Category Archives: Press

Sanctuary, Then and Now — Parashat Terumah (Exodus 25:1-27:19)

written on March 3, 2017 // 0 Comments

Rabbi Lisa’s commentary on torah portion Terumah in the Jewish Journal, 2017. The entirety of Parashat Terumah consists of God […]

2016 Cool Climate Awards Celebrates Faith Advocacy and Action, And Honors BCC!

written on November 22, 2016 // 0 Comments

California Interfaith Power & Light (CIPL) held its 10th annual awards ceremony at Oakland’s historic Beebe Memorial Cathedral auditorium on […]

‘Until this day …:’ Parashat Ki Tavo

written on September 22, 2016 // 0 Comments

D’var Torah by our Rabbi Lisa Edwards is published in this week’s Jewish journal. It explores a cryptic verse in this […]

Jewish and Transgender

written on September 14, 2016 // 0 Comments

Yiscah Smith’s journey to getting right with herself and God inspired magazine PrimeMind to feature an extensive article on transgender […]

BCC Clergy on LGBT Religion Archives Network

written on July 18, 2016 // 0 Comments

Beth Chayim Chadashim’s clergy is now on the Worlds’s LGBT Religion Archives Network. The LGBT Religious Archives Network (LGBT-RAN) is […]

An LGBT congregation connects to a Czech Holocaust Torah

written on May 2, 2016 // 0 Comments

by Sylvia Sukop Posted on Apr. 29, 2016 at 2:31 pm The lesbians and gay men who founded Congregation Beth […]

Rabbi Heather Miller in The Times of Israel

written on January 5, 2016 // 0 Comments

Rabbi Heather Miller is mentioned in the article on The Times of Israel, about the hit Amazon show ‘Transparent’ and […]

Rabbis welcome chance to officiate same-sex weddings

written on December 15, 2015 // 0 Comments

Rabbi Heather is featured in this week’s Jewish Journal, included in their annual wedding edition. Below is the part on Rabbi Heather […]

Can a Traditional Prayer Book Be LGBTQ-Friendly?

written on September 11, 2015 // 0 Comments

BCC and Rabbi Lisa are mentioned in the popular website Slate, in an article on the new machzor, the High Holiday […]

Las Virgines educator Renée Lamkay achieved her mission to mentor

written on July 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

A wonderful tribute article to our friend Renée Lamkay who passed away, this week in the Los Angeles Daily News. The […]