What we're about

Have you been wandering in the desert in search of like-minded LGBTQ Jews? We feel your struggle.

Aleinu is the 20s/30s group within Congregation Beit Simchat Torah (CBST) in New York City. Connect with us. Hang with us. Eat with us. Join us for a Shabbat dinner after services - we always have a great time.

Side note: Congregation Beit Simchat Torah (CBST) is a vibrant spiritual community and a progressive voice within ‎Judaism. Founded in 1973, CBST attracts and welcomes gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, transgender, ‎queer and straight individuals and families who share common values.

Want to come to a service? Check out our brand-new building at 130 West 30th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues). Services usually start at 6:30 PM, but feel free to check the calendar on CBST's site (cbst.org).

Upcoming events (1)

Pool Party & Kosher BBQ - In Person!

Westchester County


We’re bringing back our annual pool party and Kosher BBQ event!

Travel to Aleinu member Glenn Lutzky’s wonderful family home in Westchester County for a refreshing and relaxing day at the pool and BBQ on the deck. Thank you to the Lutzky family for hosting again!

RSVP here: https://bit.ly/AleinuPoolBBQ2021

We will send an email to everyone we can accommodate with additional guidelines, directions, and food preferences. Confirmed attendees will be required to complete the CBST COVID-19 Self-Screening Form by 11am the morning of the program.

*Proof of Vaccination will be required and attendance will be limited.
**RSVP by Sunday, July 25 so we can prepare the right amount of food.
***We strongly recommend a $10 per person fee to cover the cost of the food.

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Aleinu Virtual Game Night

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