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Collection #65

Congregation Beth Simchat Torah Records

Record:65
Date:1973 - 2000
Size:12 feet 8 inches

Provenance

These are records of the Congregation Beth Simchat Torah.

Scope and Content

Contains Minutes, Newsletters, Correspondence, By-Laws, Liturgy for services, World Congress of Gay and Lesbian Jewish Organizations, International Conference of Lesbian and Gay Jews, Newsletters of Other Congregations.

History or Bio

In February 1973 Jacob Grubbay, organized a minyan of Jewish gay men and women to hold Shabbat services. They initially met at the Church of the Holy Apostles in Chelsea. Joined by another group of gay Jews who held services at the Metropolitan Community Church, they established Congregation Beth Simchat Torah, known informally as the “Gay and Lesbian Synagogue.”Because of rapid growth in members, in 1975 CBST expanded into permanent quarters, building a synagogue in the Westbeth housing complex in West Greenwich Village. Having expanded the synagogue in Westbeth , nevertheless in the 90’s CBST was forced to move Sabbath Eve services back to Holy Apostles in order to accommodate the number of congregants attending services, Sabbath morning services remaining in the synagogue. High Holiday services were held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center , again to accommodate the large number of worshipers attending.

In 1976 CBST acquired their first torah. In 1977, they hosted the second International Gay Jewish Conference, sponsored by the Congress of Gay and Lesbian Jewish Organizations of which they are a founding member and active participant. A pioneer in the development of liturgy, in 1981CBST began to use a degenderized sidur written by themselves in weekly services. This was followed in 1982 with their own prayerbook for the High Holidays.

In 1991 CBST initiated a search for a rabbi, appointing Sharon Kleinbaum who was installed in the summer of 1992 by Rabbi Alexander Schlinder, then head of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, the organization of Reform Judiasm . She previously has been an assistant to Rabbi David Saperstein, head of the UAHC’s social action and lobbying organization, the Religious Action Center, in Washington, D. C.

CBST is formally unaffiliated with any of the Jewish denominations. Having pioneered the development of gay-affirming, degenderized sidurs, they have now standardized on use of the Reconstructionist prayerbook as appropriately inclusive.CBST is the second oldest synagogue in the U.S. devoted to a gay and lesbian congregation and, in the year 2000, is also the second largest.

ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

No access or publication is permitted prior to five (5) years from the date of creation of the documents. Three-dimensional artifacts will be made available as soon as they are processed.

Folder List

Box 1

1. Board of Trustees (Extracts), Rules, Elections, corporate Papers & Bylaws, 1970s
2. Board of Trustees (Extracts), Rules, Committees, Fiscal Structure, Budget, Dues, 1970s
3. Board of Trustees (Extracts), Premises, Leases, 1970s
4. Board of Trustees (Extracts), Special Events, Religious Policy, Misc., 1970s
5. Board of Trustees (Extracts), By-Laws, Cert. Of Incorp., Tax Exempt Cert., 1970
6. Board of Trustees Minutes (Organization meeting, hand written), 11/02/1973
7. Board of Trustees Minutes, 11/1973-05/1974
8. Board of Trustees Minutes, 06/1974-12/1974
9. Board of Trustees Minutes, 01/1975-05/1975
10. Board of Trustees Minutes, 06/1975-08/1975
11. Board of Trustees Minutes, 09/1975-12/1975
12. Board of Trustees Minutes, 01/1976-04/1976
13. Board of Trustees Minutes, 05/1976-08/1976
14. Board of Trustees Minutes, 09/1976-12/1976
15. Board of Trustees Minutes, 01/1977-05/1977
16. Board of Trustees Minutes, 06/1977-12/1977
17. Board of Trustees Minutes, 01/1978-06/1978
18. Board of Trustees Minutes, 07/1978-08/1978
19. Board of Trustees Minutes, 09/1978-12/1978
20. Board of Trustees Minutes, 01/1979-04/1979
21. Board of Trustees Minutes, 05/1979-08/1979
22. Board of Trustees Minutes, 09/1979-12/1979
23. Board of Trustees Minutes, 01/1980-03/1980
24. Board of Trustees Minutes, 04/1980-07/1980
25. Board of Trustees Minutes, 08/1980-12/1980
26. Board of Trustees Minutes, 01/1981-05/1981

