Membership

At Kane Street we form a Kehilla K’dosha, a sacred and caring community. We support each other b’eit yagon uv’eit simcha, at trying times and at joyous times. Our members share their celebrations, lives, and dreams together. Within the overheated and frenzied environment of New York City, we create spaces for reflection, rejoicing, prayer, and community service.

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.

Many of the benefits of membership are not quantifiable. Who can measure the worth of seeing one’s children grow with other happy, committed, open-minded Jewish kids? The value of friendships forged through years of studying and celebrating together? The significance of joining with others to support someone through a serious illness? Or the merit of joining with hundreds of other searching souls and singing voices on Holy Days?

More concretely, membership includes these benefits:

Tickets to High Holiday services
Discounted fees for adult education courses
Enrollment in our Hebrew School
Discounted fees for our Preschool
Rabbinic support, including officiation at all life cycle events, pastoral counseling and spiritual guidance during times of transition
Social justice programs to serve the greater community as a Jewish group
Teen group and community-wide Jewish teen academy
Cultural opportunities, including scholars in residence, films, and concerts
Cutting-edge, award-winning family programming
Regular reminders (digitally and in print) about Synagogue and other Jewish events

You are always welcome to visit and “check us out.” You may also call to make an appointment with Rabbi Sam Weintraub, Executive Director Marla Cohen, Director of Education and Family Programming, Rabbi Valerie Lieber, Preschool Director, Peggy Geller, or Music Enrichment Director, Joey Weisenberg by calling 718-875-1550. They are happy to meet you. We especially encourage you to visit our intimate, spirited Friday night service, 6 PM in the Chapel, and our dynamic, lay-led Shabbat morning service, beginning at 9:30 AM in the Sanctuary. Kiddushim, social time, follow both services. Also, browse our website to get a sense of our diverse and dynamic community (chosen as one of the “ten best Synagogues in New York City” by the website NYC10Best.com).

For more information about membership, please send an e-mail to membership@kanestreet.org and include your name, address and contact information. One of our Membership Coordinators will get back to you promptly.

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