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Activities & Groups

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 Book Club

Come together and build community with the Kane Street Book Club. All are welcome to join us every other month to dissect and discuss Jewish book selections that vary on topics for each meeting. Selections from the past year have included Philip Roth’s Plot Against America, Ellen Umansky’s The Fortunate Ones, Forest Dark by Nicole Krauss and David Grossman’s To the End of hte Land. Our Book Club next meets on Thursday, October 11, 7:00pm, in Kane Street Chapel, to discuss The Assistant by Bernard Malamud.
Our October 11 book discussion will again be facilitated by Julia Hirsch, a Kane Street member and retired Brooklyn College Professor of English and American Literature. Contact [email protected] for more information.

Kane Street Walkers

Join other pedestrian seekers as we take to the sidewalks and green spaces of Brooklyn. Since our journey began in the spring, our Shabbat walks have included Fort Greene’s tree path, a historical walk through the DUBMO waterfront and a march in support of keeping immigrant families together. Details on our October 2018 walk and future strolls coming soon.

Our Jewish Life: Monthly Conversations 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, beginning in November, from 10:30am-noon in the Kane Street Chapel. Sponsored by Hazak.

Our Jewsih Life is sponsoring a Kick-off Event in conjunction with the Institute for Living Judaism in Brooklyn:

The History of Zionism
Prof. David Myers
Jewish History Chair, UCLA, and former President & CEO
of the Center for for Jewish History in NYC
Sunday, November 4, 4:00-6:00pm in hte Kane Street Community Room
$15 at the door
Our Jewish Life’s first Monthly Conversation will be a follow up conversation on this topc on Thursday, November 15, 10:30am in Kane Street Chapel.

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