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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.

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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 2019-20 school year. For more information contact Rabbi Valerie Lieber.

News and Upcoming Events

Kane Street’s Response to COVID-19

As a precautionary measure, Kane Street Synagogue is closed until March 29.

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.


Click here for details about the new virtual arrangements for services during the COVID-19 outbreak, necessitating social distancing and refraining from gathering in large groups.


Information about Passover preparations and online services at this time is available here.


Kane Street Readers New Selection: The Parisian

The Parisian by Isabella Hammad
Discussion: Wednesday, April 22, 7:00pm, Kane Street Chapel
Facilitated by retired Brooklyn College Professor of English and American Literature, Julia Hirsch
A masterful debut novel by Plimpton Prize winner Isabella Hammad, The Parisian illuminates a pivotal period of Palestinian history through the journey and romances of one young man, from his studies in France during World War I to his return to Palestine at the dawn of its battle for independence. Contact Contact [email protected] for more information.


Preschool Tours Are Available for the 2020-21 School Year

Kane Street Kids

Email our Preschool Director Rivka Seeman for more information. Please provide your preferred contact information and your child’s birth date. Or fill out your application here.


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Li’fi Dati: As I See It

A Message from Rabbi Sam Weintraub

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

The reality we now inhabit is significantly virtual. Shabbat is the day when we rejoin in purposeful and joyous community, whether at long, lingering s’eudot, meals, large services, or energetic Kiddushim, communal lunches. Is it permissible then to use computers, at least in this exigent time, to create community on Shabbat, especially for those who live alone? We are also now planning for Seders. I pray that all of us will at Seder strictly observe the six foot rule and other precautions. These measures will also drastically reduce the attendance at our Seders. And so the question of virtual Seders has also come up.

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Rabbi Weintraub’s Reflections on Social Issues
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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