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Upcoming Online Services

February 26-27, Shabbat Tetzaveh

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and Prayer Service Information

or click below for direct Zoom links

• Friday – 5:00pm –  Tune Into Shabbat
5:19pm – Candle Lighting
6:30pm – Kabbalat Shabbat

• Saturday – 9:30am – Shabbat Morning Service
11:00am –  Family Services:
Mini Minyan, Kinder Minyan, and Minyan Noar

• Sunday – 9:15am — Sunday Minyan

Welcome to Kane Street!

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

Virtual Open Houses
Wednesday, March 3 at 3:00pm
Tuesday, April 6 at 3:00pm
Thursday May 20 at 8:00pm to register!

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.

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.


Support KSS

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

Rabbi Jochanan Ben Zakkai

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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.

News and Upcoming Events

February 2021 / Shevat-Adar 5781

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Join us for Purim Festivities!
Get your Purim costume ready and celebrate with online events for all—opportunities to have fun, learn and hear the Megillah.
All are welcome!

Kane Street’s flagship adult learning program,
Open Beit Midrash
continues every Tuesday, through June 8.
Register Now!
Our current course is led by Dr. David Kraemer continues through March 2, as part of a 3-week course,  teaching:
Rabbinic Judaism and Early Christianity — Reading Foundational Texts Side-by-Side

From March 9, for 3 weeks, Rabbi Daniel Nevins teaches:
Karov V’Rahok: Jewish Identity Close and Far

A Prayer for our Country

“Until when will they judge lawlessly,
and favor the presence of the wicked?”

— Psalm 82:2 Continue reading…

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

More News and Upcoming Events »

Li’fi Dati: As I See It

A Message from Rabbi Weintraub

January 5, 2021
2020 and 2021

As we marked the New Year, we also saw a large number of harsh messages bidding the past year farewell. News headlines, TV pundits, and hashtags all joined in the chorus: “Good Riddance, 2020!”; “2020: Over and Out!”; “2020: Great for vision; terrible year!”

I understand how frustrated we all are. But from Jewish theology I also know that events just don’t happen. In Hebrew the root KRA means both “to befall’ and “to call”. Nothing is haphazard and everything is connected. So, when we experience setbacks, we should try to find a message, a meaning therein…

Click here to continue reading.

Rabbi Weintraub’s Reflections on Social Issues

Transgender Day of Remembrance Teaching

A Spiritual Perspective on the [2020] Election

“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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