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Dedication: CBST - Opening New Doors on Sunday, April 3, 2016

Dedication Week Info: https://cbst.org/content/opening-new-doors

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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.

We are...
... a house of prayer, offering both traditional and liberal services and lifecycle events;
... a house of learning, continually expanding our knowledge and deepening our understanding of our religious and cultural heritage;
... a house of refuge and healing, offering community support and pastoral care;
... a house of conscience, fighting for the full equality of LGBTQ people locally, nationally and internationally;
... committed to Israel and engaged in supporting efforts to secure peace, justice and equality for all.

All are invited to be part of the historic Home of Our Own project,
opening new doors on Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 130 West 30th Street.
Contribute: https://cbst.org/newhome
Dedication Week Info: https://cbst.org/content/opening-new-doors

Dear CBST Community,
Rabbinic leadership is changing at CBST. Please follow the links below for two letters announcing important changes at CBST.
A Letter from Rabbi Kleinbaum, Nathan Goldstein and Yolanda Potasinski
A Letter from Rabbi Weiss
With blessings,
Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum

Upcoming Services at CBST:

Friday, February 19, 2016 / 11 Adar I 5776
Parashat Tetzaveh

Main Kabbalat Shabbat Services, 7:00pm
Ba’alat Tefillah: Judy Ribnick
Piano and Music Director: Joyce Rosenzweig
Service Leader: Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum
Darshanit: Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum

Saturday, February 20, 2016 / 11 Adar I 5776
Traditional Egalitarian Minyan, 10:00am, Bethune
Darshan: Rabbi David Dunn Bauer

Chelsea Sanctuary: 296 9th Avenue at  West 28th Street (weekly 7 pm 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.
Sponsor a Kiddush in honor or in memory of a special person:  Sponsor   

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