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CBST During Covid-19

A COMMUNITY OF LOVE & SUPPORT IN CHALLENGING TIMES: 
“The CBST community knows what it takes to live through a plague. Love and compassion and support are at the center of survival. Remember to be kind and generous while being cautious and vigilant about staying healthy and keeping others safe. We will continue to be a bold spiritual community of resistance and love. May the Holy One surround you and your loved ones and give you strength and comfort as we face the uncertainty of these times. Be the reason people have faith in the goodness of others.” —Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum

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CBST DURING COVID-19:
Shalom! During the COVID-19 crisis, CBST is creating innovative ways to provide opportunities for Jewish religious observance, Torah study, social justice activism,  Jewish cultural education, and pastoral support. Check the listings below for all the ways you can engage with CBST! Most of our programming is conducted online via Zoom, so please be sure to read up on our Zoom Instructions & Etiquette for Participants. If you need immediate tech support to access our online services and programs, just text 646-450-3556.

JEWISH RELIGIOUS OBSERVANCE:

Weekly Services 
- Kabbalat Shabbat Services are livestreamed every Friday night at 6:30pm via CBST's Facebook page. (Anyone can participate. You don’t need to have a Facebook account.)
- Shabbat Morning Services are held via Zoom every Saturday morning at 9:30am, as well as livestreamed via Facebook. Check our website calendar for Zoom info and service information. 
- Havdalah is led by a member of our clergy team or lay leadership on Saturday evenings. Join via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/654880356.

Consider Sponsoring Shabbat Livestreaming/Zoom.

HIGH HOLY DAYS 5781 / 2020
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. 

 

SACRED TEXT STUDY, CLASSES, & PROGRAMS

The Month of Elul 5780 at CBST - Psalms Study with Rabbi Kleinbaum, Daily Teachings with Rabbi Moskowitz, Challah Baking & More
The Hebrew month of Elul has always held an essential place in the Jewish calendar, and this year of all years it seems even more necessary. Elul is a month of preparation, of spiritual discernment and direction. 

At CBST, we prepare for the upcoming Days of Awe, the High Holy Days of 5781, with unique opportunities for study, connection, and prayer. Prepare yourself for this season, individually and as part of a community. Fill your home with the smell of fresh baked challah, introduce yourself to our new Machzor with the guidance of our Clergy and Music Team, deepen your understanding of what "repentance" means in Jewish thought, set up your home space to be a house of prayer for S'lichot, Rosh Hashanah, and Yom Kippur.

Through classes, workshops, services, and social justice work, you are invited on this journey towards a year of goodness and sweetness that is in our hands to create. Elul brims with possibility; a new year is dawning.

COVID-19 RESOURCES and CBST COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS: 

Click here for important resources for physical, mental, emotional, & spiritual health, as well as legal, social, and economic resources. We will regularly update this list. If you have resource suggestions, please share - email Judy Ribnick.

CBST Members' Town Halls: These special programs about life during the pandemic were held via Zoom for CBST members only. The content is so important that we have made the recordings available to all. Learn about MembershipRenew/Join online.  

Mishpachah Mondays with Rabbi James and Sharon Golub (Mondays, 5-6pm; Zoom) 
ZOOM; Meeting ID: 513 521 023; Call-in: +1 646 876 9923. This weekly social gathering is hosted by the Mishpachah group (55+) and open to all! Bring a mocktail and/or a snack and a story to share. No registration required. 

Connecting in Community (Fridays, 3-4 pm) 
ZOOM; Meeting ID: 256 347 787; Call-in: +1 646 876 9923. A combination of text study and support session. In this stressful time, we need to love and listen to one another with open hearts. No registration required. [Rabbi Atara Cohen, Cooperberg-Rittmaster Rabbinical Education & Pastoral Intern, will be leading during the summer.]

