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GivingTuesday 2019: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (in the Kane Street Garden!)

This fall, we celebrated the newly-restored façade of our historic sanctuary. With our beautiful building in full view, we are excited to turn our attention to renewing our garden, our #GivingTuesday 2019 project.

Help us ensure that our garden reflects Kane Street’s sense of community and commitment to the world around us. Our Tucky Druker Garden was named in 1994 in memory of a dedicated member who was among those who brought about the Synagogue’s renaissance in the 1970s. Over the years, the garden has beautified our streetscape and hosted programs, celebrations and opportunities for service.

Your #GivingTuesday 2019 gift will ensure that the garden will once again blossom and serve our congregation and our neighborhood!

Make your GivingTuesday Gift now!


Brooklyn Israel Film Festival

Announcing the 16th Annual Brooklyn Israel Film Festival

January 2020 will mark 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.


Open Beit Midrash: Body & Soul: Current Questions in Jewish Bioethics

November 19, 26 and December 3 with Rabbi Daniel Nevins of the Jewish Theological Seminary and the Rabbinical Assembly’s Committee on Jewish Law and Standards who has been focusing his research on topics related to bioethics and technology.

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.


Shabbat Learners’ Service: Hallel, Prayers of Holiday Praise

Shabbat mornings (twice monthly), December 7 and 21: Hallel, Prayers of Holiday Praise, 10:00-11:00am in the Chapel with Rabbi Jason Gitlin
Our Learners’ Service offers a space to learn about the service (its structure, themes, and rituals), explore your questions, and pray slowly together. Join for one, any, or all weeks! Contact Rabbi Jason Gitlin for more information. Schedule on Kane Street’s Shabbat page.

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 2020-21 school year

Our Kane Street Kids preschool is now accepting applications for enrollment for the 2020-21 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. To apply click here!


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