Starting Monday morning on April 6, CBST's Aggadah Actors will release daily video clips for children with activities and challenges designed for ages 2-7 and their grownups (or just invite the whole family!). Although, we cannot gather in person, we will bring the theater experience to your home with new interactive content on Wednesday, April 8th.
Check back here on Monday!
DOWN THE NILE: A PASSOVER AGGADAH ADVENTURE
A basket carrying a baby floats down the Nile River…where is it going, and who will the baby become? Travel down the Nile, across Egypt, and through the Red Sea in this immersive retelling of the Passover story, brought to life with puppetry, live music, sensory storytelling designed especially for very young audiences and their grownups. CLICK to view the trailer
This ground-breaking series of unique theatrical educational experiences is designed especially for children ages 2-7; babies, toddlers, and all children are welcome with their grownups. These immersive, multi-sensory, and educational performances bring Jewish text to life in new and exciting ways, giving participants an active role in telling the story as it unfolds. Utilizing puppetry, live music, and sensory storytelling, AGGADAH ADVENTURES creatively and meaningfully introduce our tradition to a new generation.
In celebration of Trans Day of Visibility, CBST is thrilled to offer a custom Trans Pride Kiddush Cup created through a partnership with Israeli Judaic Art designer Yair Emanuel. TDOV is dedicated to celebrating the accomplishments and victories of transgender, non-binary, & gender nonconforming people while raising awareness of the work that is still needed to save trans lives. To receive a Trans Pride Kiddush Cup, please follow the instructions below to make a contribution of your choosing from $18 to $180 to help fund Trans, Non-Binary, & Gendernonconforming Programming at CBST. Please be advised: Kiddush Cups are still in production, and while they are expected to arrive by June 1st, in time for Pride, we may experience delays due to the current situation with COVID-19.
Shabbos as an All Gender Experience
"If we take the opportunity to show up for G-d on Shabbos, if we have the capacity to experience G-d, whether G-d is Queen, King, She, He, or They, we are well on our way to appreciating those different from ourselves. By showing up for God, we learn to show up for everyone." Rabbi Mike Moskowitz, CBST's Scholar-in-Residence, Trans and Queer Jewish Studies
The dimensions of the cup are 12cm height, 6cm diameter. It holds 100ml liquid.
The weight of each cup including the plate is 320 grams.
The cup and plate are stainless steel, the rings are aluminum, and the color is anodize.
Plate included with cup. Plate and cup are not dishwasher safe.
The artist Yair Emanuel, a graduate of the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, lives and works in Jerusalem. Emanuel's designs of Judaic art are based upon a fusion of traditional motifs and ancient Jewish manuscripts with modern and Oriental art. Vivid and harmonious colors as well as a mixture of the old and new characterize Emanuel's work, which he designs and crafts in his Jerusalem studio. The principle techniques utilized encompass painting on silk, hand embroidery, raw silk applique, painting on wood and metal designs. Among the staff are new immigrants and employees with special needs. A portion of the studio's profit is donated to charity. https://www.emanuel-judaica-israel.com/main-page/
1) Click here
2) Under "Additional Contribution Options" in "I'd like to contribute to:" Select "Social Justice" from the drop-down menu.
3) Enter a numerical amount from $18.00 to $180.00. Your contribution above $18 helps to keep the pricing low for those who need it.
4) Select "Yes" under "Are You Making a Tribute?"
5) Select "On Occasion Of" under "Tribute Type:"
6) Under "Honoree Name" type: "TDOV Kiddush Cup"
7) Skip the rest of the fields and scroll to the bottom and select "Next Page"
8) Select your method of payment and follow the instructions to complete the transaction. You will have the opportunity to review before completing.
Director of Development, Congregation Beit Simchat Torah (CBST)
CONGREGATION BEIT SIMCHAT TORAH
Located in New York City, Congregation Beit Simchat Torah (CBST) is a vibrant spiritual community and a progressive voice within Judaism. Founded in 1973, CBST attracts and welcomes LGBTQ and straight individuals and families who share common values. Passionate, provocative, and deeply Jewish, CBST champions a Judaism that rejoices in diversity, denounces social injustice everywhere, and strives for human rights for all.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
Reporting to the Executive Director and working closely with the Board President, Senior Rabbi, and the Development Chair(s) and Committee, the Development Director is responsible for designing, implementing and leading a sustainable development strategy to support CBST’s many ambitious goals for today and for securing its financial health for the future. Development is an essential and integral part of CBST and is interwoven in everything the synagogue does to support its mission.
- Maintain and enhance the current giving infrastructure to expand, develop and cultivate the donor base.
- Increase funding for the capital reserve fund established to support and maintain the facility.
- Develop a strategy to establish an endowment fund to ensure the long-term sustainability of the institution.
- Seek new grant opportunities, while continuing to build upon existing relationships with family and institutional foundations.
- Lead CBST’s major annual fundraising efforts, which include its Annual Appeal, Annual Gala, two major annual Concerts, Membership, and other special funds and initiatives.
- Provide regular progress reports to Board of Directors.
- Fundraising experience in the nonprofit social justice-focused, Jewish, and LGBTQ communities, preferably in the NYC metro area.
- Experience in managing annual campaigns, capital campaigns, planned giving, major gifts, corporate giving, and foundation giving is preferred.
- A track record of success as a lead solicitor of major gifts.
- Excellent interpersonal skills.
- Minimum of 5-7+ years of increasing responsibility in fundraising.
- An undergraduate degree is required and an advanced degree is preferred.
- Knowledge of data base and fundraising software.
- Ability to work closely with Board and staff, as well as independently.
- Excellent communications skills, written and verbal.
- A collaborator who appreciates the value of building on strengths of individuals.
- Ability to think and plan broadly and strategically.
- Embrace the mission and values of CBST while creating an integrated development program and continuing the culture of giving.
- Acts as an energetic, enthusiastic representative and advocate of the synagogue both to internal and external constituents.
- Relationship builder who has strong planning and implementation skills in addition to being able to mold infrastructure while increasing organizational capacity.
- Ability to foster a team-oriented environment and mentor others is critical, coupled with a creative, innovative and entrepreneurial technique for increasing contributed income.
- Results-driven, experience establishing and using metrics to drive productivity.
To apply online, please visit https://app.trinethire.com/companies/22607-cbst/jobs
A space for transgender, non-binary, gender non-conforming, and gender expansive people to build community and engage politically at CBST. Emet welcomes people who are questioning.
Want to stay in touch about trans and non-binary Jewish programming at CBST? Contact us at Emet@cbst.org!
For more CBST resources, visit the Trans Jews Are Here page.
Links to recent Shabbat Programs
Thank you for your interest! This posting has closed. Please contact Jkatz@cbst.org with any questions.