High Holy Days

The High Holy Days frame a uniquely intimate, yet communal experience of holiness in our lives. This year, given the realities of the COVID-19 world, it will not be safe to hold services in person. We will share the Days of Awe as an international CBST community online, creating beautiful and meaningful spiritual experiences. 

HIGH HOLY DAYS 5781 / 2020

♦ MESSAGE from Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum, Board President Gregg Passin, and Executive Director Yolanda Potasinski
  Rosh Hashanah begins Friday, Sept. 18;  Kol Nidre, Sunday, Sept. 27

♦ ONLINE REGISTRATION & CONTRIBUTION Form for High Holy Days 5781/2020
   including form for 5781/2020 Yizkor Book of Remembrance and Bookplates.
   View last year's Yizkor Book of Remembrance and Bookplates Listing 
   Register just once to receive access/links to all High Holy Days services!
♦ Download Paper Registration & Contribution Form (2 pages)
♦ CBST's unique Open Door
♦ Purchase the Mahzor (High Holy Day Prayerbook) we will use this year.
♦ Online Registration for Families with Children
♦ About CBST Membership...

  Join/Renew online or contact Ruth at 212-929-9498 x 815 or Membership@cbst.org
Click here to fulfill your 2019 High Holy Day Pledges 

NER TAMID (Eternal Light):  CBST preserved our cherished traditions as well as our innovations - the bold pursuit of social justice, inspiring religious observance, pastoral care, educational programs, and social activities that serve our diverse community. Legacy gifts—bequests, trusts, annuities, retirement and insurance benefactor plans, gifts of real estate, and the like—significantly enhance our ability to implement all that we stand for and strive for. You can leave a lasting legacy and create a meaningful tribute. Also, consider a Charitable Gift Annuity offered in collaboration with UJA-Federation of NY (offering tax benefits now, and lifetime income). EMAIL giving@cbst.org to advise us that you have remembered CBST in your estate plans and approve acknowledgement as a Ner Tamid in the Yom Kippur publication.  Learn more... 

Watch videos and read drashot from past High Holy Day services.

Listen to a sample from our High Holy Days CD, "Return Again, Hashivenu"
Achat Sha'alti, Israel Katz, born 1930, sung by the CBST Community Chorus







View our livestreamed services via Facebook, with the Yom Kippur Program

High Holy Day 2019 / 5780 Greetings

from Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum. Video by Harold Levine.

High Holy Day Greetings from CBST's Senior Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum

A 2019 / 5780 High Holy Day Message 

from Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum, CBST Board President Gregg Passin, and Executive Director Yolanda Potasinski