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

Upcoming Services

November 16 - 17, Shabbat Vayetzei

Candle lighting 4:15pm
Friday Night Service 6:30pm

Shabbat Morning Service 9:15am
Learners’ Service 10:00am Chapel

Youth & Family Services: Mini Minyan, Kinder Minyan, Minyan Noar 11:00am
Shabbat ends 5:18pm

Sunday Morning Minyan 9:00am

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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 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

Our Jewish Life

Monthly Conversations on Contemporary Culture, Controversies and Challenges
Free, leader-led discussions on the third Thursday of every month, November through June
Thursday, November 15, 10:30am, KSS Chapel
Topic: The Changing American-Jewish Commitment to Israel
Contact [email protected] for more information.

Open Beit Midrash: “The Torah of Health” begins Nov 6

“The Torah of Health” with Dr. David Kraemer begins November 6, and continues on the 13th, and 20th
Open Beit Midrash, our pioneering, informal Tuesday night learning academy, prepares for a new year, with our first course starting on October 16. 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.

Shabbat Learners’ Service will continue Nov 17

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.
5779 Schedule (2018-19): October 6 and 20: Prayers at the Beginning of Service; November 3 and 17: Shacharit/Barchu, Sh’ma; December 1 and 15: Shacharit/Amidah; January 5 and 19: Torah Service; February 2 and 16: Musaf; March 2 and 16: Concluding Prayers; April 6: The Passover Seder; May 11 and 25 Saying Kadddish

Sundays Open Play Returns November 4

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!

Applications Now Open for 2019 Bronfman Fellowship

Every year 26 outstanding North American teens are selected as Bronfman Fellows. The highlight of the Fellowship is a free, transformative and intellectually adventurous summer in Israel where fellows engage in thought-provoking study and conversation and make lifelong friends with a pluralistic group of peers. Applicants mush be in 11th grade, self-identify as Jewish and live in the U.S. or Canada. The deadline to apply is November 30. For more information please contact Ava or call 518-475-7212. Click here to apply now.

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Li’fi Dati: As I See It

Rabbi Weintraub’s Sermon on #SolidarityShabbat

Dear friends,

We are here, in large numbers, full of fear and sadness. How could this happen in our country? In a Synagogue in so many way like ours? On the sacred Shabbat Day?

And what can we do now? What can do with our uncertainty and anguish?

Our first instincts are healthy. We have this innate sense that there is some place to which we can turn our troubled minds and souls. We need to do something, with our grief, with this new sense of vulnerability. More than anything we need not to be alone. So we get up. We go to the Synagogue. We turn to each other. And we turn to G-d.

Read the full sermon


Rabbi Weintraub’s Reflections on Social Issues

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

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

Family Separation

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