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Upcoming Services

December 8 - 9, Vayeshev

Candle lighting, 4:07pm
Evening Service, 6:30pm

Morning Service, 9:15am
Shabbat Ends, 5:10pm

Sunday Minyan 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, 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 Nari Gottlieb, 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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“Charity is as potent a force for reconciliation as the ancient Temple altar.”

Rabbi Jochanan Ben Zakkai

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News and Upcoming Events

Open Beit Midrash – Tuesday Evening Informal Study Program – begins October 24

Healthy Vegetarian Dinner at 6:45 followed by learning from 7:30-9:00 with first rate teachers!
The Beit Midrash (House of Study) has traditionally been the cultural center for creative spiritual conversation, a place to bring everyone together in an atmosphere of focused learning, energetic discussion and personal search.
Kane Street’s Open Beit Midrash includes six three-week mini-courses over (most) Tuesday evenings, from October 24, 2017 to March 6, 2018.
First course:Sennacherib At The Gates of Jerusalem: Bible, History, Archaeology, Theology with Dr. Aaron Koller October 24 and 31 and November 7, 2017
Read more and register!

Shabbat Learners’ Service on December 2

Saturday mornings, 9:45am-11:00am
Chapel, Second Floor of Goldman Building
For those who want help navigating the Shabbat morning service, our Learners’ Minyan offers a space to learn about the service, explore your questions and pray slowly together. Please join us! See the schedule on our Shabbat page. Contact Rabbi Jason for more information.

Kol Nidre Appeal: Keep Kane Street Thriving

As we celebrate the New Year, we hope you will consider contributing to the Kol Nidre Appeal. Your gift will help ensure that the programs that make Kane Street such a dynamic community continue to thrive.

September 2017 Update on Kane Street’s Renovation Initiatives

As we celebrate the holidays together and look ahead to the possibilities of the year ahead, we are pleased to report that Kane Street has taken significant steps forward in our renovation initiatives. Please take a moment to review the September 2017 New Year Omnibus Update, which outlines developments of the past several months.

Bialy Rock Music Class for Infants & Toddler

Ora and Ketchup the puppet are back Friday September 1 – December 22 at 10:00am. Download the flyer for all the details. Children with parents or caregivers sing, dance, and play instruments. Leader Ora Fruchter leads Jewish songs in English and Hebrew. Bialy Rock is a fun, interactive way to bond with your child in a Jewish context, meet new families, and enrich your child’s musical development and Jewish identity. Bialy Rock registration is available online or contact Rabbi Valerie Lieber.


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Li’fi Dati: As I See It

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Rabbi Sam Weintraub

A message from Rabbi Weintraub

December Shopping; Eternal Values

That time of year again. Chanukah, Christmas, the “Holiday Season.” Giving and getting and shopping! Forbes predicts that gross national revenue from Holiday spending will top one trillion dollars. The American Research Group, which has tracked consumer Holiday behavior since 1985, estimates that Americans will spend an average of $983 per person this year on Holiday gifts.

The funny thing is that recipients of this largesse do not seem very impressed. Studies have also shown that people are very satisfied with modest gifts, if they come from people they trust and value.

So how do we get to one trillion?

Brene Brown, the therapist and best-selling author, describes our culture as one of scarcity. It’s like each of us walks around with a personally tailored catalogue in our brains, listing our perceived insufficencies. We are never enough. We tell ourselves that we’re not successful enough, or resourceful enough or diligent enough or thin enough or safe enough or whatever enough.

Lynn Twist is another writer and social activist, whose book and website, The Soul of Money, explore the relationship between material wealth and personal fulfillment.

Twist writes: “For me and for many of us, our first waking thought of the day is “I didn’t get enough sleep.” The next one is “I don’t have enough time.” Whether true or not, the thought of not enough occurs to us automatically before we even think to question or examine it…before we even sit up in bed, before our own feet touch the floor, we’re already inadequate, already behind, already losing, already lacking something.”

This sense of scarcity is often unreal but it is a powerful, virtually autonomic, internal mindset. It is aggravated through advertising, celebrity culture, and social media, as they remind us relentlessly of everything we do not have. We wind up comparing our lives, our marriage, our children, our careers to unattainable, media driven images of perfection. We judge ourselves not on the basis of our own talents, trials and personal history, but on popular myths about how great other people are.

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Rabbi Weintraub’s Reflections on Social Issues
Las Vegas

Charlottesville

Spirituality and Politics, Social Change, and my Trip to Israel

Michael Brown and Eric Garner – A Jewish Perspective

Violence

Torah text, the Tribe of Dan, Ferguson and Baltimore

ISIS, Refugees, and our Father Jacob

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