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It's finally happening this Sunday, May 22nd, at the Skirball! BCC's 50th Anniversary Celebration! Celebrating 50 years of the world's first LGBTQIA+ synagogue!
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Learn all about the show and get your tickets here: https://www.bcc-la.org/50thcelebration/ or at our link in bio!
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#bcc #bethchayimchadashim #50thanniversary #bccat50 #adamkulbersh #michaelgutenplan #rabbijilliancameron #cantorjuvalporat #franchalin #lgbt #lgbtq #lgbtqia #gayjews #lesbianjews #transjews #queerjews #jewishla #losangeles
It's finally happening this Sunday, May 22nd, at the Skirball! BCC's 50th Anniversary Celebration! Celebrating 50 years of the world's first LGBTQIA+ synagogue!
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Learn all about the show and get your tickets here: https://www.bcc-la.org/50thcelebration/ or at our link in bio!
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#bcc #bethchayimchadashim #50thanniversary #bccat50 #adamkulbersh #michaelgutenplan #rabbijilliancameron #cantorjuvalporat #franchalin #lgbt #lgbtq #lgbtqia #gayjews #lesbianjews #transjews #queerjews #jewishla #losangeles
It's finally happening this Sunday, May 22nd, at the Skirball! BCC's 50th Anniversary Celebration! Celebrating 50 years of the world's first LGBTQIA+ synagogue!
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Learn all about the show and get your tickets here: https://www.bcc-la.org/50thcelebration/ or at our link in bio!
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#bcc #bethchayimchadashim #50thanniversary #bccat50 #adamkulbersh #michaelgutenplan #rabbijilliancameron #cantorjuvalporat #franchalin #lgbt #lgbtq #lgbtqia #gayjews #lesbianjews #transjews #queerjews #jewishla #losangeles
It's finally happening this Sunday, May 22nd, at the Skirball! BCC's 50th Anniversary Celebration! Celebrating 50 years of the world's first LGBTQIA+ synagogue!
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Learn all about the show and get your tickets here: https://www.bcc-la.org/50thcelebration/ or at our link in bio!
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#bcc #bethchayimchadashim #50thanniversary #bccat50 #adamkulbersh #michaelgutenplan #rabbijilliancameron #cantorjuvalporat #franchalin #lgbt #lgbtq #lgbtqia #gayjews #lesbianjews #transjews #queerjews #jewishla #losangeles
It's finally happening this Sunday, May 22nd, at the Skirball! BCC's 50th Anniversary Celebration! Celebrating 50 years of the world's first LGBTQIA+ synagogue!
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Learn all about the show and get your tickets here: https://www.bcc-la.org/50thcelebration/ or at our link in bio!
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#bcc #bethchayimchadashim #50thanniversary #bccat50 #adamkulbersh #michaelgutenplan #rabbijilliancameron #cantorjuvalporat #franchalin #lgbt #lgbtq #lgbtqia #gayjews #lesbianjews #transjews #queerjews #jewishla #losangeles
It's finally happening this Sunday, May 22nd, at the Skirball! BCC's 50th Anniversary Celebration! Celebrating 50 years of the world's first LGBTQIA+ synagogue!
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Learn all about the show and get your tickets here: https://www.bcc-la.org/50thcelebration/ or at our link in bio!
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#bcc #bethchayimchadashim #50thanniversary #bccat50 #adamkulbersh #michaelgutenplan #rabbijilliancameron #cantorjuvalporat #franchalin #lgbt #lgbtq #lgbtqia #gayjews #lesbianjews #transjews #queerjews #jewishla #losangeles
It's finally happening this Sunday, May 22nd, at the Skirball! BCC's 50th Anniversary Celebration! Celebrating 50 years of the world's first LGBTQIA+ synagogue! . Learn all about the show and get your tickets here: https://www.bcc-la.org/50thcelebration/ or at our link in bio! . . . . #bcc #bethchayimchadashim #50thanniversary #bccat50 #adamkulbersh #michaelgutenplan #rabbijilliancameron #cantorjuvalporat #franchalin #lgbt #lgbtq #lgbtqia #gayjews #lesbianjews #transjews #queerjews #jewishla #losangeles
2 days ago
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1/12
This Friday is going to be a special one! Join us for our 50th Anniversary Shabbat Service with URJ President Rabbi Rick Jacobs!
