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Upcoming Services

July 3 - 4, Shabbat Balak

Candle Lighting 8:11 PM
Friday Evening Services 6:00 PM
Shabbat Morning Services 9:15 PM
Shabbat ends 9:14 PM

Sunday Morning Minyan at 9:00am

 

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

Synagogue Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting of the members of the Congregation will take place on
Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 7:00 PM
If you are unable to attend, please sign and return the proxy form to ensure that we have a quorum to consider and vote on the slate. Both members should sign it if you have a family membership so that as many members as possible are represented at the Annual Meeting.

Breathing and Meditation Sessions

July 18 and August 15
Breathing and Meditation lead by Lisa Sack
Join us for a half-hour Breathing and Meditation session after Kiddush. Sponsored by the Shvesterhood and open to all who would like to slow down and de-stress for the coming week. No RSVP or special clothing necessary.

The Fast of Tisha B’av, July 25 – 26

Saturday, July 25, Fast begins 8:17 PM
Evening Services with chanting of Eicha/Lamentations: 9:15 PM
Sunday, July 26, Morning Services: 9:00 AM
Fast ends at 8:47 PM

Bialy Rock with Yoshie

Fridays at Kane Street Synagogue
Jewish music classes for children 5 to 36 months
10 – 10:45 AM, May 29, June 5, June 12, June 19, June 26, July 10
Six Session Series $60 for synagogue members, $110 for non-members
Drop-ins $20
Contact Rabbi Valerie to RSVP and register, Rabbi Valerie

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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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