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.

This Week's Services:

Friday, March 27, 2015 / 8 Nisan 5775‎
Parashat Tsav – Shabbat HaGadol
Main Kabbalat Shabbat Services
, 7:00pm‎ at our Chelsea Sanctuary, 296 9th Ave at 28th St
Ba’alei Tefillah: Cantorial Soloist Re’ut Ben-Ze’ev and Cantorial ‎Student Vlad Lapin ‎
Piano and Music Director: Joyce Rosenzweig  ‎
Service Leader and Darshanit: Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum

Bethune Minyan, 8:00pm‎ at 57 Bethune St
Ba’al Tefillah: Ron Weiss
Service Leader and Darshanit: Rabbi Rachel Weiss

Saturday, March 28, 2015 / 8 Nisan 5775‎
Bat Mitzvah of Ruby Kessler Karp
Liberal Minyan Shabbat Morning Services,
10:00am‎ at our Chelsea Sanctuary, 296 9th Ave at 28th St
Ba’al Tefillah: Larry Kay   ‎
Service Leaders: Rabbi Rachel Weiss & Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum
Darshanit: Ruby Kessler-Karp

 

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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