Upcoming Services

October 31/November 1, Shabbat Lech L'cha

Candle Lighting, 5:34 PM
Friday Evening Kabbalat Shabbat Services, 6:00 PM
Shabbat Morning Services, 9:15 AM
Shabbat Ends, 6:37 PM

Mazal Tov to Aeri Pang, Jeremy Winer, Charlie and Rafi on the birth and Simchat Bat, of their new daughter and sister.

Mazal Tov to Dana Lee and Andrew Machles on their Aliyat Chattan V’Kallah in celebration of their upcoming Chuppah and marriage. We also welcome Dana and Andrew to our community, and look forward to continued growth and celebration together.

Sunday Morning Minyan, 9:00 AM


Li’fi Dati: As I See It

A Message from Rabbi Weintraub

One of the things that I most cherish about Judaism is its great realism. Our Rabbis had great psychological insight and moral imagination. Judaism teaches that we improve ourselves not by miraculous revelations, or radical makeovers, but by gradual acculturation in the life of Mitzvot, of righteous actions in our relationships with G-d and with each other.
Our Rabbis understood that if you stand before people and say “You can act on the highest ethical plane every day for the rest of your life”, most folks will be demoralized, rather than challenged because they will realistically give up in advance. However, if you advise people about how to behave in certain ways for a certain period of time, they are more willing to give it a try.
In that spirit, I offer below a ten day, self-improvement “curriculum” for you to try during this season of Repentance. It is designed for the Ten Days of Repentance from Rosh Hoshana to Yom Kippur, but feel free to pursue it, in whole or in part at any time. Several of these suggestions are inspired by the writings of Rabbi Joseph Telushkin, to whom I am indebted.
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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

Beit Midrash Has Begun!

Light dinner, First Rate Mini-Courses, and Live Music every Tuesday Night!
Open Beit Midrash at Kane Street Synagogue returns for its third year and continues through April 28, 2015! Keep your Tuesday evenings open! Courses run from 7:30-9:00 P.M. and there are refreshments available beforehand from 6:45-7:30 P.M. and live music after in the Choir Loft!
This pioneering program creates a passionate community of learning by regularly offering stimulating classes taught by New York’s most talented and engaging adult education teachers. Please click here for detailed descriptions of this year’s courses and amazing teachers!
The first course this year will be “The Mark of Lilith: Discovering meaning in Biblical stories through master works of art” taught on Tuesday evenings October 21 and 28 and November 4 by Samuel Klein, lecturer and writer on theology and the arts. Please click here to download the full brochure.

Kane Street Synagogue & Other Israel Film Festival

Sunday, November 9, 5:00 PM at Kane Street Synagogue
A Special Screening of Almost Friends by Nitzan Ofir and Barak Heymann
Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

Welcome Judith Berkson, new Music Director of Kane Street

We are delighted to announce the engagement of Judith Berkson as the new Music Director of Kane Street Synagogue.

Judith is a Cantor, composer, and multi-instrumentalist who has been active in Jewish music and Jewish education for 15 years. She served as Cantor of Congregation Beth El in Quincy, Massachusetts (1999-2001) and from 2001-2011 was the Assistant Cantor/Cantor for the Religious School at Old Westbury Hebrew Congregation in Long Island.

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Bialy Rock with Ora Welcomes Drop-ins!

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
September 12th, 19th, October 24th, 31st, November 7th, 14th.
Click here to download the flyer
Sign up for all 6 sessions: $60 for members; $110 for non-members. $20 per session as a drop-in


Recently, Kane Street Synagogue was selected to participate in a Jewish Greening Fellowship (JGF) for 2013–14. JGF is an 18-month environmental leadership program offered by the Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center with the support of UJA-Federation of New York. The program, which will begin in February, aims to “cultivate environmental change leadership, reduce the environmental impacts of Jewish organizations in the New York area, and generate meaningful responses to global climate change while strengthening Jewish Life.” Kane Street’s JGF will be implemented by a Staff Fellow (Rabbi Val) and a Board Fellow (Ariel Krasnow), with commitments from our Senior Leader (Rabbi Sam), and Lay leaders (our Board of Trustees). To learn more or to actively participate in the programming, please contact Rabbi Val or Ariel Krasnow.top music torrent

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