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 Jewish Reconstructionist Movement, and is the only Reconstructionist congregation in Virginia.

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

Kabbalat Shabbat led by Susan Freiband

August 23, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

A traditional Kabbalat Shabbat Service following the Reconstructionist siddur, Kol Haneshamah, focusing on reading in unison and responsively Friday night psalms and prayers,  as well as singing them.   Additional readings will be offered, as well as blessings, and mention of the weekly Torah portion.Please bring a dessert to share. We will be upstairs in the Center Gallery.

Adult B'nai Mitzvah Class

September 4, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

Location TBD.

Lay Led Shabbat Service

September 6, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

Please bring a dessert to share. We will be downstairs in the Chapel.

Steering Committee Meeting

September 12, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This meeting will take place over Zoom.

Shabbat Services and Clara Wright Bat Mitzvah

September 14, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

Join us for this special Shabbat as we celebrate the Bat Mitzvah of Clara Wright. We will be in the Sanctuary.

Tot Shabbat

September 14, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

Join Tot Shabbat Coordinator, Andrea Cate, for a Shabbat experience filled with song, story, and movement designed especially for our youngest Kol Amites. Families are encouraged to stay after noon for Oneg and nosh with the wider congregation. Great for kids 0-8 and their families too.

Selichot

September 21, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

Location to be determined.

High Holidays at Kol Ami

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Contact Kol Ami

P.O. Box 1801, Annandale, VA 22003
Phone: 571-271-8387
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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