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236 Kane Street / Brooklyn, NY 11231 / 718 875-1550

Upcoming Services

May 22 - 23, Shabbat Ba Midbar

Candle Lighting 7:55 PM
Friday Evening Services 6:00 PM
Shabbat Morning Services 9:15 PM
Shabbat ends 8:58 PM
Saturday, May 23, First Night of Shavuot
Candle Lighting 8:59 PM
Sunday, May 24, First Day of Shavuot Morning Services 9:15 AM
Sunday, May 24 Second Night of Shavuot
Candle Lighting 9:00 PM
Monday, May 25, Second Day of Shavuot Morning Services, including Yizkor Memorial Prayers 9:15 AM

 

Welcome

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.

What are services like?

To learn about our creative and stimulating Hebrew School, contact Rabbi Valerie Lieber at 718.875.1550, ext 117 or e-mail rabbivalerie@kanestreet.org. Download the 2015 - 2016 Hebrew School Registration

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?!"
Learn about Kane Street Kids Preschool

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News and Upcoming Events

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Biking to Beat Kids’ Cancers

May 17, 11:00 AM
Starting from Kane Street Synagogue, 236 Kane Street
Students in 6th & 7th grades and their families will be Biking to Beat Kids’ Cancers. We invite all other bikers to join us and we have a goal of raising $2,000 for Pediatric Cancers at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Please donate to help us reach our goal! We will be ending at Pier 5 in Brooklyn Bridge Park and invite you to meet us there at 12:15 as we conclude and enjoy a picnic. Download the Pledge Form here!

Kane Street Kids Openings!

Our renowned preschool, Kane Street Kids, has a few openings for the 2015-16 school year for children born in 2013 who will turn 2 years old by August 2015. This class is a Tuesday/Thursday 9:00 AM-12:00 PM program that affords first time students a foot in the door to our wonderful, hands-on, creative early childhood experience. For more information and to schedule a tour, please contact Peggy Geller, Director at peggy@kanestreet.org or (718) 875-1550.

Shavuot

This year, following popular interest from our own members and positive reports from others, we have chosen to join a community wide late night Tikkun Study session on the first night of Shavuot, Saturday May 23, The program occurs at Congregation Beth Elohim, Eighth Avenue and Garfield Place, and begins at 9 and lasts until sunrise. Participants study and socialize for as long as they like. About ten different Conservative, Reform, Orthodox and independent Congregations participate and we look forward to an enlightening and energetic Shavuot experience.
We will share more detailed program information with you as it develops.

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Li’fi Dati: As I See It

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

Torah Text, the Tribe of Dan, Ferguson and Baltimore
(Excerpted from a sermon about Parshat Emor, Kane Street Synagogue, May 9, 2015)

In Leviticus, Chapter 24 (verses 5-23) we read a very enigmatic, violent and disturbing story. A man of mixed parentage—born of an Egyptian father and Israelite mother—“goes out” and fights with a (full) Israelite. During the struggle, the son of mixed parentage curses G-ds’ name. He is arrested. For help in his adjudication, Moses turns to G-d who says “Take the blasphemer outside the camp, and there all those who heard him (blaspheme) shall lay their hands upon his head. Then the entire assembly will stone him” (verse 14).

Rabbis and exegetes have struggled with this story for millennia. Why is his sentence so severe? What is the background and context of his crime? From where did he “go out”?

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