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236 Kane Street / Brooklyn, NY 11231 / 718 875-1550

Kane Street Walkers

Join other pedestrian seekers as we take to the green spaces and sidewalks of Brooklyn. Our walks, which explore local nature, parks, and history with Jewish teachings and reflections, are a wonderful way to meet new people and expand your Jewish journey. Past walks have included Spring Into Passover and Blessing of Flowering Trees, Birding in Brooklyn Bridge Park, Tu BiShvat Tree Walks, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO Neighborhood walks, and Cemetery visitsContact Rabbi Jason Gitlin if you are interested in serving as a lead walker or helping to plan upcoming strolls. Upcoming walks:

Shavuot: A First Fruits Pilgrimage Through Prospect Park, with Rabbi Jason Gitlin
Sunday, May 16, 10:30am-noon (start location and sign up)

Follow in the footsteps of our ancestors as we evoke the ancient First Fruits ritual by exploring the ongoing spiritual significance behind the seven species that were once offered at the Temple. Walkers are encouraged to bring seven species foods (wheat, barley, grapes, figs, pomegranates, olives, dates), or others more locally in season, to sample as we walk, learn, and experience this festival of nature and agriculture outdoors. Led by Rabbi Jason Gitlin.

The Cedars of Lebanon, with Rabbi Jason Gitlin
Sunday, May 30, 2:00-3:30pm, Green-Wood Cemetery (start location and sign up)

See the trees that inspired the composer of Psalm 92, popularly sung on Kabbalat Shabbat. We’ll walk to some of Green-Wood’s great Cedars of Lebanon to appreciate them and look at Jewish texts and teachings that have evoked and reflected on these impressive specimens.

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