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

Kol Ami is made up of progressive Jews whose practice is egalitarian, interactive, traditional and modern. We see God’s face in all: 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; crawling babies, seniors, any age in between; fully-abled, disabled, or a person of differing abilities. We meet in Arlington with members from throughout greater DC. Kol Ami is an affiliate of the Jewish Reconstructionist MovementCelebrating our Jewish souls. Expanding our Jewish minds. Reconstructing our Jewish hearts.

Tu BiShvat Seder

Tu BiShvat Seder

January 20, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

Kol Ami is monitoring the weather for Sunday.  In the event of extreme weather or if the Arlington school system is closed, the Seder will be rescheduled.  Check back on Sunday morning at 11:00 am for an update.  

The Seder is a festive gathering, featuring fruits and nuts in honor of the Jewish holiday of Tu BiShvat, the New Year of the Trees. Although Tu BiShvat has become a modern Jewish environmental holiday, the Seder comes from the Kabbalists of Safed, Israel in the 16th century who associated specific fruits and nuts with a mystical understanding of the world. Our JCEP families will be on hand as we sample fruits and nuts from the four worlds and renew our commitment to healing this planet.

Please let us know if you’ll be coming and sign up to bring one or more of the items we’ll need to celebrate

Pizza and Talmud

Pizza and Talmud

January 20, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Please check back on Sunday morning at 11:00 am for a weather update.  

Our Pizza and Talmud sessions meet at a member’s home. Teens are welcome to join in the wide-ranging discussions. Please contact admin@KolAmiVirginia.org for more information.

MLK Day of Service

MLK Day of Service

January 21, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Barcroft Park

Due to extreme weather conditions on Monday, we are cancelling participation in the EcoAction program.  The program itself may be rescheduled for Saturday Feb. 2.  We will update the website accordingly.  If you would like to consider an INDOOR service project on MLK Day, please sign up here to help set up an apartment for a legal refugee family.  The activity is led by Sue Cohn through Do KindWorks.   

EcoAction Arlington in Barcroft Park:  The first group Kol Ami Tikkun Olam project for 2019 is coming up this month with Volunteer Arlington’s MLK Day of Service. Since MLK day is happening around the same time as Tu BiShvat (the “New Year for Trees”), we’re participating in a environmentally themed project sponsored by EcoAction Arlington to clear trash and debris from Four Mile Run Stream, throughout Barcroft Park, and along Four Mile Run Drive. We’ll meet at the restroom/refreshment kiosk near the baseball field. For more info (scroll to the EcoAction project).  Each participant needs to register individually – which you can do here:  (select the EcoAction Arlington project). Please let Mattie Cohan know you’re planning on attending so she can keep track of the participating community members for the project.

Kabbalat Shabbat led by Mike Jawer

Kabbalat Shabbat led by Mike Jawer

January 25, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

Please bring a dessert to share. We’re in the Chapel.

Ritual Committee meeting

Ritual Committee meeting

January 27, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

We’re in the Youth Room.

Jewish Children’s Education Program

Jewish Children’s Education Program

January 27, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

Virtual Bet Midrash class

Virtual Bet Midrash class

January 27, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

The Kol Amites!

The Kol Amites are a treasure. These musicians add enormous spiritual depth to our services. This piece is a melody composed by Nava Tehila, a Jerusalem-based musical group (and a synagogue in Jerusalem.) Kol Ami appreciates Nava Tehila allowing us to perform their music. More about them is at Nava Tehila

Please sign up to host a Shabbat

Sign up here.

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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