Congregation Beit Simchat Torah

  • NY


130 W 30th Street
New York
United States

About Us

Congregation Beit Simchat Torah (CBST) is a vibrant spiritual community and a progressive voice within Judaism. Founded in 1973, CBST welcomes gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, transgender and straight individuals, families and friends.  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. Our congregation benefits from clergy, and rabbinical interns from the Reconstructionist, Conservative and Reform Movements of Judaism.  Our administrative staff and lay leaders bring a diversity of backgrounds, expertise and experience to the community. Together, ‎we take pride in our work and in the strong community we continue to build.