Box 2

27. Board of Trustees Minutes, 06/1981-12/1981
28. Board of Trustees Minutes, 01/1982-05/1982
29. Board of Trustees Minutes, 06/1982-12/1982
30. Board of Trustees Minutes, 01/1983-12/1983
31. Board of Trustees Minutes, 12/1983
32. Board of Trustees (Members), 1984/85
33. Board of Trustees Minutes [where is Jan thru March , we have March 9], 04/1984-06/1984
34. Board of Trustees Minutes, 07/1984-12/1984
35. Board of Trustees Minutes, 01/1985-05/1985
36. Board of Trustees Minutes, 06/1985-12/1985
37. Board of Trustees Minutes, 01/1986-05/1986
38. Board of Trustees Minutes, 06/1986-12/1986
39. Board of Trustees Minutes, 1/1987-05/1987
40. Board of Trustees Minutes, 06/1987-12/1987
41. Board of Trustees Minutes, 01/1988-05/1988
42. Board of Trustees Minutes [missing Oct., Nov., Dec], 06/1988-09/1988
43. Board of Trustees Minutes [missing Jan, Feb], 03/1989-05/1989
44. Board of Trustees Minutes, 06/1989-12/1989
45. Board of Trustees Minutes (Report of Rabbi Committee), 01/1990-02/1999
46. Board of Trustees Minutes, 03/1990-05/1999

Box 3

47. Board of Trustees Minutes, 06/1990-12/1999
48. Board of Trustees Minutes, 01/1991-05/1991
49. Board of Trustees Minutes, 06/1991-12/1991
50. Board of Trustees Minutes, 01/1992-05-1992
51. Board of Trustee Minutes, 06/1992-12/1992
52. Board of Trustee Minutes, 01/1993-05/1993
53. Board of Trustee Minutes, 06/1993-12/1993
54. Board of Trustee Minutes, 01/1994-03/1994
55. Board of Trustee Minutes, 04/1994-05/1994
56. Board of Directors Minutes [name change as of 04/1994], 06/1995-12/1995
57. Board of Directors Minutes, 01/1996-05/1996
58. Board of Directors Minutes, 06/1996-12/1996
59. Board of Directors Minutes, 01/1997-03/1997
60. Board of Trustees, Orientation Packet, 2000-2001
61. Board of Trustees, Correspondence, 01/2000
62. Reorganization (change Board of Trustees to Board of Directors), 1994
63. Board of Directors Installation, 04/1994
64. Board of Trustee Functions, 1993
65. Board of Trustees, Organization Structure, 1990-1992
66. By-Laws CBST, Revision, 1994
67. By-Laws CBST, Revision, 1996
68. By-Laws CBST, 1974-1994
69. Board of Trustees Responsibilities CBST, 1989-1990
70. Board of Trustees, Chairman’s Report, 10/1975
71. Board of Trustees, Report from the Board, 07/1978-08-1979
72. Board of Trustees Operating Procedures, 1977
73. Board of Trustees, By-Laws of CBST of NY, 04/1981

