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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.

Thursday Night Live!

Sign Up Now for Thursday Night Live beginning Jan 18, 2015
For Teens Ages 13-18
Take the Purim Story, add a little Marx Brothers, some Adam Sandler, a bit of Sarah Silverman, a dash of Mel Brooks and a dash of Seinfeld. Mix in some pop culture, and flavor with the crazy imaginations of class members and you’ve got Thursday Night Live. The workshop series, led by Matt Dorter of Mainstages, will be held on Thursday evenings 5:30pm – 7pm January 8, 15, 22, 29, February 5, 12 and 26. We end with the performance of a Purim spiel (a comedic show related to the themes of Purim) Thursday, March 8 for the entire community. Click here for details.

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.


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 music torrent

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