December 13-14, Shabbat Vayechi
Candle lighting by 4:09 P.M.
Shabbat ends at 5:12 P.M.
Friday Evening Services, 6 P.M.
Shabbat Morning Services, 9:15 A.M.
Sunday morning Minyan, 9:00 A.M.
News and Upcoming Events
Support Marion Stein’s Israel Ride
Member Marion Stein biked from Jerusalem to Eilat earlier this fall with Hazon. It was her longest multi-day ride ever – totaling 135 miles! The Israel Ride is a fundraising event benefiting two organizations – The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies and Hazon. Donations count until 12/31 2013.
Open Beit Midrash
Pioneering Jewish Scholar Dr. Amy Kalmanofksy presents ”The Dangerous Sisters of the Hebrew Bible” Tuesday, December 10, 7:00 P.M.
Though sisters are often overlooked, they play a significant role in the Bible’s family narratives. Through a close reading of Genesis 19 –the story of the two daughters of Lot who conceive from their father — we will consider the role sisters play within this narrative and within the Bible at large.
Dr. Amy Kalmanofsky was ordained as a Rabbi by the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College and currently serves as Assistant Professor of Bible at The Jewish Theological Seminary. She is the author of numerous books and articles, including Terror All Around: The Rhetoric of Horror in the Book of Jeremiah (2008) and contributions to The Torah: A Woman’s Commentary. Her most recent book, The Dangerous Sisters of the Hebrew Bible (forthcoming Fortress Press, 2014) examines how the Bible portrays sisters and sisterhoods, and argues that sisters and sisterhoods play a vital role in the Bible’s narrative.
Each Beit Midrash evening begins with dinner AT 6:15 PM, followed by various opportunities for Jewish learning, and then concludes with a performance of new Jewish spiritual music by Joey Weisenberg and the Hadar Ensemble. Cost for the evening is $15.
Open to learners of all levels. We value diversity. Come whether you have studied Jewish texts for 20 years or are a complete novice. For more information, a detailed calendar of classes and information about our Faculty, please click here.
E-Waste Drive – Recycle Old Electronics
Green Corner updates on sustainability.
We will be holding an e-waste drive again this year. So don’t toss out your old electronics – bring them to us December 16 – January 12.
Volunteer to Help the Homeless
Please join the KSS crew to supervise overnight guests at the Brooklyn Heights Synagogue Shelter. From Monday, December 16 through Thursday, January 2nd, we’ve committed to providing dinner and two overnight chaperones on Monday through Thursday nights. We need your help, compassion and your mitzvahs. Join us to support those New Yorkers who really need it most. This is an opportunity to stand together as the Kane Street Community and show we care. To volunteer, contact email@example.com
Watch a New Video About Kane Street’s L’Tzedek Service Learning ProgramMore News and Upcoming Events »
Kane Street’s Zoe Martin del Campo and other members of the Miftan class are featured in this 3-minute documentary by the Coalition of Innovating Congregations. Zoe has been an active member of the Miftan class and an enthusiastic participant in our L’Tzedek service learning experiences. Zoe and Kane Street Synagogue were chosen as the subject of the film out of some 18 congregations because our program is exemplary. Every month Zoe and her classmates put their Jewish learning to work in different projects near and far.