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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

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.

Kane Street Kids is holding a
Virtual Open House
Tuesday, December 1 at 3:00pm
A virtual presentation with Q&A to follow
Click here to RSVP

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.

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

November 2020

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Kane Street’s flagship adult learning program, Open Beit Midrash returns on Tuesday, December 8.
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Tune Into Shabbat
A half hour of song, images, reflections, and candle lighting for children and adults in their life, with Rabbi Jason Gitlin and Kinder Minyan’s Landon Braverman, to help transition out of the work and school week. Friday at 4:00pm, with a livestream.

Kane Street Readers’ Selection: The Art of Leaving by Ayelet Tsabari. Discussion on Wednesday, December 2 at 7:00pm on Zoom.

Our Jewish Life Discussion Group
Discovering Jewish Paper Cut Art: How Jews transform a folk tradition into a way to Sanctify God, with member and artist Deborah Ugoretz, on Thursday, November 19 at 10:30am on Zoom.

Mi Shebeirach Mondays – 5 Mins for Healing & Strength
Join us Mondays at 10:00am 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 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.

Bialy Rock Sing-along for Infants, Toddlers with their Grown-up
Online Fridays with Landon Braverman, from 10:00-10:35am. $10 per session. First session is free if you register 24 hours in advance. Register at

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.

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Li’fi Dati: As I See It

A Post-Election Message from Rabbi Sam Weintraub

A Spiritual Perspective on the 2020 Election

“Gracious and compassionate is G?d, slow to anger and abundant in kindness!”

Ashrei, Psalm 145, said three times every day

I am anxious this week, but also full of gratitude and hope.

So much good has happened.

One hundred and fifty million Americans voted, the highest percentage of eligible voters in 112 years. As if potential exposure to Covid-19 was not daunting enough, many also stood in long lines, enduring hours of waiting, at times planned deliberately to suppress their participation. Still, about two out of every three eligible voters participated. Yashir ko’ach (may your power remain righteous) to them all!

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Rabbi Weintraub’s Reflections on Social Issues

“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


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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