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Upcoming Services

April 17 - 18, Shabbat Shemini

Candle Lighting at 7:17 PM
Friday Night Services 6:00 PM
Shabbat Morning Services 9:15 AM
Shabbat ends at 8:20 PM

Sunday Morning Minyan at 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, 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 rabbivalerie@kanestreet.org. 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

Yom Ha’atz’ma’ut, Israel Independence Celebrations!

April 19-26
Kane Street Synagogue is part of Israel Brooklyn, a coalition of over twelve local Synagogues, Day Schools, Hillels and Y’s which will produce a series of Israel events, for young and older, from April 19-26, the week of Yom Ha’atz’ma’ut, Israel Independence Day. On Yom Ha’atz’ma’ut itself, Wednesday, April 22, at 7 PM, we are especially honored to host a program at Kane Street featuring a talk by renown Israeli Law Professor and civil rights pioneer Ruth Gavison. Download the flyer here.
We thank UJA Federation and the Jewish Agency for Israel for their generous support of Israel Bklyn.
Click here to download the flyer for all Yom Ha’atz’ma’ut Events.

Yom Ha’Shoah Service and Commemoration

Wednesday, April 15, 7:00 PM
Congregation Beth Elohim, 274 Garfield Place (at Eighth Avenue)
This program is jointly sponsored every year by Brownstone Brooklyn Synagogues.
Download the flyer here.

New Bialy Rock Series

Beginning Friday, March 20
Children age 9 – 36 months with parents or caregivers sing, dance, and play instruments. Leader Ora Fruchter and her menagerie of puppets lead 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. The 6 session series is from March 20 through May 8, Fridays 10am to 10:45am. $60 series for synagogue members. $110 for non-members. $20 per session drop in.

Beit Midrash

Beit Midrash
Our program continues on April 13 and 14, featuring new course about Chasidic texts on Prayer. On Monday Evening, April 13, at 7:30, Orly Dabush Nitzan concludes our current mini-course, “The Poetry of Modern Israel,” focusing on Hebrew poetry written in Israel since the early 1950’s.
On Tuesday night, April 14, we conclude our year long series about Jewish texts with the three week course, “G-d wants the Heart, and the Heart wants G-d: Chasidic Reflections on Kavannah/spiritual intention.” Teacher: Rabbi Jeremy Kalmonofsky
The Chasidic sages were among Judaism’s deepest teachers about the soul and the inner life. We will join to study the words of the Rabbi Israeli Baal Shem Tov, the founder of Chasidism and his disciples (modern-day Ukraine, late 18th and early 19th centuries). We will discuss their insights about how to direct the heart in worship, and how to cultivate our spiritual faculties.
Rabbi Jeremy Kalmonofsky has served as Rabbi of Congregation Ansche Chesed in Manhattan since 2001. He contributed essays to “The Observant Life,” “Jewish Theology in our Time,” and “Jewish Mysticsim and the Spiritual Life.” He is also a member of the Conservative Movement’s Committee on Jewish Law and Standards and the editorial board of the journal “Conservative Judaism.”
PLEASE NOTE A CHANGE IN SCHEDULE: Sessions two and three of this course will be on Tuesday, April 28 and Tuesday, May 5. Each evening begins with dinner at 6:45, followed by the class from 7:30-9:00 P.M. The cost for the class is $36.

Family Events & Programs, Spring/Winter 2015

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

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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

PASSOVER 5775 2015

Z’man Cheiruteinu
Time to be free!

Why do we do all this?
Passover Message from Rabbi Weintraub

The most widely observed Jewish ritual in America today is the Seder. What is the Seder’s purpose? Through the Seder, we fulfill the commandment, “You shall tell your child on that day, “Because of what G-d did for me when I went out of Egypt” (Exodus 13:8)
The central truths of our faith are shaped by the Exodus. That is why the Rabbi felt that someone who denied the Exodus was a kofer ba’ikar, one who rejected our faith fundamentally. When we left Egypt, we perceived the true meaning of life. We understood that there is a G-d who cares, and that we can and should join G-d in morally perfecting the world.
How to do this? Our prophets and sages understood that dwelling on slavery and oppression would turn us into bitter, cynical and likely brutal people. Our shackles might be off, but we would remain mired in the rage and hatred of the slave. So, at the Seder, we tell a different story. It begins with Shibud/servitude “Avadam Hayinu! – We were slaves!”—but moves quickly to Ge’ulah, redemption. Click here to read the full text.

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