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.

Friday, November 21, 2014 / 29 Cheshvan 5775‎
Parashat Toldot–- Transgender Day of Remembrance ‎Shabbat
Main Kabbalat Shabbat Services,
Ba’alei Tefillah: Re'ut Ben-Ze'ev and Larry Kay
Service Leader: CRRI Elana Friedman
Darshanit: Rabbi Rachel Weiss‎
Shmooze after Services: Trans Day of Remembrance, ‎hosted by the Trans Empowerment Committee

Friday, November 21, 2014 / 29 Cheshvan 5775‎
Bethune Minyan,
Service Leaders: CRRI Ruhi Sophia Motzkin Rubenstein ‎and Ron Weiss

Saturday, November 22, 2014 / 29 Cheshvan 5775‎
Liberal Minyan Shabbat Morning Services,
Service Leaders: Rabbi Rachel Weiss, Elana Friedman, ‎Ruhi Sophia Rubenstein
Limmud b’Shabbat, (K-7th grade), 10:00am‎
Alef Bet Shabbat (0-5 year olds with grownups), 11:30am‎
Kiddush Lunch, 12:30pm‎

ASL Interpretation Upon Request for Main Kabbalat Shabbat Service - email cbstoffice@cbst.org.
Chelsea sanctuary located at: 296 9th Ave. at  W 28th St.  Bethune sanctuary located at: 57 Bethune St.

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