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Kol Ami — The Northern Virginia Reconstructionist Community

Welcome to Kol Ami!

Kol Ami is made up of progressive Jews whose practice is egalitarian, interactive, traditional and modern. We see God’s face in everyone: Jews by birth, Jews by choice, interfaith families; male, female, transgender, or non-binary; all races and ethnic backgrounds; single, married, divorced, separated, or partnered; straight, gay, lesbian, or bisexual; babies, seniors, and any age in between; fully-abled, disabled, or a person of differing abilities. We meet in Arlington VA and we welcome everyone!  Kol Ami is an affiliate of the Reconstructing Judaism movement, and is the only Reconstructionist congregation in Virginia.

Celebrating our Jewish souls.
Expanding our Jewish minds.
Reconstructing our Jewish hearts.

Shabbat Morning Service

October 30, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This service will be co-led by our own Herb Levy and John Flynn. An American singer-songwriter and activist, Flynn is known for his powerful music and tireless efforts on behalf of the lost and the lonely, the shackled and scarred. His work fills your heart and opens your eyes as he continues to walk the walk of a true advocate for equality, justice, and peace.

Encountering Judaism

October 31, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

This is a year-long class for people interested in knowing more about Jewish culture, beliefs, history, and practices, Meetings will be held on Sunday at 11 am every other week.  The curriculum will take shape as we learn more about class members’ backgrounds and interests.  We plan to cover topics including Jewish holidays, Jewish cultural history and practices both from ancient times and in the US, Jewish values and beliefs, Jewish prayer and religious practices, and controversies and debates in Jewish life today.

For more information, please click HERE.

To Register, please click HERE.

Weekly Torah Study with Rabbi Bruce Aft

November 3, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Rabbi Bruce is back with a dynamic weekly Torah study session — this year on Wednesday lunchtimes.   Drop in on occasion or make it a weekly date on your calendar.   It’s always engaging, lively, and insightful.  This year we extend a special welcome to members of Congregation Beth Emeth and Fauquier Jewish Congregation who may be joining us.

If you have not already registered, please click HERE.

Shabbat Morning Service and Bat Mitzvah

November 6, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for Shabbat morning services on parashat Toldot, and the Adult Bat Mitzvah of Maria Worthen.  We’ll be in person at the UU Sanctuary and also livestreaming. RSVP is required to attend.

Tot Shabbat

November 6, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join Morah Andrea Cate for worship, music and a joyful Jewish experience for our little ones (ages 2-7) and their loving adults.

Weekly Torah Study with Rabbi Bruce Aft

November 10, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Rabbi Bruce is back with a dynamic weekly Torah study session — this year on Wednesday lunchtimes.   Drop in on occasion or make it a weekly date on your calendar.   It’s always engaging, lively, and insightful.  This year we extend a special welcome to members of Congregation Beth Emeth and Fauquier Jewish Congregation who may be joining us.

If you have not already registered, please click HERE.

Shabbat Morning Service

November 13, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This service will be led by Hazzan Sabrina Sojourner.  Shaliakh Tzibur (Jewish Spiritual Leader), Community Chaplain, Educator, Word-Artist, and facilitator of important conversations, Hazzan Sabrina Sojourner has been leading services, teaching, and cultivating curiosity within Judaism and beyond for most of her life. Sabrina is welcomed as a featured speaker, Scholar or Guest Artist-in-residence, and faculty at Jewish and secular institutions, conferences, retreats, and gatherings across the country, bringing her authentic self to all she touches.

Welcome Families!

Families are Connecting at Kol Ami!! Check out our new family focused web page and learn how families connect, learn, thrive, and grow at Kol Ami.

 

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Contact Kol Ami

P.O. Box 1801, Annandale, VA 22003
Phone: 571-336-5544
Rabbi's Study: 202-364-3006

Where We Meet

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington
4444 Arlington Blvd.
Arlington Blvd. (Route 50) & George Mason Dr.
Arlington, VA 22204
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