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236 Kane Street / Brooklyn, NY 11231 / 718 875-1550

Upcoming Services

October 21 - 22, Intermediate Shabbat of Sukkot

Candle lighting, 5:47 PM
Evening Service 6:30 PM
Shabbat Morning Service 9:15 AM
Shabbat ends 6:50 PM


At Kane Street, we bring the wisdom and compassion of Jewish traditions to all, regardless of one’s background. Within our community are very traditional Jews and secularists, families and singles, straight and gay. Our members include many Jews-by-choice (converts) as well as interfaith families and Jews who are returning to their roots. We are rightly regarded as a community where any sincere person can find a place.

We'd love to meet you. If you have questions, feel free to contact Rabbi Sam Weintraub, Engagement Director Rabbi Jason Gitlin, Executive Director Alan Bell, or Rabbi Valerie Lieber, our Director of Education and Family Programming.

What are services like?

For questions about Kane Street Kids, our community's creative, progressive and hands-on preschool, contact Peggy Geller, Director of Kane Street Kids.

Learn about our creative and stimulating Hebrew School or see it in action! Enrollment is available online for the 2016-17 school year. Or for more information contact Rabbi Valerie Lieber at 718.875.1550, ext 2005.

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News and Upcoming Events

The Sukkah Hop

Saturday, October 22, 2:00-4:00pm
Community members open their Sukkot and offer delectable desserts following Shabbat services. A chance to greet fellow congregants and enjoy a lovely stroll through our surrounding neighborhoods. Please contact us for the locations of homes opening their sukkot. We thank the following members for serving as Sukkah Hop hosts: the Kleinman Family, the Lewin-Epstein/Pollock Family, Jeff Macklis, the Magill-Sarfati Family, the Silberman Family

Upcoming Holidays at Kane Street

Hoshanna Rabbah
Sunday, October 23
Morning Service 9:00 AM
Sh’mini Atzeret
Sunday, October 23
Candle Lighting 5:44 PM
Evening Service 6:30 PM
Monday, October 24
Morning Service w/Yizkor Memorial Services, 9:15 AM
Simchat Torah
Monday, October 24
Candle Lighting 6:42 PM
Evening Service 7:00 PM
Tuesday, October 25
Morning Service 9:15 AM
Our offices, pre-school and Hebrew School will be closed this Monday and Tuesday, reopening on Wednesday morning.

Kane Street Sundays

Open play and PJ Library stories, music and activities every week!
9:00am-12:00pm every Sunday
October 30, 2016 until May 21, 2017
and August 6, 2017 to September 17, 2017
And new this year for older children:
Kane Street Sundays Big Kids
10:00-11:30am, for ages 4-6
Download the flyer and drop in, or register to purchase discounted multi-session passes, and join us!

Bialy Rock with Ora

Jewish music class for children 4 to 30 months with a parent or caregiver.
The Fall Series begins Friday, October 7. 6 Session Series at 10:00am or 11:15am. Download the flyer and register online.

Open Beit Midrash 2016 – 2017

Tuesday Evenings, November 15, 2016-March 14, 2017
6:45pm Dinner;  7:30-9:00pm Class
Cost: $40 per three week course (includes catered dinner), or you may purchase a subscription for $150 for the year (all five courses, including all dinners). Read more about Open Beit Midrash and
Register now. Purchase a Beit Midrash Course or Subscription for the year!

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Li’fi Dati: As I See It

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Rabbi Sam Weintraub

A Message from Rabbi Weintraub

High Holiday Message - Elul 5776/Tishrei 5777 September-October 2016

There was such a lovely feeling in services last Shabbat, Shabbat Re’eh (September 3). We had about eighty daveners (worshippers), with a fair number of children, even though it was Labor Day weekend, a peak time to get away. The singing was robust, the study animated, and the kahal (congregation) stayed engaged as about eight lay leaders chanted a difficult Torah reading.

How to account for the great attendance and high spirits? Of course, there is a special warmth and intimacy in our summer prayers in the social hall. It was the last Shabbat of the “official” summer season, with its reflective, bitter sweet feeling. And I suppose there was need for connection on that most social of American holiday weekend.

But it was also Rosh Chodesh Elul, the start of the month of Elul, and so the beginning of a forty day period of repentance and renewal culminating in Yom Kippur. Something very special happens in these forty days. That something is larger and much older than any of us. In the Rabbis’ imagery, G-d comes down a little lower, and we are raised higher, so that we can more readily meet. In this hopeful period, we intuit around and inside us the possibility of teshuva, of positive change.

Teshuva was a favorite subject of one of my heroes, Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook (1865-1935), an influential philosopher, Kabbalist, and Halachist (legal scholar), and also the first Chief Ashkenazic Rabbi of British Mandatory Palestine. Rabbi Kook was the product of strict Latvian and Lithuanian Yeshivot, but he eventually developed a universal world view. He sought to combine Orthodoxy, Zionism, and liberalism. As a community leader in Palestine, and in moves which infuriated many isolationist Orthodox, he even embraced the anti-religious, secular Zionists, who he regarded as part of G-d’s scheme for human redemption.

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