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Upcoming Services

February 5 - 6, Shabbat Mishpatim

Candle Lighting 4:58 PM
Friday Evening Services 6:30 PM
Shabbat Morning Services 9:15 AM
Shabbat ends 6:01 PM

Sunday morning Services 9:00 AM

 

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, Alan Bell, 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 Rabbi Valerie Lieber
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News and Upcoming Events

Rabbi Weintraub to Speak About the Brooklyn Jewish Leadership Trip to Israel

Saturday, February 6
Join us during Shabbat Services when Rabbi Weintraub will talk about his participation in the recent trip to Israel with a group of Brooklyn Rabbis and Jewish professionals on a UJA and Jewish Agency sponsored mission that was primarily focused on learning about the central challenges facing Israel today and some amazing work happening to combat those challenges.

Images of Israel

Brooklyn Collaborative Lecture Series
How do different visions and aspirations for Israel inform how we view the current situation? This question will be explored in a three part lecture series bringing to Brownstone Brooklyn three outstanding Israeli public intellectuals.
February 17, Temple Beth Elohim; March 16, Brooklyn Heights Synagogue; April 13, Union Temple
Download the flyer here for more information and to register.

Kane Street Sundays

PJ LIbrary presents Kane Street Sundays!
Open play, PJ Library story and music from 9AM – 12PM starting December 13 and every Sunday through mid-July
For families with kids age 4 and younger
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Bialy Rock: Late Fall 2015!

Bialy Rock Is The Place To Be Friday Mornings for kids Age 3 and Younger
Bialy Rock music class and singalong has everything great: puppets, music, giant drums, shakers, and lots of happy young children with their parents, nannies and grandparents. Get in on the fun every Friday morning – sessions 10-10:45am and 11:15-12noon. November 6 (10 AM class only), 13, 20, December 4, 11, 18
6 Session Series, $60 for synagogue members, $110 for non-members, Drop-ins, $20
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Please contact Rabbi Valerie Lieber for more information and to register.

Kane Street Synagogue – Open Beit Midrash

Open Beit Midrash News: Rabbi Barat Ellman’s course, “Say you are my sister…: Sisters and Brother in the Bible,” begins Tuesday, January 26 and continues on February 2 and 9.
Among the many familial relationships represented in the Bible, one stands out for its obscurity: the relationship between sisters and brothers. There are many stories about brothers, sisters, husband and wives, mothers and sons, and fathers and sons, but the sister-brother relationship goes almost unnoticed. This course will study Biblical narratives to see how brothers and sisters did relate in ancient Israel why these relationships were of minor interest, and what wisdom we may glean from them.
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Please open and read our brochure for more information and to register.
For information, please email Joy Fallek

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Li’fi Dati: As I See It

A Message from Rabbi Weintraub

ISIS, Refugees, and our Father Jacob

(Updated version of a sermon given on Parshat Vayishlach 5776, November 28, 2015, with thanks to the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society and T’ruah: The Rabbinical Call for Human Rights for helpful information)

This week we continue with the stories about the adulthood and maturation of Jacob. In Talmudic and mystical thought, Jacob is identified with emet, truth. This is significantly because he is the first man in the Bible who reveals the full spectrum of human emotions, from love to anger. He expresses his feelings, at times dramatically. For example, he meets Rachel, instantly falls for her, kisses her, and breaks down into tears.

In Kaballah, Jacob is associated with the sefirah of tiferet, beauty, which is balanced between the unbounded generosity of Abraham and the rigor and self-containment of Isaac. To be truthful a person has to embrace and balance competing emotions, mercy and justice, remembrance and letting go, love and fear. To be able to balance these emotions is the mark of a spiritually mature person.

I suspect that many of us, these past weeks, have been wracked by conflicting emotions. We are shattered as we see innocent, promising lives, many of them young, slaughtered by terrorists in San Bernadino, Paris, Tel Aviv, near Sharm el Sheikh, Beirut, Jerusalem.
We see the growing power and reach of ISIS, and how its brutality, misogyny and xenophobia are filling the hearts of young Muslim Arabs with hate and their minds with the resolve to torture and kill. We are broken-hearted and we fear for our own safety and for that of family and friends here, in France, Israel and other places.

We feel scared and defensive, and also torn because inside we, as Jews and Americans, hear other voices, voices which tell us to keep our lives and societies open, to hope, to cherish freedom.

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