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Upcoming Services

July 3 - 4, Shabbat Balak

Candle Lighting 8:11 PM
Friday Evening Services 6:00 PM
Shabbat Morning Services 9:15 PM
Kiddush is sponsored in celebration of Barnett Berger’s 70th birthday!
Shabbat ends 9:14 PM

Sunday Morning Minyan at 9:00am

 

Welcome

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, Marla Cohen, our Executive Director, or Rabbi Valerie Lieber, our Director of Education and Family Programming. For questions about preschool, contact Peggy Geller, director of Kane Street Kids.

What are services like?

To learn about our creative and stimulating Hebrew School, contact Rabbi Valerie Lieber at 718.875.1550, ext 117 or e-mail rabbivalerie@kanestreet.org. Download the 2015 - 2016 Hebrew School Registration

Learn about the Hebrew School. Check out some highlights from this year in Hebrew School in this video! Download our latest Mah Chadash, November 14, 2014, "What's New?!"
Learn about Kane Street Kids Preschool

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News and Upcoming Events

Yom Huledet Samie’ach – Happy Birthday! Mazal Tov!

The Kane Street community is very happy to join this Shabbat in the celebration of Barnett Berger’s 70th Birthday. Barnett has been a loyal and caring member of our Shabbat and Sunday Minyans, and other Synagogue programs, for many years, and we are grateful for his devotion and Chesed, consistent personal kindness. We thank the members who contributed to Kiddush this Shabbat in Barnett’s honor, and we pray that we will enjoy with him many more years of celebration, health and service together.

Synagogue Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting of the members of the Congregation will take place on
Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 7:00 PM
If you are unable to attend, please sign and return the proxy form to ensure that we have a quorum to consider and vote on the slate. Both members should sign it if you have a family membership so that as many members as possible are represented at the Annual Meeting.

Breathing and Meditation Sessions

July 18 and August 15
Breathing and Meditation lead by Lisa Sack
Join us for a half-hour Breathing and Meditation session after Kiddush. Sponsored by the Shvesterhood and open to all who would like to slow down and de-stress for the coming week. No RSVP or special clothing necessary.

The Fast of Tisha B’av, July 25 – 26

Saturday, July 25, Fast begins 8:17 PM
Evening Services with chanting of Eicha/Lamentations: 9:15 PM
Sunday, July 26, Morning Services: 9:00 AM
Fast ends at 8:47 PM

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Li’fi Dati: As I See It

A Message from Rabbi Weintraub

The “Drei Vochen” The Three Weeks – Shiva Asar B’Tammuz (17 Tammuz) to Tisha B’av (9 AV) 5775, July 5 to July 26, 2015

The three weeks between Shiva Assar B’Tammuz and Tisha B’av mark a period of sadness and mourning - framed by two fast days - in which we remember some of the greatest tragedies of our history, including the destruction of the First and Second Temples, and the exiles which followed. During this period, festivities and indulgences are avoided or limited. For example, traditionally, we do not schedule weddings and other joyous occasions during the Three Weeks. In fulfillment of the Rabbinic dictum “When Av begins our joy is diminished” (Mishna Ta’anit 4:6), from 1 (Rosh Chodesh) Av to 9 Av, (sundown July 16 to July 26) we take on other restrictions. For example, many avoid eating meat and drinking wine during this period, except on Shabbat.

On the 17th of Tammuz, in the civil year 70 C.E. Roman legions breached the walls of Jerusalem. This led quickly to the total downfall of Jerusalem three weeks later on Tisha B’Av, when the Temple was destroyed and the Second Expulsion began. This year, the 17th of Tammuz falls on Shabbat. We may not fast on Shabbat, so the fast is postponed until Sunday, 18 Tammuz or July 5. The fast begins before daybreak, 3:44 AM and continues until nightfall, 9:04 PM

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