ONGOING SPIRITUAL PRACTICE and SUPPORT: 

Let the CBST Office Know of an Illness and Adding Names to the Refuah List  
Our refuah list is for those with acute illness. Any member can submit their name for one-month inclusion. We only print names of members who have consented. If you or a CBST member you know is ill & would like support, please contact us. We’re here for you! 
A Healing Prayer from Joyce Rosenzweig and Cantorial Intern David Fair 
Rabbi Kleinbaum's thoughts on "Spiritual Lessons for Today's Plague" 
A Prayer for Health Care Workers

Music to Soothe Your Soul

  • "Beautiful City" performed by Cantorial Intern David Fair, Music Director & Pianist Joyce Rosenzweig, and the CBST Community Chorus at CBST, on Sunday, February 9, 2020. "Beautiful City" was written in 1972 as part of the film Godspell and was re-written in 1993, following the Rodney King riots in Los Angeles.
  • "Bless the Lord" (from Godspell) Words and Music by Stephen Schwartz (based on Psalm 103); Cantor Steve Zeidenberg, Cantor David Berger, Galeet Dardashti, The CBST Chorus, Dror Baitel, pianist, Joyce Rosenzweig, conductor; an excerpt from CBST's 2019 Annual Benefit Concert.
  • "Somewhere" from West Side Story (1957), written by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim. This arrangement by Robert Edgerton was performed by the CBST Community Chorus, Joyce Rosenzweig, conductor, at the 2016 Shabbat Shirah Concert.
  • “Alei D’vai” or “Leaves of Woe” a painful and hauntingly beautiful song that forms the final movement of a cantata by the great Israeli composer, Marc Lavry (1903-1967). This recording dates from June 2, 2019 at CBST’s 24th Annual Benefit Concert, “Psalm Enchanted Evening” and is performed by Cantor David Berger, Dror Baitel, piano, the CBST Community Chorus, Joyce Rosenzweig, conductor.
  • Min Hametzar, as sung at our 2016 Shabbat Shirah concert by the CBST Community Chorus, Joyce Rosenzweig, conductor, with soloists Marc Molomot and Sam Rosen.
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Lehrhaus Judaica 5781 Spring Hebrew Courses ZOOM INFO

Remember to bookmark this page in your web browser so you can get back here easily! This page is private to Lehrhaus class registrants so you will not be able to find it just by going to the CBST homepage. How do I bookmark a website page?

Scroll down to view the Zoom info for your class. Zoom info is listed below each class description. There are multiple classes listed here, make sure you are selecting the class that you registered for. 

Click here for class recordings or scroll to the bottom of the page. All classes will be recorded and available for viewing throughout the duration of the semester - however we encourage students to participate live.

Zoom Instructions & Etiquette

  • All classes & programs will be locked at their start time. Please arrive 10 minutes early. If you arrive after the start time, and are not admitted you can catch up via our recordings archive. We appreciate your understanding as we strive to provide the best possible experience for program participants & leaders.
  • MUTE your computer microphone, phone or other device until you are invited to speak.
  • To protect the sacred nature of our services, classes, & programs, please make sure that when you join us via Zoom, that your “display name” is updated (i.e. not whatever default your device might set like “iPhone6” etc.).
  • As in our Sanctuary, no photography is allowed.

Help! I Need Tech Support! Please text +1 646 450 3556 for immediate assistance
 

CLASS ZOOM INFO

Note: Classes are cancelled on 5/17 and 5/18 in observance of Shavuot, as well as May 31 for Memorial Day. 


Alef with Miya, Tues/Thurs, 9am
4/27, 4/29, 5/4, 5/6, 5/11, 5/13, 5/18, 5/20, 5/25, 5/27, 6/1, 6/3, 6/8, 6/10, 6/15, 6/17, 6/22
Download an iCalendar (.ics) reminder to add to your calendar!
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84628114668
Meeting ID: 846 2811 4668
Call-in: +1 646 876 9923 (New York)


Bet with Miya, Mon/Wed, 9am
4/26, 4/28, 5/3, 5/5, 5/10, 5/12, 5/17, 5/19, 5/24, 5/26, 5/31, 6/2, 6/7, 6/9, 6/14, 6/16, 6/21, 6/23
Download an iCalendar (.ics) reminder to add to your calendar!
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85041333151
Meeting ID: 850 4133 3151
Call-in: +1 646 876 9923 (New York)


