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Our Mission

The mission of the association shall be the promotion of Bengali culture and literature in the United States and to promote friendship and cultural exchange with other organizations and groups, American and foreign, in the United States. The association will be a meeting ground of Bengalees and their friends in Northeastern Ohio and will provide opportunity for the families and friends of Bengalees in Northeastern Ohio to learn Bengali language, culture, and traditions. The association shall be a non-profit organization and will exist as an incorporated association of its members. The association shall be non-commercial, non-sectarian, and non-partisan. The name of the association or the name of any member in office shall not be used in any partisan interest if not related to the objectives of the association.

এই সংস্থা যে পথ অনুসরণ করে চলবে, তার লক্ষ্য হবে বাঙালি সংস্কৃতি ও বাংলা সাহিত্য যাতে মার্কিন যুক্তরাষ্ট্রে পরিচিতি ও সেইসঙ্গে আরো উৎকর্ষতা লাভ করে, তার জন্যে সচেষ্ট হওয়া; তাছাড়া সংস্থা তৎপর হবে মার্কিন যুক্তরাষ্ট্রে, মার্কিনি তথা অ-মার্কিনি সংস্থাগুলির সঙ্গে উত্তরোত্তর দৃঢ়তর মৈত্রী সম্পর্কে আবদ্ধ হয়ে তাদের সঙ্গে সংস্কৃতিক যোগাযোগ রক্ষা করে চলতে। সংস্থা চায় উত্তরপূর্ব ওহাইও অঞ্চলে বসবাসকারী বঙ্গভাষাভাষীদের ও তাদের বন্ধুবান্ধবদের মিলনকেন্দ্র হয়ে উঠতে; সুযোগ সৃষ্টি করতে, যাতে এই অঞ্চলের বঙ্গভাষাভাষীরা সপরিবারে ও সবান্ধবে বাংলা ভাষা চর্চা করতে পারেন, বাঙালি সংস্কৃতি ও তার ঐতিহাসিক ধারাটির সঙ্গে পরিচিত হতে পারেন। সংস্থা তার কোনো কাজেই মুনাফা অন্বেষণ না করে সদস্যদের মিলন-সংঘ রূপে বিরাজ করবে। সংস্থা কখনো কোনো প্রকার ব্যবসায় লিপ্ত হবে না, কোনো বিশেষ সম্প্রদায় বা দলের অনুগত হবেন না। সংস্থার অনুসৃত পথের বিরোধী কোনও প্রকার দলগত স্বার্থে সংস্থা অথবা তার কর্মনির্বাহী সদস্যের নাম ব্যবহার করা চলবে না।


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Announcements



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  • April 11, 2022
  • BCS Web Committee

Together we keep it flowing

  • April 2, 2022
  • BCS Web Committee

Bengali Cultural Society (BCS) Executive Committee is pleased to extend a warm invitation to our inaugural cultural event of Golden Jubilee celebration titled “Together we keep it flowing”.


The first event will be an in-person live performance reflecting a five-decade journey through dance, music & drama. The event will be held at Berkman Auditorium, CSU on April 16th, 2022 and attendance is free. Registration is mandatory. Please submit your registration by April 8th, 2022.


Program details:
Social hour and snacks: 5.00 PM
Doors Open: 6.00 PM
Program Starts: 6.30 PM
Dinner: 9.00 PM


Our second event (April 23-24) will be a virtual global extravaganza featuring multicultural, multigenerational programs including virtual get-togethers with celebrities, virtual concert LIVE from India, panel discussions on poetry, literature, drama, language, and food.


Please click here for more information.


BCS partners with Cleveland Film Festival

  • March 17, 2022
  • BCS Web Committee

We are proud to share that for the first time in its history, Bengali Cultural Society (BCS) of Cleveland is a designated Community Partner for 46th Cleveland International Film Festival. CIFF46 begins in-person at Playhouse Square on March 30 followed by CIFF46 Streams on April 10. (Playhouse Sq Mar 30-Apr 9; CIFF46 Streams Apr 10-17).
As part of BCS Golden Jubilee Celebrations, we have something special for you at CIFF46

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Saraswati Puja 2022

  • January 24, 2022
  • BCS Web Committee

Hello Friends,

Bengali Cultural Society (BCS) Executive Committee is pleased to announce you that Saraswati Puja will be celebrated in-person on Feb 5th 2022 in the Bloomfield Hall, Lyndhurst Community Presbyterian Church (5312 Mayfield Rd, Cleveland, OH 44124). We hope all members will join us in celebrating 50th year of BCS.

