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236 Kane Street / Brooklyn, NY 11231 / 718 875-1550

Upcoming Services

April 20 - 21, Shabbat Tazria - Metzora

Candle Lighting: 7:20pm
Friday Evening Services, 6:30pm

Shabbat Morning Services, 9:15am
Learners’ Service, 9:45-11:00am, Chapel
Youth and Family Services, 11:00am, Goldman Building

Shabbat ends, 8:23pm

Sunday Morning Minyan, 9:30am

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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, Engagement Director Rabbi Jason Gitlin, Executive Director Alan Bell, or Rabbi Valerie Lieber, our Director of Education and Family Programming.

What are services like?

For questions about Kane Street Kids, our community’s creative, progressive and hands-on preschool, contact Rebecca Caplow, Director of Kane Street Kids.

Learn about our creative and stimulating Hebrew School or see it in action! Enrollment is available online for the 2016-17 school year. Or for more information contact Rabbi Valerie Lieber at 718.875.1550, ext 2005.

News and Upcoming Events

Save the Date

Kane Street Synagogue Anniversary Celebration
Sunday, June 10 at 6:00pm

Celebrate Kane Street’s 162nd Anniversary with Your Journal Ads

Help us mark this wonderful milestone: participate in our Commemorative Journal. Your Journal ads support Kane Street and are a great way to recognize achievements of all kinds. Deadline for Journal ads: Friday, May 4.
Recognize our community. Congratulate our honoree: Lisa Smith, President of the Congregation. Wish family members and friends a mazal tov on b’nei mitzvah, weddings, new babies, birthdays, anniversaries and graduations. Promote your business. Thank loved ones for their friendship and support.

Shabbat Learners’ Service continues on April 28

Saturday mornings (twice monthly), 9:45-11:00am
Chapel, Second Floor of Goldman Building
For those who want help navigating the Shabbat morning service, our Learners’ Minyan offers a space to learn about the service, explore your questions and pray slowly together. Music Director Judith Berkson joins on April 28 for a focus on the Musaf Amidah Kedusha . Please join us! See the rest of our schedule on our Shabbat page. Contact Rabbi Jason for more information.

Kane Street Book Club

Our next book is If All the Seas Were Ink by Ilana Kurshan. Discussion: Thursday, April 19 at 7:00pm at Kane Street. Contact Corinne Kotler for more information or to join the group.


September 2017 Update on Kane Street’s Renovation Initiatives

As we celebrate the holidays together and look ahead to the possibilities of the year ahead, we are pleased to report that Kane Street has taken significant steps forward in our renovation initiatives. Please take a moment to review the September 2017 New Year Omnibus Update, which outlines developments of the past several months.


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Li’fi Dati: As I See It

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Rabbi Sam Weintraub

A message from Rabbi Weintraub

From Slavery to Freedom (Me’avdut L’cherut)
To fulfill the Mitzvah of protecting the stranger, to make a personal connection with refugees and their families, and to combat despair in these distressing political times, I have been volunteering in “accompaniment” roles, joining family members, community activists and faith witnesses in immigration courts when those identified by ICE (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement) for possible deportation need to appear.

You may have seen news reports that this past January 10, in nationwide predawn raids, US immigration agents entered 7-11 stores and arrested 21 people in the biggest crackdown of companies suspected of hiring undocumented workers since President Trump took office.

Four Filipino workers were arrested at a 7-11 in Little Neck, Queens as they completed the 7pm to 7am shift. Three were immediately released but one, Larry Villena, was taken right away into detention. Larry, as many Filipinos worldwide, fled the Philippines because of poverty and unemployment and has worked at this 7-11 for ten years. He has no criminal record, and is a deacon in his Church. Despite meager pay, he supports three children in the Philippines, and is also an active care giver for two grandnieces in Queens. Immediately after the raid, 7-11 fired him.

An immigration hearing was set for Larry for February 15. To support him, I went to the Court, in the Homeland Security building on Varick Street. There, I joined Larry’s sister, brother-in-law, niece, two grandnieces, Arturo Romua, a Protocol Officer at the Philippine Consulate, leaders of Damayan Migrant Workers Association, and other faith witnesses. I represented T’ruah: Rabbis for Human Rights.
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Rabbi Weintraub’s Reflections on Social Issues
“To Work and to Preserve” Judaism and the Environment

Las Vegas

Charlottesville

Spirituality and Politics, Social Change, and my Trip to Israel

Michael Brown and Eric Garner – A Jewish Perspective

Violence

Torah text, the Tribe of Dan, Ferguson and Baltimore

ISIS, Refugees, and our Father Jacob

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