Welcome to CBST

We hope your High Holy Day experiences have been meaningful and joyful, and continue to be as we celebrate Shmini Atzeret and Simchat Torah (see service information below)!
We extend all best wishes for a good and sweet new year.

All are invited to an OPEN HOUSE at 130 West 30th Street on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 6:00-7:30 pm.  Come tour the renovation of our new synagogue as we approach completion and dedication in early 2016.  Bring Friends!  Participate in this historic project: ONLINE Home of Our Own Capital Campaign Gift

Home of Our Own Construction Updates
Curious to see construction progress at 130 West 30th Street?  Photos:  view here

Listen to a sample from our High Holy Days CD, Return Again, Hashivenu: Achat Sha'alti, Israel Katz, born 1930, sung by the CBST Community Chorus

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, October 2, ‎2015 /‎ 20 Tishrei 5776‎
Main Kabbalat Shabbat Services, Shabbat Sukkot,
‎‎7:00pm‎ at Chelsea Sanctuary
Ba’al Tefillah: CI Steve Zeidenberg ‎
Music Director and Piano: Joyce Rosenzweig  ‎
Service Leader: Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum
Darshan: Eric Rosenbaum

Monday, October 5, ‎2015 /‎ 22 Tishrei 5776‎
Shmini Atseret Morning Services with ‎Yizkor,
10:00am‎ at Bethune Sanctuary
Service Leaders: Rabbi Rachel Weiss, CRRI Alex ‎Weissman, CI Steve Zeidenberg    ‎
Darshan: CRRI Alex Weissman

Simchat Torah in partnership with Jews for Racial and Economic Justice
Monday, October 5,
7:00pm at Chelsea Sanctuary.
This year, our Simchat Torah celebration will be a queer exploration of Care, Disability, ‎Access, and Interdependence. Through the seven Hakafot, we will reimagine the ways in ‎which we build caring LGBTQ community that recognizes all of our profound ‎interdependence.‎

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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