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Open Beit Midrash: “Our Greek Heritage” begins December 4

“Our Greek Heritage” with Rabbi Raymond Scheindlin begins December 4, and continues on the 11th, and 18th.
Open Beit Midrash is our pioneering, informal Tuesday night learning academy. Students explore Jewish texts, from the Bible to modern Hebrew poetry and their relevance to contemporary personal and social issues. The faculty includes some of the most talented and sought-after adult Jewish educators in the country. Download the new Open Beit Midrash brochure with full course descriptions.
For more information contact Joy Fallek.
Register Now.

Kane Street Book Club

Wednesday December 19, 7:00pm
Kane Street Chapel
Facilitated by retired Brooklyn College Professor of English and American Literature, Julia Hirsch
Three Floors Up by Eshkol Nevo
“Set in an upper-middle class Tel Aviv apartment building this best-selling Israeli novel examines the interconnected lives of its residents, whose turmoils, secrets, unreliable confessions and problematic decisions reveal the ills of a society in the midst of an identity crisis.” (Goodreads)  View this year’s selections and discussion dates. Contact [email protected] for more information.

Brooklyn Israel Film Festival 2019

From January 24-27, Kane Street’s Brooklyn Israel Film Festival marks its 15th year presenting the best of new Israeli cinema. The Festival features six compelling films for adults and children, showcases the best and brightest Israeli filmmakers, and takes a deep dive into the many experiences of Israeli life.

ï?½ Click here for Lineup, Showtimes, and Tickets

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Shabbat Learners’ Service Meets Dec 15

Learners’ Service, Saturday mornings 10:00-11:00am (twice monthly), in the Chapel
For those who want help navigating the Shabbat morning service, our twice monthly Learners’ Service offers a space to learn about the service, explore your questions and pray slowly together. Led by Rabbi Jason Gitlin and congregants. See schedule for year.

Sundays Open Play Season

Weekly open play and music from 9:00am – 12:00pm for families with kids age 4 and younger. Sundays through March 2019
Join us with your infants, toddlers and preschoolers to enjoy a big open place to play. It is a terrific venue for parents to spend time with friends and meet new people over coffee, bagels and fruit. Includes two music sets each session led by program director and song leader Lauren Demby. Register for sessions now!

Applications Now Open for 2019 Bronfman Fellowship

Every year 26 outstanding North American teens are selected as Bronfman Fellows. The highlight of the Fellowship is a free, transformative and intellectually adventurous summer in Israel where fellows engage in thought-provoking study and conversation and make lifelong friends with a pluralistic group of peers. Applicants mush be in 11th grade, self-identify as Jewish and live in the U.S. or Canada. The deadline to apply is November 30. For more information please contact Ava or call 518-475-7212. Click here to apply now.

Bialy Rock Music Class for Infants & Toddlers is Back!

Every Friday 10:00am to 10:45am, Kane Street Chapel, 2nd Floor
Children with a caregiver sing, dance and play instruments. Leader Ora Fruchter leads the songs accompanied by guitar and entertains children with her puppet named Ketchup. Songs are in English and Hebrew, and run the gamut from children’s standard American folk songs to Jewish holiday songs. Bialy Rock is a fun way to bond with your child or grandchild in a Jewish context and it is an excellent way to enrich your child’s musical development. Please sign up on-line at kanestreet.org/bialy-rock $25 per class for drop-ins. We have heavily discounted multi-class packs for members: 6 sessions for $70; 12 sessions for $130 for non-members: 6 sessions for $125; 12 sessions for $225
For more information, please contact Rabbi Valerie Lieber.

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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