Upcoming Services

September 5 - 6, Ki Tetzei

Candle Lighting 7:02 PM
Shabbat ends 8:05 PM
Friday night services, 6:00 PM
Shabbat morning services, 9:15 AM

Sunday Morning Services 9:00 AM


Li’fi Dati: As I See It

A Message from Rabbi Weintraub

The “Drei Vochen” The Three Weeks – Shiva Asar B’Tammuz (17 Tammuz) to Tisha B’av (9 AV) 5772, July 15 to August 5, 2015

The three weeks between Shiva Assar B’Tammuz and Tisha BV’av mark a period of sadness and mourning—framed by two fast days-- in which we remember some of the greatest tragedies of our history, including the destruction of the First and Second Temples, and the exiles which followed. During this period, festivities and indulgences are avoided or limited. For example, traditionally, we do not schedule weddings and other joyous occasions during the Three Weeks. In fulfillment of the Rabbinic dictum “When Av begins our joy is diminished” (Mishna Ta’anit 4:6), from 1 (Rosh Chodesh) Av to 9 Av, we take on other restrictions. For example, many avoid eating meat and drinking wine during this period, except on Shabbat.

On the 17th of Tammuz, in the civil year 70 C.E. Roman legions breached the walls of Jerusalem. This led quickly to the total downfall of Jerusalem three weeks later on Tisha B’Av, when the Temple was destroyed and the Second Expulsion began. This year, the 17th of Tammuz falls on Tuesday, July 15. The fast begins at dawn 3:56 A.m. and ends at 9:00 P.M.

Tisha B’av, the Ninth of Av, Monday evening August 4 to Wednesday evening August 5, is the saddest day of the Jewish year. The First Temple was destroyed on this day by the Babylonians in 586 B.C.E and the Second Temple was destroyed by the Romans in the year 70 C.E. Apart from Yom Kippur, Tisha B’av is the only full Jewish fast day, which means that we fast from sundown to sundown. Services will be held Monday evening at 9:00 P.M. and Tuesday morning at 9:00 A.M. We will inform you more about Tisha B’Av when we are closer to the Holiday.


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

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.
Click here to download the flyer

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

Breathing and Meditation

August 30th after Kiddush, around 12:45 PM
Join us for a half-hour breathing and meditation session. We will continue the last Saturday of each month through the end of year.
Sponsored by the Shvesterhood and open to all who would like to slow down and de-stress. No RSVP or special clothing necessary!

Learn to Read Hebrew

Starting September 29 through December 15, 2014
Weekly class on Mondays 7:30 – 9:00 PM
Teacher: Ms. Joy Fallek
Do you wish you could learn to read Hebrew so that you can read from the Prayer Book along with the congregation, and perhaps progress to learning the Hebrew language? This is a class for people with no background in reading Hebrew. We will use two books that offer a programmed learning approach that has been very effective in helping adults gain Jewish literacy.
Please let us know in advance if you plan to attend by emailing Joy Fallek. For more information you can also contact the Kane Street Synagogue office at KSS Office.

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