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, May 8, 2015 / 20 Iyar 5775‎
Parshat Emor – 34th Day of the Omer
Main Kabbalat Shabbat Services
, 7:00pm‎
Ba’alat Tefillah: Cantorial Soloist Re’ut Ben-‎Ze’ev ‎
Service Leader: CRRI Elana Friedman
‎Darshanit: Rabbi Rachel Weiss

Saturday, May 9, 2015 / 20 Iyar 5775‎
Bar Mitzvah of Jonathan Green ‎
Liberal Minyan Shabbat Morning Services
, ‎‎10:00am‎
Ba’alat Tefillah: Cantorial Soloist Re’ut Ben-‎Ze’ev   ‎
Service Leaders: Rabbi Rachel Weiss & ‎Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum
Darshan: Jonathan Green

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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