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.

Shabbat morning service led by Jim North

October 31, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Please join Jim North at our Kol Ami Shabbat service on October 31, 2020, from 10 a.m. to noon. We will learn and sing together and pray for the future of our country. So many stories in this week’s Torah portion Lech Lecha: travels, name changes, marriages, and God’s promises to Abraham and to Hagar… Richard Ruth will be leading a Torah study and discussion. Come join your community Shabbat!

Our zoom services are open to the broader community. Please email for more information.

Shabbat Morning Service with Guest Hazzan Sabrina Sojourner

November 7, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

On Shabbat Vayera, regardless of whether or not we know the outcome of the Presidential election, we must find a way to move into an unpredictable future. What do we have to give up in order to be with what is so? Who do we need to accept to move forward with openness? What are the dreams we need to mourn? What are the dreams we need to cultivate? Most importantly, what instruction can our ancient text provide us?

Sabrina Sojourner describes herself as a leader of Jewish communal prayers, a community chaplain, a lifecycle officiant, a facilitator of important conversations, and as someone who leads and teaches with vulnerability.  We are excited she will once again be bringing her beautiful voice and spirit to lead Shabbat services at Kol Ami. Guests are welcome- please click the above event link to register and receive the Zoom link!

Virtual Tot Shabbat

November 7, 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 two Saturdays a month 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 and to print our Tot Shabbat postcard.

Kabbalat Shabbat led by Herb Levy w/ special guest Joe Crookston

November 13, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Joe Crookston will join Herb Levy as we welcome Shabbat. Joe is a songwriter, a guitarist, a painter, a fiddler, a slide player, an eco-village member and a believer in all things possible. Click the event link above for more information.

Our Zoom services are open to the broader community. For more information email: .

Shabbat Morning Service with SHN

November 14, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Kol Ami will join with Shirat HaNefesh for a Shabbat morning service led by Rabbi Gilah Langner.  

Our Zoom services are open to the broader community. For more information contact: .

Shabbat Club

November 14, 10:00 am - 10:45 am

It’s Kol Ami’s New “Shabbat Club”!!
Join Morah Andrea for Kol Ami’s new “Shabbat Club” — an engaging, enriching Shabbat morning experience for elementary school-aged learners and their families.  For information click the above event link.

Virtual Tot Shabbat

November 21, 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 two Saturdays a month 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 and to print our Tot Shabbat postcard.

Morning Minyanim

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

Welcome Families!

Families are Connecting at Kol Ami!! Check out our new family focused web page and learn how families connect, learn, thrive, and grow at Kol Ami.

 

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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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