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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 sidewalks and green spaces of Brooklyn. Our walks explore local parks, history, and Jewish sites, with Jewish teachings and reflections. These walks are a wonderful way to meet new people and expand your Jewish journey. Our past Walks have included Birding in Brooklyn Bridge Park, Tu BiShvat Tree Walks, and Cemetery visitsContact Rabbi Jason Gitlin if you are interested in serving as a lead walker and helping to plan upcoming strolls.

Step Into Spring: Experience Chag Ha-Aviv and the Season

Reconnect with Passover’s roots on these walks led by Rabbi Jason Gitlin that are designed to help you experience, and learn teachings, related to the festival’s designation as Chag Ha-Aviv, Holiday of Spring. 

Fort Greene Park Freedom Walk
We walk the park’s Tree Trail to its Prison Ship Martyrs Monument with reflections along the way on the relationship Judaism promotes between spring and freedom. Details and Sign Up to Join

– Saturday, March 20 from 2:00-3:15pm, Sign Up

Blessing of Spring Trees and Flowers
Embrace the Jewish practice of blessing budding trees and blooming flowers, especially in fields and gardens, during Nisan (the Spring). We’ll learn about and recite tree blessings on our walks to some inspiring specimens. Details and Sign Up to Join

– Tuesday, March 30 from 3:30-5:00pm, Prospect Park, Sign Up

– Sunday, April 4 from 2:00-3:30pm, Green-Wood Cemetery, Sign Up

– Tuesday, April 6 from 3:30-5:00pm, Prospect Pak, Sign Up

– Sunday, April 11 from 10:30-noon, Green-Wood Cemetery, Sign Up

Phenology Visits to Green-Wood Cemetery: Track Springs Arrival
Become a phenological observer and identify the arrival of spring in Brooklyn. Phenology is the study of the annual life cycle events of all plant and animal species, as primarily marked by the changing of seasons. We’ll explore and observe nature in areas that make up Green-Wood’s Phenology Project and look at Jewish teachings related to spring and the changing of seasons. Details and Sign Up to Join

– Thursday, April 1 from 10:30am-noon, Green-Wood Cemetery, Sign Up

– Sunday, April 25 from 2:00-3:30pm, Green-Wood Cemetery, Sign Up

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