Founded in 1972 as the world’s first lesbian and gay synagogue, today BCC is an inclusive community of progressive lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and heterosexual Jews, our families and friends.

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Service Times

Beth Chayim Chadashim Fridays 8-9:15pm
Early Service meets 6:30-7:30pm every third Friday of the month
Ohr Chayim - each Saturday at 10 am, starting again in Fall

News & Announcements

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Upcoming Events

22 October 2014
Board meeting

from 7.00pm until 9.00pm

The Megillot of the Bible with Rabbi Rachel Adler, PhD

from 7.30pm until 9.00pm
Many think of the Megillah as what we read on Purim, but the fact is that there are 5 Megillot that are read on different holidays. The Megillot of the Bible with Rabbi Adler will focus on the 3 less studied scrolls, Song of Songs, Kohelet and Ruth. According to Rabbi Adler, they are surprising sexy and outrageous. This class is free for members and $10 for non-members. Space is limited. RSVP to

23 October 2014
Telephone Torah Study

from 4.00pm until 5.00pm
From your home via telephonr (map)
From your hospital bed or home, study Torah. For more information, click the "Worship" link on the BCC website and choose "Telephone Minyan".

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Beth Chayim Chadashim
6090 West Pico Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90035
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