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

Upcoming Services

December 14 - 15, Shabbat Vayigash

Candle lighting 4:08pm
Friday Night Service 6:30pm

Shabbat Morning Service 9:15am
Learners’ Service: 10:00am
Youth & Family Services 11:00am
Havdalah & Hang: 5:15pm
Shabbat ends 5:11pm

Sunday Morning Minyan 9:00am

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“Charity is as potent a force for reconciliation as the ancient Temple altar.”

Rabbi Jochanan Ben Zakkai

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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 Lori Tompkins, 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 Rivka Seeman, 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

Open Beit Midrash: “Our Greek Heritage” begins December 4

“Our Greek Heritage” with Rabbi Raymond Scheindlin begins December 4, and continues on the 11th, and 18th.
Open Beit Midrash is our pioneering, informal Tuesday night learning academy. Students explore Jewish texts, from the Bible to modern Hebrew poetry and their relevance to contemporary personal and social issues. The faculty includes some of the most talented and sought-after adult Jewish educators in the country. Download the new Open Beit Midrash brochure with full course descriptions.
For more information contact Joy Fallek.
Register Now.

Kane Street Book Club

Wednesday December 19, 7:00pm
Kane Street Chapel
Facilitated by retired Brooklyn College Professor of English and American Literature, Julia Hirsch
Three Floors Up by Eshkol Nevo
“Set in an upper-middle class Tel Aviv apartment building this best-selling Israeli novel examines the interconnected lives of its residents, whose turmoils, secrets, unreliable confessions and problematic decisions reveal the ills of a society in the midst of an identity crisis.” (Goodreads)  View this year’s selections and discussion dates. Contact [email protected] for more information.

Brooklyn Israel Film Festival 2019

From January 24-27, Kane Street’s Brooklyn Israel Film Festival marks its 15th year presenting the best of new Israeli cinema. The Festival features six compelling films for adults and children, showcases the best and brightest Israeli filmmakers, and takes a deep dive into the many experiences of Israeli life.

ï?½ Click here for Lineup, Showtimes, and Tickets

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Shabbat Learners’ Service Meets Dec 15

Learners’ Service, Saturday mornings 10:00-11:00am (twice monthly), in the Chapel
For those who want help navigating the Shabbat morning service, our twice monthly Learners’ Service offers a space to learn about the service, explore your questions and pray slowly together. Led by Rabbi Jason Gitlin and congregants. See schedule for year.

Sundays Open Play Season

Weekly open play and music from 9:00am – 12:00pm for families with kids age 4 and younger. Sundays through March 2019
Join us with your infants, toddlers and preschoolers to enjoy a big open place to play. It is a terrific venue for parents to spend time with friends and meet new people over coffee, bagels and fruit. Includes two music sets each session led by program director and song leader Lauren Demby. Register for sessions now!

More News and Upcoming Events »

Li’fi Dati: As I See It

Rabbi Weintraub’s Reflections on Social Issues

Jacob’s Ladder and the Decline of Conservative Judaism

Excerpted from a sermon by Rabbi Weintraub on Shabbat Vayetze 5779, November 17, 2018

Vayetze Ya’akov Mib’er Sheva, Va’yelech Charana
So Jacob departed from Be’er Sheva, and journeyed on to Charan.

(Genesis 28:10)

At the beginning of our Torah portion, Jacob uproots himself. Yes, he is running away from the murderous wrath of his brother, Esau, who he has swindled out of their father’s final blessing. But we should recall that otherwise Jacob is leaving not only home, but a place that is all around pretty good.

Continue reading…

Rabbi Weintraub’s Reflections on Social Issues

Rabbi Weintraub’s Sermon on #SolidarityShabbat

Response to the Attack on the Pittsburgh Tree of Life Synagogue

Listening around Rosh Hashanah

Restoring a Moral Agenda to America: The Poor People’s Campaign

Me’avdut L’cherut – From Slavery to Freedom

“To Work and to Preserve” Judaism and the Environment

Las Vegas


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

Michael Brown and Eric Garner – A Jewish Perspective


Torah text, the Tribe of Dan, Ferguson and Baltimore

ISIS, Refugees, and our Father Jacob

Family Separation

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