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 be part of the historic Home of Our Own project at 130 West 30th Street. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.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 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 email@example.com 2 weeks in advance.