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

Upcoming Services

Shabbat Chazon

Candle Lighting: 8:03pm
Friday night Zoom Service: 6:30pm
Shabbat Morning Zoom Services: 9:30am
Mini Minyan Video Clips
Havdalah 9:10pm
Sunday Zoom Minyan, 9:06 am
contact our office for Zoom links to join services

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

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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

August 2020

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The Fund for Kane Street Synagogue 

We are reaching out to ask for support as Kane Street Synagogue faces financial challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. Every contribution to the Fund for Kane Street Synagogue will play an essential role in helping our community during this challenging time. Click here to make your donation.

Join a “Me and White Supremacy” Book Circle This Summer
We are organizing at least one more Me and White Supremacy Book Circle for our community this summer. Contact [email protected] if you are interested in participating.Read more about our recent responses to racial injustice, including educational resources, and messages from clergy, on our Social Justice page.

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 MaimonidesSefer Ha-Madda (The Book of Knowledge) examines fundamentals of Jewish faith and life. 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.

High Holidays 5781 with Kane Street
In advance of the official publication of In advance of our publishing our plans for the coming High Holidays, please click here to read a message from Rabbi Sam Weintraub, President of the Congregation Leslie Wilsher, and Executive Director Mickey Dobbs.

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 For more information, please contact Rabbi Val Lieber at [email protected].

Sinai Calls: A Statue with Many Faces
Find your path to live the covenant through learning, spiritual exploration, and social justice opportunities in our community, including ways that are specifically reflective of how the Coronavirus pandemic has altered and challenged our lives. Read more in Rabbi Jason Gitlin’s Shavuot message.

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.

More News and Upcoming Events »

Li’fi Dati: As I See It

A Message from Rabbi Sam Weintraub

Juneteenth and How Jews Can Fight Racism

[Sermon given on Shabbat Sh’lach L’cha 5780, June 20th, 2020, in celebration of Juneteenth]

This Shabbat, along with many African Americans and their allies, we are celebrating Juneteenth, the Holiday marking the end of slavery in our country and the continued contributions of African-Americans. A question which arises immediately is “Mah nishtana? What’s the difference?” Why suddenly this year?

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Rabbi Weintraub’s Reflections on Social Issues

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


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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