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Upcoming Services

November 27 - 28, Shabbat Yahishlach

Candle Lighting 4:11 PM
Friday Evening Services 6:30 PM
Shabbat Morning Services 9:15 AM
Shabbat ends 5:14 PM

Sunday morning Services 9:00 AM



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, Alan Bell, 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 Rabbi Valerie Lieber
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News and Upcoming Events

Kaleidoscope – a New Program for Teens

Sunday, December 13
3:00PM at Kane Street Synagogue, $5 tickets at the door
Please join us as 12 bold performers with Jewish identities from around the world and across every spectrum invite Jewish teens to wrestle with race, ethnicity and interfaith identity.
Download the flyer for more information.

Kane Street Sundays

PJ LIbrary presents Kane Street Sundays!
Open play, PJ Library story and music from 9AM – 12PM starting December 13 and every Sunday through mid-July
For families with kids age 4 and younger
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Bialy Rock: Late Fall 2015!

Bialy Rock Is The Place To Be Friday Mornings for kids Age 3 and Younger
Bialy Rock music class and singalong has everything great: puppets, music, giant drums, shakers, and lots of happy young children with their parents, nannies and grandparents. Get in on the fun every Friday morning – sessions 10-10:45am and 11:15-12noon. November 6 (10 AM class only), 13, 20, December 4, 11, 18
6 Session Series, $60 for synagogue members, $110 for non-members, Drop-ins, $20
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Please contact Rabbi Valerie Lieber for more information and to register.

Kane Street Synagogue – Open Beit Midrash

Two wonderful evenings of culture – Tuesday and Wednesday, December 1 and 2
Our weekly Beit Midrash begins a new course “Midrash: The Art of Imagination” with popular adult education teacher and Kane Street member, Rabbi Reuven Greenvald. Reuven is Director of Strategic Outreach in North America for the Jewish Agency for Israel, and is formerly a Jerusalem Fellow, one of the most selective Jewish educational Fellowships in the world. In the course, students will explore how the Talmudic sages used the Midrashic method to re-imagine not just the texts, but how we can build a covenantal community.
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Please open and read our brochure for more information and to register.
For information, please email Joy Fallek

Bronfman Youth Fellowship

Applications from teens who will be high school seniors in 2016-17 are now being accepted for the Bronfman Youth Fellowships in Israel (BFYI), one of the most rich and prestigious educational opportunities in the world for Jewish teens. Applications are due by January 6, 2016. For more information please click here.

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Li’fi Dati: As I See It

A Message from Rabbi Weintraub

Responding to Israel Now

The following is taken from a talk given by Rabbi Weintraub to the Congregation on Shabbat No’ach, October 17, when we joined hundreds of Congregations all over the country in a Shabbat of Unity about Israel.

Now in Israel, especially in Jerusalem, fear grips residents of all ethnicities and religions. Fifteen year olds are stabbing thirteen year olds, and the most common activities of daily living, picking up a carton of milk or walking home from school, are suddenly fraught with danger. The terror does not just affect Israel’s Jewish citizens. I have received several reports from friends in Israel that their Arab workers or colleagues are asking for special escorts for their own security as they go to and from work or home.

We are all areivim, responsible, for each other, especially in vulnerable times, and, admirably, many of you are wondering about what we can do from this distance. I recommend these steps:
First, remain in touch or refresh your contact with friends and acquaintances in Israel. With considerable justification, Israelis feel isolated during these times. I am always struck by how positive an effect a simple e mail “check in” can have. I encourage you also to reach out to more casual acquaintances or distant relatives with whom you are not in regular contact. Think of the man you met at a party last year, the cousin you haven’t seen since a family wedding twelve years ago, or a colleague you had a short conversation with at a conference. It doesn’t matter if you have been out of touch, or even estranged. Times like this, for all their pain, also make personal re-connections possible, welcome and even finally easy, although it may take a little gumption to pick up the phone and call.

It’s also important to understand what Israelis are experiencing these days. Try to read as much as you can day to day. There are many on line newspapers, reports, blogs, etc. I find the Times of Israel ( a good resource. It’s free, on line, and includes far-sighted regular contributors of different viewpoints and an active blogspace. This is a time to practice what is called in Chasidic counseling hitlabshut, a Hebrew word with the same etymology as the word “investment” in English or French. You try to put yourself in another’s vestments, as we’d say “in another’s shoes”. Often when we are scared we rush to political arguments or political judgements. These days call more for consolation, moral support and sympathetic presence.

One of the most powerful things that you can do is to book a flight and visit Israel. This is thank G-d not an intifada now and I pray that it will not become one. However, my travel to Israel, with a group of you, Kane Street members, 14 years ago, during the second intifada, taught me how powerful simple physical presence can be when Israelis feel abandoned and worry that others are turning aside or waiting for easier times.
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