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Service starts at 8 PM! We do not require prior registration, but we do require proof of vaccination. Please bring your proof of vaccination with you, if you have not already submitted it to BCC, for attendance in person. 
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If you do want to register ahead of time, check out our link in bio! You can also register there for Zoom attendance at the usual Zoom link. 
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#bcc #bethchayimchadashim #urj #rabbirickjacobs #reformjudaism #jewishla #losangeles #lgbt #lgbtq #lgbtqia #gayjews #lesbianjews #transjews #queerjews #shabbat #shabbatshalom #shabbos #tgis .
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This Friday is going to be a special one! Join us for our 50th Anniversary Shabbat Service with URJ President Rabbi Rick Jacobs! . Service starts at 8 PM! We do not require prior registration, but we do require proof of vaccination. Please bring your proof of vaccination with you, if you have not already submitted it to BCC, for attendance in person. . If you do want to register ahead of time, check out our link in bio! You can also register there for Zoom attendance at the usual Zoom link. . . . . . #bcc #bethchayimchadashim #urj #rabbirickjacobs #reformjudaism #jewishla #losangeles #lgbt #lgbtq #lgbtqia #gayjews #lesbianjews #transjews #queerjews #shabbat #shabbatshalom #shabbos #tgis . . @urjpresident @reformjudaism
3 days ago
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2/12
Coming up this Wednesday! Another BCC Lunch and Learn!
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On the third Wednesday of the month at noon (Pacific Time), join BCC members and friends on Zoom for casual and engaging conversations. Bring your own lunch. Have an idea for a speaker or want to share your passion with the community? Let us know by emailing bcc@bcc-la.org!
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This month, BCC member and author Maggie Anton will be discussing her new book, The Choice: A Novel of Love, Faith and the Talmud.
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Register at our link in bio!
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#maggieanton #rashisdaughters #thechoiceanoveloflovefaithandthetalmud #talmud #jewishwriter #jewishwriters #lunchandlearn #booktalk #booktok #bcc #bethchayimchadashim #jewishla #losangeles
Coming up this Wednesday! Another BCC Lunch and Learn! . On the third Wednesday of the month at noon (Pacific Time), join BCC members and friends on Zoom for casual and engaging conversations. Bring your own lunch. Have an idea for a speaker or want to share your passion with the community? Let us know by emailing bcc@bcc-la.org! . This month, BCC member and author Maggie Anton will be discussing her new book, The Choice: A Novel of Love, Faith and the Talmud. . Register at our link in bio! . . . #maggieanton #rashisdaughters #thechoiceanoveloflovefaithandthetalmud #talmud #jewishwriter #jewishwriters #lunchandlearn #booktalk #booktok #bcc #bethchayimchadashim #jewishla #losangeles
4 days ago
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3/12
Register to join us on May 17 at 8pm ET (5 PM PT)! The stakes in the upcoming midterm elections could not be higher. Every issue we care about as Reform Jews – including reproductive rights – is on the ballot, and we must commit together to combat voter suppression. The Reform Movement’s Every Voice, Every Vote campaign launch will spotlight these issues and values and share opportunities to make an impact through national and state justice work. Register today (link in bio). #evev2022 
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#rac #religiousactioncenter #everyvoiceeveryvote #urj #reformjudaism #reformcongregation #bcc #bethchayimchadashim #lgbt #lgbtq #lgbtqia #gayjews #lesbianjews #transjews #queerjews #jewishla #losangeles
Register to join us on May 17 at 8pm ET (5 PM PT)! The stakes in the upcoming midterm elections could not be higher. Every issue we care about as Reform Jews – including reproductive rights – is on the ballot, and we must commit together to combat voter suppression. The Reform Movement’s Every Voice, Every Vote campaign launch will spotlight these issues and values and share opportunities to make an impact through national and state justice work. Register today (link in bio). #evev2022 . . . . . #rac #religiousactioncenter #everyvoiceeveryvote #urj #reformjudaism #reformcongregation #bcc #bethchayimchadashim #lgbt #lgbtq #lgbtqia #gayjews #lesbianjews #transjews #queerjews #jewishla #losangeles
4 days ago
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4/12
This year, BCC counts the omer by combining the tradition of the Kabbalists (Jewish mystics) who imbued each week with a different attribute of God, and the seven letters of LGBTQIA, attributes of our community, thereby marrying tradition with the present. 
