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

Upcoming Services

October 30 - 31, Shabbat Lech Lecha

Candle Lighting: 5:36pm
Online Shabbat and Prayer Service Information
Tune Into Shabbat at 5:00pm
Kabbalat Shabbat at 6:30pm
Shabbat Morning Service, 9:30am
Family Shabbat Services, 11:00am:
Mini Minyan (Video Clips), Kinder Minyan, and Minyan Noar
Havdalah 6:39pm
Contact Office for Zoom Service Links and Entry


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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.

Click here to learn about what services are like.


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.

Kane Street Kids is holding a
Virtual Open House
on Thursday November 5, at 8:00pm. 

Please register here!

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

October 2020

Kane Street Connections Newsletter
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A  Prayer for Voting
In voting in this year’s elections, we not only exercise rights and responsibilities as Americans, but fulfill the Rabbinic commandment of D’rishat Sh’lom Ha’Ir, seeking the welfare of one’s society. We share with you the following prayer for voting by Rabbi David Seidenberg. You may recite it even if you have already voted.


Teshuvah in Action: Anti-racism Task Force Promotes Voter Turnout
Our anti-racism task force is promoting Reclaim the Vote, along with resources from the Rabbinical Assembly’s Ten Days of Voting Engagement.


Tune Into Shabbat
A half hour of song, images, and Shabbat reflections, with Rabbi Jason Gitlin and Kinder Minyan’s Landon Braverman, to help you slow down and transition out of the work and school week. Friday, October 23 at 5:00pm.


Preschool Openings for Academic Year
Kane Street Kids has spaces available for the current (2020-2021) academic year, for children ages 2-5. We are also accepting applications for the 2021-22 and 2022-23 school years; apply here or contact Director Rivka Seeman at [email protected] to learn more.

Kane Street Kids is holding a
Virtual Open House
on Thursday November 5, at 8:00pm. 

Please register here!

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.


Introduction to Judaism: An Exploration for Curious Adults
This 20-session course is offered Wednesdays and Sundays, beginning October 21 on Zoom. Contact Rabbi Sue Oren at [email protected]. More info on our Adult Ed page.


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 High Holiday Message from Rabbi Sam Weintraub

“Bayom Hahu!” – “On That Day!”

This was a phrase used by the prophets of ancient Israel as they reassured the people of the coming of a better and more just time.

So, for us now, Bayom Hahu! On that day we will re-gather in intimate and soulful services. Our children will return in joy to full classrooms. Our parents and grandparents will live in senior communities unafraid.

In the meanwhile, our tradition in its wisdom gives us a way to learn and grow even when our reality is constrained.

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Rabbi Weintraub’s Reflections on Social Issues

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

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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