Box 4

74. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 11/1974
75. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 12/1974
76. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 01/1975
77. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 021975
78. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 03/1975
79. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 04/1975
80. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 05/1975
81. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 06/1975
82. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 07/1975
83. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 08/1975
84. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 09/1975
85. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 10/1975
86. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 11/1975
87. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 12/1975
88. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 01/1976
89. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 02/1976
90. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 03/1976
91. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 04/1976
92. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 05/1976
93. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 06/1976
94. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 07/1976
95. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 08/1976
96. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 09/1976
97. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 10/1976
98. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 11/1976
99. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 12/1976
100. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 01/1977
101. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 02/1977
102. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 03/1977
103. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 04/1977
104. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News (no copy for May), 06/1977
105. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 07/1977
106. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 08/1977
107. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 09/1977
108. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 10/1977
109. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 11/1977
110. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 12/1977
111. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 01/1978
112. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 02/1978
113. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 03/1978
114. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 04/1978
115. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 05/1978
116. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 06/1978
117. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 07/1978
118. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 08/1978
119. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 09/1978
120. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 10/1978
121. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 11/1978
122. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 12/1978
123. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 01/1979
124. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 02/1979
125. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 03/1979
126. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 04/1979
127. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 05/1979
128. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 06/1979
129. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 07-08/1979
130. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 09/1979
131. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 10/1979
132. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 11/1979
133. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 12/1979
134. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 01/1980
135. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 01/1980
136. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 02/1980
137. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 03/1980
138. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 04/1980
139. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 05/1980
140. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 06/1980
141. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 07/1980
142. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 08-09/1980
143. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 10/1980
144. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 11/1980
145. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 12/1980
146. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 01/1981
147. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 01/1981
148. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 02/1981
149. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 03/1981
150. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 04/1981
151. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 05/1981
152. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 06-07/1981
153. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 08-09/1981
154. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 10/1981
155. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 11/1981
156. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 12/1981-01/1982
157. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 02/1982
158. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 03/1982
159. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 04/1982
160. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 05/1982
161. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 06-07/1982
162. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 08-09/1982
163. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 101982
164. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 11-12/1982
165. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 01/1983
166. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 02/1983
167. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 03-04/1983
168. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 06/1983
169. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 07-08/1983
170. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 09/1983
171. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 10/1983
172. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 11/1983
173. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 11-12/1983
174. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 01/1984
175. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 02/1984
176. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 03/1984
177. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 04/1984
178. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 05/1984
179. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 06-07/1984
180. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 08-09/1984
181. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 10/1984
182. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 11/1984
183. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 12/1984
184. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 01/1985
185. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 02/1985
186. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 03/1985
187. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 04/1985
188. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 05/1985
189. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 06/1985
190. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 07-08/1985
191. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 09/1985
192. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 10/1985
193. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 11/1985
194. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 12/1985
195. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 01/1986
196. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 02/1986
197. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 03/1986
198. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 04/1986
199. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 05/1986
200. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 06-07/1986
201. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 08-09/1986
202. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 10/1986
203. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 11/1986
204. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 12/1986
205. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue New, 01/1987
206. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 02/1987
207. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 03/1987
208. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 04/1987
209. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 05/1987
210. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 06/1987
211. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 07-08/1987
212. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 09/1987
213. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 10/1987
214. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 11/1987
215. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 12/1987
216. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 01/1988
217. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 02/1988
218. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 03/1988
219. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 04/1988
220. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 05/1988
221. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 06/1988
222. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 07-08/1988
223. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 09/1988
224. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 10/1988
225. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 11/1988
226. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 12/1988
227. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 01/1989
228. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 02/1989
229. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 03/1989
230. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 05/1989
231. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 06/1989
232. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News (2 copies), 07-08/1989
233. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 09/1989
234. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 10/1989
235. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 11/1989
236. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 12/1989
237. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 01/1990
238. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 02/1990
239. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 03/1990
240. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 04/1990
241. Newsletter, CBST Gay Synagogue News, 05/1990
242. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 06/1990
243. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 07-08/1990
244. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 09/1990
245. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 10/1990
246. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 11/1990
247. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 12/1990
248. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 10/1990
249. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 01/1991
250. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 02/1991
251. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 03/1991
252. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 04/1991
253. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 05/1991
254. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 06-07/1991
255. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 06/1991
256. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 09/1991
257. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 10/1991
258. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 11/1991
259. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 12/1991
260. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 01/1992
261. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 02/1992
262. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 03/1992
263. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 04/1992
264. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 05/1992
265. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 06/1992
266. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 07-08/1992
267. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News (2 copies), 09/1992
268. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 10/1992
269. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 11/1992
270. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 12/1992

Box 5

271. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 01/1993
272. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 02/1993
273. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 03/1993
274. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 04/1993
275. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 05/1993
276. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 06/1993
277. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 07-08/1993
278. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 09/1993
279. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 10/1993
280. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 11/1993
281. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 12/1993
282. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 01/1994
283. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 02/1994
284. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 03/1994
285. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News (no copy for April), 05/1994
286. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 06-07/1994
287. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 08-09/1994
288. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 10/1994
289. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 11/1994
290. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 12/1994
291. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 01/1995
292. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News (no copy for February), 03/1995
293. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 04/1995
294. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 05/1995
295. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 06/1995
296. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 07-08/1995
297. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 09/1995
298. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 10/1995
299. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 11/1995
300. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 12/1995
301. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 01-02/1996
302. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 03/1996
303. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 04/1996
304. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 05/1996
305. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 06/1996
306. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 07-08/1996
307. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 09/1996
308. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 10/1996
309. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News (no copy forDecember), 11/1996
310. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 01/1997
311. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 02/1997
312. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 03/1997
313. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 04/1997
314. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News(1 copy), 05/1997
315. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News , 06/1997
316. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 07-08/1997
317. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 09/1997
318. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 10/1997
319. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 11/1997
320. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 12/1997
321. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News (25th Anniversary), 01/1998
322. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News (25th Anniversary), 02/1998
323. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 03/1998
324. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News (no copies for April, May), 06/1998
325. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News (no copies for July, August), 09/1998
326. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News (one copy), 10/1998
327. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 11/1998
328. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 12/1998
329. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 01/1999
330. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 02/1999
331. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 03/1999
332. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News (one copy), 04/1999
333. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 05/1999
334. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 06/1999
335. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 07-08/1999
336. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 09/1999
337. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 10/1999
338. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 11/1999
339. Newsletter, CBST G & L Synagogue News, 12/1999