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Counting the Omer: Week 5: Q - Hod/Splendor
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This week we reach the 33rd day of the Omer, which is a holiday called Lag B'Omer. It's a bit like an Omer "cheat day," where the traditional restrictions of the Omer period (no weddings and haircuts, for example) are forgotten for a single day. There are a variety of interesting traditions for celebrating this minor holiday, including very large bonfires! To learn more about the 5th week of the Omer and Lag B'Omer, check out the Lag B'Omer episode of the podcast, Sefirat Homo-er, hosted by Elijah/Blue (they/them).
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Listen to the episode now at our link in bio!
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#bcc #bethchayimchadashim #sfirathaomer #countingtheomer #lagbomer #queer #queerjews #lgbt #lgbtq #lgbtqia #gayjews #lesbianjews #transjews #jewishla
This year, BCC counts the omer by combining the tradition of the Kabbalists (Jewish mystics) who imbued each week with a different attribute of God, and the seven letters of LGBTQIA, attributes of our community, thereby marrying tradition with the present. . Counting the Omer: Week 5: Q - Hod/Splendor . This week we reach the 33rd day of the Omer, which is a holiday called Lag B'Omer. It's a bit like an Omer "cheat day," where the traditional restrictions of the Omer period (no weddings and haircuts, for example) are forgotten for a single day. There are a variety of interesting traditions for celebrating this minor holiday, including very large bonfires! To learn more about the 5th week of the Omer and Lag B'Omer, check out the Lag B'Omer episode of the podcast, Sefirat Homo-er, hosted by Elijah/Blue (they/them). . Listen to the episode now at our link in bio! . . . . #bcc #bethchayimchadashim #sfirathaomer #countingtheomer #lagbomer #queer #queerjews #lgbt #lgbtq #lgbtqia #gayjews #lesbianjews #transjews #jewishla
5 days ago
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5/12
Check out this vintage, BCC brunch flyer from 1977! This year, we're celebrating our 50th Anniversary! Please join us for this milestone event honoring our trailblazing past, our vibrant present and our boundless future!
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SUNDAY, MAY 22, 2022
SKIRBALL CULTURAL CENTER
2701 North Sepulveda Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90049
And Streaming Live
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11AM Reception and Boutiques
12PM Brunch and Entertainment
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Get your tickets at our link in bio!
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#bcc #bethchayimchadashim #jewish #jewishhistory #lgbtqhistory #gayhistory #queerhistory #losangeleshistory #lgbt #lgbtq #lgbtqia #gayjews #lesbianjews #transjews #queerjews #losangeles #jewishla
Check out this vintage, BCC brunch flyer from 1977! This year, we're celebrating our 50th Anniversary! Please join us for this milestone event honoring our trailblazing past, our vibrant present and our boundless future! . SUNDAY, MAY 22, 2022 SKIRBALL CULTURAL CENTER 2701 North Sepulveda Boulevard Los Angeles, California 90049 And Streaming Live . 11AM Reception and Boutiques 12PM Brunch and Entertainment . Get your tickets at our link in bio! . . . . . #bcc #bethchayimchadashim #jewish #jewishhistory #lgbtqhistory #gayhistory #queerhistory #losangeleshistory #lgbt #lgbtq #lgbtqia #gayjews #lesbianjews #transjews #queerjews #losangeles #jewishla
1 week ago
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6/12
Guess what's coming up? An in-person Trans Havurah event! 🏳️‍⚧🏳️‍⚧🏳️‍⚧
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Saturday, May 21, 1 pm
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The trans havurah will be hosting an in-person hangout on Saturday May 21st at 1PM, in the parking lot at BCC. Join us for some light snacks and soft drinks, togetherness, and mutual support!