Alef Beginner with Ron, Mon/Wed, 4:30pm
4/26, 4/28, 5/3, 5/5, 5/10, 5/12, 5/17, 5/19, 5/24, 5/26, 5/31, 6/2, 6/7, 6/9, 6/14, 6/16, 6/21, 6/23
Download an iCalendar (.ics) reminder to add to your calendar!
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86032027040
Meeting ID: 860 3202 7040
Call-in: +1 646 876 9923 (New York)


Alef Intermediate with Ron, Tues/Thurs, 6pm
4/27, 4/29, 5/4, 5/6, 5/11, 5/13, 5/18, 5/20, 5/25, 5/27, 6/1, 6/3, 6/8, 6/10, 6/15, 6/17, 6/22
Download an iCalendar (.ics) reminder to add to your calendar!
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85120869265
Meeting ID: 851 2086 9265
Call-in: +1 646 876 9923 US (New York)

 

CLASS RECORDINGS


Click the below links to access playlists of recordings for each class. Please be advised, recordings may not be immediately available. In some cases, please allow up to 24 hrs or more for class recordings to be posted. Thank you!

Alef with Miya, Tues/Thurs, 9am

Bet with Miya, Mon/Wed, 9am

Alef Beginner with Ron, Mon/Wed, 4:30pm

Alef Intermediate with Ron, Tues/Thurs, 6pm

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Lehrhaus Judaica 5781 Spring Courses ZOOM INFO

Remember to bookmark this page in your web browser so you can get back here easily! This page is private to Lehrhaus class registrants so you will not be able to find it just by going to the CBST homepage. How do I bookmark a website page?

Scroll down to view the Zoom info for your class. Zoom info is listed below each class description. There are multiple classes listed here, make sure you are selecting the class that you registered for. 

Click here for class recordings or scroll to the bottom of the page. All classes will be recorded and available for viewing throughout the duration of the semester - however we encourage students to participate live.

Zoom Instructions & Etiquette

  • All classes & programs will be locked at their start time. Please arrive 10 minutes early. If you arrive after the start time, and are not admitted you can catch up via our recordings archive. We appreciate your understanding as we strive to provide the best possible experience for program participants & leaders.
  • MUTE your computer microphone, phone or other device until you are invited to speak.
  • To protect the sacred nature of our services, classes, & programs, please make sure that when you join us via Zoom, that your “display name” is updated (i.e. not whatever default your device might set like “iPhone6” etc.).
  • As in our Sanctuary, no photography is allowed.

Help! I Need Tech Support! Please text +1 646 450 3556 for immediate assistance
 

CLASS ZOOM INFO

 
INTRO TO YIDDISH CULTURE AND LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION WITH RABBI KLEINBAUM

Tuesdays, 5pm to 6:15pm, beginning 4/13
Schedule: 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18 [cancelled in observance of Shavuot], 5/25, 6/1, 6/8

Experience a taste of Yiddish culture through poetry and short stories, taught by CBST's Senior Rabbi (and devoted Yiddishist), Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum. With texts offered in translation, this introduction to Yiddish culture through the lens of literature is open to all: those who are brand new to Yiddish as well as those seeking a deeper understanding of this chapter of Jewish history and literature. Join the class Facebook Group!
Reading List:
1) Tevye the Dairyman and the Railroad Stories by Sholem Aleichem. Any edition is fine; one purchase option here. If sold out there, you can search for other purchase options here.
2) A Treasury of Yiddish Stories by Irving Howe and Eliezer Greenberg. Any edition is fine; one purchase option here. If sold out there, you can search for other purchase options here.
3) View the class syllabus here.
Download an iCalendar (.ics) reminder to add to your calendar!
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82396482712
Meeting ID: 823 9648 2712
Call-in: +1 646 876 9923 (New York)

INTRO TO BIBLICAL HEBREW WITH MIYA ROTSTEIN

Wednesdays, 11am to 12:30pm, beginning 4/14
Schedule: 4/14, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, 5/26, 6/2

