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Yom Ha’atz’ma’ut, Israel Independence Celebrations!

April 19-26
Kane Street Synagogue is part of Israel Brooklyn, a coalition of over twelve local Synagogues, Day Schools, Hillels and Y’s which will produce a series of Israel events, for young and older, from April 19-26, the week of Yom Ha’atz’ma’ut, Israel Independence Day. On Yom Ha’atz’ma’ut itself, Wednesday, April 22, at 7 PM, we are especially honored to host a program at Kane Street featuring a talk by renown Israeli Law Professor and civil rights pioneer Ruth Gavison. Download the flyer here.
We thank UJA Federation and the Jewish Agency for Israel for their generous support of Israel Bklyn.
Click here to download the flyer for all Yom Ha’atz’ma’ut Events.

New Bialy Rock Series

Beginning Friday, March 20
Children age 9 – 36 months with parents or caregivers sing, dance, and play instruments. Leader Ora Fruchter and her menagerie of puppets lead Jewish songs in English and Hebrew. Bialy Rock is a fun, interactive way to bond with your child in a Jewish context, meet new families, and enrich your child’s musical development and Jewish identity. The 6 session series is from March 20 through May 8, Fridays 10am to 10:45am. $60 series for synagogue members. $110 for non-members. $20 per session drop in.

Beit Midrash

Beit Midrash
Our program continues on April 13 and 14, featuring new course about Chasidic texts on Prayer. On Monday Evening, April 13, at 7:30, Orly Dabush Nitzan concludes our current mini-course, “The Poetry of Modern Israel,” focusing on Hebrew poetry written in Israel since the early 1950’s.
On Tuesday night, April 14, we conclude our year long series about Jewish texts with the three week course, “G-d wants the Heart, and the Heart wants G-d: Chasidic Reflections on Kavannah/spiritual intention.” Teacher: Rabbi Jeremy Kalmonofsky
The Chasidic sages were among Judaism’s deepest teachers about the soul and the inner life. We will join to study the words of the Rabbi Israeli Baal Shem Tov, the founder of Chasidism and his disciples (modern-day Ukraine, late 18th and early 19th centuries). We will discuss their insights about how to direct the heart in worship, and how to cultivate our spiritual faculties.
Rabbi Jeremy Kalmonofsky has served as Rabbi of Congregation Ansche Chesed in Manhattan since 2001. He contributed essays to “The Observant Life,” “Jewish Theology in our Time,” and “Jewish Mysticsim and the Spiritual Life.” He is also a member of the Conservative Movement’s Committee on Jewish Law and Standards and the editorial board of the journal “Conservative Judaism.”
PLEASE NOTE A CHANGE IN SCHEDULE: Sessions two and three of this course will be on Tuesday, April 28 and Tuesday, May 5. Each evening begins with dinner at 6:45, followed by the class from 7:30-9:00 P.M. The cost for the class is $36.

Family Events & Programs, Spring/Winter 2015

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.
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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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