Upcoming Services

August 15 - 16, Shabbat Eikev

Candle Lighting 7:34 PM
Shabbat ends 8:37 PM
Friday night services, 6:00 PM
Shabbat morning services, 9:15 AM

Sunday Morning Services 9:00 AM


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) 5772, July 15 to August 5, 2015

The three weeks between Shiva Assar B’Tammuz and Tisha BV’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, 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 Tuesday, July 15. The fast begins at dawn 3:56 A.m. and ends at 9:00 P.M.

Tisha B’av, the Ninth of Av, Monday evening August 4 to Wednesday evening August 5, is the saddest day of the Jewish year. The First Temple was destroyed on this day by the Babylonians in 586 B.C.E and the Second Temple was destroyed by the Romans in the year 70 C.E. Apart from Yom Kippur, Tisha B’av is the only full Jewish fast day, which means that we fast from sundown to sundown. Services will be held Monday evening at 9:00 P.M. and Tuesday morning at 9:00 A.M. We will inform you more about Tisha B’Av when we are closer to the Holiday.


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 rabbivalerie@kanestreet.org. Download the Hebrew School registration for 2014-15.

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News and Upcoming Events

Kane Street Kids Parent Orientation

Wednesday, August 27
6:30 PM
Download the Kane Street Kids Special Events Calendar for 2014 for information on our upcoming events!

Learn to Read Hebrew

Starting September 29 through December 15, 2014
Weekly class on Mondays 7:30 – 9:00 PM
Teacher: Ms. Joy Fallek
Do you wish you could learn to read Hebrew so that you can read from the Prayer Book along with the congregation, and perhaps progress to learning the Hebrew language? This is a class for people with no background in reading Hebrew. We will use two books that offer a programmed learning approach that has been very effective in helping adults gain Jewish literacy.
Please let us know in advance if you plan to attend by emailing Joy Fallek. For more information you can also contact the Kane Street Synagogue office at KSS Office.

Muhammad Abu Kheidr, of blessed memory, revenge and a perspective of Torah

Chaverei, dear friends,
I begin by expressing sincere condolences to the family of Muhammad Abu Kheidr, the sixteen year old Palestinian boy from Jerusalem who was tortured and killed, apparently by Jewish extremists in retaliation for the horrendous murders of Naftali Fraenkel, Eyal Yifrach and Gilad Sha’ar, Zichronam LIvracha. May Muhammad’s father and mother, and all his family, find consolation even in this devastating time.
The murders of Muhammad, Naftali, Eyal and Gilad are equally heinous. As Rachel Fraenkel, Naftali’s mother, said “Murder is murder, no matter the nationality”. I pray that the perpetrators of all these crimes will be brought to justice. “One Torah and one justice shall you have for you and for the stranger that resides in your midst” (Numbers 15:16).
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Bialy Rock with Ora is back right after July 4th!

What a great way to get your little ones excited for Shabbat, to give them music enrichment and build their Jewish identity!
Ages 9 months to 3 years with a grownup (older siblings and younger siblings are welcome).

Sessions will be Friday mornings 10am – 10:45am
July 11, 18, 25 and August 1, 8, 15 and 22.
Classes will be drop-in $10 for members and $20 for non-members

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