Rabbi Kane’s Biography

 

Rabbi Shae J. Kane D.D.

Rabbi Shae J. Kane was born and raised in the Midwood section of Brooklyn. He and his family were members of Beth Sholom Peoples Temple, (currently Progressive Temple Beth Ahavat Sholom), where Rabbi Kane celebrated his Bar Mitzvah, and where he and his wife Arlene were married.

Rabbi Kane attended Lafayette High School and graduated from Pace University with a BA in English Literature. Rabbi Kane received his ordination from the Academy for Jewish Religion in New York City, and received his honorary Doctor of Divinity degree in recognition of his more than twenty-five years of service in the Congregational Rabbinate. During this time, Rabbi Kane has served congregations in upstate New York, Connecticut, Long Island and Brooklyn. In addition, Rabbi Kane has been very active in community affairs. He served as President of the Interfaith Clergy of Freeport and Chairman of the Board of the Interfaith Nutritional Network in Freeport. In addition, for many years Rabbi Kane served as Chaplain of the Bayview Nursing Home in Island Park, New York. He is a member of the New York Board of Rabbis and is currently Vice President of the Brooklyn Board of Rabbis.

Rabbi Kane is married to the former Arlene Fisher (also a Brooklynite and Lafayette graduate). Mrs. Kane is a professional singer and stage director, with degrees in music from Five Towns College and theater from Hunter College. The Kanes have three children. Daughter Aviva is a librarian on Long Island. She and husband Chris have an eight year old son – Dexter Ruel. Daughter Arielle is a lawyer and is currently busy at home taking care of the two children she and her husband Tom have – a five year old son – Jacob Asher and an almost two year old daughter Tessa Grace. Son Gabriel graduated from Brooklyn College and is currently on the staff of the Great Neck Public Library.

Rabbi Kane is honored to serve Madison Jewish Center, and, from the inception of his association with MJC, he continues to be impressed with the warmth, enthusiasm and vitality of its members who represent the best of what Judaism and Brooklyn have to offer.