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, January 23, 2015 / 4 Shvat 5775
Parashat Bo – Main Kabbalat Shabbat Services, 7:00pm
(Chelsea Sanctuary, 296 9th Ave.)
Ba’alei Tefillah: Cantorial Soloist Re’ut Ben-Ze’ev with Marc Molomot
Piano and Music Director: Joyce Rosenzweig
Service Leader: Cooperberg-Rittmaster Rabbinical Intern Ruhi Sophia Motzkin Rubenstein
Darshanit: CRRI Elana Friedman
Bethune Minyan, 8:30pm (Bethune Sanctuary, 57 Bethune St)
Ba’al Tefillah and Darshan: Ron Weiss
Service Leader: Joshua Bilmes
Saturday, January 24, 2015 / 4 Shvat 5775
Liberal Minyan Shabbat Morning Services, 10:00am
(Bethune Sanctuary, 57 Bethune St.)
Service Leaders: Rabbi Rachel Weiss, CRRI Elana Friedman, CRRI Ruhi Sophia Motzkin Rubenstein
Limmud B'Shabbat, 10:00am
Alef Bet Shabbat, 11:30am
Kiddush Lunch, 12:30pm
SAVE-the-DATE: Sunday, February 22, 2015
CBST's 20th Annual Shabbat Shirah Concert
3 pm at Merkin Hall, West 67th Street off B'way
Based on the best-selling book by Abigail Pogrebin, "Stars of David: Story to Song" is a funny and captivating song-cycle featuring original music by Broadway's finest composers and lyricists, celebrating the Jewish identity of America’s most notable public figures. RSVP Online Form.
Chelsea sanctuary located at: 296 9th Ave. at W 28th St for Main Kabbalat Shabbat services.
Bethune sanctuary located at: 57 Bethune St.
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