Weekend Activities at BCC: August 15-17, 2014


Friday, August 15 at 6:30 pm: Early Shabbat Service in the Round . Join Cantor Juval Porat and Rabbi Heather Miller for BCC’s Early Service, a contemplative one hour circle Shabbat. Let your Shabbat be what it was meant to be  — reflective, meditative, gentle, different from the ordinary days of the week.  After services we invite you to bring in your own meal (or something to share) and stay for games and conversation, or join with friends (new and old) and venture out to a neighborhood restaurant. 

For our friends outside Los Angeles: Friday Shabbat Services will be live streamed. After services join us for Oneg refreshments. Click the “Worship” tab above, on the roll down menu choose “BCC Live Video & Audio” to view the stream. Find out how you can participate in the service from your computer at home!

Friday, August 15 at 8:30pm: 20s/30s Shabbat Dinner.  BCC Board of Directors Member & Havurot Coordinator, Fernando McCray will host a Shabbat Dinner at his home for BCC members and friends in the 20s/30s group.

All the accoutrements for a warm and joyous welcoming of Shabbat–food, family, prayers, music and friendship — will be offered. BCC’s Live Stream Shabbat Service will be screening! Dinner is $5 with RSVP and $10 without RSVP. Please RSVP to Fernando by email at 20s30s@bcc-la.org for directions and more info. Fernando lives very close to BCC.

Saturday, August 16 at 10am: Saturday Morning Minyan. You’re invited to a traditional style Shabbat morning service infused with BCC’s informal, welcoming spirit and the warmth of community including rousing melodies, Torah reading and discussion of the week’s Torah portion. Learners welcome! An English service transliteration is available, making it easy for everyone to participate. Kiddish and vegetarian potluck  follows the service. New friends are invited to join!

Sunday, August 17 at  11am-2pm: 20s/30s Havurah Beach Party Meet Up. The 20s& 30s Havurah will be meeting at Santa Monica Beach, just south of the pier. We’ll have food, sides, drinks and games. Meet new people, and hang out with old friends. Come join us and enjoy the first beach meet-up of the year. Feel free to bring your own food or add something you like best to the picnic. Open to members and non-members in their 20s & 30s. Tell a friend!

 Monday, August 18 at 7pm Author & Transgender Jewish Educator Yiscah Sara Smith at Los Angeles GLBT Center.  Yiscah will be speaking about her latest book, ‘Forty Years in the Wilderness: My Journey to Authentic Living.’ This memoir details her joys and struggles with her own spirituality, gender identity, commitment to living true to herself and returning to her faith with wholeness and authenticity. Los Angeles LGBT Center, 1125 N. McCadden Place (Rm 111), LA 90038 www.lalgbtcenter.org. Click for more info

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