Upcoming Services

September 19 - 20, Shabbat Nitzaim-Vayelech

Candle Lighting 6:39 PM
Shabbat ends 7:42 PM
Friday night services, 6:00 PM
Shabbat morning services, 9:15 AM
Bat Mitzvah of Yona Browne, daughter of Rebecca Seigel and Chris Browne

8:00 P.M. S’lichot – social hour, discussion, and Penitential Services

Sunday Morning Services 9:00 AM


Li’fi Dati: As I See It

A Message from Rabbi Weintraub

One of the things that I most cherish about Judaism is its great realism. Our Rabbis had great psychological insight and moral imagination. Judaism teaches that we improve ourselves not by miraculous revelations, or radical makeovers, but by gradual acculturation in the life of Mitzvot, of righteous actions in our relationships with G-d and with each other.
Our Rabbis understood that if you stand before people and say “You can act on the highest ethical plane every day for the rest of your life”, most folks will be demoralized, rather than challenged because they will realistically give up in advance. However, if you advise people about how to behave in certain ways for a certain period of time, they are more willing to give it a try.
In that spirit, I offer below a ten day, self-improvement “curriculum” for you to try during this season of Repentance. It is designed for the Ten Days of Repentance from Rosh Hoshana to Yom Kippur, but feel free to pursue it, in whole or in part at any time. Several of these suggestions are inspired by the writings of Rabbi Joseph Telushkin, to whom I am indebted.
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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 rabbivalerie@kanestreet.org. Download the Hebrew School registration for 2014-15.

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News and Upcoming Events

Open Beit Midrash returns October 21

Open Beit Midrash returns for its third year, October 21, 2014 through April 28, 2015! Keep your Tuesday evenings open!
We are very proud to announce the third year of the pioneering Open Beit Midrash at Kane Street Synagogue. This program creates a passionate community of learning by regularly offering stimulating classes taught by New York’s most talented and engaging adult education teachers.
This year, the Open Beit Midrash will survey classical Jewish texts, from the Bible to 20th Century Israeli poetry, through eight consecutive three week mini-courses, from October 21, 2014 to April 28, 2015. Because of our commitment to diversity, and the great skill of our teachers, the Open Beit Midrash engages learners of all levels, from novices to those who have studied Jewish texts for years. All texts are in English translation. Courses run from 7:30-9:00 P.M. and there are refreshments available beforehand from 6:45-7:30 P.M.
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 brochure and go to openbeitmidrash@kanestreet.org to see the program for the entire year, and for information about registration.

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. To honor the memory of loved ones who have passed away click here for our Yizkor Book of Rememberance.
Non-members please click here to purchase seats and to participate in the Children’s Programs.

Preparing the Soul for the High Holidays

Four Sessions Exploring the Spirituality of Sephardi Piyyutim
Wednesdays, September 3, 10 and 17, and October 1, 8:00 PM
Please download the flyer for more information, locations and details

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