Box 6

Box 6:

 

Newsletters of other GL Synagogues
340. Los Angeles, CA, Beth Chayim Chadashim, prior to 1983 –12/1984
341. Los Angels, CA, Beth Chayim Chadashim, 01/1985-12/1986
342. Los Angels, CA, Beth Chayim Chadashim, 01/1987-12/1988
343. Los Angels, CA, Beth Chayim Chadashim, 01/1989-12/1990
344. Los Angels, CA, Beth Chayim Chadashim, 01/1991-05/1992
345. Hartford, CT, Congregation Am Sequlah, 01/1987-01/1992
346. Houston, TX, Congregation Autz Chayim, 11/1981-05/1987
347. Johannesburg, So. Africa, Yachad, 11/1986-05/1991
348. London, England, Jewish Gay & Lesbian Group (JGLG), 07/1976-10/1990
349. Atlanta, GA, Bet Havgrim, 01/1986-06/1992
350. Boston, MA, Kol Am Tikva, 08/1974-05/1997
351. Chicago, IL, Havurat Achayot, 06/1982-03/1991
352. Farmingdale, NY, Beth Chai-Long Island, 07/1985-11/1988
353. Chicago, IL, OR Chadash, 01/1986-06/1992
354. Chicago, IL, OR Chadash, 07/1976/01/1985
355. Cleveland, OH, Chevret Tikva, 02/1985-07/1992
356. Dallas, TX, Beth El Binah-Kibbitz, 08/1986-03/1992
357. Denver, CO, Tikvat Shalom, 01/1984-08-1990
358. Southfield, WI, Simcha, 05/1980-07/1990
359. Amsterdam, Netherlands, Sjalhomo, 11/1981-06/1992
360. Miscellaneous newsletters US, various
361. World Congress, Digest, Spr. 1984-Spr. 1999

Box 7

362. “Who Are We” Brochure, Old Membership Application, no/date
363. Names Project, The, Oct. 1987
364. Committee Reports & Notes, 1982-1986
365. Anniversary, 13th, Bar/Bat Mitzvah Journal Committee, 1986
366. Tree Planting Project, 1987, 1987
367. Shul, High Holy Days Appeal, 1989-1990
368. Printed Matter, 1982-1983
369. Finance Committee Report, 1989
370. Premises Use, rules by outside groups, no date
371. Membership, paid, 1973
372. Membership, paid, 1974
373. “Who Are We?” (letter), no date
374. World Congress, List of Gay Jewish Organizations, 1982
375. D&B Report on CBST, 1988
376. Miscellaneous Schul (anti-Semitism, homophobia), 1973-1979
377. International Conference of Gay Jews, 1976-1977
378. Correspondence, 1974
379. Correspondence, 1975
380. Correspondence, 1976
381. Correspondence, 1977
382. Correspondence, 1978
383. Correspondence, 1979
384. Correspondence, 1980
385. Correspondence, 1981
386. Correspondence, 1982-1983
387. Correspondence, 1984-1985
388. Correspondence, 1987-1988
389. Finance, Grant Proposals to The Paul Rapoport Foundation Inc., 1991
390. Liaison – Congregations, 1976-1979
391. West Side Community Council, The West Side Community Fair, 1982
392. Board of Trustees, By-Laws, Rules use of Premises,, 1982-1983
393. Articles, Publications – Gay Affairs, 1973-1977
394. Publications Misc., Programs, newsletters, 1975-1990
395. Articles, Publications – Gay Affairs, 1975—1978
396. Religious type prejudice, 1980-1987
397. Service, Sabbath Service lock-up Schedule, 1979-1981
398. Dedication Ceremony, Invitees, 1979?
399. Membership Mailing Lists solicitation, 1975
400. Other Religious Groups, no date
401. Pen Pals, 1977-1979
402. Correspondence with other Jewish Groups, Donations, Loans, 1973-1983
403. Correspondence with other Gay Synagogues & Churches, 1974-1978
404. Correspondence with other gay groups, 1975-1978
405. Membership Correspondence, 1974-1977
406. Finance, Building fund, 1978
407. Gay Synagogue Questionnaire, Sha’ar Zahav, San Francisco, CA, 1979
408. Mahzor/Prayer Book Fund, Financial records and summary, 1979
409. Misc. financial Reports, Programs, design contract

