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.

Pizza and Talmud

February 23, 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. There is no cost, a LOT of pizza, and much learning and fun. If there are questions, please feel free to send an email to . New teenagers are welcome to join any time, whether you just want to check us out or consider coming regularly. This program meets in a member’s home.

Kabbalat Shabbat led by Mike Jawer

February 28, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

Shabbat services the evening of February 28 will be led by Mike Jawer.  At the end of a rare leap month, we’ll ‘leap’ into speculation about parasha Terumah, which goes into considerable detail about the design and construction of the very first sanctuary, to be built in the desert immediately after Sinai.  Why such specific instructions?  Can’t we worship God anywhere, considering God is everywhere?  Jump into this conversation by joining us. Please bring a dessert to share.  We’ll be in the chapel starting at 7:30.  

Pizza and Talmud

March 1, 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. There is no cost, a LOT of pizza, and much learning and fun. If there are questions, please feel free to send an email to . New teenagers are welcome to join any time, whether you just want to check us out or consider coming regularly. This program meets in a member’s home.

Shabbat Morning Service featuring Nick May

March 7, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

Jewish singer-songwriter, Nick May, featured in WJW’s ‘You Should Know’ column, will be leading this family friendly Shabbat. At this Inclusion-themed service, Nick will talk about how music played an important role in helping him overcome a speech disorder. The service will include special readings and music; and contributions from Kol Ami’s Jewish Children’s Education Program. Click the above link to RSVP.

Tot Shabbat led by Andrea Cate

March 7, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

Join Tot Shabbat Coordinator, Andrea Cate, for a Shabbat experience filled with song, story, and movement designed especially for our youngest Kol Amites.

A light breakfast will be served at 10:30 a.m. for those who wish to partake with the program beginning at 11:00. Families are encouraged to stay after noon for Oneg and nosh with the wider congregation.

Great for kids 0-8 and their families too.

Purim Celebration

March 8, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

Time once again to let loose at Kol Ami’s Purim celebration on Sunday, March 8th! Join us for a delightful Purim carnival, featuring games and challenges of all kinds followed by a Purim shpiel. We’ll retell and celebrate Esther’s courage, her loyalty, and her willingness to stand up and take action. And of course we will partake of hamantaschen and other light refreshments. Costumes are encouraged! Silliness is expected! Stay tuned for more information, coming soon!

Friday Night Shabbat Service led by Herb Levy featuring musician Anne Hills

March 13, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

Herb Levy will be leading the service with special guest, musician, Anne Hills. We will be downstairs in the chapel. Please bring a dessert to share.

Adult B’nai Mitzvah

Save the Dates!! 

April 25th & May 30thWe are so proud of our adult B'nai Mitzvah students!

                                                                           

Conversion Conversations

Join our meeting of people interested in exploring a path toward Judaism. We'll be sharing and listening to people's stories about their journeys, what draws them to conversion, obstacles people have faced, and what the path to joining the Jewish people might look like. Please contact Rabbi Gilah Langner for more information.

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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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