CBST’s services are open to all members, guests, and non-members. The services are completely egalitarian. The first Friday evening of every month is especially tailored for newcomers to our synagogue.
Building upon the ritual, liturgical, and theological heritage of Judaism, CBST provides a spiritual home for Jews and non-Jews, gays and straights alike. As an incubator of progressive religious thought, CBST’s public voice is crucial at a time when the dominant role of organized religion in the US is often to limit, impede, and even stifle informed dialogue on sexuality and its interplay with religion. The synagogue’s boundaries and impact extend well beyond the tri-state area, where it draws the majority of its more than 1000 members.
Our regularly scheduled morning and evening Shabbat services reflect the diversity of Jewish religious observance that helps make CBST a unique resource in New York City’s Jewish life.
CBST offers a full range of traditional and non-traditional life cycle events, with rabbinical as well as community support.
As a community, we memorialize yahrtzeits, anniversaries of the deaths of loved ones. We also pray for refuah shlemah, that healing come to those who are ill. We announce the names of those who are in our hearts at these times at every Friday night service.