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Register at our link in bio or here: https://forms.gle/KvGhNehHMcfiy79YA
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#transjews #transhavurah #transgender #nonbinary #enbie #enby #gnc #gendernonconforming #genderfluid #genderqueer #lgbt #lgbtq #lgbtqia #gayjews #lesbianjews #nonbinaryjews #queerjews #agender #trans #bcc #bethchayimchadashim #jewish #jewishla
Guess what's coming up? An in-person Trans Havurah event! 🏳️‍⚧🏳️‍⚧🏳️‍⚧ . Saturday, May 21, 1 pm . The trans havurah will be hosting an in-person hangout on Saturday May 21st at 1PM, in the parking lot at BCC. Join us for some light snacks and soft drinks, togetherness, and mutual support! . Register at our link in bio or here: https://forms.gle/KvGhNehHMcfiy79YA . . . . #transjews #transhavurah #transgender #nonbinary #enbie #enby #gnc #gendernonconforming #genderfluid #genderqueer #lgbt #lgbtq #lgbtqia #gayjews #lesbianjews #nonbinaryjews #queerjews #agender #trans #bcc #bethchayimchadashim #jewish #jewishla
1 week ago
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7/12
This year, BCC counts the omer by combining the tradition of the Kabbalists (Jewish mystics) who imbued each week with a different attribute of God, and the seven letters of LGBTQIA, attributes of our community, thereby marrying tradition with the present. 
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Counting the Omer week 4 - T - Netzach/Endurance
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As trans Jews, this is a scary time. But we know that we were created in the image of the Divine, and that our transness and our Jewish identities are beautiful and holy. We have always been here, and we will always be here. We can endure, we will endure, and we will defiantly live our lives and find joy, gender euphoria, and peace where ever we can. As the defiant Yiddish song says, “we will outlive them.” -Miriam Zimmerman
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Watch the song on Youtube at our link in bio!
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#bcc #bethchayimchadashim #sfirathaomer #countinghtheomer #mirvelnzeyiberlebn #wewilloutlivethem #transjews #transgender #transisbeautiful #lgbt #lgbtq #lgbtqia #gayjews #lesbianjews #queerjews #yiddish
This year, BCC counts the omer by combining the tradition of the Kabbalists (Jewish mystics) who imbued each week with a different attribute of God, and the seven letters of LGBTQIA, attributes of our community, thereby marrying tradition with the present. . Counting the Omer week 4 - T - Netzach/Endurance . As trans Jews, this is a scary time. But we know that we were created in the image of the Divine, and that our transness and our Jewish identities are beautiful and holy. We have always been here, and we will always be here. We can endure, we will endure, and we will defiantly live our lives and find joy, gender euphoria, and peace where ever we can. As the defiant Yiddish song says, “we will outlive them.” -Miriam Zimmerman . Watch the song on Youtube at our link in bio! . . . #bcc #bethchayimchadashim #sfirathaomer #countinghtheomer #mirvelnzeyiberlebn #wewilloutlivethem #transjews #transgender #transisbeautiful #lgbt #lgbtq #lgbtqia #gayjews #lesbianjews #queerjews #yiddish
1 week ago
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8/12
It's BCC's 50th Anniversary celebration!
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We waited for this moment for over two years.
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Get your tickets and learn more at our link in bio!
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#bcc #bethchayimchadashim #lgbt #lgbtq #lgbtqia #gayjews #lesbianjews #transjews #queerjews #jewishhistory #LGBThistory #LGBTQHistory #gayhistory #lesbianhistory #transhistory #queerhistory #gala #jewishla #losangeles
It's BCC's 50th Anniversary celebration! . We waited for this moment for over two years. . Get your tickets and learn more at our link in bio! . . . #bcc #bethchayimchadashim #lgbt #lgbtq #lgbtqia #gayjews #lesbianjews #transjews #queerjews #jewishhistory #LGBThistory #LGBTQHistory #gayhistory #lesbianhistory #transhistory #queerhistory #gala #jewishla #losangeles
2 weeks ago
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9/12
Happy 74th birthday Israel!
You are a miracle, a place of so much promise and potential, and a source of so much blessing.
May there be peace and safety for all of your inhabitants, creativity and collaboration between people and may wisdom and compassion guide your leaders.
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A special Al-Hanissim prayer for Yom Ha’atzmaut can be found here: https://arza.org/a-special-al-hanissim-for-yom-haatzmaut/ or at our link in bio!
