Open Beit Midrash returns October 21

Open Beit Midrash at Kane Street Synagogue returns for its third year, October 21, 2014 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.
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.

Welcome Judith Berkson, new Music Director of Kane Street

We are delighted to announce the engagement of Judith Berkson as the new Music Director of Kane Street Synagogue.

Judith is a Cantor, composer, and multi-instrumentalist who has been active in Jewish music and Jewish education for 15 years. She served as Cantor of Congregation Beth El in Quincy, Massachusetts (1999-2001) and from 2001-2011 was the Assistant Cantor/Cantor for the Religious School at Old Westbury Hebrew Congregation in Long Island.

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Bialy Rock This Fall

What a great way to get your little ones excited for Shabbat, to give them music enrichment and build their Jewish identity!
Ages 9 months to 3 years with a grownup (older siblings and younger siblings are welcome).
Sessions will be Friday mornings 10am – 10:45am
September 12th, 19th, October 24th, 31st, November 7th, 14th.
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High Holidays 2014/5775 at Kane Street Synagogue

Join us for the High Holidays, Kane Street Synagogue Sanctuary and the Bergen Street Services
Download the High Holiday Schedule.
Download the High Holiday Family Programs Schedule.
Please click here if you are a Kane Street member to download the order form for Lulov and Etrog. To purchase your Lulov and Etrog online, click here.
Non-members please click here to purchase seats and to participate in the Children’s Programs.

Learn to Read Hebrew

Starting September 29 through December 15, 2014
Weekly class on Mondays 7:30 – 9:00 PM
Teacher: Ms. Joy Fallek
Do you wish you could learn to read Hebrew so that you can read from the Prayer Book along with the congregation, and perhaps progress to learning the Hebrew language? This is a class for people with no background in reading Hebrew. We will use two books that offer a programmed learning approach that has been very effective in helping adults gain Jewish literacy.
Please let us know in advance if you plan to attend by emailing Joy Fallek. For more information you can also contact the Kane Street Synagogue office at KSS Office.

Muhammad Abu Kheidr, of blessed memory, revenge and a perspective of Torah

Chaverei, dear friends,
I begin by expressing sincere condolences to the family of Muhammad Abu Kheidr, the sixteen year old Palestinian boy from Jerusalem who was tortured and killed, apparently by Jewish extremists in retaliation for the horrendous murders of Naftali Fraenkel, Eyal Yifrach and Gilad Sha’ar, Zichronam LIvracha. May Muhammad’s father and mother, and all his family, find consolation even in this devastating time.
The murders of Muhammad, Naftali, Eyal and Gilad are equally heinous. As Rachel Fraenkel, Naftali’s mother, said “Murder is murder, no matter the nationality”. I pray that the perpetrators of all these crimes will be brought to justice. “One Torah and one justice shall you have for you and for the stranger that resides in your midst” (Numbers 15:16).
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Send Rosh Hashanah Honey to your Family & Friends!

Now it’s easier than ever to send Kosher, all-natural, raw wildflower honey for a sweet New Year. Katelyn’s Honey of Northern Kentucky will send honey labeled with your holiday greetings anywhere in the United States. Download the flyer here and order now!


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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