Contributions

Contribution Options

Chai Card
Contribute in memory or in honor of a special person or occasion. CBST will send notification of your gift, without mentioning the amount.

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Yortzeit Tzedakah
Make a Contribution In Memoriam. In our tradition, we offer tzedakah (charity), capturing the significance of Chai (life): “may their memory be for a blessing."

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Sponsor an Oneg, Kiddush, or Livestreaming
Share the joy of Shabbat, a memory, a simchah (happy occasion), or appreciation for livestreaming.  Sponsorships received by 12:00 PM on the Thursday prior to your selected date will be acknowledged in the printed Shabbat program; you may provide a brief (30 word max.) text to personalize your tribute. 
Questions?  Contact Ruth at rkleinman@cbst.org or 212-929-9498 x 815.

You may add a tribute of up to 30 words (in memory or in honor of a special person or occasion) in the text box provided. Your tribute will be acknowledged in an upcoming printed Shabbat Handout.

Select a future Friday evening or Saturday morning service date.


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"Sell" Your Chametz

Prepare for Passover:  Perform the mitzvah that performs another mitzvah.

Chametz (leaven) includes any food or drink that includes wheat, barley, oats, spelt or rye. Ashekanzic Jews add rice, millet, corn and legumes. Sephardic Jews include potatoes. Chametz comes in any form - even miniscule residue on pots, dishes, cutlery. 

In addition to the halacha (Jewish Law) that prohibits eating chametz (leaven) during Pesach, we are also forbidden halachically to own chametz or even to have it on our premises. Tradition provides a legal procedure whereby we can "sell" our chametz and, an hour after the end of the holiday, purchase it back (without an actual delivery or pick-up!). "Selling" implies full rights of ownership, with access.

CBST Rabbi Yael Rapport has consented to act as your "Chametz Agent."  There is no fee. You make a charitable contribution (maot chittim), which will enable Pesach observance by someone who could not otherwise afford to celebrate. 

ENTER the AMOUNT you wish to contribute, AND in the box at bottom of this form, please enter your Hebrew or Yiddish Name, and the location and approx. value of the Chametz. 


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Capital Reserve & Bench Dedication
The CBST Home of Our Own is a long-standing dream that became a reality on April 3, 2016. The CBST Capital Reserve Fund has been established to preserve and enhance our beautiful synagogue on West 30th Street.

Capital Reserve Fund donors of $5,000 or more will be acknowledged in the next Kol Nidre/Yom Kippur Booklet.

CBST Members who contribute $18,000 or more may dedicate a curved-2-seat, 3-seat, or 4-seat bench in the Wine Family Sanctuary. For details, to arrange a pledge, or dedicate another item or space, contact Ann Targownik, Director of Development at 212-929-9498 x 814 or giving@cbst.org.



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Prayerbook Dedication
Kol HaNeshamah Prayerbook for Shabbat  for the Liberal Minyan    Siddur Lev Shalem for Shabbat and Festivals for the Traditional Egalitarian Minyan    CBST's Siddur "With All Your Heart"

Indicate the number of each book you wish to dedicate. Enter the inscription in the “Dedication Text” box below. The customary format for bookplates is: 
 
Dedicated by Xxxxxxx Xxxxxx in honor (or in memory) of Xxxxxxx Xxxxxx. 


Kol HaNeshamah Prayerbook for Shabbat $50.00
Siddur Lev Shalem for Shabbat and Festivals $ 50.00
CBST's Siddur: With All Your Heart $ 50.00
CBST's Siddur: With All Your Heart $ 50.00

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Registration Information will be entered on the following page
Book & Gift Shop
CBST is a 501c3 Religious Organization. Consider a gift via Stock Transfer, Foundation/Trust, Employer Match, Required Minimum Distribution, etc.

Questions? Contact Ruth at 
giving@cbst.org or 212-929-9498 x 814.


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CBST BOOK & GIFT SHOP

ENTER the QUANTITY of EACH ITEM you wish to purchase.


B'chol L'vav'cha, With All Your Heart - Hardcover Edition
B'chol L'vav'cha, With All Your Heart - Standard Hardcover Edition
Changing Lives, Making History: CBST-The First 40 Years. A historic award-winning 320 page hard cover full color book; $50 cover price
Rabbi Mike Moskowitz's first book: essays on Judaism and allyship as spiritual practice - deeply traditional Torah and radically progressive advocacy. Proceeds support the Scholar-in-Residence for Trans and Queer Jewish Studies program.
A Collection of Drashot by Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum
Kippot created for the Home of Our Own Dedication - choice of purple or pink (limited quantity available)
Proceeds support the LGBTQ social justice work of our partner, Jerusalem Open House (JOH). Ship 1 to 5 at same shipping charge. Contact us at giving@cbst.org if you wish to order in quantity.
ENTER the NUMBER of CD's you with to purchase, and add to the number of items to be shipped (if applicable)
ENTER the NUMBER of CD's you with to purchase, and add to the number of items to be shipped (if applicable)

Hold down the Ctrl Key to Select Multiple Sizes
(Please indicate 1 in this box to purchase 2 umbrella hats, 2 to purchase 4 umbrella hats, etc.)
Great quality, rainbow color umbrella with CBST logo
Photo Exhibition
From Bethune Street to A Home of Our Own
A Photo Exhibit 2017 in the CBST Evan Wolfson Community Hall

This historic exhibition represents a selection of photographs from the thousands taken by CBST members who generously volunteered their time. Their images capture moments from the two-year-long construction process to the celebratory journey through the streets of New York, culminating in the joyous dedication of our new home on April 3, 2016.

Two galleries of photos here and here

Framed photos in the exhibition are available for purchase.
Proceeds benefit Arts & Culture at Congregation Beit Simchat Torah


If you choose more than one photo, indicate the Code # of each, separated by comma.


If you choose more than one photo, indicate the Code # of each, separated by comma.

Shipping


Domestic Shipping for Books or Bobblehead is $8 each. All other items is $2 per item. For international shipping contact Ruth at rkleinman@cbst.org with any questions. 









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CBST is a 501c3 Religious Organization. Consider a gift via Required Minimum Distribution, stock transfer, foundation/trust, employer match, etc. Questions? Contact Ruth at rkleinman@cbst.org or 212-929-9498 x 815.