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CBST is a powerful voice in the movement for equality and justice for people of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and expressions. It is a significant force challenging the radical right’s dominance over religious and political life in the United States and around the world.

For media inquiries, please contact Tasha Calhoun via email or at 212-929-9498, x875.

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Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum, D.D., serves as Senior Rabbi and spiritual leader of Congregation Beit Simchat Torah.

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CBST in the News

Recent articles about CBST, our leadership and more, in local and global media outlets:

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Celebrities and Activists Urge Congress to Stand Up for the People in New Video – New York Magazine (including Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum)New York PostJTAThe Independent (UK), Huffington PostHaaretzJerusalem PostThe Forward.
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Here’s video from the action, in which the rabbis and their allies carried signs, chanted prayers and played songs. The demonstration was organized by T’ruah, a rabbinical human rights organization, and the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, among other groups.
“Medium” article by Rabbi Lauren G. Herrmann on her arrest experience

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