Pastoral Care

CBST members always have access to rabbis within an active caring community!

Your rabbis are here for you. Our rabbis and rabbinical interns provide pastoral counseling for CBST members on a range of issues. CBST members know what it means to take care of one another.

In case of a pastoral emergency such as a death, call 917-513-0413. Leave a message and a member of the clergy team will get back to you directly as soon as possible.

To add a name to the Refuah Shleimah (healing prayers) list, please contact This list is for those with acute illness. Any person can submit their name for one-month inclusion. We only print in the Shabbat program the names of those who have consented. We’re here for you.

Social Work support is available for congregants who are older adults and/or caregivers for non-emergency case assistance. Contact Judy Ribnick, LCSW, MSW, Director of CBST Aging Together, at or 917-310-4656.

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