Box 8

410. Articles About CBST, 1970s
411. Committee List, 1983
412. Salute to Israel Parade, Certificate of Participation, 1999
413. “It’s Lonely Here in Tucson” Oneg Program, 1981
414. Premises Westbeth – correspondence with, 1970s
415. Congregational Meeting Announcement, 04/1981
416. Service, High Holy Days, 09/1975
417. History CBST, 1973 on
418. Service, Ritual Committee CBST, 1997-1998
419. Weekly Bulletin CBST, 08/1988-11/1990
420. Service, High Holy Days Publicity, 1974
421. Service, High Holy Days Publicity, 1977
422. Service, High Holy Days Publicity, 1974
423. Torah correspondence on “Permanent Loan”, 1975-1977
424. Change on Name (Simchat Torah is the name of a holiday), 03/1977
425. Premises, Renovation Coordinating committee, 081978
426. Membership Committee, minutes, forms, lists, 1979-1981
427. Membership Committee, minutes, forms, letters, 1985-1986
428. Congregation Meeting , 10/1984
429. Questionnaire for Individual Interviews, 1983
430. Community Development, 1982-1983
431. Finance Committee, 1981-1986
432. Committee Reports, 1984
433. Misc. Documents, no date
434. Misc. Publicity & Information Pieces, no date
435. Finance, Pledge Campaign, 1975
436. Membership Campaign, 1976
437. Premises, 1977
438. Membership Meeting, Renewal of Lease, Oct. 1977
439. Membership Meeting, New Name, Feb. 1978
440. London Gay Jewish News Articles, 1999
441. Service, Sabbath Evening, Compiled and edited by David alter 154 pages,
442. Service, Shabbat Evening Service, Bet Mishpachah, Washington, DC,
443. Service, Sabbath and Festival Prayer Book, Congregation Shearith Israel,
444. Service, Festival Services, CBST, 72 pages,
445. Service, Rosh Ha-Shanah Supplement,
446. Service, Gay Pride Prayer, , 06/1979
447. Purim Prayer,
448. Service, Chanukah service,
449. Service, Siyum Masekhes Brochos Service, CBST,
450. Service, Songs our people sing,
451. Service, Grace After Meals,
452. Service, Tashlih: To cast away our sins service,
453. Service, High Holy Days, Special Prayers, no date
454. Service, Book of Remembrance, 1991-1992
455. Service, High Holy Days Brochure/Schedule, 1999
456. Service, Haggadah, CBST,
457. Service, Celebration of Loving Dedication, Lee and Robin, 04/1977
458. Service, Order of Jewish Pray, Beth Chayim Chadashim, 1982-1983
459. Service, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, 13th Anniversary CBST, honoring Irving Cooperberg, 08/1986
460. Service, Purim Shpieler, of CBST, 2/1980
461. Service, Sabbath Services, Various,
462. Service, Sabbath Services,
463. Service, Passover Haggadah,
464. Service, Muktzeh (means set aside),
465. Service, Sabbath Services, Sja’ar Zahav Golden Gate, SF,
466. Service, Celebration of Loving Dedication, Charlie and Steve, 10/1977
467. Service, Siddur, International conference of Gay Jews,

