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Upcoming Services

September 18 - 19, Rosh HaShanah

Candle Lighting: 6:41pm
Friday night Zoom Service: 6:30pm
Rosh HaShanah Morning Zoom Services: 8:30am
Mini Minyan Video Clips
Second Day Candle Lighting: 7:38pm
Havdalah 7:44pm
Sunday Zoom Minyan, 9:00am
Click here for all prayer service times and links


High Holidays information is available at:
kanestreet.org/high-holidays

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

Click here to learn about what services are like.


Kane Street Kids, our creative, progressive and hands-on preschool, is now accepting applications for the 2020-21 school year. Please contact Rivka Seeman, Director of Kane Street Kids, for more information.


Our stimulating and inspiring Hebrew School is in session from September to June each year. Enrollment is available online for the 2020-21 school year. For more information contact Rabbi Valerie Lieber.

News and Upcoming Events

September 2020

High Holidays 5781
with Kane Street

All the information you need to join Kane Street for the High Holidays can be found at kanestreet.org/high-holidays, including the schedule of services.
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Links to all services can be found at kanestreet.org/holiday-services.
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Members may purchase guest access for friends and extended family, and the general community can purchase access at kanestreet.org/high-holiday-tix.
Family Services are free to all, but registration is requested.
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Information about Shofar Across Brooklyn, taking place on the second day of Rosh Hashanah (9/20), is available at kanestreet.org/shofar.

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A Gift to Our Community: the Kol Nidre Appeal

We hope you’ll be able to to contribute to Kane Street’s Kol Nidre Appeal, as we celebrate a High Holiday season like no other. Our community depends upon your commitment: your time, participation, and financial support. Your Kol Nidre Appeal gift is essential to the Synagogue’s financial wellbeing, as membership dues and program fees do not fully cover the cost of activities – staff, supplies, technology, security and more – that make Kane Street such a dynamic community. If you have already donated, thank you! If not, please consider making a contribution today.


Season of Teshuva Itinerary: A Daily Guide to Support Your Journey this High Holiday Season
Whether you’ve traveled with us many times before, or this is your maiden voyage, we can promise this year’s journey will be different — more urgent, less conventional, and with new and daily opportunities to experience the heart of our destination: Teshuvah (a return to our true character and God’s ways). View Our Season of Teshuvah Itinerary.


Teshuvah in Action: Anti-racism Task Force Promotes Voter Turnout
As our nation reckons with its history of racial injustice, our newly formed anti-racism task force is promoting Reclaim the Vote, which organizes phone banking to reach voters of color in southern states with a history of voter suppression. You can make calls after attending an online training. Trainings are held every Monday at 7:30 and you must sign up beforehand.


Preschool Openings for Academic Year
Kane Street Kids has spaces available for the 2020-2021 academic year, for children ages 2-5. Email Director Rivka Seeman at [email protected] to learn more.


Get in the Know(ledge): A New Community Study
Join our upcoming community study of The Book of Knowledge from the Mishneh Torah of Maimonides. Over the next year, Rabbi Jason will lead our study of its chapters on personal development, Torah study, and, in preparation for the High Holidays, Teshuvah, including study sessions on Wednesdays, September 2 and 16, 7:30pm (Zoom ID 835 0838 0493). Sign up to learn with one of our study groups.


Register for Hebrew School 2020-2021
Registration is open for the coming school year. Hebrew School will be meeting remotely in the fall, with plans for some in-person outdoor experiences. Register at kanestreet.org/hebrew-school-registration. For more information, please contact Rabbi Val Lieber at [email protected].


Kane Street’s Response to COVID-19

Kane Street Synagogue Building  is closed.
This includes:
• Kane Street Kids Preschool
• Kane Street’s Hebrew School
• All regular weekly services

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.


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Li’fi Dati: As I See It

A High Holiday Message from Rabbi Sam Weintraub

“Bayom Hahu!” – “On That Day!”

This was a phrase used by the prophets of ancient Israel as they reassured the people of the coming of a better and more just time.

So, for us now, Bayom Hahu! On that day we will re-gather in intimate and soulful services. Our children will return in joy to full classrooms. Our parents and grandparents will live in senior communities unafraid.

In the meanwhile, our tradition in its wisdom gives us a way to learn and grow even when our reality is constrained.

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Rabbi Weintraub’s Reflections on Social Issues

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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