Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum, D.D., Senior Rabbi  212-929-9498, x825
Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum serves as spiritual leader of Congregation Beit Simchat Torah. She was installed as CBST’s first rabbi in 1992... Read more

Rabbi Ayelet S. Cohen, Part-time Senior Rabbi Sabbatical Replacement (Oct 1, 2021-March 31, 2022)
Rabbi Ayelet Cohen is the Senior Director at the New Israel Fund, NY/Tri-State Region... Read more

Rabbi Yael Rapport, Associate Rabbi  212-929-9498, x826
Rabbi Yael Rapport, was ordained by HUC-JIR in 2015.  Prior to her work at CBST, she served as a Chaplain Resident in the Mount Sinai Health System... Read more

Rabbi Marisa Elana James, Director of Social Justice Programming  212-929-9498, x822
Rabbi Marisa Elana James is a graduate of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College... Read more

Joyce Rosenzweig, Music Director  212-929-9498, x823
Pianist/conductor Joyce Rosenzweig performs frequently in concerts throughout the United ‎States, Canada, Europe, and Israel... Read more

Rabbi Mike Moskowitz, Scholar-in-Residence for Trans and Queer Jewish Studies  212-929-9498, x845
Rabbi Mike Moskowitz is a deeply traditional and radically progressive advocate for trans rights and a vocal ally for LGBT inclusivity... Read more

Cooperberg-Rittmaster Rabbinical Interns

Every year, CBST selects one or two rabbinical students as Cooperberg-Rittmaster Rabbinical ‎Interns from a large pool of highly qualified candidates.‎
Learn more about the Cooperberg-Rittmaster Rabbinical Internship
View past rabbinical and cantorial interns

Sam Rosen, Cantorial Intern  212-929-9498, x824

Sam Rosen is a native of Sugar Land, Texas. In 2012, he completed Bachelor’s degrees in Music (Ethnomusicology) and... Read more

Yael Werber, Cooperberg-Rittmaster Rabbinical Intern  212-929-9498, x828
Yael Werber is joining CBST in her first year as a CRRI... Read more

Dave Yedid, Cooperberg-Rittmaster Rabbinical Intern​  212-929-9498, x829
Dave Yedid (he/him) is thrilled to be in his second year as a Cooperberg-Rittmaster Rabbinical Intern... Read more

Ze'evi Tovlev, Cantorial Student
Ze'evi Tovlev (they/them or ze/zem/zer) is a fourth-year student at HUC-JIR working toward a masters in Jewish education and cantorial ordination. With roots in song ... Read more

Ariel Tovlev, Rabbinical Student
Ariel Tovlev (he/they) is a queer/trans rabbinical and education student at the Reform seminary, Hebrew Union College. Ariel has received a BFA in Creative Writing... Read more