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468. Trees for Israel, 7th Anniversary, 11/1979
469. Trees for Israel, Soviet Jewish Activist leaders, no date
470. World Congress, Trees for Israel, Woodland, 07/1979
471. World Congress of Gay and Lesbian Jewish Organizations, report, 09/1996
472. World Congress, Leadership Conference, 1990-1997
473. World Congress, Presidential Papers, 1992-1993
474. World Congress, Board Meeting, 04/1993
475. World Congress, Election of Officers, 1992
476. World Congress, Steering Committee Meeting, 11/1992
477. World Congress, Steering Committee Meeting, London,1991,1992
478. World Congress, Board Meeting San Francisco, 1991
479. World Congress, Board Meeting, 1990
480. World Congress, Board Meeting, 1989
481. World Congress, Board Meeting, 1988
482. World Congress, Board of Directors, 1986-1987
483. World Congress, Board of Directors Meeting, 1986
484. Northeast Regional Conference, 1984
485. International Conference of Gay Jews. Liaison, List, 1977
486. International Conference, 1st, 12/1975
487. International Conference, 1st, Washington, DC, 02/1976
488. International Conference, 1st, “The Art of Worship”, Washington, DC ,
489. International Conference, 1st, Washington, DC, 08/1976
490. International Conference, 2nd, New York, 04/1977
491. International Conference, 3rd, Los Angeles, 05/1978
492. Service, Grace After Meals, 4th International Conference of Gay and Lesbian Jews,
493. International Conference of Lesbian and Gay Jews, 4th, Tel Aviv, 07/1979
494. International Conference, 5th, San Francisco, 08/1980
495. International Conference, 6th, Philadelphia, 07/1981
496. International Conference, 7th, Los Angeles, 07/1982
497. International Conference, 8th, Miami, 08/1983
498. International Conference, 9th, Washington, 06/1985
499. International Conference, 11th, Chicago [tenth?], 08/1989
500. International Conference, 11th Chicago, IL, 1989
501. International Conference, 12th, San Francisco, 05/1991
502. International Conference, 13th, London, 04/1993
503. International Conference, 14th , Birkat Hamazon, Thanksgiving after Meals, 1995
504. Service, Liberal Service for the 14th International Conference of Gay and Lesbian Jews, 07/1995
505. Service, Sabbath Service, 14th International Conference of Gay and Lesbian Jews, 07/1995
506. International Conference, 15th, New York (button), 07/1995
507. World Congress, 15th, Dallas, 07/1997
508. World Congress, 16th, Woodcliff Lake, NJ, 07/2000
509. World Congress, 1st, Philadelphia, General Meeting, 07/1981
510. World Congress, 2nd, Los Angeles, General Meeting, 07/1982
511. World Congress, General Meeting, Los Angeles, 07/1983
512. World Congress, Interim Board of Directors, 1983/1984
513. World Congress, Board of Directors, 1984/1985
514. World Congress, Board of Directors, 1984
515. World Congress, Board of Directors, 1985
516. World Congress, Board of Directors, 1985/1986
517. International Conference, 2nd, New York, Minutes, 1977
518. International Conference, 2nd, New York, Official letter, 1977
519. International Conference, 2nd, New York, Personal letters, 1977
520. International Conference, 2nd, New York, Media coverage, 1977
521. International Conference, 2nd, New York, Workshop Evaluations, 1977
522. International Conference, 2nd, New York, Lower East Side Tour, 1977
523. International Conference, 2nd, New York, Summary Evaluations, 1977
524. International Conference, 2nd, New York, Financial Statement, 1977
525. International Conference, 2nd, New York, Registration, CBST, 1977
526. International Conference, 2nd, New York, Registration, Guests, 1977
527. International Conference, 2nd, New York, Registration Committee, 1977
528. International Conference, 2nd, New York, Registration Summary, 1977
529. International Conference, 2nd, New York, Press Release, 1977
530. International Conference, 2nd, New York, Volunteer Forms, 1977
531. International Conference, 2nd, New York, Housing & Meals Host, 1977
532. International Conference, 2nd, New York, Tentative Schedule, 1977
533. International Conference, 2nd, New York, Application in mail, 1977
534. International Conference, 2nd, New York, Workshop Questionnaire, 1977
535. International Conference, 2nd, New York, Housing & Meals Guests, 1977
536. International Conference, 2nd, New York, Acknowledgment letter, 1977
537. International Conference, 2nd, New York, Print Block Title, 1977
538. International Conference, 2nd, New York, Registration at door, 1977
539. International Conference, 2nd, New York, Welcome Letter, 1977
540. International Conference, 2nd, New York, Evaluation Form, 1977
541. International Conference, 2nd, New York, Conference Package, 1977
542. International Conference, 2nd, New York, Call for resource Material, 1977

