In the sprawling, sometimes isolating metropolis of Los Angeles, BCC is both similar to the city in which we live—diverse, modern, and complex—as well as a refuge from it. Our community is intimate, safe, and nurturing. We welcome all who wish to worship with us.
Currently, all of BCC’s services will be available on Zoom and links for registration are included in our weekly eblast, to which you can subscribe here. Our most recent Shabbat service is featured as a video on our homepage. You can also watch on Facebook (no Facebook account required to watch our videos), and check out our UStream page for our archived livestreams of past years.
Shabbat at BCC
Join us every Friday Night at 8pm as we welcome Shabbat at services led by BCC clergy and at times lay leaders. Check the calendar for special Shabbat events and guest speakers. As with all synagogues, Shabbat services are free.
High Holy Days at BCC
The Days of Awe are filled with wonder and worship, days of reflection, fasting, and prayer, days of solemnity and solace. These are days meant to set the tone for the beginning of the Jewish New Year even as they remind the faithful to reflect on what has gone before.
BCC Friday Night Prayer Book
The BCC Friday Night Prayer Book is a living document first written and compiled in the ‘70s by BCC’s ritual committee. Under the leadership of member Harriet Perl ז”ל, BCC’s Siddur was one of the first, if not the very first, Reform prayer books to be written in gender-neutral language. Our Siddur contains many translations and writings written by members, including LGBTQ+-inclusive and feminist liturgy not found in any other prayer book.
BCC utilizes the first new Reform Machzor (High Holyday prayer book) in 40 years, published in 2015. The duel set offers meaningful traditional liturgy as well as new pieces for reflection during the days of awe. BCC has been utilizing this Machzor since 2014, as we were a test site for the Yom Kippur edition; both congregants and clergy found the texts to be uplifting and inviting. Read more on the Reform Machzor
Music at BCC
BCC is known as a “singing” congregation, which manifests itself through many congregational tunes, but also through lay service-leadership, choir involvement, concerts and music classes. The music is a great support in helping us discover new meanings and dimensions for the inherited ancient Hebrew words of our Liturgy.