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

Annual Meeting 5779/2019

Thursday, June 13, 7:00pm
We will hold our Annual Meeting of the Congregation in the Community Room of the Goldman Educational Center. Synagogue members are encouraged to attend this very important event. Per your notification by postal mail several weeks ago, we will be voting on the slate of Officers and Trustees to the Board. If you are unable to attend please participate by returning your executed voting proxy, available as a PDF here, to arrive no later than 5:00pm on Thursday June 13. Please send either by email to [email protected] ; mail or drop off to Kane Street Synagogue, 236 Kane Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231; fax to 718.875.1757.

Kane Street Walkers: Downtown Brooklyn

Saturday, June 22, leaving after Kiddush at approx. 12:45pm (meet in Kane Street Lobby)
Join Kane Street historian and archivist Judy Greenwald on this tour tracing Downtown Brooklyn’s transformation from a ferry hub to a subway metropolis. Our Walkers Spring Season features Shabbat strolls exploring local parks, history, and Jewish sites. Contact Rabbi Jason Gitlin for more information.

Kane Street Book Club

Dancing Arabs by Sayed Kashua
Discussion on Wednesday June 19, 7:00pm
A story born out of the tensions between Jewish and Arab Israelis, Sayed Kashua’s debut novel has been praised around the world for its honesty, irony, humor, and its uniquely human portrayal of a young man who moves between two societies, becoming a stranger to both. Discussion facilitated by retired Brooklyn College Professor of English and American Literature, Julia Hirsch. View this year’s selections and discussion dates. Contact [email protected] for more information.

Pirkei Avot Community-wide Study

The long held custom of studying Pirkei Avot between Passover and Shavuot offers the perfect time to join one of multiple study groups learning this mishnaic collection of ethical teachings. Groups of community members are meeting on Shabbat afternoons, before work, during Hebrew School, evenings and more. Sign up to join a study group, learn with your family, or ask us to connect you with other learners. Read more about the learning and schedule. Contact Rabbi Jason Gitlin for more information.

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.

Kane Street Kids: Apply for the 2019-20 school year

Our Kane Street Kids preschool is now accepting applications for enrollment for the 2019-20 school year. We embrace families from all backgrounds and cultivate a connection to Jewish traditions and values. Our classroom teachers are warm and nurturing, and provide an environment where children can grow and develop cognitively, socially, emotionally and physically. For more information or to tour the school, contact Preschool Director Rivka Seeman.

September 2017 Update on Kane Street’s Renovation Initiatives

As we celebrate the holidays together and look ahead to the possibilities of the year ahead, we are pleased to report that Kane Street has taken significant steps forward in our renovation initiatives. Please take a moment to review the September 2017 New Year Omnibus Update, which outlines developments of the past several months.

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