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Activities & Groups

Kane Street Book Club

Calling all readers. Join us as we dissect and discuss selections that deal with a variety of Jewish themes, perspectives, and characters. Our Book Club is facilitated by Julia Hirsch, a Kane Street member and retired Brooklyn College Professor of English and American Literature. All sessions meet 7:00pm in the Kane Street Chapel. Come take part in thoughtful conversation over wine and light snacks. All are welcome. Here are this year’s selections and discussion dates (read more about the books and place orders):

Thursday, October 11: The Assistant by Bernard Malamud

Wednesday, December 19: Three Floors Up by Eshkol Nevo

Wednesday, January 16: A Bintel Brief: Love and Longing in Old New York, letters from the Jewish daily forward

Wednesday, March 13: Call it Sleep, by Henry Roth

Thursday, May 2 (evening after Yom HaShoah): Dora Bruder, by Patrick Modiano

Wednesday, June 19: Yiddish Policemen’s Union by Michael Chabon

Contact [email protected] for more information.


Our Jewish Life: Monthly Discussions on Contemporary Culture, Controversies and Challenges

Engage in community, conversation, and new ideas during these free leader-led discussions, held on the Third Thursday of every month, from 10:30am-noon in the Kane Street Chapel. Sponsored by Hazak. Upcoming conversations and topics:

Thursday, December 20: Did we really think it couldn’t happen here? Anti-Semitism in 21st Century America.

For more information contact [email protected].


Brooklyn Israel Film Festival

In January 2019, the Brooklyn Israel Film Festival at Kane Street Synagogue 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

Tickets are available now at kanestreet.org/biff-tix
$18 single ticket; $36 festival pass.
$28 Sunday family event ticket (1 adult + 2 children); additional children’s tickets available for $6 each, if purchased with a family ticket or series pass.

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The Mensch Squad

The Mensch Squad is an important part of the Kane Street community. Mensch Squad volunteers support members of the community in times of need, whether due to a happy occasion, like the birth of a child, or a sad occasion, like illness or the death of a loved one. The Mensch Squad is here to provide meals, visit you in the hospital, take you to an appointment, or pick up a prescription. Just send us a message.

The Mensch Squad is also looking for more mensches to join our ranks. We will include you when we send out a group email looking for volunteers to respond to a particular request and keep you updated on planning efforts.
To join the Mensch Squad volunteers, please contact Mensch Squad volunteer coordinator Julia Hirsch at [email protected]. If you prefer, you may first contact Rabbi Samuel H. Weintraub.


Kane Street Walkers

Join other pedestrian seekers as we take to the sidewalks and green spaces of Brooklyn. Our Shabbat walks have included Fort Greene’s tree path, historical walks through Cobble Hill, Brooklyn Heights, and DUBMO , and a march in support of keeping immigrant families together. And a Sunday visit to Green-wood Cemetery. Keep posted for upcoming walks and the Spring 2019 schedule. Contract Rabbi Jason Gitlin if you are interested in serving as a lead walker and helping to plan upcoming strolls.

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