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

Upcoming Services

January 18 - 19, Shabbat Beshalach

Candle lighting 4:36pm

Friday Night Service 6:30pm

Shabbat Morning Service 9:15am
Learners’ Service 10:00am
Youth & Family Services 11:00am

Shabbat ends 5:39pm

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

Trivia Night 2019

Sunday, February 10, 5:00-8:00pm
Save the date, and buy your tickets!
Enjoy a worldly time with your Kane Street friends, and share your knowledge about Jews Around The World at Kane Street’s annual fundraiser to benefit youth and family programs. Foreign food, adventurous cocktails, and TRIVIA, hosted by our resident Quiz Master Eric Pliner.
Trivia Night offers you three ways to give: Kids’ Raffle Tickets, the Mitzvah Wall, and Experience Event. Create your own team of 10 people or join a team. Adults and children 12+ are welcome to play! (limited team spots available for children aged 10-12). Childcare and activities for kids aged 1-12 will be available. Read more, purchase tickets, register your team, and donate at

Open Beit Midrash: Our Next Course Begins January 8

“Protest and Political Engagement in Israeli and Palestinian Poetry and Fiction” with Dr. Bevery Bailis begins January 6, and continues on the 15th and 22nd.
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, January 16
A Bintel Brief: Love and Longing in Old New York A Bintel Brief “A Bundle of Letters” — was the enormously popular advice column of The Forward, the widely read Yiddish language newspaper begun in 1906 New York. Written by a diverse community of Eastern European Jewish immigrants, these letters spoke to the daily heartbreaks and comedies of their new lives, capturing the hope, isolation, and confusion of assimilation. Drawn from these letters — selected and adapted by Liana Finck and brought to life in her appealing two-color illustrations.  Facilitated by retired Brooklyn College Professor of English and American Literature, Julia Hirsch. 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 January 19th

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.

More News and Upcoming Events »

Li’fi Dati: As I See It

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.

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Rabbi Weintraub’s Reflections on Social Issues

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


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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