Congregation Baith Israel Anshei Emes, otherwise known as Kane Street Synagogue, is a conservative synagogue located in Cobble Hill in Brooklyn, New York. It is a family-oriented Synagogue with a joyous and involved community. The rabbi is personable and leads services in a traditional conservative fashion with much of the community joining in.
Review By Jewishly:
I visited Kane Street Synagogue on a Saturday morning for services and I was surprised by what I found. When I walked in someone welcomed me, asked me if I needed anything, and told me to just walk in and find a seat.
This synagogue had a very traditional conservative service which I really appreciated. The members of the community were all singing the tunes and participating. I found the D’varh Torah or weekly Torah portion talk to be interesting. The community seemed to have a good selection of families and single members.
One thing that was also amazing about Kane Street is the interior. It is a beautiful synagogue with stained glass windows, a second floor/ balcony area and the colors inside are light and uplifting. If nothing else, it’s worth visiting this for the beauty of the interior.
Overall, I would say the community is welcoming, the services are easy to follow, and there’s lots of congregation involvement. One thing I think that this synagogue could improve upon is community involvement, specifically finding ways for the community to get to know each other and its younger members. There didn’t seem to be a way to meet new people, or connect to the community on the greater whole.
236 Kane Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231