50th Anniversary Oneg #6

On Friday, June 9, Rabbi Kleinbaum was in conversation with Jack Greenberg and Marsha Melnick, discussing our siddur. As Rabbi Kleinbaum put it, “Certainly one of the great accomplishments of CBST has been the deeply rich prayer life that we as a community have had.”

Our community’s journey through prayer continues, evolving from a compilation of photocopied texts in a folder to a beautifully bound prayer book. This transformation, echoing our growth from a small gathering to a larger congregation, holds the testament of our love, struggles, tradition, and innovation. 

Our prayer book is an embodiment of our values, which now features gender-neutral language, community-written prayers, and a visually appealing layout, resonating with our LGBTQ+ Jewish identity.

Be with us for our next 50th Anniversary Oneg, “Days of Celebration and Awe,” on Friday, June 28, following 6:30 p.m. ET Kabbalat Shabbat services, both in-person and online.

  • Pride Shout Outs!

  • Every year at Pride Shabbat we share your messages with the greater CBST community to mark the moment. Submit by Wednesday, June 26 at 12:00pm

  • Learn more here, click "Pride Shout Outs"

  • The Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum and Randi Weingarten
    Fund for Social Justice

  • “Social Justice is rooted in our Jewish texts, history, theology and liturgy. We don’t separate spirituality from social justice.” - Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum
    Learn more and donate

  • CBST Annual Appeal

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  • Each week,
    members and friends
    sponsor our livestream
    and oneg/kiddush

    to share joys and remembrances,
    marking special occasions
    and poignant moments.