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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 leading 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, Pirkei Avot & Mishneh Torah Community Studies, Learners’ Service, Readers Book Club, Kane Street Walkers, Our Jewish Life Discussion Group, Mi Shebeirach Mondays, Tune Into Shabbat, and various holiday celebrations.

Prior to joining Kane Street, Rabbi Jason was Director of the ReFrame program for 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 of 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. His writings have appeared in Ha’aretz, The Jerusalem Report, JTA, New Jersey Jewish News, and else where.

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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