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Upcoming Services

April 3 - 4, Shabbat Erev Pesach

Friday, April 3
7:30 AM Fast of First Born. Shacharit service followed by a Siyyum, concluding study of a tractate of Talmud, and Se’udat Mitzvah, a commanded meal to celebrate that study and break the fast.
Finish eating Chametz before 10:49 AM
Dispose of Chametz before 11:53 AM
Evening: Candle lighting 7:03 PM
First Seder
Saturday, April 4, Shabbat, First day of Passover
Morning services 9:15 AM Morning services including T’filat Tal, the prayer for dew which protects summer crops in dry countries such as Israel. We are critically dependent on the health of our environment, so the Cantor wears a kittel/white robe and chants in a serious High Holiday mode.
Click here for the Passover Ritual and Service Times Schedule



At Kane Street, we bring the wisdom and compassion of Jewish traditions to all, regardless of one’s background. Within our community are very traditional Jews and secularists, families and singles, straight and gay. Our members include many Jews-by-choice (converts) as well as interfaith families and Jews who are returning to their roots. We are rightly regarded as a community where any sincere person can find a place.

We'd love to meet you. If you have questions, feel free to contact Rabbi Sam Weintraub, Marla Cohen, our Executive Director, or Rabbi Valerie Lieber, our Director of Education and Family Programming. For questions about preschool, contact Peggy Geller, director of Kane Street Kids.

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To learn about our creative and stimulating Hebrew School, contact Rabbi Valerie Lieber at 718.875.1550, ext 117 or e-mail Download the Hebrew School registration for 2014-15.

Learn about the Hebrew School. Check out some highlights from this year in Hebrew School in this video! Download our latest Mah Chadash, November 14, 2014, "What's New?!"
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News and Upcoming Events

Hebrew School Hosts Model Seders

Parents Are Invited!
March 30 -April 1
Our model seders are a yearly highlight for children, and we love having parents (and siblings) join us. The seders are led by Rabbi Val, Yoshie Fruchter and our students.
Monday, March 30
5pm – 6pm Gan and Bet classes
Tuesday, March 31
4pm – 5pm Lior’s Gimmel class
5:30pm to 6:30pm Vav and Miftan
Wednesday, April 1
4pm – 4:50pm Ran’s Gimmel, and Dalet-Hey
5:10pm – 6pm Alef
Parents, please RSVP to by March 26 so we have enough food and seats.

Passover 5775 – 2015

Passover will be here in a few short weeks!
Please click here for Passover 5775 – 2015 information.

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 “The Poetry of Modern Israel” with Orly Dabush Nitzan, begins tonight
Tuesday, March 17, we begin “The Poetry of Modern Israel” with Orly Dabush Nitzan. This course will focus on Hebrew poetry written in Israel since the early 1950’s. As mirrors of the spirit of this period, the selected poems will teach us about changes in Israeli society as a whole, and in the lives of individuals. Students will encounter the poems of David Avidan, Yehuda Amichai, Dalia Rabikovitch, and others. Class discussions will especially explore three themes: relationship to the land of Israel, relationship with God, and contemporary women’s issues.
Orly Dabush Nitzan is the first community shlicha (Israeli emissary) for Brownstone Brooklyn. In this role, she helps to create deeper levels of engagement with Israel both within the Jewish community and in broader Brooklyn. She has been actively involved in the struggle for social justice in Israel. A lawyer and educator based in Tel Aviv, Orly has been the director of Neve Schechter and the chair of Shacharit-Creating Common Cause (an organization dedicated to creating a flourishing, sustainable Israel).
PLEASE NOTE SCHEDULE CHANGE: There will be NO Beit Midrash on Tuesday, March 31 and Tuesday, April 7. The third and final session of this mini-course will be held after Passover, on Monday April 13, at 7:30 P.M. (no dinner that evening).

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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Li’fi Dati: As I See It

A Message from Rabbi Weintraub
Li’fi Dati: As I see it
A message from Rabbi Weintraub

PASSOVER 5775 2015

Z’man Cheiruteinu
Time to be free!

Why do we do all this?
Passover Message from Rabbi Weintraub

The most widely observed Jewish ritual in America today is the Seder. What is the Seder’s purpose? Through the Seder, we fulfill the commandment, “You shall tell your child on that day, “Because of what G-d did for me when I went out of Egypt” (Exodus 13:8)
The central truths of our faith are shaped by the Exodus. That is why the Rabbi felt that someone who denied the Exodus was a kofer ba’ikar, one who rejected our faith fundamentally. When we left Egypt, we perceived the true meaning of life. We understood that there is a G-d who cares, and that we can and should join G-d in morally perfecting the world.
How to do this? Our prophets and sages understood that dwelling on slavery and oppression would turn us into bitter, cynical and likely brutal people. Our shackles might be off, but we would remain mired in the rage and hatred of the slave. So, at the Seder, we tell a different story. It begins with Shibud/servitude “Avadam Hayinu! – We were slaves!”—but moves quickly to Ge’ulah, redemption. Click here to read the full text.

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