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.

Upcoming Events

  • Sun7
    Ketuvim Class led by Marcel Infeld
    August 7, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

    Psalms 90-120 in the Board Room

  • Sat13
    Shabbat Service led by Erin Bueno de Mesquita and Herb Cooper-Levy
    August 13, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

    The month of Av contains both the holiday of Tisha B’Av, the day Jews observe the destruction of both Temples and numerous other calamities, and Tu B’Av, a day to celebrate Love. We’ll examine whether there’s a connection between these days, whether Destruction must precede Love.

    We also welcome Erin Bueno de Mesquita, one of Kol Ami’s amazing JCEP teachers, to service leadership!

    We’ll davven in the Chapel. Please remember to bring a dish to share for the Kiddush that follows the service.

  • Fri26
    Kabbalat Shabbat led by Richard Ruth
    August 26, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

    We walk in two worlds. In one of our worlds, summer is ending, and the busier rhythms of fall and the school year approach; in our Jewish world, we approach the reflective month of Elul, an opportunity to prepare for the re-birth of the world on Rosh Hashanah.

    So, what better way to welcome in the new season than a pleasant summer Shabbat together at Kol Ami? We’ll talk, pray, learn, sing (some familiar melodies, maybe a couple new ones), offer blessings for the new year to come, and then enjoy a summery oneg (please bring something to share). The service will last an hour and will rejoice in the participation of Kol Amites of all ages. And oh yes – the Shabbat Queen will be bringing a special treat for all who are present. We’ll be in the Activity Room.

  • Sun11
    Ketuvim Class led by Marcel Infeld
    September 11, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

    Psalms 121-150 in the Board Room

  • Sat17
    Siyyum Service led by Rabbi Gilah Langner
    September 17, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

    Please join Kol Ami as we celebrate a momentous achievement, the completion of the study of the entire Tanakh: the Torah, Nevi’im (Prophets) and Ketuvim (Writings). Over the course of the last four years led by Moreh Marcel Infeld, Kol Amites have gathered to read and wrestle with the text of the entire Hebrew Bible!

    Rabbi Deborah Waxman, the President of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, will join us for this Simchah!

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Contact Kol Ami

P.O. Box 1801, Annandale, VA 22003
Phone: 571-271-8387
Rabbi's Study: 301-984-4022

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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