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.

Summer Sweetness with PJ Library

August 6, 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Kol Ami and Pozez JCC’s Growing Jewish Families are partnering with Federation and PJ Library to bring families together virtually for stories and hands-on activities around the Jewish value of friendship (chaverim). We will read Are We Still Friends? and share some sweet bedtime rituals to end the day together in a lovely way.  Click on the above event link for registration information.

Shabbat morning service led by Herb Levy and Jim North

August 8, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for a Shabbat morning service led by Herb Levy and Jim North. This Shabbat we’ll celebrate Tu B’Av. Following Tisha B’Av, this little known holiday balances the scales. Its focus is Love. While Love sometimes arrives in the form of a Bashert, a special someone, it has many forms. We love our children, our friends, our pets and our special communities. May you be blessed as you join us in this celebration of Love, and of Shabbat.  We won’t be using the Siddur. Click on the above link to access the service handout.

Our Zoom services are open to the broader community. To register, please email .

Shabbat morning service led by Jane Petkofsky and Jane Schulman

August 15, 10:00 am

Please join us for a Shabbat service co-led by Jane Petkofsky and Jane Schulman. The service will include a Torah study focused on this week’s Parsha Re’Eh. The Israelites are just about to cross the Jordan River and enter the land of Israel and the parsha is a call to change to create a productive, caring, and God-conscious community. The parsha opens with an imperative, “See (ראה)”, and concludes with another imperative, “Be Seen (יראה) ”. So, come one and all and we hope to “see” you on Zoom!

Our Zoom services are open to the broader community. To register, please email .

Shofar Blowing Workshop

August 16, 9:45 am

Bring your shofar to our Sunday morning Zoom minyan and get some tips on blowing your horn. With a little practice, you’ll be all ready for the month of Elul — and Rosh Hashanah!  The workshop will begin immediately following morning minyan. 

Book Discussion

August 18, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Starting on Tuesday evening, July 21st, we will gather in a series of six Zoom meetings to discuss Rabbi Alan Lew’s guidebook to the High Holidays, from Tisha B’Av through Sukkot. Join us for 45-minute discussions and meditation on each of the steps in this ancient journey of transformation. On August 18th, Amber Baum  will lead a discussion on Chapter 4 (Elul).

Virtual Tot Shabbat

August 22, 11:00 am - 11:30 am

Our Tot Shabbat services with Morah Andrea have moved to Zoom but are still filled with story and song and connection to Jewish Community.  Join her select Saturdays this summer for some rhythm and ruach.  Our virtual services are open to the wider community, please click the above event link to join our Tot Shabbat mailing list.

Join Kol Ami for some Summer Reading!!

Kol Ami presents two opportunities to read and learn together this summer as we prepare our minds and souls for High Holy Days:

Morning Minyanim

Kol Ami holds morning minyanim on Zoom each Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. For more information see our Calendar.

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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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