Weisenberg as Kane Street Music Director
Shabbat at the Shtender
Kolot Magazine Winter 2008
by Sarah Schmerler
Peer through our chapel door on any given Friday night, and you’ll probably see nine or 10 people standing around an old wooden shtender (reader’s lectern), co-leading the Kabbalat Shabbat service with gusto. You’ll see two 20-somethings (a guy in jeans and a woman who is head of our social action committee); two women in their 40s, singing while their hungry families wait for them at home; an empty-nester couple in their 60s; a new guy whom nobody seems to know; anda fairly new phenomenonan infant or two, bouncing in a Baby Bjorn as mom or dad bangs along on the shtender to the rhythms of Carlebach’s Lecha Dodi.
My NYC shul-hopping continues at the Kane Street Synagogue
From the Reform Shuckle
If I were going to be in Brooklyn for more than a month, the Kane Street Synagogue might very well be the place I make my usual home for davening. Like last week’s shul, Kane Street is Conservative, but lively.
Kane Street’s Friday night service is wonderful because of it’s intimate location and small size. I counted about 25 people in the small room, arranged in a semi-circle around a prominent wooden shtender. Around the shtender hovered six people when I walked in. All seemed to be relatively in charge, though one was obviously more in charge than the others, Music Enrichment Director Joey Weisenberg, currently studying nusach with a chazan somewhere.See Original Article