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236 Kane Street / Brooklyn, NY 11231 / 718 875-1550

Upcoming Services

February 27 - 28, Shabbat T'tzaveh

Candle Lighting, 5:25 PM
Friday Evening Kabbalat Shabbat Services, 6:00 PM
Shabbat Morning Services, 9:15 AM

Shabbat Ends, 6:28 PM

Sunday Morning Minyan, 9:00 AM



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 Download the Hebrew School registration for 2014-15.

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

Purim 2015/5775 is Coming!

Celebrate with us on Wednesday evening, March 4 and Thursday morning, March 5
Support Kane Street Synagogue, strengthen our community and fulfill one of Purim’s central mitzvot: Mishloach Minot, the giving of gifts of food and drink to friends. And don’t forget to purchase your Purim Raffle Ticket(s) for a chance to win a trip for two to Israel! here for more information, to contribute to Michloach Minot and to purchase your raffle tickets!! Download the flyer and paper order form here.

Fiesta Auction 2015

Sunday, March 8, 5:00 – 8:00 PM
Join us for an enjoyable evening supporting Kane Street Synagogue’s youth and family programs. This fun and festive gathering is a great opportunity for your family to meet new and existing members of the Kane Street community. Enjoy Fiesta-inspired hors d’oeuvres, custom cocktails poured by New York Times Spirits Writer, Robert Simonson, and live music while bidding on local goods and services. Click here to buy your tickets now!

Upcoming Family Events & Programs

PJ Library, Bialy Rock, Family Services, Purim Extravaganza, any many more! Check out all that Kane Street has to offer for families with children 5 and younger this winter and spring.
Download the flyer here

Storybook Theater: A Class for Pre-K Kids

Storybook Theater is a blend of storytelling, creative exploration and performance designed to entertain and educate children about Jewish values and important topics essential to youth development. Does your child want to be a superhero? a princess? a T-Rex? a butterfly? Matt Dorter of Mainstages brings an array of puppets, costumes, backdrops plus many years of experience teaching drama to kids for a fun-filled afternoon.
7 sessions plus a performance, starting January 15th. Thursdays 2:10pm – 2:55pm. $150 for synagogue members; $200 for non-members. Please Email Rabbi Valerie to sign-up your child.

The Kane Street Synagogue Cocktail Salon

This is the last salon from the 2014 Auction!
February 28th at 8:00 PM – spaces still available
Enjoy the fascinating mixology history and incredible cocktails mixed by Robert Simonson. If you would like to join this marvelous evening please Email Rabbi Valerie and she will let you know how to secure your space(s). $150 per person.

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Li’fi Dati: As I See It

A Message from Rabbi Weintraub
Li’fi Dati: As I see it
A message from Rabbi Weintraub

“The less food one has, the more one wants.
The more food one has, the less one wants.
The more sex one has, the more one wants.
The less sex one has, the less one wants.
Money, however, is different.
The less money one has, the more one wants.
The more money one has, the more one wants.”

Avot de Rabi Natan 4:8. (Homiletic Talmudic text, First Century Palestine)

I write this column during the week of Shabbat Sheklaim, the Sabbath of Shekels, (February 13-14), the first of four special Shabbatot over seven weeks before Passover. Each includes a special Torah reading. For Shabbat Shekalim, we read Exodus 30:11-16, which instructs each adult Israelite male to pay one half of a Shekel for the purpose of a poll tax, and for the maintenance of the ancient desert Tabernacle. Later on, Jews contributed this sum yearly for the support of the Temple in Jerusalem so that necessary repairs could be made before the great Pilgrimage celebrations of Passover. In the modern era, the international Zionist movement revived this custom by mandating the donation of one half of one’s national unit of currency (dollar, mark, franc, etc.) to establish individual membership.
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