How do I express best what CBST and our new home means to me? Just thinking about the past year brings it all into focus. During the spring of 2011, I was in Albany with our Rabbis, advocating for a Marriage Equality bill that would impact many members of CBST, including my own family. A [...]
For similar and different reasons, we both feel a special, cherished connection to CBST. For us it’s a safe, welcoming, non-judgmental haven for celebration, reflection, spirituality and salvation. A place to think freely, a place to explore our relationship with Judaism, a place to breathe a sigh of relief, a place to learn, a place [...]
Beth and I are delighted to give to the capital campaign because we want CBST to be a welcoming spiritual home for many generations to come. In the fall of 2000, I tagged along with a friend to CBST’s Open Door Kol Nidre service at the Javits Center and discovered a deeply spiritual community. I [...]
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CBST is the most amazing group of people ever and I mean EVER! EVER! Did I say EVER?Jacqueline Jonée
Congregation Beit Simchat Torah is a vibrant spiritual community and a progressive voice within Judaism. Founded in 1973, CBST attracts and welcomes gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, transgender, queer 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 wherever it exists, and strives for human rights for all people.