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The Whole Megillah – Purim at Kane Street

Purim Celebration for Young Children, Sunday, March 8 from 10:30am-12:00pm
Enjoy crafts, face-painting, music, hamantashen-baking and a kid-friendly Megillah reading.
RSVP at kanestreet.org/purim – $20/family
Erev Purim Services and Sanctuary Megillah Reading, Monday, March 9 at 7:15pm
Dress up and make some noise! The chapel service starts at 7:00pm, while the lively sanctuary event begins at 7:15pm.
Purim Day Service, Tuesday, March 10 at 7:30am, Chapel
Pasta for Purim, Bring an unopened box of pasta to shake during the Megillah reading, instead of a gragger. We will donate your “pasta gragger” to CHiPS, a soup kitchen and shelter in Park Slope.

Kane Street Readers New Selection: The Parisian

The Parisian by Isabella Hammad
Discussion: Wednesday, April 22, 7:00pm, Kane Street Chapel
Facilitated by retired Brooklyn College Professor of English and American Literature, Julia Hirsch
A masterful debut novel by Plimpton Prize winner Isabella Hammad, The Parisian illuminates a pivotal period of Palestinian history through the journey and romances of one young man, from his studies in France during World War I to his return to Palestine at the dawn of its battle for independence. Contact Contact [email protected] for more information.

Sponsor Mishloach Manot for Purim

Purim is just one month away!
While you begin to ponder your costume, we hope you will take the time now to make a $180 gift to Kane Street to sponsor mishloach manot. It has been a custom for centuries to give Purim packages to celebrate the Jewish people’s survival, and we give Purim bags – filled with hamantashen, other treats and a card listing our generous sponsors – to members, pre-school students and staff.
The deadline to sign up is Monday, March 2.

Join the Ranks of our Magnificent Megillah Readers

Can you chant Megillat Esther? Can you read Torah or Haftorah and want to learn how to read the Megillah? Kane Street always welcomes new Megillah readers. This year, Purim begins on Monday evening, March 9 and continues on Tuesday morning, March 10. For more information or to volunteer to read, Contact Lisa Kleinman

Open Beit Midrash: Kingmakers, The Wives of David

February 25 and March 3 and 10 with Dr. Rabbi Barat Ellman

This course will explore the characters and roles of the three of David’s wives most associated with his kingship: Michal, Abigail, and Bathsheba. These three women play unusually prominent roles in David’s amassing of power, and together, their stories map the trajectory of David’s life, from unknown shepherd to guerilla warrior, to dynastic leader. The biblical text considers these important women only in relationship to David, but through close reading of the Davidic stories, along with midrash and modern scholarship, we may be able to uncover their own stories.

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.

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Preschool Tours Are 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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