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543. Premises, New Sanctuary, Dedication & Shabbat Chanukah Service, 12/1998
544. Service, Sabbath Service, 227 pages, n/d
545. Publications, Misc..,
546. Service, High Holiday Appeal Letters/Expenses, 1993-1983
547. Service, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, no date
548. Service, Shabbat Shira Concert, 2000
549. Service, “Synagogue As Spiritual community” Rabbi Kleinbaum, 10/1995
550. Service, Yom Kippur Torah Service, [1992]
551. Service, Order of Services, Mincha and Nieva of Yom Kippur, no date
552. Service, Order of Evening Services Awe, no date
553. Anniversary, 25th , 1998
554. Anniversary, 21st , 1994
555. Anniversary 18th (Honoring Arthur W. Strickler), 06/1991
556. Anniversary 17th & 21st, 1990, 1996
557. Anniversary 16th, 1989
558. Rabbi Committee, Interview Forms and Reports,
559. Rabbi Committee, Reconstructionist,
560. Rabbi Committee, Misc. Publications,
561. Rabbi Committee, Misc. Pamphlets,
562. Membership Lists, 1981-1983
563. Membership Lists, 1987
564. Membership Lists, 1986
565. Membership Lists, 1985
566. Membership Lists, 1984
567. Membership Questionnaire , A
568. Membership Questionnaire , B
569. Membership Questionnaire , C
570. Membership Questionnaire , D
571. Membership Questionnaire , E
572. Membership Questionnaire , F
573. Membership Questionnaire , G
574. Membership Questionnaire , H
575. Membership Questionnaire , I
576. Membership Questionnaire , J
577. Membership Questionnaire , K
578. Membership Questionnaire , L
579. Membership Questionnaire , M
580. Membership Questionnaire , N
581. Membership Questionnaire , O
582. Membership Questionnaire , P
583. Membership Questionnaire , Q
584. Membership Questionnaire , R
585. Membership Questionnaire , S
586. Membership Questionnaire , T
587. Membership Questionnaire , U – Z
588. Memorial Board Master Calendar, 08/1988
589. Correspondence – Gifts, 1992
590. Correspondence – Gifts, 1991
591. Correspondence – Gifts, 1990

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592. Education & Other Brochures
593. Membership, Voters List, Annual Meeting, 1992, 1994
594. Membership Reports, 1994
595. Membership Lists, 1994
596. Strategic Planning Session, 05/1991
597. Events and Activities, 1993, 1994
598. Service, Minyon, Feminist Service Readings, Etc, no/date
599. Service, Event Flyers, Feminist, 1991
600. Service, Misc., 1998-2000
601. Service, Music, special Events, 1995
602. Finance, Auction, 1995
603. Pride Agenda, 1995, 1996
604. Anniversary, 21st , Correspondence, Invitations, 1994
605. Anniversary, 21st , Flyers, 1994
606. Service, Feminist Siddur, no/date
607. Service, Memorial Listing, 1994
608. Service, Bat Mitzvah, 1991, 1992
609. Service, Passover, no/date
610. Service, Feminist Minyan Outlines, 1991-1992
611. Newsletter, CBST, Feminist, 10/1991-02/1992
612. Service, Feminist Minyan Outlines, 1991-1992
613. Service, Torah, no/date
614. Service, Rosh Hodesh, 1987
615. CBST Jewish Lesbian 50+ (more or less) Minutes, Correspondence, 1997-1999
616. CBST Jewish Lesbian 50+ (more or less) Print Media, 1997-1999
617. Membership Information Form A, 1997
618. Membership Information Form B, 1997
619. Membership Information Form C, 1997
620. Membership Information Form D, 1997
621. Membership Information Form E, 1997
622. Membership Information Form F, 1997
623. Membership Information Form G, 1997
624. Membership Information Form H, 1997
625. Membership Information Form J, 1997
626. Membership Information Form K, 1997
627. Membership Information Form L, 1997
628. Membership Information Form M-N, 1997
629. Membership Information Form O, P, 1997
630. Membership Information Form R, 1997
631. Membership Information Form S, 1997
632. Membership Information Form T, U, V, 1997
633. Membership Information Form W, Y, Z, 1997
634. Membership Information Form “To Be Called”, 1997
635. Art Work Designs, Programs, No/date
636. Premises Repair Brass Doors, 1980
637. Art Work Newsletter Masthead Drawings, No/date
638. Art Work, Ark Crown, Eternal Light Drawings, No/date
639. Art Work, Signs, Flyers, No/date
640. Art Work, Ark , No/date
641. Artwork, World Congress, International Conference, No/date
642. Kosher Wedding, A, No/date
643. Ceremony of Commitment, 1987
644. Holy Unions Correspondence, 1987
645. Service, Brit Chayim for Yafit Tova, 11/1994
646. Service, Bat Mitzvah, Janet Ida Englund , 08/1993
647. Service, A Service of Hope and Comfort (28 pages), No/date
648. Service, Installation Rabbi Sharon A. Kleinbaum, 09/1992
649. Scholar in Residence, 12/2000

