Religious Life

“Prayer without Heart is like a Body without Spirit”

Bachya ibn P’kuda – “Obligations of the Heart”, Spain, 11th century

Every week, we offer a variety of warm and inspiring services at Kane Street.  We are delighted that people from many backgrounds, Orthodox and Reform, observant and secular, have found community and spirit at our prayers. Services at Kane Street are a wonderful mix of traditional melodies, Hebrew songs, Torah chanting, lay leadership and joyous spirit. We use the Sim Shalom prayer book series and also offer transliteration booklets for those new to the service.

An active Ritual Committee organizes services. Men and women equally share prayer leadership. All of our Torah and Haftarah readers are lay members of the congregation. Our roster of lay leaders has grown as the Rabbi and other leaders teach service leadership skills – many leaders learned about Judaism only as adults. The lay leadership of our Services is a proud hallmark of Kane Street and reflects the great value which we place on broad community education and participation. If you would like to lead any of our services — Friday night, Shabbat Shacharit, Musaf and Mincha, or Sunday Shacharit– please contact our Ritual Chair Rena Schklowsky, ritual@kanestreet.org Kane Street sponsors a variety of programs and courses to enable the community to fully participate in synagogue life.

Our Music Enrichment Director, Joey Weisenberg, is available and eager to train those interested in leading Tefilot and to bring Jewish song and prayer to children and adults. music@kanestreet.org Joey leads a number of Shabbat services throughout the year. To become more familiar with the Friday Night melodies, download the music files located in Weekly Services

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