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Vision creates video for Humanitarian Awards Brunch BCC on the Walk of Fame

230 BCC members, family, and friends gathered on Sunday, May 23 at the elegant new W Hotel at Hollywood and Vine, just steps from the Walk of Fame. Honoring three highly deserving BCC members for their selfless devotion to BCC and the larger community, this year’s Humanitarian Awards Brunch raised $140,000 to support BCC’s ongoing programs and services, including $24,000 from the silent auction. All of these numbers are BCC record breakers!
Following welcoming remarks by Brunch co-chairs Lauren Schlau and Mark Farber, the formal program began with our own Rabbi Lisa Edwards as emcee. She joked that she overcame her fears of serving in this role by realizing that she serves as an emcee for God
on Friday nights! BCC Cantor Juval Porat and member Tamara Kline-Rivera also entertained us with renditions of “The Climb” by Jessi Alexander and Jon Mabe (sung by Miley Cyrus in Hannah Montana) and “Because” by John Lennon and Paul McCartney. The first award of the day was presented by BCC Preside…

Fran Chalin – Always in our Hearts

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If you missed the December 1 musical tribute to BCC cantorial soloist Fran Chalin, entitled “Always in our Hearts,” you missed a very special evening. If you were there, you’ll cherish the songs and the parodies, the jokes and the testimonials, almost as much as you’ll miss Fran.
In addition to Fran herself, a choir of accomplished cantors and cantorial soloists graced the stage at Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills – Cantors Perryne Anker, Marcelo Gindlin, Evan Kent, Sam Radwine, and Aviva Rosenbloom, and BCC members Cantor Ellen Jaffe Gill and Barry Wendell. And our special guest star Gwen Stewart, the original soloist for “Seasons of Love” in the Broadway production of “Rent,” received a standingovation for that song and for “I Know Where I’ve Been” from “Hairspray.” There was Yiddish, of course, with Fran and the BCC band and choir performing “Alle Brider” (All Brothers), “Bei Mir Bist Du Sheyn” (By Me You Are Beautiful), and “Lomir Alle Freylich Zayn” (Let’s All Be Happy), among othe…

Jacob Omer BarSadeh: Founder of Vision - Film and Television Production

Jacob Omer Bar-Sadeh was born in Singapore, the son of Israeli Army delegates. Raised in Be’er Sheva, Israel, Omer began his directing career at the age of 14, when his father bought him his very own Hi-8 camera. Omer painstakingly created a short film using stop-motion animation that featured an inchworm, an apple and a hungry bird.

At age 17, before beginning his service in the Israeli Army, Jacob’s passion for filmmaking brought him to Tel Aviv where he worked as a production assistant at Filmind—one of Israel’s largest commercial production houses—under the tutelage of preeminent producer, Ron Assouline. Hungry to learn as much as he could, Jacob worked overtime learning his craft both on-set and in the magic recesses of Filmind’s editing bays.

After four years in the Army, Jacob headed to Jerusalem, where he studied Film and Television at Hadassa College. Post graduation, Jacob went to work for Jerusalem Capital Studios as a producer on feature films and major TV commercials. …