About

Mission

Congregation Beit Simchat Torah is a spiritual home for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. Passionate, provocative, and deeply Jewish, our community engages in spirited debate and activism: rejoicing in diversity, denouncing social injustice wherever it exists, and striving for civil rights for all people.

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

CBST Membership supports all that CBST stands and strives for. Join or renew now

  • Pride Shout Outs!

  • Every year at Pride Shabbat we share your messages with the greater CBST community to mark the moment. Submit by Wednesday, June 26 at 12:00pm

  • Learn more here, click "Pride Shout Outs"

  • The Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum and Randi Weingarten
    Fund for Social Justice

  • “Social Justice is rooted in our Jewish texts, history, theology and liturgy. We don’t separate spirituality from social justice.” - Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum
    Learn more and donate

  • CBST Annual Appeal

  • Make your contribution today!

  • Sponsor an upcoming Shabbat!

  • Each week,
    members and friends
    sponsor our livestream
    and oneg/kiddush

    to share joys and remembrances,
    marking special occasions
    and poignant moments.