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  • Moving and shaking: Marriage equality rally, L.A. Press Club Awards, the Black Eyed Peas and more

    By Ryan Torok

    3 days ago

    Los Angeles clergy, city officials, same-sex couples and other supporters of gay marriage rejoiced in the Supreme Court’s decision to make same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states during a June 26 rally in West Hollywood Park.

    “Marriage, that peculiar and particular joining of...

  • Why we are crying

    By Rabbi Lisa Edwards

    4 days ago

    I was reminiscing with a friend last night about my 21 years as rabbi of Beth Chayim Chadashim (BCC), the first and oldest LGBT synagogue in the world (founded in 1972). I arrived in 1994, in the midst of the AIDS crisis, and my calendar filled immediately with death-bed...

  • Calendar: June 27 - July 3

    By Amanda Epstein

    2 weeks ago

    FRI | JUNE 26

    “CULTURE LAB: SACRIFICE”

    This interactive, mixed-media art installation and performance piece asks the important question, “What sacrifices have you made in order to be where you are today?” Presented by the Silverlake Independent Jewish Community Center, the...

  • Moving and shaking: L.A. Sephardic Jewish Film Festival, Beth Chayim Chadashim and more

    By Ryan Torok

    November 20, 2014 | 10:55 am

    Israeli Sephardic actor Yehoram Gaon, Los Angeles attorney Ronald J. Nessim, and philanthropic couple Joelle and Jack Rimokh were the honorees at the opening gala of the Los Angeles Sephardic Jewish Film Festival, taking home the Cinema Sepharad Lifetime Achievement Award, the...

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  • Connection more than skin deep

    January 16, 2014 | 2:18 pm

    Jamaican Everlyn Hunter is used to standing out in a synagogue.

    “I am used to being one of the few blacks in white settings, so I’m not having a new experience being black in a Jewish community necessarily,” said Hunter, a board member at Beth Chayim Chadashim (BCC), a Reform...

  • Clergy reflect on Proposition 8

    October 30, 2013 | 12:37 pm

    On a wall of the Autry National Center — among Los Angeles Jewish immigrant artifacts, biographies of Hollywood Jewry, above a case of kippot from Uganda — a white banner proclaims in crimson letters: “Beth Chayim Chadashim, Jewish, Gay & Lesbian & Proud.” The banner, used in gay...

  • Lag B’Omer Calendar 2013

    By Ryan Torok

    April 23, 2013 | 9:43 am

    SATUDAY, APRIL 27-SUNDAY, APRIL 28

    LAG B’OMER EVENTS

    LGBT-friendly congregation Beth Chayim Chadashim hosts its inaugural Lag B’Omer celebration with singing around the fire pit at its new campus. Sat. 7-9 p.m. Free. Beth Chayim Chadashim, 6090 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles. (323)...

  • LGBT Jews take pride in inclusiveness

    June 13, 2012 | 2:45 pm

    Before he told members of his family, Nathan Looney told members of his synagogue, Beth Chayim Chadashim (BCC), that he was transitioning from female to male. He says the encouragement he received is typical for members of this Pico Boulevard congregation.

    “I see my family once...

  • Out and About for L.A. Pride

    By Adam Wills

    June 10, 2011 | 1:46 pm

    There’s no rain in the forecast, but you can expect to see rainbows this weekend—lots of them—in West Hollywood. The 41st annual L.A. Pride kicks off tonight, and a few local synagogues are holding special Pride Shabbat services.

    Organized by Christopher Street West, L.A. Pride...

  • BCC Looks to Future With New Home, Programs

    By Ryan Torok

    June 1, 2011 | 10:05 am

    Drivers at a red light looked on with curiosity as hundreds of congregants and supporters of Beth Chayim Chadashim (BCC) poured out of the doors of a synagogue, forming a parade on the sidewalk of Pico Boulevard. Their destination: BCC’s new location, at 6090 W. Pico Blvd.

    This...

  • California Jewish Voters Guide: Views on state and local issues split on party lines

    By Tom Tugend

    October 30, 2008 | 2:50 am

    The presidential race is garnering most of the headlines, but there's plenty of emotional energy -- and money -- left to lavish on the 12 statewide propositions on the California ballot, plus various city and county initiatives.

    As in the top of the ballot contest between Sens....
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