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

Professional Staff

718-875-1550 x 2007

Engagement Director

Rabbi Jason Gitlin

Rabbi Jason works to deepen the experiences of young families and other community members, offering personal outreach, integrating people into congregational life, and supporting community building and learning efforts. Experiences or initiatives he has partnered with synagogue members to create and/or lead include our Mini Minyan, Shul is Cool Kabbalat Shabbat, Shabbat Learners’ Service, Book Club, Kane Street Walkers, Our Jewish Life Discussion Group, Pirkei Avot Community Study, and various holiday celebrations.

Prior to joining Kane Street, Rabbi Jason directed a program in experiential learning and congregational education at the Jewish Theological Seminary (where he was ordained). He began his career as a reporter and editor in the Jewish and general press and then worked as a director in communications and interfaith affairs at UJA-Federation of New York for several years. He has an MA in Near Eastern Studies from New York University, with a concentration on Israel and American Jewry, a BA in journalism from the University of Colorado, and has been a fellow in the Muehlstein Institute for Jewish Professional Leadership and at Yeshivat Hadar and the Conservative Yeshiva.

An avid walker, you may otherwise see him exploring city neighborhoods by foot or enjoying Brooklyn beaches and culture with his wife Laureve and daughter Rose.

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