Welcome to CBST

All are invited to be part of the historic Home of Our Own project at 130 West 30th Street, scheduled for completion early in 2016. https://cbst.org/newhome  

World AIDS Day Remembrance Shabbat Dec. 4, 7 pm, Chelsea Sanctuary, 9th Ave at 28th St, with guest speaker NYS Senator Tom Duane.  Place your personal memorial in the special Bulletin Insert to be distributed at the service: RSVP 

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, November 27, 2015 / 16 Kislev 5776
Parashat Vayishlach
Main Kabbalat Shabbat Services, 7:00pm
Ba’al Tefillah: Cantorial Student Vlad Lapin  
Service Leader and Darshan: Cooperberg-Rittmaster Rabinical Intern (CRRI) Alex Weissman
Baby Naming Blessing for Eloise Dovi Goldstone, granddaughter of CBST members Stephen Goldstone and Bruce Karp

Bethune Minyan, 8:30pm
Ba’al Tefillah: Ron Weiss
Service Leader and Darshanit: CRRI Georgette Kennebrae

Saturday, November 28, 2015 / 16 Kislev 5776
Liberal Minyan Shabbat Morning Services, 10:00am
Ba’al Tefillah: Cantorial Intern Steve Zeidenberg  
Service Leader: CRRI Georgette Kennebrae
Darshan: CRRI Alex Weissman

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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