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.

Kabbalat Shabbat led by Susan Freiband

Kabbalat Shabbat led by Susan Freiband

December 21, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

This service will be a traditional service based on Kol Haneshamah. It will include reading together and responsive readings, songs, poetry, blessings and psalms. Please bring a dessert to share. We’re in the Chapel.

Pizza and Talmud

Pizza and Talmud

December 23, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

meets at a member’s home. Teens are welcome to join in the wide-ranging discussions. Please contact admin@KolAmiVirginia.org for more information.

Pizza and Talmud

Pizza and Talmud

December 30, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

meets at a member’s home. Teens are welcome to join in the wide-ranging discussions. Please contact admin@KolAmiVirginia.org for more information.

Kingdom of Olives and Ashes Discussion Group

Kingdom of Olives and Ashes Discussion Group

December 30, 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

The discussion will be led by Herb Levy and Allan Kellum (of the UUCA). We’ll read and discuss books about Israel and Palestine. The Kingdom of Olives and Ashes is a book of essays edited by Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman and contains a collection of essays by them and 24 other international writers. The book offers a glimpse into the human cost of fifty years of Israeli occupation of the West Bank. For this session, we’ll discuss “Prison Visit” about Gaza, “Sumud” an essay that compares life in the Palestinian village of Susiya with the neighboring Israeli settlement of Susya, “Journey to the West Bank” which chronicles the work of Israelis for justice in the West Bank, and “Playing for Palestine” which tells the story of Palestinian soccer players. This discussion group is jointly sponsored by Kol Ami and the UUCA. We’ll be in the Chapel.

Kabbalat Shabbat led by Herb Levy and Jesse Palidofsky

Kabbalat Shabbat led by Herb Levy and Jesse Palidofsky

January 4, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

Special guest Jesse Palidofsky has a deep understanding of the amazing power of music for healing. Jesse has employed his gifts far away from the spotlights–singing in prisons and in hospitals and offering music for hospice patients. Please bring a dessert to share. We’re in the Chapel.

Pizza and Talmud

Pizza and Talmud

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

meets at a member’s home. Teens are welcome to join in the wide-ranging discussions. Please contact admin@KolAmiVirginia.org for more information.

Shabbat Services led by Rabbi Gilah Langner

Shabbat Services led by Rabbi Gilah Langner

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

In anticipation of Shabbat Shirah the following week, we’ll devote this Shabbat service to song. The weekly parashah is Bo, which means Come. So we invite you to come on out to a different kind of service, and help us out with song suggestions in English or Hebrew — especially on the topics of nature and creation, love, redemption, opening up to the spiritual, and any songs that st art out with the word “Come”! Please contact Rabbi Gilah with ideas and let her know if you can lead the song. Original songs very much welcome! Thank you in advance to our Torah leyners: Mike Jawer, Dayna Davitz, and Anne Salzberg. Please bring a dairy/vegetarian dish to share. We’re in the Chapel.

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

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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