Biblical Hebrew – as we chant from the Sefer Torah and read in the book of Psalms – serves as the foundation for later prayer book and modern Hebrew. Biblical Hebrew has its own distinct grammar, syntax, and vocabulary. Enrich your Hebrew skills from these primary texts with CBST Educator Miya Rotstein in this immersive course! This is an advanced Hebrew class for those who have completed Alef Isn't Tough, or who have prior Hebrew study and are comfortable reading Hebrew with vowels. Purchase Your Textbook Here.
Download an iCalendar (.ics) reminder to add to your calendar!
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86480739952
Meeting ID: 864 8073 9952
Call-in: +1 646 876 9923 (New York)

LASHON KODESH II: THE LANGUAGE OF PRAYER FOR SHABBAT MORNING WITH RABBI RAPPORT 

Wednesdays, 6 pm to 7 pm, beginning 4/14
Schedule: 4/14, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, 5/26, 6/2, 6/9

Join CBST's Associate Rabbi Yael Rapport for an in-depth study of the prayers of the Shabbat morning service. How did Shabbat worship take its shape? What can we learn about the poetry and politics of Jewish history through the Hebrew language used in our prayers? Develop a more intimate and familiar relationship with the Shabbat Morning service in particular, and by extension, all Hebrew prayer! Open to all Hebrew levels.
Download an iCalendar (.ics) reminder to add to your calendar!
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89881904789
Meeting ID: 898 8190 4789
Call-in: +1 646 876 9923 (New York)

TORAH CANTILLATION WITH JACK GREENBERG

Thursdays, 6pm to 7:15pm, beginning 4/15
Schedule: 4/15, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20, 5/27, 6/3

Learn the basics of leyning Torah, or refresh your knowledge of the trope system, under the guidance of CBST Educator Jack Greenberg. This course will cover all the trope melodies used in standard cantillation for readings from the Torah on Shabbat and Festivals. Audio/visual resources will be provided to support your study. Based on demand, additional sections of the class may be added to ensure that instruction is kept in small groups. CBST is proud that Torah and Haftarah are regularly read by lay members of the congregation at our services. This class will prepare you to begin to chant Torah at CBST. We are always ready to welcome new leyners! This is an advanced Hebrew class for those who have completed Alef Isn't Tough, or who have prior Hebrew study and are comfortable reading Hebrew with vowels. Course materials will be provided to class registrants.
Download an iCalendar (.ics) reminder to add to your calendar!
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87572380451
Meeting ID: 875 7238 0451
Call-in: +1 646 876 9923 (New York)

 

CLASS RECORDINGS


Click the below links to access playlists of recordings for each class. Please be advised, recordings may not be immediately available. In some cases, please allow up to 24 hrs or more for class recordings to be posted. Thank you!

Intro to Yiddish Culture and Literature in Translation with Rabbi Kleinbaum

Intro to Biblical Hebrew with Miya Rotstein

Lashon Kodesh II: The Language of Prayer for Shabbat Morning with Rabbi Rapport

Torah Cantillation with Jack Greenberg

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A Celebration of Psalms Live Stream

March 16, 2021 | 3 Nisan 5781
 

A Celebration of Psalms: One Year of Study

Host: Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum

Learn about CBST Psalms study
Make a donation (pop-up window)
Join our Live Chat (pop-up window)

 

Program and Psalm Texts

We suggest downloading these documents in advance so you can read them, print them, or view them on a second screen during the celebration.

Printing tip: To save paper, we suggest printing these documents double-sided. If your print software allows, you might also place two pages of text on each side.

Celebration of Psalms Program (11 page PDF)
Celebration of Psalms Texts (28 page PDF)
The celebration continues at our Zoom reception!

Join our participants and guests for a post-program get-together.
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84262968975
Meeting ID: 842 6296 8975
Call-in: +1 646 876 9923 (New York)

 

 

 

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CBST Kabbalat Shabbat Live Stream TEST

May 7, 2021 | 26 Iyyar 5781
 

Shabbat shalom! Tonight's service leaders:

Ba’alat Tefillah: Rachel Chang
Service Leader: Rabbi Yael Rapport
Drashah: Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum

Make a Shabbat donation (pop-up window)

Live Stream Tips

 

View this week's Shabbat program (PDF)
View Siddur pages (PDF)

Note: Please view the Siddur pages on your screen only. The Hebrew text contains the name of God.
If printed, proper disposal requires placing the pages in a genizah.

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