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Upcoming Online Services

April 23-24, Shabbat Achrei Mot / Kedoshim

Click here for all Online Shabbat
and Prayer Service Information

or click below for direct Zoom links


• Friday – 5:00pm –  Tune Into Shabbat
6:30pm – Kabbalat Shabbat
7:23pm – Candle Lighting


• Saturday – 9:30am – Shabbat Morning Service
11:00am –  Family Services:
Mini Minyan, Kinder Minyan, and Minyan Noar
8:26pmHavdalah


• Sunday – 9:15am — Sunday Minyan


Welcome to Kane Street!

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 Mickey Dobbs, or Rabbi Valerie Lieber, our Director of Education and Family Programming.

Click here to learn about what services are like.

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Kane Street Kids

Final Virtual Open House:
Thursday May 20 at 8:00pm
kanestreet.org/ksk-open-house to register!

Kane Street Kids, our creative, progressive, and hands-on preschool, is now accepting applications for the 2021-22 and 2022-23 school year.

Click here to apply
or contact Preschool Director Rivka Seeman, for more information.


Preschool Openings for the Current Academic Year: Kane Street Kids also has spaces available for the 2020-2021 academic year, for children ages 2-5. Apply for the current school year here or contact contact us to learn more.

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Register your child for Hebrew School for the 2021-2022 school year.

We intend to hold all classes in person in the fall, and as always, our classes will be engaging, fun, substantive, and full of warmth and community feel.

Enroll before June 10 to get the early bird pricing at
kanestreet.org/hebrew-school-registration

For more information contact Rabbi Valerie Lieber.

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Support KSS

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

Rabbi Jochanan Ben Zakkai

Donate Online
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More ways to support…
For more information about ways to donate to Kane Street, please click here.

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Kane Street’s Response to COVID-19

Kane Street Synagogue Buildings are partially as part of our response to the pandemic.

  • Kane Street Kids is holding in-person classes with appropriate precautions for the protection of students, faculty, and staff
  • Kane Street’s Hebrew School is online-only for the moment.
  • Regular Weekly Services are conducted over Zoom, and all are welcome!

Please click here to read more information about these and other measures that we are putting in place in view of the current situation with COVID-19.

News and Upcoming Events

April 2021 / Nisan-Iyar 5781

Read our latest Kane Street Connections Newsletter
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Meet A Prospective Senior Rabbi
This Weekend

Rabbi Eric Woodward will join the congregation from Friday morning, April 23 through early Sunday evening, April 25.
Rabbi Eric Woodward
He will teach, lead services, meet with varied synagogue constituencies, and participate in open discussions.
Please go to kanestreet.org/rabbi-search to find out more about Rabbi Woodward, and see the full schedule of services and opportunities to meet the rabbi.

165th Anniversary Commemorative Journal

This year’s 165th Anniversary Commemorative Journal is in honor of Rabbi Samuel H. Weintraub, who is retiring in July after 25 years of devoted service to our synagogue.

While we are still uncertain as to when we will be able to honor Rabbi Sam in person with a much-deserved gala dinner and celebration, what we CAN do right now is to participate in the Anniversary Journal to honor him.

Please go to kanestreet.org/journal to place your ad! 


It’s time to enroll in Kane Street’s Hebrew School for 2021-22!
kanestreet.org/hebrew-school-registration


Special Arts and Culture Event
“Immoral Soul” Live Q&A with author Rabbi Nilton BonderRabbi Bonder’s best-selling book, “Our Immoral Soul”, was first adapted into a record-setting theatrical production, and is now a feature documentary. Rabbi Bonder joins us to discuss his book and the film on April 26.

Watch the film at your convenience, and then join Rabbi Bonder for a live Q & A via Zoom
at kanestreet.org/arts-and-culture
Monday, April 26 at 7:00pm


Kane Street’s flagship adult learning program,
Open Beit Midrash
continues every Tuesday, through June 8.
Our current course is led by Dr. Beverly Bailis continues through April 20, as part of a 3-week course,  teaching:
Religious Experience in Modern Jewish Literature and Film


Our next course starts on April 27, with Dr. Aaron Koller on:
The Akedah / Binding of Isaac, in Jewish Life and Thought
Register Now!


A Prayer for our Country

“Until when will they judge lawlessly,
and favor the presence of the wicked?”

— Psalm 82:2 Continue reading…



Mi Shebeirach Mondays
5 Minutes for Healing & Strength
Mondays at 10:00am
Join us online for this brief weekly prayer of healing and strength with special thoughts for those who are sick with COVID-19, or otherwise ill, and the healthcare workers and family members taking care of them, with Rabbi Jason Gitlin.


Mishneh Torah Community Study
Mishneh Torah Community Study
with Rabbi Jason Gitlin
Join our community study of the Mishneh Torah’s Book of Knowledge, focusing on its chapters on personal development, Torah study, and Teshuvah.


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Li’fi Dati: As I See It

A Passover Message from Rabbi Weintraub

March 12, 2021
Why the Plagues?

Dahm! Tz’far’dei’ah!

Blood! Frogs! Insects! Wild animals! Pestilence! Boils! Hail! Locusts! Darkness! Death of the First Borns!

This year, as I prepare for Passover, and as in no prior year, my imagination turns to the plagues. The Coronavirus pandemic has given me a taste of what it must have been like to be an Egyptian just before the Israelite Exodus. Stuck in your home, isolated, praying for your family’s safety, all as the natural ecology is upended, toxins are unleashed in the air that you breathe, and finally, so many homes touched by death.

What was the point of the plagues?

Click here to continue reading.


Rabbi Weintraub’s Reflections on Social Issues

2020 and 2021

Transgender Day of Remembrance Teaching

A Spiritual Perspective on the [2020] Election

“Bayom Hahu” – “On This Day”

Juneteenth and How Jews Can Fight Racism

Yizkor, Shavu’ot and Our Burning Cities

Leviticus, COVID-19, and Indirect Responsibility

The Use of Computers on Shabbat and Holidays in the new COVID-19 Reality

T’shuva and its Processes: As the Jew Turns

After El Paso and Dayton: A service of Remembrance, Reflection and Re-commitment

Shavuot 5779 Message

Confronting American Anti-Semitism

Jacob’s Ladder and the Decline of Conservative Judaism

Solidarity Shabbat sermon following the Pittsburgh Synagogue attack

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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