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 17, 2015 / 29 Nisan 5775‎
Parashat Shmini – Yom Ha'atsma'ut Shabbat
Main Kabbalat Shabbat Services,
Ba’alei Tefillah: Cantorial Soloist Re’ut Ben-Ze’ev and the CBST Community Chorus ‎
Piano and Music Director: Joyce Rosenzweig‎
Service Leader: Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum
Guest Speaker: Israeli Consul General Ido Aharoni

Saturday, April 18, 2015 / 29 Nisan 5775‎
Shabbat Morning Services – Traditional Egalitarian Minyan
, ‎‎10:00am
Service Leaders: David Feinberg, Harry Lutrin, and Larry Kay


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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