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

Upcoming Services

January 19 - 20, Shabbat Bo

Candle lighting, 4:37pm
Evening Service, 6:30pm

Morning Service, 9:15am
Shabbat Ends, 5:40pm

Sunday Minyan 9:00am


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 Alan Bell, or Rabbi Valerie Lieber, our Director of Education and Family Programming.

What are services like?

For questions about Kane Street Kids, our community’s creative, progressive and hands-on preschool, contact Nari Gottlieb, Director of Kane Street Kids.

Learn about our creative and stimulating Hebrew School or see it in action! Enrollment is available online for the 2016-17 school year. Or for more information contact Rabbi Valerie Lieber at 718.875.1550, ext 2005.

Support KSS

“Charity is as potent a force for reconciliation as the ancient Temple altar.”

Rabbi Jochanan Ben Zakkai

Donate Online
You can donate online using our donation page and pay securely through PayPal.

When you purchase items at through this link the synagogue will receive a percentage of the sale.

More ways to support…
For more information about ways to donate to Kane Street, please click here

News and Upcoming Events

Brooklyn Israel Film Festival 2018

On January 25, 27 & 28, the Kane Street Synagogue presents the Brooklyn Israel Film Festival, which marks its 14th year presenting the best of new Israeli cinema.

The Festival features three nights of thought-provoking films that explore diverse aspects of Israeli society. Click here to read about the films, watch trailers and purchase tickets. On Sunday, January 28, the Festival presents a special family event: an Israeli film for children will be screened upstairs while the regular festival film screens downstairs.

It’s a Jewzapalooza – Trivia Night

Sunday February 11, 5:00-8:00pm

Enjoy a groovy time with your Kane Street friends, while you show off how brilliant you are at Kane Street’s annual fundraiser to benefit youth and family programs.

Tasty food, great cocktails, and TRIVIA, hosted by our resident Quiz Master Eric Pliner.

Create your own team of 10 people or join a team.
Adults and children 10+ are welcome to play!

Childcare and activities for kids aged 1-12 will be available.

There are three ways to give: Raffle Tickets, Mitzvah Wall, and Experience Events.

Buy tickets, create your team, and make a tax-deductible donation at

Shabbat Learners’ Service on January 20

Saturday mornings, 9:45-11:00am
Chapel, Second Floor of Goldman Building
For those who want help navigating the Shabbat morning service, our Learners’ Minyan offers a space to learn about the service, explore your questions and pray slowly together. The next two sessions are about the Amidah during Shacharit. Please join us! See the rest of our schedule on our Shabbat page. Contact Rabbi Jason for more information.

Open Beit Midrash – Tuesday Evening Informal Study Program

Healthy Vegetarian Dinner at 6:45pm followed by learning from 7:30-9:00pm with first rate teachers!
The Beit Midrash (House of Study) has traditionally been the cultural center for creative spiritual conversation, a place to bring everyone together in an atmosphere of focused learning, energetic discussion and personal search.
Kane Street’s Open Beit Midrash includes six three-week mini-courses over (most) Tuesday evenings. This season runs until March 6, 2018.
Next course: Slavery in The Bible: with Dr. Rabbi Barat Ellman. January 9, 16 and 23, 2018
Read more and register!

Kol Nidre Appeal: Keep Kane Street Thriving

As we celebrate the New Year, we hope you will consider contributing to the Kol Nidre Appeal. Your gift will help ensure that the programs that make Kane Street such a dynamic community continue to thrive.

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Li’fi Dati: As I See It

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Rabbi Sam Weintraub

A message from Rabbi Weintraub

Never Again!

Urge your Senators to stop the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya people in Burma
The Rohingya are an ethnic minority in Burma who have been described as the world’s most persecuted minority. Although roughly one million Rohingya reside in Burma, they have been systematically denied their rights, including citizenship since 1982. The Rohingya who live in northern and central parts of Rakhine state are confined to ghettos or camps and cannot leave without government permission.
Over the past four months, the Burmese military has engaged in a scorched earth campaign, razing entire Rohingya villages. Soldiers have indiscriminately massacred Rohingya men, women and children. Doctors Without Borders has reported that 6,700 Rohingya have been killed due to the violence, and eyewitness testimonies report widespread rape and other sexual violence, looting, deportation and mass arson of hundreds of Rohingya villages. More than 600,000 people have fled on foot or by boat to refugee camps in Bangladesh. The United Nations is calling it a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing” and we – as Jews and global citizens – and our government cannot stand idly by.
The American Jewish World Service (AJWS) has organized a mass mobilization e-action to urge the U.S. Senate to pass the Burma Human Rights and Freedom Act of 2017. This legislation would authorize desperately needed humanitarian assistance to refugees and impose sanctions on the Burmese military, who have been key agents in massacres and other atrocities committed against the Rohingya people.
The Burmese government has a long history of human rights abuses against the Rohingya, and they will only change with strong outside pressure. We urge you to click here and sign the letter to your Senators.

Rabbi Weintraub’s Reflections on Social Issues
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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

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