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Saraswati Puja

  • January 22, 2022
  • BCS Web Committee

Bengali Cultural Society (BCS) Executive Committee is pleased to announce you that Saraswati Puja will be celebrated in-person on Feb 5th 2022 in the Bloomfield Hall, Lyndhurst Community Presbyterian Church (5312 Mayfield Rd, Cleveland, OH 44124). We hope all members will join us in celebrating 50th year of BCS.

Please mark your calendars accordingly.

Our decision was prompted by the encouraging data from Cuyahoga County COVID dashboard showing significant drop in the number of new infections with some of the projections indicating further drop in cases. However, members attending the Saraswati Puja 2022, are encouraged to exercise social distancing, wash their hands regularly and wear masks. Proof of vaccination is mandatory for attending this event. Any BCS office bearer, members of executive committee or volunteers will not be held responsible on any account of anyone contracting Covid-19. By agreeing to attend this this event, you’re acknowledging the risk of exposure to COVID-19 that exists in any public place. Please follow CDC guidelines and Ohio state guidelines during the event for your safety.

The event is limited to BCS members only. We appreciate your continuous support and encourage you to renew your BCS membership ASAP.  Non-members who wish to attend Saraswati Puja can also take membership for the year 2022.

Please RSVP by January 29, 2022 if you want to attend the event in-person.

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From the President’s Desk

  • January 6, 2022
  • BCS Web Committee

On behalf of the Executive Committee members of Bengali Cultural Society (BCS), Cleveland, I
wish you all the best for 2022! Together with my fellow members, I feel honored to have been
elected to represent BCS Executive committee for the year 2022. This year marks 50 years of
BCS, only the fourth Bengali organization in North America to cross this historic milestone.
Apart from the regular BCS events, 2022 BCS Executive Committee will also be working hand
in hand with members of the Golden Jubilee Committee to commemorate this landmark
occasion through special events that will help us to remember, reconnect and rejoice 50 years
of BCS existence.

For the past two years, the world around us has been changing rapidly due to COVID-19 and its
variants. We would like to acknowledge and applaud the difficult task completed by 2020 as well
as 2021 BCS Executive Committees to conduct BCS events following local, state or federal
health mandates. We would like to assure all members that we would continue to adhere to
these guidelines when arranging scheduled events as the health, wellness and safety of our
community members and families will be our top concern.

The current pandemic situation had made us to change our plan for our first event of the year –
Saraswati Puja. We will soon be sharing our revised plan with the updated fee structure with our
members. BCS is a member driven organization and we therefore would like to take this
opportunity to appeal for your continued support through donations that has sustained and
grown this organization for the past 50 years.

As always, we thank you for your continued dedication and support towards our organization
and look forward to serving you in the year of 2022.

Ranjan Dutta

President

2022 Executive Committee



Click here to download President’s message


Christmas Party

  • November 9, 2021
  • BCS Web Committee

[Members Only Event]

As the year is nearing its end, so are our yearly events at BCS.

The Executive Committee of 2021 will host the last event of the year, the Christmas Party, and it will be an in-person event!

When: December 11, 2021, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Where: Lyndhurst Community Presbyterian Church, Bloomfield Hall, 5312 Mayfield Road, Cleveland, OH 44124

Please save the date and help us make it a successful affair by supporting it. We have some fun activities planned for children and adults along with a scrumptious dinner.


General Body Meeting

  • November 9, 2021
  • BCS Web Committee

[Members Only Event]

After a successful Sharod Utsav, it’s time for us to host the second General Body Meeting of 2021. Once again, it’ll be a virtual affair and will be hosted on Zoom.
Our humble request to all our members is to attend the GBM and make their voices heard – brickbats or praises, we’d like to hear from you either way.

