Welcome to CBST

Congregation Beit Simchat Torah (CBST) is a vibrant spiritual community and a progressive voice within Judaism.  Founded in 1973, CBST attracts and welcomes gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, transgender, queer and straight individuals and families who share common values.  Passionate, provocative, and deeply Jewish, CBST champions a Judaism that rejoices in diversity, denounces social injustice wherever it exists, and strives for human rights for all people.

Upcoming Services at CBST:

Friday, April 24, 2015 / 6 Iyar 5775, 21st day of the Omer
Parashat Tazria-Metsora
Main Kabbalat Shabbat Services,
7:00pm at Chelsea Sanctuary
Ba’alat Tefillah: Cantorial Soloist Re’ut Ben-Ze’ev ‎
Service Leader: Michael Levine
Darshan: Rabbi David Dunn Bauer

Retreat Kabbalat Shabbat Services, 7:00pm at Isabella ‎Freedman Jewish Retreat Center, Falls Village CT
Ba’alat Tefillah: Rabbi Rachel Weiss ‎
Music Director and Piano: Joyce Rosenzweig‎
Service Leaders: Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum

Saturday, April 25, 2015 / 6 Iyar 5775‎
Retreat Shabbat Morning Services ‎

‎10:00am at Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center
Retreat Services led by Rabbi Rachel Weiss, CRRI Ruhi Sophia ‎Motzkin Rubenstein, CRRI Elana Friedman, Music Director Joyce ‎Rosenzweig, Ilene Block, Mitchell Bloom and Barbara Freedman

Chelsea Sanctuary: 296 9th Avenue at  West 28th Street (weekly Main Kabbalat Shabbat service)
Bethune Sanctuary and Main Office:  57 Bethune Street
ASL Interpretation Upon Request for Main Kabbalat Shabbat Service - Email cbstoffice@cbst.org 2 weeks in advance.

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