A Home of Our Own Campaign

The dream of CBST's New Home became a reality on April 3, 2016.
Enjoy a tour online through our beautiful booklet, "Make for Me a Holy Place"

Be included in this historic accomplishment.

View NAMING & DEDICATION Opportunities

In February 1973, the founders of what would become CBST gathered for a Shabbat Service. In February 1977, CBST rented space at Westbeth on Bethune Street. For forty years, we made the loft space our home, while holding Friday night Shabbat services at the Church of the Holy Apostles, for nearly two decades. Our community has continued to grow in engagement of members and friends, in partnerships with other like-minded organizations, in impact on individuals and society, and in our goals. Actively seeking a new home for more than a decade, CBST purchased a three-level space in the landmarked Cass Gilbert Building with the vision to move from the obscure West Village loft to a new visible and conveniently accessible location. That journey has been long and the commitment intense; the construction project of huge scope, the funding generous and meaningful. 

Now, the dream continues to unfold as we adjust to our New home for a constantly growing community. There are still several significant dedication and naming opportunities available, with levels beginning at $100,000.  Acknowledgement on the Donor Wall starts at $18,000 level (commitments may be fulfilled over a 3-year period). 

Every contribution of any amount, is meaningful, important, and greatly appreciated. ‎

A Home of Our Own Videos
Designing a Home for CBST
 March 14, 2014
Groundbreaking Ceremony for a Home of Our Own March 3, 2014 

To discuss giving opportunities that are meaningful to you, contact:
Gina Schmeling
Director of Development
212-929-9498 x 814 or giving@cbst.org.

You May Make Your Contribution ...‎

  • By Check: Checks should be made payable to Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, noting "Capital Campaign" in the memo, then mailed to: CBST, 130 W 30th Street, New York NY 10001-0154
  • By Credit Card: ONLINE Capital Campaign Gift
  • By Multi-Year Pledge: Pledges may be fulfilled over one year, or several years (up to five) via credit card or automatic bank transfer program. Consider sources such as family foundations, employer matching funds, and stock transfer.
  • By Stock Transfer: Our broker cannot identify stock donors - contact CBST for stock transfer instructions and to advise us of the stock name, number of shares and your intended application of funds. CBST will sell stock received into our brokerage account; and the value of stock applied to your account, will be calculated based on the average high and low on the date of transfer.  Contact: Assaf Astrinsky, Director of Finance and Operations, aastrinsky@cbst.org or 212-929-9498 x812

photo: Elizabeth Felicella © ESTO