Box 12

650. Pride Shabbath, 6/2000
651. Ritual Committee, Glossary for, no/date
652. Service program, No/date
653. Anniversary, 25th, Shabbath Songs, 02/1998
654. Anniversary, 25th, Shabbath Shira program, 02/1998
655. Anniversary, 25th Shabbath Shira Concert, 02/1998
656. Service, Shabbath Shira Program, 02/1999
657. Award, Heritage of Pride, 06/1993
658. Award, Gilt Document (in Hebrew), H 5075
659. Trees for Israel 1637, 07/1979
660. Trees, A Garden,
661. Correspondence, Mario Cuomo, 11/1990
662. Correspondence, Red Weiss, 11/1990
663. Trees (18) Society for Protection of Personal Rights, 05/1997
664. Trees, A Garden of 100, H 4770
665. Award, Comptroller’s Elizabeth Holtzman , 06/1993
666. Award, SAGE 21 Years CBST, 1994
667. Anniversary 25th, Congressional Record,
668. Ritual Committee, 1997-1999
669. Service Leaders, 1999
670. SAGE, Spiritual Passage: Older Gays Talk about God, 05/2000
671. Ark, Proposal drawing, 01/1995
672. Ark cost Estimate, 1995
673. Anniversary, 25th, brochures, correspondence, 1998
674. Service, Friends and Family, 2000
675. Service, Yom Ha’atzma’nt Commemoration, 04/2000
676. Service, Holocaust Remembrance, 05/2000
677. Service, Holocaust Remembrance,
678. HIV (AIDS) Committee, 1994-1995
679. Wills, 1984-1986
680. Biography, Irving Cooperberg, 10/1990
681. Strategic Planning Workshop, Vision 2000, 1997
682. Strategic Planning Workshop, Result of Focus Groups, 12/1996
683. Strategic Planning Workshop for Synagogues, 1996
684. Strategic Planning Workshop for Synagogues, 1995
685. Award, Certificate from the Caring Community (older adults), 04/1998
686. Education Committee, Children and Family Education Program, 01/2000
687. Commission on Jewish Identity and renewal, 1999
688. CBST Community Chorus
689. Diary from 1996 Israel Trip, 1996
690. Election Committee, 1995
691. Service, High Holidays, 1999
692. Correspondence (Norman Oppenheirmer), 09/1952
693. Newsletter inserts, Various
694. Memorials, 1996-1998
695. Premises, New Sanctuary & Sabbat Chanukah Service, 1991
696. Picnic, Softball, 1994
697. Premises Trust Fund, Major Donors, Grant, 1999-2000
698. Rabbi Sabbatical, 1999
699. Ritual Committee, 1998
700. Becoming a Kehillah Mekabelet (Welcoming Congregation), 1998
701. Committee, Kley Kodesh K’Vutsa (Holy Vessels), 1994-1997
702. Service, Holocaust Remembrance, 1993-1994
703. Bookplate, 1999
704. Rabbi Committee, Report, 1990
705. Finance, Fund Raiser, 1993
706. Photos, proof sheet, 1998
707. Communications Survey, 1997
708. Anniversary, 21st, 1994
709. Memorial, Mel Rosen, 08/1994
710. Service, Torah, 1994
711. World Congress Board, Slide Presentation & script, 07/1990

UNFOLDERED ITEMS

Posters in flat filesProclamation, Boro Pres. Messinger CBST Day, 6/20/96 framed 21x15x1
Proclamation, Boro Pres. Messinger, CBST Sabbath Shira, 2/1/97 framed 21x15x1
Congratulations, Public Advocate Green, 21st Anniversary, 5/22/94 unframed 20×15
Proclamation, Public Advocate Green, International Conference of Gay and Lesbian Jews Day, 7/22/95 framed 19x 1 5x 1
Greetings, Governor Cuomo, re dedication of Torah Scroll, 11/13/90 framed 13×10
Congratulations, Cong. Weiss, re Torah Scroll dedication, 11/12/90 framed 13×10
Poster with Hebrew inscription, scene of old Jerusalem, nd framed 27×24
Artwork, painting on cloth, Jewish symbols, signed Shirley Waxman, nd framed 23×25
Poster, English and Hebrew, “In recognition of your commitment to the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College”, 11/2/95 framed 29×21
Chagall poster advertising the Guggenheim Museum, and framed 29×23