Rabbinical Support

CBST offers a full range of traditional and innovative life cycle events, with rabbinical and community support. We’re committed to creative ritual and liturgy rooted deeply in the fullness of Jewish tradition, and open ‎to developing new ceremonies to mark important events in our congregants’ lives.‎


  • Urgent pastoral emergencies, such as a death: Call 917-513-0413 and leave a message. A clergy member will respond to you ASAP.
  • If you are in need of support: Contact the CBST office at 212-929-9498, x876, or rabbi@cbst.org; a member of our clergy will contact you.

PLEASE NOTE: access to ongoing pastoral counseling is reserved exclusively for CBST members.

Your Rabbis Are Here for You! Our rabbis and rabbinical interns provide pastoral counseling to CBST members for a range of issues, including but not limited to:

  • All Jewish life cycle events (baby namings, b’rit milah/b’rit bat, b’nai mitzvah, weddings, conversions, funerals, & shiva)
  • Spiritual questions and crises
  • Coming out issues & gender transition issues
  • Bereavement, loss and grief
  • Illness and recovery
  • Parenting challenges
  • Family conflict
  • Life transitions
    Solo aging
  • 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

  • Make your contribution today!

  • Sponsor an upcoming Shabbat!

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

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