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Kane Street Celebrates its 164th Anniversary

Each year along with our Anniversary Celebration, Kane Street Synagogue publishes a Commemorative Journal, one of our most important fundraising efforts. The Journal offers a wonderful opportunity to celebrate our honoree and our community. We hope everyone will take out a Journal ad! Our deadline is Sunday, May 31.

Also, plan to join us the evening of Sunday, June 14 for our virtual Anniversary Celebration, where we will fête Adina and our congregation. Details to follow!

Our Honoree
Adina Solomon, President of the Congregation

Adina Solomon has been a member of Kane Street since her family moved to Brooklyn from Morningside Heights in 1981. She was a student in the Hebrew School, a Junior Congregation “Rabbi,” a member of Kadima and USY, and a student teacher in the Hebrew School. After college, Adina rejoined Kane Street and began her two-decade-long shul fundraising career by chairing the Commemorative Journal from 2002 to 2006. She joined the Board in 2003, and co-founded the Strategic Fundraising Committee in 2010.

Adina has served as President of the Congregation since August 2018 – leading with strength, purpose, collaboration, and an abiding love for the community she has called home for most of her life. During her tenure, Adina has played an integral role in bringing recent capital projects to completion: our new Rooftop Community Space and the Sanctuary exterior restoration. In addition, under Adina’s leadership, Kane Street has deepened volunteer involvement; enhanced security procedures and infrastructure; streamlined administrative, HR and finance processes; and redoubled our commitment to ensuring our community is engaging, meaningful and accessible to all. During this unprecedented time of closure, Adina has worked closely with the staff and lay leadership to ensure that our community continues to function as a source of solace and spirituality for all.

Adina is the oldest daughter of long-time members Eliot Solomon and Barbara Solomon-Speregen, and the stepdaughter of almost-as-long-time-members Marsha Zeesman and Michael Speregen. Adina married her husband, Torsten Scheihagen, at Kane Street in 2006. Their son, Clark, is in the Bet class in Hebrew School. He thinks Adina should quit her job and open a lemon tart restaurant in their apartment.

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