When: Saturday, November 13, 2021, at 6.30 PM. The meeting will end at 8:00 PM.
Where: Zoom (Meeting link has been shared in email)

Please feel free to get in touch with us if you have any questions or concerns, or any issues you’d like us to address.


Durga Puja 2021 – Reminder

  • October 15, 2021
  • BCS Web Committee

[Members Only Event]

Venue: Lyndhurst Community Presbyterian Church, Bloomfield Hall, 5312 Mayfield Road, Lyndhurst, OH 44124

The D-day is almost here, and we can keep calm no more! We’re super excited to see everyone tomorrow, many old faces with a dash of new ones. But in all this excitement, we don’t want to forget the nitty-gritty. 

We, the BCS Executive Committee, have shared many communications with our members leading up to this day regarding the protocols that we have put in place this year. We understand, for many, these might have been a little overwhelming and confusing. But rest assured, we have adopted these policies being mindful of everyone’s health and safety. All our members are dear to us, and we want to take care of you in the best possible way, so our approach is in everyone’s best interest. 

Puja Schedule

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Durga Puja Announcement

  • October 10, 2021
  • BCS Web Committee

Shubho Sharodiya, from the BCS Executive Committee.

It’s after a long gap of two years that Bengali Cultural Society, Cleveland, OH will be able to celebrate Durga Puja in person again. All of us in the Executive Committee have been working very hard to make it as safe and enjoyable as possible.

Owing to the current pandemic situation, we’ve had to develop a protocol to be able to host a safe and successful event for all of our members. We’re extremely grateful to all our community members who have already registered online. Please accept our heartfelt gratitude.

There seem to be a few member families who’ve expressed their desire to attend the Puja but have not registered yet. We request you to complete it at the earliest possible as only registered members will be permitted to enter the venue. Online registration is not available anymore. Therefore, please contact one of our EC members to complete your registration. The registration is a must not only for your safety and the others around you but also helps us get an exact headcount for the food boxes. The venue this year is small and there are capacity restrictions due to Covid-19. Your continued patience is appreciated, hopefully, things will be fully back to normal next year!

We look forward to your continued support and cooperation, and most importantly, we look forward to seeing you!


Registration for Durga & Laxmi Puja

  • September 28, 2021
  • BCS Web Committee

(For internal Circulation Only)

PLEase read carefully


STEP 1 – UNDERSTAND REQUIREMENTS

Hope you’re doing well and gearing up for the festive season ahead. We, BCS Executive Committee 2021, are excited to be hosting the annual Sharodiya Utsav in person this year after a gap of a year. Since the COVID-19 situation is still sensitive, Durga Puja and Lakshmi Puja will be a member-only event and we look forward to your full-hearted support and cooperation. 

Members are required to carry the  proof of their vaccination (or share a Covid negative test result within last 48 hours ahead of the event). The mask mandate will be on for everyone’s safety.

If you haven’t subscribed to BCS already for 2021, please do so by paying the membership fee as soon as possible. There’s limited number of membership available this year and we encourage our patrons to renew their membership in a timely manner so as to help us better plan the logistics for Sharodiya celebrations.

There will be no in-venue cooking, hence, there will be no khichudi like other years. We’ll provide boxed meals from restaurants which will include vegetarian and non-vegetarian options.

Our complete Puja Package includes:

  • Durga Puja celebration (10/16 – 10/17)
  • Lakshmi Puja celebration (10/23)
  • 4 meals (10/16 Lunch – Veg, 10/16 Dinner – Veg/Non-Veg, 10/17 Lunch – Veg/Non-Veg, 10/23 Dinner – Veg)
  • 2 Virtual live concerts by well known and sought after faces of the Bengali film and music industry – Iman and Anwesha – 10/16 & 10/23

STEP 2 – REVIEW PUJA SCHEDULES

The schedule for the Durga and Laxmi Puja celebration is as follows:

Venue: Lyndhurst Community Presbyterian Church, Bloomfield Hall, 5312 Mayfield Road, Lyndhurst, OH 44124

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Durga & Laxmi Puja 2021

  • September 14, 2021
  • BCS Web Committee

[Members Only Event]

We’re aware that the community has been waiting with baited breathe to know about the Sharodiya celebrations plans. We, the Executive Committee members, have been working hard to put the concrete plans together and now we are ready to share it with you. We appreciate your patience.


