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, February 27, 2015 / 9 Adar 5775‎
Parashat Tetzaveh – Shabbat Zachor
Main Kabbalat Shabbat Services
, 7:00pm‎
(Chelsea Sanctuary, 296 9th Ave at 28th St)
Ba’al Tefillah: Cantorial Student Vlad Lapin ‎
Service Leader: CRRI Ruhi Sophia Motzkin Rubenstein
Darshanit: Rabbi Rachel Weiss

Bethune Minyan, 8:30pm (57 Bethune St)
Ba’al Tefillah: Michael Lehrman
Service Leader: Rabbi David Dunn Bauer ‎
Darshan: Rabbi David Dunn Bauer

Saturday, February 28, 2015 / 9 Adar 5775‎
Liberal Minyan Shabbat Morning Services,
10:00am‎ (57 Bethune St)
Service Leaders: Rabbi Rachel Weiss, CRRI Ruhi Sophia ‎Motzkin Rubenstein
Limmud B'Shabbat, 10:00am 
Alef Bet Shabbat, 11:30am 
Kiddush Lunch, 12:30pm ‎

CBST announces opportunities for Rabbinical and Cantorial Students:  Cooperberg-Rittmaster Rabbinical Internship Position and Cantorial Student Position
These two positions afford outstanding rabbinical and Cantorial student a unique opportunity to work in the context of a large urban synagogue in the New York Metropolitan Area. Full Job Descriptions 
If interested please send cover letter and resume by February 28, 2015/9 Adar 5775 

Chelsea Sanctuary:  296 9th Avenue at  W 28th St for Weekly Main Kabbalat Shabbat services.
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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