First Siddur

CBST’s first siddur in 1973 was initially no more than...

Machzor

CBST began observing the High Holidays in its very first year...

Other Calendared Liturgies

Every 28 years, the lunar and solar cycles of the Hebrew calendar coincide...

Religious LIfe

CBST’s move to 151 Bank Street in 1975 enabled it to hold...

Klei Kodesh

The ark (cabinet) for a synagogue’s Torah scrolls is traditionally...

Prayerbook for ICGLJ

In 1979, CBST was asked to prepare a prayerbook for the....

The Ritual Committee

By 1978, it was felt that CBST needed a more formal approach...

The Ritual Committee

By 1978, it was felt that CBST needed a more formal approach to managing the religious and ritual affairs of the congregation. The proposed solution was to form a Ritual Committee (often also called, interchangeably, the Religious Committee) which, in certain respects, assumed many of the responsibilities that would normally be handled by a congregational rabbi. The Ritual/Religious Committee continued to function in this role until Rabbi Kleinbaum was hired in 1992, after which its mandate changed gradually to that of a Rabbi Liaison committee.

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Proposed mandate for Ritual Committee, 1978.