay leadership, clergy and staff are honored to officially welcome you as a BCC member.

Please fill out and submit the New Member Application. Our membership committee is happy to answer any questions you might have. One of our lay leaders will reach out to you to discuss your financial commitment. We’re proud of our members’ financial commitment to sustaining our Synagogue, as well as of BCC’s value of inclusivity, regardless of one’s financial abilities.

After filling out and submitting your application the BCC Board of Directors will formally review your membership application at their next monthly meeting. Once approved, you will receive prompt notification of membership approval from BCC’s Membership Chair.

Please contact Office Manager Erin Katz at the office at 323-931-7023, extension 203.

Ready to join? Click here to fill out a new member application. 

 

Affiliate Membership

Affiliate membership allows those who want to belong to BCC but already have full membership in another synagogue, or are parents, siblings, other relatives or friends of BCC members who would like to support BCC’s mission, out of solidarity  and love to join us. Affiliate members will:

  1. Receive BCC emailed bulletins full of events and programs as well as our bimonthly newsletter, G’vanim.
  2. Receive member announcements regarding congregational matters.
  3. Be able to attend High Holy Days services with us by using tickets from your primary synagogue. Just show us your tickets at any of our services.
  4. Be welcomed into our progressive Jewish community.
  5. Be eligible for additional discounted High Holy Days tickets.

Affiliate Membership is $250 yearly.  Click Here to Download the Affiliate Membership Application.

 

Mitzvah Circle Recognition

Joining the Mitzvah Circle at any level will help ensure that BCC is accessible to all people regardless of income.  Mitzvah Circle participants receive the following:

Chaverim (Friends): Foundation contribution level* plus $500
Mitzvah Circle plaque recognition at BCC
Acknowledgement in Days of Awe program book and G’vanim newsletter
Mitzvah Circle Reception hosted by BCC Clergy

Tormim (Contributors): Foundation contribution level* plus $1,000
All the perks listed under Chaverim (Friends), plus
Two complimentary memorials in Days of Awe Yizkor Book

Tomchim (Supporters): Foundation contribution level* plus $2,500
All the perks listed under Tormim (Contributors), plus
One complimentary guest ticket for Days of Awe

Bonim (Builders): Foundation contribution level* plus $5,000
All the perks listed under Tomchim (Supporters), plus
Four complimentary memorials in Days of Awe Yizkor Book
Two complimentary guest tickets for Days of Awe
Gift of a book selected and signed by our rabbi

Shomrim (Guardians): Foundation contribution level* plus $7,500
All the perks listed under Bonim (Builders), plus
Six complimentary memorials in Days of Awe Yizkor Book
Four complimentary guest tickets for Days of Awe
One complimentary Shabbat oneg honor opportunity

*$1,645 for Individual Adult Households and $2,455  for Two-Adult Households