Welcome to CBST

We hope your High Holy Day experiences have been meaningful and joyful! We extend all best wishes for a good and sweet new year.

All are invited to be part of the historic Home of Our Own project at 130 West 30th Street.  Contact us at giving@cbst.org; arrange a tour of the renovation of our new synagogue as we approach completion and dedication in early 2016. rticipate 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 09, ‎2015 /‎ 27 Tishrei 5776‎
Parashat Bereshit
Main Kabbalat Shabbat Services
, 7:00pm‎ at Chelsea Sanctuary
Ba’al Tefillah: Cantorial Intern Steve Zeidenberg ‎
Music Director and Piano: Joyce Rosenzweig  ‎
Service Leader: Rabbi David Dunn Bauer
Darshanit: Janet Weinberg‎

Saturday, October 10, 2015 / 27 Tishrei 5776‎
Shabbat Morning Services: Liberal Minyan,
10:00am at Bethune
Ba’al Tefillah: Cantorial Intern Steve Zeidenberg ‎
Service Leader: Cooperberg-Ritmaster Rabbinical ‎Interns Alex Weissman
Darshanit: CRRI Georgette Kennebrae
Limmud B'Shabbat, 10:00am 
Alef Bet Shabbat, 11:30am 
Kiddush Lunch, 12:30pm ‎

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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