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Friday Night Delight

Sing, Pray, Eat on Shabbat Shirah
Friday February 7, 6:30pm
When Shabbat Shirah meets Tu B’Shvat, we have to celebrate! Join us on Friday evening of Shabbat Shirah for a spiritual and musical Kabbalat Shabbat Service led by Cantor Sarah followed by a community potluck dinner. Cantor Sarah will lead post-dinner singing with an environmental theme in honor of Tu B’Shvat. Sign up to bring a potluck dish and click here for food guidelines.

Brooklyn Israel Film Festival

16th Annual Brooklyn Israel Film Festival

January 2020 marks the 16th anniversary of the Brooklyn Israel Film Festival at Kane Street Synagogue!

The 2020 Festival features four compelling films, which showcase the best and brightest Israeli filmmakers, and takes a deep dive into the many experiences of Israeli life. Mark your calendars for January 23, 25, and 26.

Last Year we sold out early!
Purchase your Festival Tickets soon!

$18 per ticket, or $36 for an advance purchase series pass to see all three films. Series passes and single first night tickets include admission to our Opening Night Reception. $28 Family Night Ticket is for January 26 screenings only, includes admission for 1 adult + 1 child. Click here for more information.

Connect More: Shabbat Afternoon Game Days

February 8, Community Room following Kiddush (approximately 12:45pm)
Disconnect, and re-connect with family, friends and the spirit of Shabbat. Join us for fun games in the community room after Kiddush during our new Shabbat afternoon game days. Once a month during the winter season, we will be featuring three different categories of game tables (along with plenty of snacks): card and tile games, board games, and a table-wide group fantasy game. Whether you’re a serious gamer or a more leisurely player, come take part and bring your family along. Games suitable for ages 6 and up. Upcoming Shabbat Afternoon Game Dates: January 11, February 8. Contact [email protected] for more information.

Open Beit Midrash: Rabbinic Judaism on Human Suffering

January 14, 21 and 28 with Dr. David Kraemer

Click here to Register

Sessions begin with dinner at 6:45pm, followed by learning from 7:30-9:00pm. Read more about this course and view the Open Beit Midrash brochure with full course descriptions. For more information, please contact Joy Fallek.

Open Beit Midrash is our pioneering, informal Tuesday night learning academy. We explore Jewish texts and their relevance to contemporary personal and social issues with some of the most talented and sought-after Jewish educators in the country. Open Beit Midrash is for students at all levels, and all texts are studied in English translation.

Sessions are held Tuesday evenings from October to March 6. Each course is three sessions. Class is from 7:30-9:00pm, and we offer dinner (included in the registration fee) from 6:45-7:30pm

Preschool Tours Now Available for the 2020-21 School Year

Kane Street Kids

Email our Preschool Director Rivka Seeman for more information. Please provide your preferred contact information and your child’s birth date. Or fill out your application here.

A Gift to Our Community: the Kol Nidre Appeal

Today, Kane Street Synagogue is enjoying an extraordinary period of growth and renewal. At 163 years old, our community is still growing, and our strength lies in your commitment to Kane Street: your time, participation and support. Your Kol Nidre Appeal gift ensures that the diverse programs that make Kane Street such a dynamic community continue to thrive. Please consider making a Kol Nidre gift now.

Kane Street Readers

Yekl by Abraham Cahan
Discussion: Wednesday, December 18, 7:00pm, Kane Street Chapel
Facilitated by Retired Brooklyn College Professor of English and American Literature, Julia Hirsch
Yekl (1896), the novel upon which the highly successful film Hester Street was based, was written by Abraham Cahan, editor of the prestigious Jewish Daily Forward for half a century. It is probably the first novel in English that had a New York East Side immigrant as its hero; reviewing it, Howells hailed Cahan as “a new star of realism.”
Contact [email protected] for more information.

Kid-friendly Welcome to Shabbat Jan 11

Join us for our Shul is Cool kid-friendly Kabbalat Shabbat at 5:00pm in the sanctuary, followed by a buffet dinner. Service to begin at 5:15pm, followed by dinner until 7:00pm. If you are attending the chapel service at 6:30pm, stop by, say hello, and sample a tasty bite. Free: RSVP.

Register New Students Now for Hebrew School

Complete Registration here.
Have your children join a stimulating and welcoming atmosphere that makes Judaism come alive for students from all types of Jewish backgrounds. Our Hebrew School encourages open questioning and helps students and their families find their own personal meaning in our rich Jewish traditions. Many parents also find great comfort knowing that their children will maintain friendships with the same group of children over many years at Kane Street, even if they go to different schools during the day. Register now or contact Hebrew School Director Rabbi Valerie Lieber for more information or if you have questions.

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