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

Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret, and Simchat Torah 5783

Services, Events, and Activities*

October 9-16

Sunday, October 9

Sukkot Block Party!

A celebration of the holiday, with food, games, music, sukkah arts & crafts (to hang in the Kane Street Sukkah!), a social action project with Repair the World, and a natural dyeing and architecture workshop with The Neighborhood Project.

Erev Sukkot Service

Brief and joyful evening service in the Sukkah.

Erev Sukkot Dinner

Pizza and Israeli food dinner in the Kane Street Sukkah – space is limited to 25 attendees!
Please register by October 7!
Monday, October 10

Morning Service

Join us for lively services with lulavetrog and song. A kiddush will follow.

Morning Family Service

Join a Sukkot service led by Rabbi Val Lieber and Rabbi Michelle Dardashti with singing, a story, and lots of lulav action.

Evening Service

Brief and joyful evening service in the Sukkah.

Singing in the Sukkah

Celebrate Sukkot with music and food. Please bring a pareve or dairy dish, which must be prepared in advance. Food is not allowed in the synagogue kitchen during this event.
Tuesday, October 11

Morning Service

Join us for lively services with lulavetrog and song. A kiddush will follow.

The Kabbalah of Ice Cream

Join Ethan Blake for an edible workshop on Jewish mysticism, regenerative agriculture, and eco-Kashrut ice cream. Learn how to make a dessert that is as sweet as it is spiritually and ecologically nourishing.
Wednesday, October 12

Kane Street’s Got Talent!

Open Mic in the Sukkah

Can you sing, dance, tell jokes, show unsung talents for a Kane Street crowd?
Come one, come all to perform on stage (or sit back and watch) at a community Open Mic.
No advanced sign-up required. Vegan dinner from Luanne’s Wild Ginger will be served.
Thursday, October 13

Our Jewish Life presents:

Garden of Eden Revisited: Discussion led by Gloria Blumenthal

As we begin the reading of the Torah once again on Sim?at Torah, we encounter our biblical myths of origins related to the creation of humans. We know these stories by heart. But do we know if they are the simple biblical text or inclusive of other images? In this workshop we will look closely at the creation of humanity in Genesis Chapters 1 and 2 and at what happens in Chapter 3 in the Garden of Eden. We will explore how the events of creation and its aftermath are interpreted by the rabbis in an early midrash.

A short reception, sponsored by the Hazak Group will precede the discussion.


Women’s Night in the Sukkah

Sponsored by the Shvesterhood

Our 11th celebration in the Sukkah!
Members and non-members are welcome to catch up with friends and get to know other fabulous Kane Street women. Bring a parve or dairy main dish, appetizer, dessert, wine or other beverage to share. Please label your dish with the ingredients and/or if it is gluten free.
Invite your friends!
Friday, October 14

Sukkot Shabbat Mishpaha
Services and Dinner

Bring your kids to sing, dance, and celebrate with Rabbi Michelle Dardashti and Landon Braverman. We’ll likely be up on the roof (and even if we’re not, the energy will be at least that high!)
Free to attend, but please register for dinner.

Kabbalat Shabbat Services

Regular Shabbat services on the roof, weather permitting.
Saturday, October 15

Shabbat Hol HaMoed Sukkot Services

followed by a Birthday Shabbat Kiddush

Join us for lively Shabbat/Sukkot services, including an aliyah for people with September and October birthdays and a festive Kiddush Lunch, celebrating and sponsored by them.
(If you would like to be a sponsor, please click
Following Kiddush lunch:
approx. 2:00pm

Sukkah Hop

Our annual Sukkah Hop resumes!

Community members open their sukkot for desserts or other goodies following Shabbat services and Kiddush. It’s a terrific way to experience the holiday, meet community members, and enjoy a lovely stroll through our surrounding neighborhoods.

RSVP at, and we will email you a list of the Hop Hosts before Shabbat on Friday October 14.

For questions, please contact Adam Pollock at [email protected].

Sunday, October 16

Hoshana Rabbah Services
– great for families!

Want to revel in some final blasts of Shofar and a chance to beat willows into the ground?
Join Rabbi Dardashti and Cantor Sarah for a raucous conclusion to Sukkot and the shofar season.

Evening Services
for Shemini Atzeret

Join us for this short and sweet evening service, in the Sukkah or on the roof, weather permitting.
Monday, October 17

Shemini Atzeret Service

Short and sweet holiday evening service in the Sukkah or on the roof, weather permitting.

Simchat Torah

Family Service
led by Landon Braverman and Rabbi Val
6:30pm Kiddush and Dinner 
Approx. 7:00pm Main Simchat Torah Service
with wild singing and dancing with Torahs out on Kane Street!
Tuesday, October 18

Morning Simchat Torah Service

A festive service that includes aliyot (a chance to be called to the Torah) for all and much more singing and dancing with Torahs

*Please consider signing up to volunteer at Ruth’s Refuge or buying something for their Amazon wishlist in honor of this holiday focussed on the fragility of our lives and dwelling-places.

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