Please click on the following link to view the detailed information. It also includes the link for registration, we request you to go through the specifics and get back to us with any questions.



Registration for Durga & Laxmi Puja

  • September 13, 2021
  • BCS Web Committee

PLEase read carefully


STEP 1 – UNDERSTAND REQUIREMENTS

Hope you’re doing well and gearing up for the festive season ahead. We, BCS Executive Committee 2021, are excited to be hosting the annual Sharodiya Utsav in person this year after a gap of a year. Since the COVID-19 situation is still sensitive, Durga Puja and Lakshmi Puja will be a member-only event and we look forward to your full-hearted support and cooperation. 

Members are required to carry the  proof of their vaccination (or share a Covid negative test result within last 48 hours ahead of the event). The mask mandate will be on for everyone’s safety.

If you haven’t subscribed to BCS already for 2021, please do so by paying the membership fee as soon as possible. There’s limited number of membership available this year and we encourage our patrons to renew their membership in a timely manner so as to help us better plan the logistics for Sharodiya celebrations.

There will be no in-venue cooking, hence, there will be no khichudi like other years. We’ll provide boxed meals from restaurants which will include vegetarian and non-vegetarian options.

Our complete Puja Package includes:

  • Durga Puja celebration (10/16 – 10/17)
  • Lakshmi Puja celebration (10/23)
  • 4 meals (10/16 Lunch – Veg, 10/16 Dinner – Veg/Non-Veg, 10/17 Lunch – Veg/Non-Veg, 10/23 Dinner – Veg)
  • 2 Virtual live concerts by well known and sought after faces of the Bengali film and music industry – Iman and Anwesha – 10/16 & 10/23

STEP 2 – REVIEW PUJA SCHEDULES

The schedule for the Durga and Laxmi Puja celebration is as follows:

Venue: Lyndhurst Community Presbyterian Church, Bloomfield Hall, 5312 Mayfield Road, Lyndhurst, OH 44124

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Durga Puja 2021

  • September 12, 2021
  • BCS Web Committee


  • August 27, 2021
  • BCS Web Committee


Baisakhi Update

  • June 8, 2021
  • BCS Web Committee

This is to provide an update on Baishakhi Sandhya as stated in our earlier communication. It is clear that we are still reeling from the conditions ravaging India and the grave losses that each of us have experienced. In view of this, we have had to take the unfortunate decision to cancel Baishakhi Sandhya and its ancillary programs this year.

Nevertheless, on behalf of BCS, we extend a grateful Thank You to everyone who have sent in their videos for Baishakhi Sandhya. 

All submitted videos will be published on YouTube on a later date in the month of July 2021. We hope this short collation will provide you with at least some enjoyment and respite in the midst of these times.

The NEW FINAL DATE for video submissions is now 13th June, 2021. If you have not been able to send your performance video, please submit it to Gargi (nathgargi5@gmail.com) or Jayatu (jayikma@gmail.com) by 13th June , 2021. Please note we will not be able to accept any videos past this pushed back final date.

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  • March 30, 2021
  • BCS Web Committee

Find more details about the upcoming Golden Jubilee Celebration of BCS:


Our Mission

  • December 27, 2020
  • BCS Web Committee

The mission of the association shall be the promotion of Bengali culture and literature in the United States and to promote friendship and cultural exchange with other organizations and groups, American and foreign, in the United States. The association will be a meeting ground of Bengalees and their friends in Northeastern Ohio and will provide opportunity for the families and friends of Bengalees in Northeastern Ohio to learn Bengali language, culture, and traditions. The association shall be a non-profit organization and will exist as an incorporated association of its members. The association shall be non-commercial, non-sectarian, and non-partisan. The name of the association or the name of any member in office shall not be used in any partisan interest if not related to the objectives of the association.

