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

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Shabbat Pinchas

Candle Lighting: 8:07pm
Friday night Zoom Service: 6:30pm
Shabbat Morning Zoom Services: 9:30am
Mini Minyan Video Clips
Havdalah 9:10pm
Sunday Zoom Minyan, 9:00 am
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Rabbi Jochanan Ben Zakkai

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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 2020-21 school year. For more information contact Rabbi Valerie Lieber.

News and Upcoming Events

June 2020

Kane Street Connections Newsletter
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The Three Weeks: Tragedy and Reflection in the Heat of Summer
Shiva Asar B’Tammuz, Thursday, July 9, fast starts at 3:40am and ends at 9:02pm
Tisha B’av, Wednesday to Thursday, July 29-30, fast starts at 8:14pm (Wednesday) and concludes 8:49pm (Thursday). Tisha B’Av service details below in our Shabbat and Prayer section.
The three weeks between Shiva Assar B’Tammuz and Tisha B’av mark a period of sadness and mourning—framed by those two fast days—in which we remember some of the greatest tragedies of our history, including the destruction of the First and Second Temples, and the exiles which followed. Read more from Rabbi Weintraub.

Kane Street Joins 400+ Jewish Organizations to say Black Lives Matter

Kane Street joined together with over 400 Jewish organizations to say with one voice, in a letter published on Medium, that the #BlackLivesMatter movement is the current day Civil Rights movement in this country, and it is our best chance at equity and justice. Read more about our recent responses to racial injustice, including our Me and White Supremacy Book Circles, educational resources, and message from clergy, on our Social Justice page.


Preschool Openings for Academic Year and July Summer Program
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, and ask about our (virtual) July summer program.


Pirkei Avot Study Groups with Rabbi Jason Gitlin
Wednesdays at 8:00pm on Zoom (open to all)
Tuesdays at 11:00am on Zoom (open to all)
Read more about our Community-wide Pirkei Avot Study.


Kane Street Raises Nearly $8,000 for Health Center’s Frontline Workers
Funds raised from our two-day appeal are purchasing meals to feed Cobble Hill Health Center’s staff, frontline medical and healthcare workers, at this difficult time. We have also been making calls to residents who Center staff have let us know would appreciate receiving phone calls and prayers at this moment.


Mi Shebeirach Mondays: 5 Minutes for Healing and Strength with Rabbi Jason Gitlin Mondays, 10:00am on Zoom.


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

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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