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Upcoming Services

July 31 - August 1, Shabbat Nachamu

Candle Lighting 7:51 PM
Friday Evening Services 6:00 PM
Shabbat Morning Services 9:15 AM
Shabbat ends 8:54 PM

Sunday Morning Minyan at 9:00am



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.

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To learn about our creative and stimulating Hebrew School, contact Rabbi Valerie Lieber at 718.875.1550, ext 117 or e-mail Rabbi Valerie Lieber
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Learn about Kane Street Kids Preschool

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News and Upcoming Events

Open Beit Midrash Announces its 2015-16 Program

Tuesday evenings, October 20, 2015 to April 12, 2016
Stellar Teachers! Intimate Setting! We are delighted to share with you the program for the 5776 Open Beit Midrash, the informal Tuesday night adult learning program at Kane StreetSynagogue. Our faculty this year includes some of America’s most talented, innovative and charismatic Jewish educators, such as Joey Weisenberg, David Kraemer and Dayle Friedman. The program begins with a catered dinner at 6:45 P.M. and continues with class from 7:30-9:00 P.M. It is held almost every Tuesday night from October 20, 2015 to April 12, 2016 and includes eight three week mini-courses over 24 weeks. You may sign up for individual courses or purchase all eight courses — 24 classes and 24 dinners — for the subscription fee of $180.
Please open and read our brochure for more information and to register.

BIFF August Rooftop Fun(d)raiser!

Kane Street Synagogue’s Brooklyn Israel Film Festival invites you and your guests to our August Rooftop Fun(d)raiser. Please join us for this special evening in celebration our very own Kane Street filmmakers. The evening includes wine and cheese, screening of Gone Fishing by Noah Millman and My First Wife Stella by Daniel Terna, and brief discussion after the film.
DETAILS: Tuesday, August 4th• 8:00–10:30pm • $25 per person (additional donations greatly appreciated) • Rooftop Theater at the home of Jeff Macklis, 592 Henry St.
Click here to read more about the films and to reserve your seat.

High Holidays at Kane Street

Please complete this online form to let us know if you will be joining us for Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur! Tell us how many seats you need, whether you need to purchase tickets for guests and adult children, and which service you would like to attend (Kane Street Main Sanctuary or Bergen Street). Bringing kids? Let us know so we can plan our youth services and babysitting. Please tell us if you would like to participate in our Yizkor Book of Remembrance or order a lulav and etrog for Sukkot. If you are not a member of Kane Street, you can use this form to purchase tickets for adult services, youth services and babysitting. We hope you will join us!

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.

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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

Click here to read the full text Li'fi Dati: As I See It

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