Founding

In 1973, the Gay Synagogue was felt to be enough of an oddity…

Getting Organized

In the beginning, CBST's organization amounted to no more than…

Searching for a Home

Throughout its 34 year history, CBST has been searching for a space…

Outside Interests

CBST hosted the 2nd annual conference of gay Jews...

Fun

Israeli folk dancing was a frequent entertainment...

AIDS Arrives

Michael Levien was CBST’s first member to die of AIDS...

AIDS Arrives

Michael Levien was CBST’s first member to die of AIDS (at that time still nameless), on December 28, 1981. Over the next 15 years, 150 members of CBST died of the disease, with hundreds more dead among the memberships partners, friends, and families.

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AIDS comes to CBST, CBST Newsletter, February 1981