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Shabbat Services are held every Friday at 6:30pm in our New Home at 130 West 30th Street. Join us!

This Week's Services: 

Friday, May 27, 2016 / 20 Iyyar 5776 / 35th Day of the Omer
Parashat Behar
Kabbalat Shabbat Services, 6:30pm
Ba’alei Tefillah: Cantorial Student Vlad Lapin
Piano and Music Director: Joyce Rosenzweig
Service Leader: CRRI Georgette Kennebrae
Darshan: CRRI Alex Weissman

Saturday, May 28, 2016 / 13 Iyyar 5776 / 35th Day of the Omer
Shabbat Morning Services - Liberal Minyan, 10:00am
Adult B’not Mitzvah of Noreen Dean Dresser, Karen Nothmann, Julia Ostrov, and Liz Sapareto
Ba’al Tefillah: Cantorial Intern Steve Zeidenberg  
Service Leaders: Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum & Rabbi Rachel Weiss
Darshaniot: Noreen Dean Dresser, Karen Nothmann, Liz Sapareto, Julia Ostrov

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.

We are...
... a house of prayer, offering both traditional and liberal services and lifecycle events;
... a house of learning, continually expanding our knowledge and deepening our understanding of our religious and cultural heritage;
... a house of refuge and healing, offering community support and pastoral care;
... a house of conscience, fighting for the full equality of LGBTQ people locally, nationally and internationally;
... committed to Israel and engaged in supporting efforts to secure peace, justice and equality for all.

All are invited to be part of the historic Home of Our Own project - Contribute

ASL Interpretation upon request for Main Kabbalat Shabbat Service - Email cbstoffice@cbst.org 2 weeks in advance.
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