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Upcoming Services

June 24 - 25, Shabbat Beha'alotcha

Candle Lighting 8:11 PM
Friday Evening Services 6:30 PM
Shabbat Morning Services 9:15 AM
Shabbat ends 9:14 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

Small Group Interview Sessions with H3

Monday, June 27 and Wednesday, June 29
We are committed to engaging the congregation as we craft a plan for the sanctuary interior. All are invited to participate in a small-group interview session to be facilitated by H3. We hope you can join us to share your thoughts and vision for the sanctuary. Feel free to attend any session on Monday, June 27 or Wednesday, June 29 that coincides with your interests and/or availability. Your RSVP is appreciated.

A Presentation and Conversation About the Sanctuary Interior Project

Monday, June 20, 7:00 PM
The Board of Trustees invites you to a presentation and conversation focused on the sanctuary interior. the evening will be facilitated by Ariel Fausto of H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture, the firm that Kane Street has engaged for the sanctuary interior. Your RSVP to Development at Kane Street is requested, so we can plan accordingly.

Kane Street Synagogue Restoration Project – June 2016 Update

Kane Street has made significant progress in our effort to revitalize and renew our historic sanctuary. We are pleased to announce a number of exciting recent developments, including a grant from the New York City Landmarks Conservancy, the engagement of H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture for the sanctuary interior, and a new look for the capital campaign. For more details, take a look at the June 2016 report.


Saturday, June 25, After Kiddush, Kane Street Synagogue Chapel
Looking for a great way to de-stress, whether it’s after a hectic weekend or before heading back into the workweek? Our own Lisa Sack, certified yoga teacher and practitioner of Viniyoga™, will lead a breathing and meditation/mainly chair yoga session in the Chapel on May 21st and June 25th right after Kiddush. This is yoga for everybody and every body! You don’t need to be super flexible–yoga practice is about calming the mind, not wrapping your foot around your head. All are welcome-no experience necessary.

Register For Hebrew School Now

New students’ deadline is August 1.
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The schedule and fees are included on the registration form. For questions or more information please contact Rabbi Valerie Lieber

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Li’fi Dati: As I See It

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Rabbi Sam Weintraub

A Message from Rabbi Weintraub

The challenges of anti-Israel and anti-Jewish activists on campus

Increasingly, parents of college students, and at times the students themselves, come to talk with me about anti-Israel and anti-Jewish activists on campus. I am not referring here to people respectfully expressing dissent from specific Israeli, or American Jewish leadership policies. Rather, I mean groups espousing anti-Semitic canards about Jewish deviousness and power, or opposing the existence of a Jewish state per se, or judging Israel by an impossible double standard while ignoring the wrongdoings of other nations.

Often, our Jewish students today are intimidated, even overwhelmed. They feel unprepared for the political argument, and, more fundamentally, confused by the guilt and embarrassment which anti-Jewish and anti-Israel expressions arouse in them.

What lies behind their confusion? Why are they hard pressed to respond to anti-Israel canards, when they rise easily to defend other groups? Is their quietism, their Jewish bashfulness just a matter of intimidation by those who rail against us? Or does it have deeper roots?

Consider the education of many of these Jewish youth. Prior to college, what was often their last intensive Jewish learning experience? The Bar, or Bat Mitzvah. And this often became an exercise in musical reading performance. But where was the Haftarah from? What did the child learn about the prophets whose verses they chanted? Was she made to feel the religious and political heroism of the prophet? Did she learn about Jeremiah, in the late Sixth Century BCE, who was ostracized, imprisoned and forcibly silenced for opposing King Zedekiah and the royal priesthood and their foreign policy? Does she know about the career of Amos, 200 years earlier, who infuriated the false prophets and callous landowners of Northern Israel by denouncing religious ostentation and merciless systems of sharecropping? Was she taught about the role of conscience in Rabbinic tradition, the many Midrashim where G-d’s action or inaction in the Torah is openly challenged?

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