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Kane Street’s 161st Anniversary

Mark this wonderful milestone by participating in our Commemorative Journal. Your Journal ads support Kane Street and are a great way to recognize achievements of all kinds. Deadline for Journal ads: Wednesday, May 10.

And save the date – Sunday, June 4, 6:00pm – for our Anniversary Celebration with honoree Ray Scheindlin, who has served Kane Street in a multitude of capacities over the years: as a lay leader, as a rabbi, and as our High Holiday cantor for over 40 years.

Yom HaShoah Commemoration

Sunday, April 23, 7:00pm
Union Temple, 17 Eastern Parkway
Please join us for this year’s Brownstone Brooklyn community Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration. The evening includes a cantorial choir and screening of Bogdan’s Journey, a compelling new film about a Polish town that comes to terms with a pogrom perpetrated against the Jews in 1946.

Introduction to Judaism: An Exploration for Curious Adults

20-sessions, Tuesdays from 7:30-9:30pm, starting April 25 at Brooklyn Heights Synagogue
Co-sponsored by Kane Street
Gain access to concepts, vocabulary and observances that are central to Judaism. Explore the holy and the historical, inherited texts and contemporary issues, rhythms of the calendar and of our lives in this seminar-style course. Taught by Rabbi Sue Oren. $400 course tuition, plus $25 materials. For registration and questions, contact Rabbi Oren at or 917.539.1334.

Brooklyn Celebrates Israel

Yom HaZikaron – Israel Memorial Day Ceremony
Sunday, April 30, 6:30pm
Congregation Mount Sinai, 250 Cadman Plaza West
A community wide ceremony, followed by an Israeli band singing songs to honor and remember the fallen soldiers.

Idan Raichel Live Concert
Monday, May 1, 7:45pm
Congregation Beth Elohim, 274 Garfield Place
Idan Raichel performs solo, playing his greatest hits and more. Get tickets at

Yom Israel – Israel Day
Sunday, May 7, 10:00am-1:00pm
Park Slope Jewish Center, 1320 8th Ave
This Israel festival for the whole family is free of charge and open to the public. Highlights to include a fun-filled musical journey and Yom Ha’Atzmaut celebration with the delightful PJ Library book Ella’s trip to Israel (10:30), Israeli folk dancing with Rina and our shinshinim (12:15), and a Taim Food Truck and Schnitzi Food Truck throughout the day.

Kane Street Book Club Debuts in April

Thursday, April 20 at 7pm at Kane Street
First Selection: The Faith Club

All are welcome to join us every other month to dissect and discuss book selections that will vary on topics for each meeting. This is a fun excuse to participate in thoughtful conversation over tasty wine and light snacks. We will be reading The Faith Club for our first meeting. The book tells the story of an American Muslim woman who befriends two other mothers, one Jewish and one Christian, and their decision to educate their children about their respective religions. The club’s reading will be open to people from all communities. Contact Corrine Kotler at for more information or to join the group.

Exterior Restoration of the Sanctuary Building is Underway

If you have visited Kane Street recently, you have likely noticed that the exterior of the sanctuary building looks quite different. Scaffolding now encircles both the east and west towers and covers the north (Kane Street) façade, reaching up past the roofline. This exciting milestone represents the commencement of restoration work on the building exterior. It marks the final phase of a process that Kane Street launched several years ago, when we started to take steps to ensure the physical integrity and historic character of the sanctuary exterior.
Details of these new developments are outlined in our January 2017 Update. We encourage members to continue to provide feedback by writing to

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