BCC Transitional Siddur (Prayerbook)


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The BCC Siddur was introduced on April 15, 2011 on the Occasion of BCC’s First Shabbat Service in our new home at 6090 W Pico Blvd. Some writings first appeared in earlier versions of BCC prayerbooks.

Some edits were made for the reprint in April 2018 by Dave Parkhurst, Davi Cheng and Rabbi Lisa Edwards.

This prayerbook is intended for transitional use as we settle in to our new home, where BCC will continue our long tradition of being an innovative prayer community, with a proud history of being one of the first congregations to create gender sensitive and inclusive language in our prayers and rituals.

This volume is a streamlined version of our well-worn 3-ring-binder prayerbook. Even this first step of simply reformatting our cut-and-paste version and converting it to an electronic one was a painstaking process, undertaken by Davi Cheng and us with invaluable assistance from Lee Alhadeff, Henry Wudl, Tracy Moore, earlier work by Maggie Parkhurst and Rabbi Joe Hample, and with Hebrew text support from Dr. Dalia Marx (typos are ours).

This version, along with the new technology in our sanctuary, will provide us more options and opportunities for future innovations. Thank you to Diane Smith of Print & Mail 4 U, for donating a portion of the printing costs to make this project possible.

As always, the prayers in the prayerbook are only one aspect of Jewish prayer – we hope that this siddur, this sacred space, and the people in this House of New Life will inspire us all to offer the words on the page and the prayers in our hearts.

The photographs in this book are of the stained glass windows at BCC – designed by Davi Cheng and created by Jerry Hanson, Davi Cheng, Victoria Delgadillo and Haim Ainsworth. Some writings first appeared in earlier versions of BCC prayerbooks.

Text and photographs appearing on this Siddur are the property of Beth Chayim Chadshim. They are protected by U.S. Copyright Laws, and are not to be reproduced in any way without the written permission from BCC. Copyright 2011 Beth Chayim Chadashim All Rights Reserved.