Purim Is Coming! March 15
Wish the Kane Street community a Freilichen Purim (Happy Purim) by sending beautiful Mishloach Manot packages filled with hamentaschen and other treats. Each household – Synagogue members, Hebrew School families, and Kane Street Kids families – will receive one package with a card listing everyone who has made a contribution. Order today ($180 donation)
Buy a raffle ticket for a chance to win a packaged trip to Israel for 2, including airfare and accommodations (covering costs up to $3,000) at the time of your choosing. We will draw the winning ticket after the Megillah reading on Saturday evening, March 15, 2014. You need not be present to win. One ticket is $125, or get four for $375. Buy your tickets now or at the Megillah reading.
Ivrit with Orit
Hebrew for English-speaking Preschoolers, age 3-5, and their adults!
Friday afternoons 2:15 – 3 PM
FREE DEMO CLASS February 7!
Please click here for more information and to download the registration form.
Kane Street Kids Summer Enrichment Program
Kane Street Kids is now accepting applications for our Summer Enrichment Program, 2014.
Wednesday, June 25 through Thursday, July 31
For more information, please download the flyer
Please download the application here.
Two New Beit Midrash Courses in March!
Two new mini-courses begin at Open Beit Midrash
Mini-Series with Orly Daboosh-Nitzan and Rabbi Jason Gitlin March 11, 18
And the Last Artist Beit Midrash will be March 18
Orly Daboosh-Nitzan: “Judaism, Social Justice, and Change in Israel Today” Orly Daboosh-Nitzan is an Israeli educator, attorney and activist who directs the “Secular Beit Midrash” Neve Schechter in Tel Aviv. This class will look at social change in Israel through the lens of classical texts and contemporary political events.
Orly Daboosh-Nitzan is the first community shlicha (educator about Israel) within UJA Federation of NY. She is leading a new initiative, in Brownstone Brooklyn, to create deeper levels of Israel engagement within local Jewish institutions and the community at large. A lawyer and educator based in Tel Aviv, Ms. Daboosh-Nitzvan has been the director of Neve Schechter (http://www.neve-schechter.org.il/), and the chair of Shacharit-Creating Common Cause (http://www.shaharit.org.il/en/the_need).
Rabbi Jason Gitlin “Ecology and The Three Festivals: A Pilgrimage to Our Place in the World” Jewish life is rooted in the seasons and agriculture by a number of our most prominent practices and holidays, including the Shalosh Regalim, the three Pilgrimage Festivals of Passover, Shavuot and Sukkot. This class will consider how these three Holidays bind our national and spiritual narratives to our relationship with the earth, thereby shaping a holistic perspective on humanity’s place in the world.
Rabbi Jason Gitlin is project manager of the Jewish Theological Seminary’s experiential education initiative ReFrame. He taught the Foundations of Jewish Life course at the Open Beit Midrash last year and served as Kane Street’s Congregational Engagement Associate. Ordained from JTS, he previously worked at UJA-Federation of New York and as a journalist and holds an M.A. in Near Eastern Studies from NYU.
Last Artist Beit Midrash class with Debby Urgortez of the season will meet on Tuesday, March 18th
Each Open Beit Midrash study session is preceded by a healthy, community dinner at 6:15 and followed at 8:30 by a live performance of new Jewish spiritual music by Joey Weisenberg and the Hadar Ensemble. The cost of each evening is $15
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E-Waste Drive – Recycle Old Electronics
Green Corner updates on sustainability.
We will be holding an e-waste drive again this year. So don’t toss out your old electronics – bring them to us December 16 – January 12.
WE’RE GETTING GREENER FOR GOOD
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 Krasnow.top music torrent