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

Membership

At Kane Street we form a Kehilla K’dosha—a sacred and caring community. We support each other b’eit yagon uv’eit simcha—at trying times and at joyous times. Our members share their celebrations, lives, and dreams together. Within the overheated and frenzied environment of New York City, we create spaces for reflection, rejoicing, prayer, learning, and community service.

We are happy to share our membership enrollment form, but please also send an email to [email protected] if you are interested in joining the community. We would love to connect with you personally to hear about your interests and answer any questions you may have about life at Kane Street.

We bring the wisdom and compassion of Jewish traditions to all, regardless of background. Within our community are very traditional Jews and secularists, families and singles, straight and LGBTQIA+. 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.

Many of the benefits of membership are not quantifiable. Who can measure the worth of seeing one’s children grow with other happy, committed, open-minded Jewish kids? The value of friendships forged through years of studying and celebrating together? The significance of joining with others to support someone through a serious illness? Or the merit of joining with hundreds of other searching souls and singing voices on Holy Days?

More concretely, membership includes these benefits:

  • Tickets to High Holiday services
  • Discounted fees for adult education courses
  • Enrollment in our Hebrew School
  • Discounted fees for our Preschool
  • Rabbinic support, including officiation at all life cycle events, pastoral counseling and spiritual guidance during times of transition
  • Social justice programs to serve the greater community as a Jewish group
  • Teen group and community-wide Jewish teen academy
  • Cultural opportunities, including scholars in residence, films, and concerts
  • Cutting-edge, award-winning family programming
  • Regular reminders (digitally and in print) about Synagogue and other Jewish events

You are always welcome to visit and “check us out.” You may also contact or call (718-875-1550) our Engagement Director Rabbi Jason Gitlin to set a time to speak or meet. Or make an appointment with another member of our professional staff, who are happy to meet you. We especially encourage you to visit our intimate, spirited Friday night service at 6:30pm, and our Shabbat (Saturday) morning service, beginning at 9:15am. Youth and family services begin at 11:00am. Kiddushim and social time follow all services. Please browse the rest of our website to get a sense of our diverse and dynamic community (chosen as one of the “ten best Synagogues in New York City” by the website NYC10Best.com).

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