Shabbat

In-Person Friday Night and Saturday Morning Services are open to all. 
Please review our updated Door Policy for attending in-person services and programs.


All are welcome to participate in services via livestream on the CBST livestream page and Facebook.

Shabbat
Our regularly scheduled evening and morning Shabbat services reflect the diversity of the Jewish religious observance at CBST, a pluralistic resource in New York City’s Jewish life. All CBST services are open to everyone, always free of charge. Questions? Contact us at 212-929-9498 or info@cbst.org.

  • Service times and locations are posted the homepage of our website and noted in the weekly eNews.
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Shabbat Evening Services / Kabbalat Shabbat Services
The core of CBST's religious life is our weekly Kabbalat Shabbat service, combining traditional liturgy with progressive values, politics, spirituality, reflection, and magnificent music. Services are led by our rabbis, music director, cantorial intern, cantorial student, and lay ba’alei tefillah (service leaders). Scheduled every Friday evening throughout the year at 6:30pm, services are held at 130 West 30th Street in New York, between Sixth and Seventh Avenues.

Shabbat Morning Services/Yoga Meditation Format Services
First Saturday of the Month, 10:00 am
Occurring once monthly, our Yoga/Meditation Minyan provides us with an embodied prayer practice through singing, studying, and stretching. Yoga accessible to all levels is always included as a component of the service, and is double tracked to include mat-based and chair-based practice options. The service also integrates a recitation of the Amidah, reading of Torah, and Kaddish. We provide the mats. Just bring yourself for this serene Shabbat experience!

Shabbat Morning Services / Liberal Format Services
Second and Fourth Saturday of the Month, 10:00 am
In this service, we daven in a consciously modern context with a discussion of the weekly Torah reading and a Kiddush lunch. This minyan uses the Reconstructionist movement’s siddur Kol Haneshamah: Shabbat Vehagim, reads Torah on the triennial cycle, and reads the traditional Haftarah reading. Services are led by our rabbis, Cooperberg-Rittmaster Rabbinical Interns, and lay leaders. 

Shabbat Morning Services / Traditional Egalitarian Format Services
Third Saturday of the Month, 10:00 am

In this service, we daven a liturgically inclusive Shabbat morning service in a more traditional yet completely egalitarian context. This service includes a full Torah reading, Haftarah reading, and Musaf. Using the Conservative movement’s Siddur Lev Shalem, this service is led by our lay leaders and rabbis. 

Shabbat Morning Services / Torah Study 
Some select Saturday mornings, 10:00 am 

Take a deep dive into this week’s Torah portion with interactive study and discussion of the text. We will open with a prayer for healing and close with a recitation of Mourner’s Kaddish following our study session. All are welcome; texts will be offered with English translation, and insights from those well-practiced or brand-new to Torah are treasured!

Shabbat Morning for Children
During the school year, CBST’s Limmud B’Shabbat Hebrew School and Children’s Alef Bet Shabbat services are held concurrently with the Liberal Format Shabbat Morning Service. Children 0-5 attend Alef-Bet Shabbat with their grownups, while children in grades K-7 attend their own services and classes in Hebrew and Jewish learning. CBST's Assistant Rabbi, Rabbi Yael Werber, directs these programs. Learn more about Children's Education Programs!

Havdalah, 7pm 
In this brief service, CBST community members gather on zoom to mark the end of Shabbat each week with candle lighting and singing, led by CBST clergy. Open to all.

Torah and Haftarah Reading at CBST
CBST is proud that all Torah and Haftarah readings for Shabbat, festivals, and High Holy Days are done by lay members of our community. We provide our readers with access to an easy online sign-up system, guidance and support in preparation, and images from our Torah. If you are interested in learning more about our leyning program or would like to be put on the email list, let us know.