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@arza.us 
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#yomhaatzmaut #israeliindepenceday #israel #israel74 #bcc #bethchayimchadashim #lgbt #lgbtq #lgbtqia #gayjews #lesbianjews #transjews #queerjews #jewishla
Happy 74th birthday Israel! You are a miracle, a place of so much promise and potential, and a source of so much blessing. May there be peace and safety for all of your inhabitants, creativity and collaboration between people and may wisdom and compassion guide your leaders. . A special Al-Hanissim prayer for Yom Ha’atzmaut can be found here: https://arza.org/a-special-al-hanissim-for-yom-haatzmaut/ or at our link in bio! . @arza.us . . . #yomhaatzmaut #israeliindepenceday #israel #israel74 #bcc #bethchayimchadashim #lgbt #lgbtq #lgbtqia #gayjews #lesbianjews #transjews #queerjews #jewishla
2 weeks ago
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10/12
This year, BCC counts the omer by combining the tradition of the Kabbalists (Jewish mystics) who imbued each week with a different attribute of God, and the seven letters of LGBTQIA, attributes of our community, thereby marrying tradition with the present. 
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Counting the Omer week 3 - B - Tiferet/Beauty 
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With beauty being the focus of this week let us bring to mind the beautiful ways people love each other. 
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Meet Brenda Howard, member of Beit Simchat Torah, also known as “the mother of Pride” for her grassroots involvement in the first Pride marches. A polyamorous, bisexual activist she is considered to have played a big part in inspiring public affirmation of queer existence. Learn more about Brenda Howard’s life here: 
  https://www.heyalma.com/meet-brenda-howard-the-bisexual-jewish-activist-some-call-the-mother-of-pride/ @hey.alma @cbst_nyc 
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#bcc #bethchayimchadashim #tiferet #beauty #bisexual #sfirathaomer #countingtheomer #lgbt #lgbtq #lgbtqia #gayjews #lesbianjews #transjews #bisexualjews #queerjews #polyamorousjews #cbst
This year, BCC counts the omer by combining the tradition of the Kabbalists (Jewish mystics) who imbued each week with a different attribute of God, and the seven letters of LGBTQIA, attributes of our community, thereby marrying tradition with the present. . Counting the Omer week 3 - B - Tiferet/Beauty . With beauty being the focus of this week let us bring to mind the beautiful ways people love each other. . Meet Brenda Howard, member of Beit Simchat Torah, also known as “the mother of Pride” for her grassroots involvement in the first Pride marches. A polyamorous, bisexual activist she is considered to have played a big part in inspiring public affirmation of queer existence. Learn more about Brenda Howard’s life here: https://www.heyalma.com/meet-brenda-howard-the-bisexual-jewish-activist-some-call-the-mother-of-pride/ @hey.alma @cbst_nyc . . . . #bcc #bethchayimchadashim #tiferet #beauty #bisexual #sfirathaomer #countingtheomer #lgbt #lgbtq #lgbtqia #gayjews #lesbianjews #transjews #bisexualjews #queerjews #polyamorousjews #cbst
2 weeks ago
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11/12
Today is Yom HaZikaron -- Israeli memorial day -- and today we'd like to shine a light on a very special organization:
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"Taste of Memories is a unique initiative that works to commemorate fallen Israel Defense Forces soldiers and Israeli victims of terror, through cooking their favorite recipes and telling the stories of their lives."
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Learn more here: @matkonzikaron 
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#tasteofmemories #matkonzikaron #yomhazikaron #israelimemorialday #israel #bcc #bethchayimchadashim #lgbt #lgbtq #lgbtqia #gayjews #lesbianjews #transjews #queerjews #jewishla #losangeles
Today is Yom HaZikaron -- Israeli memorial day -- and today we'd like to shine a light on a very special organization: . "Taste of Memories is a unique initiative that works to commemorate fallen Israel Defense Forces soldiers and Israeli victims of terror, through cooking their favorite recipes and telling the stories of their lives." . Learn more here: @matkonzikaron . . . #tasteofmemories #matkonzikaron #yomhazikaron #israelimemorialday #israel #bcc #bethchayimchadashim #lgbt #lgbtq #lgbtqia #gayjews #lesbianjews #transjews #queerjews #jewishla #losangeles
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12/12

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