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Shabbat

Kabbalat Shabbat Services
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. For information about our Shabbat and Holiday observances, contact the synagogue office at 212-929-9498 or info@cbst.org

Shabbat Evening Services / Main 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.  Scheduled every Friday evening throughout the year at 6:30pm, services are held at 130 W 30th in New York, between Sixth and Seventh Avenues.

Shabbat Morning Services/Yoga Meditation Format Services
First Saturday of the Month, 10 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, please just bring yourself for this serene Shabbat experience!

Shabbat Morning Services / Liberal Format Services
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 on the second and fourth Saturday of every month at 10 am. If you are interested in learning more about our liberal minyan or would like to be put on the email list, click here.

Shabbat Morning Services / Traditional Egalitarian Format Services
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 Sim Shalom, this service is led by our lay leaders and rabbis and is followed by a Kiddush lunch, on the third Saturday of every month at 10:00 am. If you are interested in learning more about our traditional egalitarian minyan or would like to be put on the email list, click here.

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 Associate Rabbi, Rabbi Yael Rapport directs these programs. Learn more about Children's Education Programs!

Torah and Haftarah Reading at CBST
CBST is proud that all Torah and Haftarah readings for Shabbat, festivals and High Holy Days is 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, click here.