CBST During Covid-19

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This Week's Services: Kabbalat Shabbat Services are Livestreamed every Friday night at 6:30pm via CBST's Facebook page. You do not need a Facebook account to view our livestream--it’s a public page. Shabbat Morning Services are held every Saturday morning at 10:00am via Zoom. If you are interested in attending Saturday morning services, please RSVP here to receive the Zoom info to participate. We will send out the Zoom info the day before the service. 

UPCOMING PROGRAMMING: Click here for current/upcoming classes, including opportunities for learning, social engagement, and building community and support! You can also always check our calendar for ongoing programming. Most of our programming is conducted online via Zoom, so please be sure to read up on our Zoom Instructions & Etiquette for Participants. If you're looking for recordings of previous classes, please click here.

COVID-19 RESOURCES: Click here for a link to a document compiled by CBST, containing important resources for physical, mental, emotional, & spiritual health, as well as legal, social, and economic resources. We will regularly update this list; please let us know if you have resources to suggest by emailing Rabbi James.

Ongoing Spiritual Practice & Guidance:  A Healing Prayer from Joyce Rosenzweig & Cantorial Intern David FairRabbi Kleinbaum's thoughts on "Spiritual Lessons for Today's Plague"A Prayer for Health Care Workers

Music to Soothe the Soul

  • Watch "Beautiful City" performed by Cantorial Intern David Fair, Music Director & Pianist Joyce Rosenzweig, and the CBST Community Chorus at CBST, on Sunday, February 9, 2020. "Beautiful City" is from the musical Godspell.
  • "Bless the Lord" (from Godspell) Words and Music by Stephen Schwartz (based on Psalm 103); Cantor Steve Zeidenberg, Cantor David Berger, Galeet Dardashti, The CBST Chorus, Dror Baitel, pianist, Joyce Rosenzweig, conductor; an excerpt from CBST's 2019 Annual Benefit Concert.
  • CBST Chorus performing "Somewhere" in the 2016 Shirah concert: "Somewhere" from West Side Story (1957) written by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim, arranged by Robert Edgerton; performed by the CBST Community Chorus, Joyce Rosenzweig, conductor.
  • "Beautiful City" was written in 1972 as part of the film Godspell and was re-written in 1993, following the Rodney King riots in Los Angeles. We offer a recording of this very moving song taken from the recent 25th anniversary celebration for CBST's treasured staff member Tasha Calhoun, on February 9. Sung by Cantorial Intern David Fair with Music Director Joyce Rosenzweig at the piano.
  • This painful and hauntingly beautiful song is the final movement of a cantata by the great Israeli composer, Marc Lavry (1903-1967) entitled “Alei D’vai” or “Leaves of Woe.” Recorded on June 2, 2019 at CBST’s 24th Annual Benefit Concert, “Psalm Enchanted Evening.” Performed by Cantor David Berger; Dror Baitel, piano; the CBST Community Chorus; Joyce Rosenzweig, conductor.
  • We'd like to share an excerpt from our 2016 Shabbat Shirah concert entitled Min Hametzar. Sung by the CBST Community Chorus, Joyce Rosenzweig, conductor, with soloists Marc Molomot and Sam Rosen. We'd also like to share this recording of Cantor Jack Mendelson and the CBST Chorus singing Moishe Oisher's Chad Gadya from the CBST Community Chorus' 2001 Shabbat Shirah concert.

Letting Us Know of an Illness & the Refuah List: Our refuah list is for those with acute illness. Any member can submit their name for one-month inclusion. We only print names of members who have consented. If you or a CBST member you know is ill & would like support, please contact us. We’re here for you!

Sutton Place Synagogue Egalitarian Morning & Afternoon MinyansEmail Harold for the password.

Save the Date: Become a Sponsor / Patron / Donor - contact Ann at giving@cbst.orgCBST's 25th Annual Benefit Concert on Sunday, June 7, 4 pm

A COMMUNITY OF LOVE & SUPPORT IN CHALLENGING TIMES: “The CBST community knows what it takes to live through a plague. Love and compassion and support are at the center of survival. Remember to be kind and generous while being cautious and vigilant about staying healthy and keeping others safe. We will continue to be a bold spiritual community of resistance and love. May the Holy One surround you and your loved ones and give you strength and comfort as we face the uncertainty of these times. Be the reason people have faith in the goodness of others.”  —Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum

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