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KSS Book Club: The Fortunate Ones by Ellen Umansky

Come together and build community with our recently established Kane Street Book 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.
Discussion: Tuesday, September 12 at 7:00pm at Kane Street
Contact Corinne Kotler for more information or to join the group.

Mini Minyan Hits the Road This Shabbat

Cobble Hill Health Center Community Room, 380 Henry St. at Congress
Saturday, August 19, 10:30am
Young children and families join with other congregants this Shabbat for one of our visits to the Cobble Hill Health Center. Kiddush, songs, stories and a chance for multiple generations to connect with the Center’s residents.  Rabbi Jason leads.

Honey-Do List for the Holidays

Order a sweet gift for your family and friends – an eight ounce jar of kosher certified Kentucky wildflower honey with a personalized greeting. Proceeds from the honey sale will benefit Kane Street Synagogue and its youth and family programs. Cost: $12 per jar. Order by September 1 for guaranteed delivery by Rosh Hashanah. Discount code: Kane2017.

Kane Street Joins Jewish Support for the Paris Climate Accord

Kane Street has joined a call for Jewish communities to respond to the climate crisis and take action. Through a Hazon organized advocacy campaign, our congregation will join with other Jewish community partners to identify ways we can respond to the climate crisis.

Read the full Jewish Letter in Support of the Paris Accord we have signed onto and add your name to join a growing group of Jews taking action on climate.

Hebrew Reading Course This Summer

Hebrew reading for adult beginners, co-sponsored by Kane Street
Sundays, 1:15-2:15 pm, July 9, 16, 23, 30; Aug 6, 13, 20, 27
Congregation Mount Sinai
Instructor: Rabbi Sue Oren
For adults interested in learning to read Hebrew (or refreshing their rusty skills). Learn to read the Hebrew “alefbet” (aka alphabet) on Sundays this summer! This course provides a systematic approach to recognizing and sounding out the Hebrew writing system. In class and at home, you’ll reinforce this learning through practical exercises and introduction to basic vocabulary from Jewish prayer.

For registration and questions, email Rabbi Oren or call her at 917.539.1334. Fee: $200 (includes course materials). Co-sponsors: Brooklyn Heights Synagogue, Congregation Mount Sinai & Kane Street Synagogue.


Youth & Family Shabbat Services On Summer Break

All youth and family services are now on a summer break. Mini Minyan, for children up to age five and their family members, will return on Saturday morning, August 5. Kinder and Minyan Noar will resume after Labor Day. As always, we welcome our younger congregants and their parents to the Sanctuary for Shabbat services.

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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