PRIDE 2021

Celebrate PRIDE Month with CBST! Be Joyful. Spiritual. Proud.


PRIDE Shabbat
Friday, June 25, 6:30pm (ET), livestream at
Ba’al Tefillah: Cantorial Intern Sam Rosen
Piano: Music Director Joyce Rosenzweig
Service LeaderRabbi Sharon Kleinbaum 
Guest Speaker: Anthony D. Romero
Anthony D. Romero has been the executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union, the nation's premier defender of civil liberties, since 2001. He took the helm of the organization just seven days before the September 11th attacks, and has presided over the most prodigious growth in the ACLU's history, dramatically increasing its membership, national and affiliate staff, and budget. Romero is the ACLU's sixth executive director and the first Latino and openly gay man to serve in that capacity. Born in New York City to parents who hailed from Puerto Rico, Romero was the first in his family to graduate from high school. He is a graduate of Stanford University Law School and The Princeton School of Public Policy and International Affairs.


Jew York Pride 2021 -
Register Here!

Sunday, June 27, 12:00pm (Eastern Time)
Celebrate Queer Jewish Pride with JQY, BBYO, CBST, Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan, Keshet, and UJA-Federation! Jew York Pride is a (virtual) celebration of LGBTQ Jewish Pride featuring drag artists, dance, youth activists, and more!


Check out more New York-area Pride events via the links below!


Request for Pride Videos and Rainbow Drawings (All Ages)
Submit June 1-7
CBST’s kids and their families are creating a virtual video quilt. We will stitch together CBST’s Pride Story through song, art, interviews and archival photographs. Be part of the fabric of our quilt by sending an easy-to-make, short video! We want to include as many families as possible!

Set up: Gather your kid(s) and find a well lit spot indoors or outdoors. Feel free to dress in rainbow inspired or colorful clothing. Record on a cell phone in horizontal/landscape mode.
Instructions: choose one, two, or all three of the options listed below and have fun!
1. Film a dance party to "At the Stonewall Inn" or any song you love!
2. Film yourselves shouting, "Happy Pride CBST!"
3. Draw a rainbow or make your own Pride flag. Take a photo and send it to us.
4. Once you create your content, upload it to this Google folder before June 7. 

Under the Rainbow: A Pride Aggadah Adventure Watch Party! (ages 0-8)
Shabbat/Saturday, June 5, at 9:00am
Come aboard the ark and brave the storm with Noah and his friends as they figure out the importance of sticking together when the going gets tough. A showing of this CBST original production with puppetry, music, storytelling and participation, this creative re-imagining of Noah's story (and the appearance of the world's first rainbow) is the perfect way to introduce your child to the special rainbow connection between our LGBTQ community and the Torah! Watch together on Zoom and you can also sneak a peek, now.

Weekly Pride Activities (ages 2-8)
Sundays, June 6, 13, 20, 27 
Complete one each week or do them all at once! Build a Safe Place; Create a Protest Sign; Interview your Family; Make a Rainbow. 

Alef-Bet Shabbat (ages 0-6)
Shabbatot/Saturdays, June 12, 26, & July 10 at 9-9:45am
Drop-ins and new families encouraged! Free of charge.
March together on Zoom and celebrate Pride with an online Parade during our song-filled service designed especially for our youngest congregants and their families. Featuring music from our partner, Tkiya Music: The Jewish Music Community Initiative. Dance, cuddle, listen to stories, and observe Shabbat in an engaging and meaningful way. Children can choose to just watch, or join right in—whatever feels right. Zoom link to join (Meeting ID: 81217775653)

Pride Party for Kids and their Adults
Shabbat/Saturday, June 26 at 11:00am
Celebrate and honor Pride with other CBST families with children. Sing and dance to "At the Stonewall Inn," watch the premiere of the CBST Pride Video Quilt, learn about the science of rainbows, kids-teach-kids the LGBTQ+ acronym, download the new CBST Pride Coloring and Activity Book, and more...

NEW in 2021! CBST Pride Coloring Book
Click, print, color, and learn!