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

Adult Education

Kane Street Synagogue is committed to teaching anyone who wants to explore Judaism. Our approach is pluralistic and informal. Our teaching materials are taken from the many voices of Jewish tradition; our goal is to create a passionate, caring community of learners.

Open Beit Midrash

The Beit Midrash (House of Study) has traditionally been the cultural center for creative spiritual conversation, a place to bring everyone together in an atmosphere of focused learning, energetic discussion and personal search.

Open Beit Midrash is our pioneering, informal Tuesday night learning academy. We explore Jewish texts and their relevance to contemporary personal and social issues with some of the most talented and sought-after Jewish educators in the country. Open Beit Midrash is for students at all levels, and all texts are studied in English translation

The Open Beit Midrash takes place on most Tuesday evenings from November through June.  The program is built around three-week mini-courses.  Course costs to be confirmed upon announcement of the roster. Per-course, and full subscriptions are available, as well as scholarships; please contact Rabbi Michelle Dardashti for more information.

Courses: Click here for a schedule and description of courses, or to register.
For more information, contact [email protected].

Our Jewish Life

Monthly Conversations on Contemporary Culture, Controversies, and Challenges

Free, leader led discussions on the third Thursday of every month, November through June, 10:30am-12:00pm in the Kane Street Chapel. Sponsored by Kane Street’s Hazak Group, for retirees and older members, but open to all.

Free. Refreshments served. Contact [email protected] for more information.

Introduction to Judaism: An Exploration for Curious Adults

20 sessions, begins October 26

Wednesday evenings, 7:00-9:00pm


Sunday evenings 7:30-9:30pm
Instructor: Rabbi Sue Oren
Tuition: $450 (includes course materials)

A weekly class offered in two evening sections on Zoom plus a hybrid gathering at Kane Street.

In a warm and open environment, explore Jewish thought, prayer, and practice, learn about Jewish history and holidays, wrestle with inherited texts and contemporary issues, discuss Jewish views of God, ethics, life and death.

Discover Judaism from an adult perspective.
Become a more confident parent of Jewish children.
Explore longstanding questions that you haven’t yet asked.

For registration and questions, contact Rabbi Oren at [email protected] or (917) 539-1334

Course co-sponsors:

Brooklyn Heights Synagogue, B’ShERT, Beth Shalom V’emeth Reform Temple, Congregation Mount Sinai, East Midwood Jewish Center, Flatbush Jewish Center, Kane Street Synagogue, Kolot Chayeinu/Voices of Our Lives, Park Slope Jewish Center
Malthut: Progressive Jewish spirituality in Queens, The Reform Temple of Forest Hills, West End Temple-Sinai Congregation
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