Judaism recognizes and embraces the blessing of memory. We are comforted by our tradition and the beautiful Kaddish prayer.
Our Yizkor Book of Remembrance, distributed on Yom Kippur, is open to all, members and visitors alike.
In the Wine Family Sanctuary a beautiful wall memorializes the names of CBST Members who have passed away, and acknowledging those murdered in the Shoah and lost to the AIDS epidemic.
In the Kuriel Chapel, CBST members place memorials to loved ones. During the week of Yortzeit (Anniversary of Death) and for the four Yizkor (Remembrance) communal observances, these loved ones are acknowledged publicly to the community. CBST sends a reminder to mourners each year, noting the upcoming yortzeit and Shabbat service date when the name will be read from the bimah. The Memorial Wall bears 45 years of plaques - most brought from our prior synagogue on Bethune Street, along with a hundred dedicated since our move to West 30th Street. The wall is now full, and our leadership is exploring a new, beautiful, meaningful and appropriate way to move toward the future. Please contact Jennifer at 212-929-9498 x 816 to express interest in memorializing a loved one and we will be in touch with updates and options as the plan is finalized.
May the memory of your loved one be for a blessing.
Membership at CBST supports all that CBST stands for and strives for.