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

Professional Staff

718-875-1550 x 2003

Rabbi

Michelle Dardashti

Prior to making her way to Cobble hill to join the team at Kane Street, Rabbi Michelle Dardashti spent nine years on College Hill in Providence, RI, where she served  as Associate University Chaplain for the Jewish Community at Brown University and Rabbi at Brown RISD Hillel. Rabbi Dardashti is the daughter of an American folk-singer and teacher and an Iranian-born cantor. She was raised on a brand of Judaism that is multicultural, meta-denominational, musical and global; she became a rabbi to share the gifts her parents’ eclectic Judaism afforded her: passion, hope, wonder, gratitude, empathy, responsibility and joy.

Her appointment at Kane Street has been covered by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, The Brooklyn Eagle, and the Brown Daily Herald.
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Executive Director

Mickey Dobbs

Before coming to Kane Street, Mickey Dobbs was at the Yale Alumni Association, where he was Director for Clubs and Associations, working with Yale’s alumni groups in New York City and the West Coast. Prior to Yale, Mickey worked for various FinTech start up companies in New York City as CFO and Chief Compliance Officer. Read full bio →

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Director of Education & Family Programming

Rabbi Valerie Lieber

Rabbi Valerie Lieber oversees the Hebrew School, Shabbat and Holiday children’s services, Shabbat Club and Family Education programs at Kane Street. Valerie began working with our community in the summer of 2008 and quickly exhibited her strengths as an educator and administrator. Read full bio →

718-875-1550 x 2007

Liturgical Director

Cantor Sarah Myerson

Cantor Sarah Myerson has served a variety of Jewish communities in Brooklyn, Manhattan and Long Island, New York. Previously, she served as the cantor of Congregation Beth Ohr in Bellmore/Massapequa, New York, and Congregation Mishkan Tefila in Chestnut Hill (Boston), Massachusetts. Read full bio →

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Preschool Director

Cam Lieberson

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Cam is thrilled to be joining the Kane Street Kids community in their first year as Education Director. After earning their undergraduate degree in Educational Theater from NYU, they launched into their teaching career, working in general education and arts integration roles for children of all ages.  Read full bio →

Rabbi Emeritus

Samuel H. Weintraub

Rabbi Samuel H. Weintraub was pulpit Rabbi of Kane Street Synagogue from 1996 to 2021. For that quarter of a century, Rabbi Weintraub devoted himself passionately to outreach. He labored to keep our Synagogue both accessible and appropriately challenging to people from all religious backgrounds, levels of Jewish observance, races, ethnic backgrounds, gender identities, physical abilities, and economic brackets.
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Finance Support Specialist

William Waldman

Our Finance Support Specialist supports the Executive Director, and the Finance, Fundraising, and Communications Committees. Read full bio →

Administrative Assistant

Erica Southward

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Hebrew School & Family Programming Administrative Assistant

Priscilla Murphy

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Kane Street Kids Preschool Administrative Assistant

Leorah Wood

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Engagement Associate

Ethan Blake

As Kane Street’s Engagement Associate, Ethan Blake works as a Shul impresario, membership expander, R&D entrepreneur, and creative community organizer for all ages and interests. He is also a Jewish studies and Hebrew teacher at Kane Street’s Hebrew School, starting in the fall.
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Welcome Desk and Security

Trevor Malcolm
Gerald Bertrand
Rayshon Johnson

Custodial Staff

Pedro Sanchez
Yvette Simmons

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