এই সংস্থা যে পথ অনুসরণ করে চলবে, তার লক্ষ্য হবে বাঙালি সংস্কৃতি ও বাংলা সাহিত্য যাতে মার্কিন যুক্তরাষ্ট্রে পরিচিতি ও সেইসঙ্গে আরো উৎকর্ষতা লাভ করে, তার জন্যে সচেষ্ট হওয়া; তাছাড়া সংস্থা তৎপর হবে মার্কিন যুক্তরাষ্ট্রে, মার্কিনি তথা অ-মার্কিনি সংস্থাগুলির সঙ্গে উত্তরোত্তর দৃঢ়তর মৈত্রী সম্পর্কে আবদ্ধ হয়ে তাদের সঙ্গে সংস্কৃতিক যোগাযোগ রক্ষা করে চলতে। সংস্থা চায় উত্তরপূর্ব ওহাইও অঞ্চলে বসবাসকারী বঙ্গভাষাভাষীদের ও তাদের বন্ধুবান্ধবদের মিলনকেন্দ্র হয়ে উঠতে; সুযোগ সৃষ্টি করতে, যাতে এই অঞ্চলের বঙ্গভাষাভাষীরা সপরিবারে ও সবান্ধবে বাংলা ভাষা চর্চা করতে পারেন, বাঙালি সংস্কৃতি ও তার ঐতিহাসিক ধারাটির সঙ্গে পরিচিত হতে পারেন। সংস্থা তার কোনো কাজেই মুনাফা অন্বেষণ না করে সদস্যদের মিলন-সংঘ রূপে বিরাজ করবে। সংস্থা কখনো কোনো প্রকার ব্যবসায় লিপ্ত হবে না, কোনো বিশেষ সম্প্রদায় বা দলের অনুগত হবেন না। সংস্থার অনুসৃত পথের বিরোধী কোনও প্রকার দলগত স্বার্থে সংস্থা অথবা তার কর্মনির্বাহী সদস্যের নাম ব্যবহার করা চলবে না।


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Top Blank for Gap Before Ads

  • September 22, 2020
  • BCS Web Committee


Best Choice Insurance Ad

  • September 22, 2020
  • BCS Web Committee

  • April 18, 2020
  • BCS Web Committee

COVID-19 DONATIONS

BCS CLE is accepting donations to support the fight against COVID-19. 100% of all funds we raise will be distributed between the two organizations:

  • Greater Cleveland Area Food Bank
  • University Hospital COVID-19 Relief Fund


TopSliderTest

  • March 7, 2020
  • BCS Web Committee

  • March 7, 2020
  • BCS Web Committee

Old BCS website



Bangla Podcast Ad

  • February 9, 2020
  • BCS Web Committee

Saffron Patch Akron Ad

  • February 9, 2020
  • BCS Web Committee

Holyland Ad

  • February 9, 2020
  • BCS Web Committee

India’s Café & Kitchen Ad

  • February 9, 2020
  • BCS Web Committee

Hello world!

  • January 29, 2020
  • BCS Web Committee

Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing!


BCS CLE Presents Mahalaya Podcast 2018

  • October 8, 2018
  • BCS Web Committee

  • February 9, 2018
  • BCS Web Committee

Patronage

We seek your continued patronage and support. We request all to pay their contribution for annual patronage online or on the day of the Saraswati Puja and take advantage of our special package rate for various events.

For additional donations please click the button below. Donations to Bengali Cultural Society, Cleveland are tax exempt under code 501(c) 3. Any and all donations are welcome and highly appreciated. Thank you!

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BCS বাংলা নববর্ষ ১৪২৪

  • April 13, 2017
  • BCS Web Committee

2012 Rabindra Nazrul Jayanti Podcast

  • June 17, 2012
  • BCS Web Committee

2011 May 8th Kabi Pranam

  • May 8, 2011
  • BCS Web Committee

2011 April 14 Poila Boishakh Podcast

  • April 14, 2011
  • BCS Web Committee


Patronage

We seek your continued patronage and support. We request all to pay their contribution for annual patronage online or on the day of the Saraswati Puja and take advantage of our special package rate for various events.

For additional donations please click the button below. Donations to Bengali Cultural Society, Cleveland are tax exempt under code 501(c) 3. Any and all donations are welcome and highly appreciated. Thank you!

PayPal - The safer, easier way to pay online!


Find more details about the upcoming Golden Jubilee Celebration of BCS:



BCS Mailing Address:

Bengali Cultural Society, Cleveland
5815 Landerbrook Dr, PO Box 24332
Lyndhurst, OH 44124,  USA