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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 various community building and learning efforts. He leads our Mini-Minyan and Learners’ Service, and formerly taught the Open Beit Midrash’s Foundations of Jewish Life course and other classes.

Prior to joining Kane Street full-time, Rabbi Jason directed a program in experiential learning and congregational education at the Jewish Theological Seminary (where he was ordained). Before rabbinical school, he was a director at UJA-Federation of New York in communications and interfaith affairs and began his career as a reporter and editor in the Jewish and general press. 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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