Upcoming Events

The 23rd Annual CBST Benefit Concert

שבעים פנים  Shiv'im Panim: Seventy Faces of Israel -
Music of Peace, Protest and Promise

Sunday, June 10, 4:00pm, 130 West 30th Street

CBST's 23rd Annual Benefit Concert is a commemoration of Israel's seventy years of statehood. Incorporating a rich and diverse selection of music, including pieces by Yehezkel Braun, Paul Ben-Haim, Fairuz, Yair Rosenblum, Naomi Shemer, as well as traditional and contemporary piyyutim and classical Arab song, the concert highlights both Israel's and Palestine's historical aspirations, celebrates diverse cultures, and brings voice to the despair as well as the eternal hopes for peace.

Shani Ben OrZafer TawilDror BaitelLeerone Hakami - brilliant musicians born in Jerusalem - headline this concert, along with the powerful voices of Eliana Kissner, Cantor Steve Zeidenberg, and the magnificent CBST Chorus under the direction of conductor/pianist Joyce Rosenzweig.

Experience the extraordinary, powerful, and moving poetry and diverse music of Israel telling the complex story of its struggles, dreams, challenges and accomplishments.  Your sponsorship and all proceeds support Music at CBST. Seating is limited. All are invited to a reception following the concert. RSVP.

Topics in Israel Studies with CBST Clergy

This new course will take you on a virtual tour of Israel from your seat right here at CBST. 
Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
May 22 taught by Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum: Geography, Maps, and Demographics of Israel
May 29 taught by Rabbi Marisa James: LGBTQ in Israel
June 5 taught by Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum: Israeli Cultural Divides
June 12 taught by Rabbi Yael Rapport: Structure of the Israeli Government
Your contribution supports Lehrhaus Adult Education programs at CBST. 


Israeli Dancing with Mitch Ginsburgh

Learn with internationally known Israeli dance teacher and choreographer!  New dancers should come ready to enjoy the best Israeli music from yesterday and today, build coordination and dance skills over time as we learn new dances and master challenges, and sweat. No dance experience is necessary. Folks with prior music experience will have an easier time counting beats, but everything is explained for the true beginner as well. 

7:00 - 7:30 Beginners: basic steps, basic dances, warming up
7:30 - 8:00ish Dances that everyone can follow, replay beginners dances taught
8:00 - 8:20 Teaching an intermediate/advanced dance
8:20 - 9:00 Open dancing: favorites, requests, challenges, line dances 
Upcoming Dates: June 18, July 23, August 20

Talmud Study Camp and Talmud Study Tuesday Evenings

You are invited to enroll in CBST's new 3-evening Talmud Study course on Tuesdays, July 17, 24, and 31, 6:30 – 8:00 pm, with Rabbi Mike Moskowitz. These introductory learning opportunities require no previous experience. Students will build the scaffolding to support the experience of learning Talmud. 
You may also enroll in the 4-day “Talmud Study Camp,” July 9 to 12 (Monday-Thursday), 1:00–4:00 pm

Rabbi Mike Moskowitz is CBST's Scholar-in-Residence for Trans & Queer Jewish Studies. This program has been generously underwritten this year by long-time CBST members in memory of their parents who instilled in them the ideals of Tikkun Olam. 


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