WHERE WE MEET: Unitarian Universalist Church, 4444 Arlington Blvd. (at George Mason Dr.), Arlington, VA 22204

Kol Ami

The Northern Virginia Reconstructionist Community

Welcome to Kol Ami

We are a growing and caring group of progressive Jews who believe in the continuity of Jewish spirituality in an egalitarian and interactive atmosphere that respects both the traditional and the modern. We meet in Arlington, and our members come from throughout Northern Virginia and the greater Washington, DC area.

Kol Ami is an affiliate of the Jewish Reconstructionist movement.

Celebrate our Jewish souls. Expand our Jewish minds. Reconstruct our Jewish hearts.

2016/5777 High Holy Days

 

To register for our High Holiday services, go here.

We look forward to worshiping with you on the High Holy Days in 2016/5777. Kol Ami will hold our Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington. Services will be led by Rabbi Gilah Langner and co-led by Kol Ami members. Please visit our events page for the schedule.

Kol Ami does not sell tickets, we accept donations. We welcome visitors to all our activities.

Members do not need to make an additional donation for the High Holy Days. Members who plan to attend the Break Fast are asked to help defray the cost of that.

If you have any questions, please email admin@kolamivirginia.org or call 571.271.8387.

Be a part of the Kol Ami Annual High Holidays Food Drive, collecting food for the Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB)!

WHY WE DO THIS: The need is staggering. Even though the economy is improving, demand for food assistance is still on the rise. According to the Food Bank's website, the CAFB:

  • Annually distributes 44 million pounds of food, equivalent to over 30 million meals
  • Works with nearly 450 local food assistance partner organizations
  • Serves over 540,000 people in the region struggling with hunger – 12% of the area population
  • Spends 92 cents of each dollar raised for food distribution, transportation and programs

The CAFB’s motto is “Together we can solve hunger.”

HOW WE DO THIS:

Bring healthy canned/boxed food to the Yom Kippur morning service (please no candy, soda, baked goods or other highly processed or sugary items!). If you're only coming to one of the other High Holy Day services, that's OK! Feel free to bring your contributions to the Erev Rosh Hashanah, Rosh Hashanah or Kol Nidre services. Here's a link to a flyer with info on what the Food Bank needs most: https://www.capitalareafoodbank.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/CAFB-Most-Wanted-Items-2016.pdf

Also, if you have access to good, sturdy, lidded boxes, please bring them for the drive.

Finally, cash donations are accepted - please make checks out to the Capital Area Food Bank.

QUESTIONS? Email Mattie Cohan at mattie.cohan@gmail.com

Upcoming Events

  • Thu29
    Kol Ami Book Club
    September 29, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Our September read is in memory of Elie Wiesel. We’ll be reading “The Trial of God.” We’ll be meeting at Foxfire Grill in Alex. 6550 Little River Turpike , Alex., Va. 22312. All are welcomed. Please let Mindi W know if you will be joining in so she can make reservations for the group. We are always looking for good reads so if you have any suggestions let us know.

  • Sun2
    Erev Rosh Hashanah led by Rabbi Gilah Langner and Susan Freiband
    October 2, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

    We’ll be in the Sanctuary.

  • Mon3
    Rosh Hashanah led by Rabbi Gilah Langner and Herb Cooper-Levy
    October 3, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

    We’ll gather for coffee and schmoozing from 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM. The service will be in the Sanctuary.

  • Mon3
    Rosh Hashanah Younger Children's Services led by Sariel Ende-Alonzo
    October 3, 10:00 am - 10:45 am
    Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

    Sariel Ende-Alonzo will be leading the Younger Children’s (roughly ages 3-6) Services. Ms. Ende-Alonzo currently teaches Hebrew School at Congregation Adat Reyim and has taught Hebrew School for several years at Temple Micah. She served as the Cantor for the Capital Kehillah Spiritual Community for three years.

    The service will be in Room 11.

  • Mon3
    Rosh Hashanah Older Children's Services led by Sariel Ende-Alonzo
    October 3, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

    Sariel Ende-Alonzo will be leading the Older Children’s Services (roughly ages 7-12). Ms. Ende-Alonzo currently teaches Hebrew School at Congregation Adat Reyim and has taught Hebrew School for several years at Temple Micah. She served as the Cantor for the Capital Kehillah Spiritual Community for three years.

    The service will be in Room 11.

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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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