Welcome to CBST

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.

CBST is seeking:

Construction Updates 
Are you curious to know what is going on with the construction at "Our New Home" - 130 West 30th Street? See a Month by Month view here

Upcoming Services at CBST:

Friday, July 31, 2015 / 16 Av 5775‎
Parashat Va’etchanan ‎
Main Kabbalat Shabbat Services
, 7:00pm‎ at Chelsea Sanctuary
Ba’alat Tefillah: Cantorial Soloist Re’ut Ben-Ze’ev ‎
Service Leader: Rabbi Rachel Weiss
Darshanit: Rabbi Rachel Weiss

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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