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.

Friday Virtual Minyan

May 29, 8:30 am - 9:15 am

Join us for online minyan as we get the day off to an inspiring start with prayer, blessing, and spiritual community. Our Friday morning minyan will be a Shavuot service, led by Jane Petkofsky and Jane Schulman, and followed by a Torah discussion about the Ten Commandments led by Richard Ruth and some of our Pizza and Talmud teens.

Shavuot Torah Study

May 29, 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Richard Ruth will lead a Torah study on the Ten Commandments, part of the Torah portion traditionally read on the first day of Shavuot. No experience necessary. Click the above link for more information.

Shabbat/Shavuot morning service/Yizkor/Adult B'nai Mitzvah II

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

Kol Ami honors our second cohort of Adult Bnai Mitzvah — Rayna Aylward, Louise Lerner, Willa Siegel and Jason Weiss.  After a year of preparation and learning, our Bnai Mitzvah will lead parts of the Shabbat morning service, contribute their own reflections, and read the Torah portion.  Afterwards, we’ll toast their achievements in our Zoom Sanctuary!

Weekly Tot Shabbat

May 30, 11:00 am - 11:30 am

Morah Andrea will continue our Tot Shabbat services 11-11:30am thru June 6 on Zoom.  Join her each week for some rhythm, ruach and community. 

Sunday Virtual Minyan

May 31, 9:00 am - 9:45 am

Join us for online minyan as we get the day off to an inspiring start with prayer, blessing, and spiritual community.

Gardening in the Soil of the Heart with Rabbi Shefa Gold

May 31, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Through chant, self-examination, conversation, prayer, and imagery, Rabbi Shefa Gold will guide participants on a path of intention that explores the qualities of gratefulness, courage, compassion, and joy. You learn how to cultivate the middot you need to live a holy life and plant a precious seed in the soil of your heart, so you can face obstacles, inspire growth, and nurture your Divine potential.

Pizza and Talmud

May 31, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Pizza and Talmud is a class/weekly dinner and conversation for those in our community from post-bat/bar mitzvah age until college age. New teenagers are welcome, whether you just want to check us out or consider coming regularly.

Gardening in the Soil of the Heart

Announcing a Four-Session Workshop with Rabbi Shefa Gold

Kol Ami welcomes Rabbi Shefa Gold who will hold a Zoom workshop on four Sundays in May and June, exploring four middot/qualities that can help us face the challenges of our time.  Click here for program information and registration link.  

Kol Ami Goes Virtual

Click here for information about Kol Ami's move to virtual programming during this time of Social Distancing.

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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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