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Participate in Experiences (formerly known as Salons)

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Experiences are social get-togethers that we offer at our annual Trivia Night to help raise money to support our programming for kids and families at Kane Street Synagogue. We offer a set number of slots at each experience at a set dollar cost.

We have some spaces at some of the Experiences still available.

Below is a brief description of each Experience and if you scroll down a bit further you can sign up. Or simply make a donation.

Thank you!

Poker Night

hosted by Seth & Laura (Kane Street Kids Family)
Thursday, April 26th, 2018, 7:15pm – $100 per person

Are you ready to go all in? Did you know Kane Street member Laura Fink is a former professional poker player! Join her and her husband Seth for this fun filled evening where they will share some of their card playing secrets. After a short lesson for both beginners and experienced players, we will divvy up the chips and play a full-fledged poker tournament. Winner takes all bragging rights, and a fun prize. The beer and buy in for the tournament are included in the $100 donation price.

Guided Craft Brew Tasting & Hearty Appetizers at Berg'n
hosted by Bill & Susan Rifkin (Synagogue Members) and Berg'n
Sunday, April 22, 2018 6:00pm – $75 per person

The guys behind the Brooklyn Flea and Smorgasburg opened this 9,000-sq.-ft. space featuring brews from local purveyors like Other Half, Sixpoint, Finback as well as other U.S. favorites like the Michigan-brewed Bell's. Sample half a dozen craft beers in the company of Berg’n’s beer master, along with some delicious snacks (veggie appetizers provided).

Cooking With Gail (judge on Bravo's Top Chef)

Hosted by Marley & Gene and Gail (Kane Street Kids parents)
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 – $250per person 

Gail Simmons is an internationally known food writer, cookbook author and chef. She has served as a permanent judge on Bravo's Emmy-winning Top Chef since its inception in 2006. She will guide 8 lucky winners of this Experience in a private cooking class using one of the recipes from her newest cookbook Bringing It Home. See for more on her extraordinary culinary background.

Women's Steak and Scotch Night
hosted by Riva Bennett (Synagogue Member)
Saturday, December 1, 2018, 8pm – $180 per person

Hand over that Steak 'n' Scotch. Gourmet cook Riva Bennett hosts this lavish evening of grilled steak, single-malt Scotch and mingling at her home in Ditmas Park. You won’t want to miss out on one of the best social and culinary events to take place all year!

Men's Steak and Scotch Night
hosted by Ira Mayer (Synagogue Member)
Saturday, January 12, 2019, 8:00pm – $180 per person

Scotch, steak & community. Mix it up with fellow Kane Streeters at this evening of camaraderie fueled by great single malts and choice 24-ounce rib steaks. Chef for the night and butcher’s son Ira Mayer hosts at his home in Ditmas Park. A great night out for the guys

Beauty and Champagne NOW SOLD OUT

hosted by Jillian Levy (Hebrew School and KSK Family)
Thursday, April 12, 2018 7:00-9:00pm – $100 per person

Enjoy some bubbly while you learn tricks of trade to create beautiful makeup & hair. Learn how to create a flawless face in five minutes, a smoky eye, and up-dos and braids. Join Jillian Levy who was a wedding makeup artist, and Janet from the PERSONS OF INTEREST Salon for a fun evening of beauty!


Wine Tasting & Dinner NOW SOLD OUT
hosted by Al Romano and Sandy Berman (Synagogue Members)
Saturday, February 2, 2019, 8:00pm – $180 per person

Enjoy some of the best wine varietals selected by the staff of Heights Chateau with delicious hors d'oevres and dinner at the Brooklyn Heights home of Al Romano & Sandy Berman.

VIP Tickets To the Today Show and Meet Guest Kelly Clarkson

hosted by Sheila Richman (Kane Street Kids mom)
Summer 2018 (Exact date TBD) – $250 – ONLY 2 SPOTS LEFT

Enjoy a live taping of The Today Show featuring Kelly Clarkson, winner of the very first American Idol competition. After the show you will get to meet Kelly.

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