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 welcomes all people and we aim to do that in every aspect of our community life. Diversity and inclusion are among Kol Ami’s core values. We love and welcome our neighbors who are: Jews by birth, Jews by choice, interfaith families, or just curious about Judaism; male, female, transgender, or non-binary; of all races and ethnic backgrounds, U.S. citizens, immigrants and visitors; single, married, divorced, separated, or partnered; straight, gay, lesbian, or bisexual; babies who are crawling (even if they cry), seniors, or any age in between; struggling with addictions, phobias, or a troubled past; homeowners, renters, or experiencing homelessness; fully-abled, disabled, or a person of differing abilities. We see God’s face in all.

Kol Ami is an affiliate of the Jewish Reconstructionist movement.

Celebrate our Jewish souls. Expand our Jewish minds. Reconstruct our Jewish hearts.

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Upcoming Events

  • Sun22
    Teenagers' Talmud Class
    July 22, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

    Class meets at a member’s home. Please contact admin@KolAmiVirginia.org for more information.

  • Sun22
    Envisioning Peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians
    July 22, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

    Kol Ami joins with the Jewish Islamic Dialogue Society (JIDS), the Northern Virginia Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East and Churches for Middle East Peace to jointly sponsor a dialogue on the topic of “Envisioning Peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians.” Rather than having the usual DC panel presentation featuring the usual grey eminences, this event will be a true dialogue, in which as many voices as possible will be given an opportunity to talk about their own personal vision for peace, the basis for that vision, and their prescription for how to get there. We are mindful of the fact that the 22nd falls on Tisha B’av, an annual fast day that commemorates a number of disasters in Jewish history. If you are not fasting, please eat prior to the event, because we will be honoring the fast until the end of the program. We hope that having this event at the close of Tisha B’av is way to remind everyone of the importance of working for peace as way to guard against disasters in the future. We’re in the Activity Room.

  • Sat28
    Shabbat service led by Herb Levy
    July 28, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

    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 Beshert, 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. Please bring a dairy vegetarian dish to share. We’ll be in the Chapel.

  • Sun29
    Sweet Summer
    July 29, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

    Kol Ami and Growing Jewish Families are sponsoring Sweet Summer, an event meant to connect Jewish families with children between the ages of 18 months and 5 years. We will have ice cream and playtime on the playground! Rabbi Gilah Langner will be reading Jewish themed books to the kids. We’ll be outside in the playground. If it rains, we’ll be inside in a classroom.

  • Sun29
    Teenagers' Talmud Class
    July 29, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

    Class meets at a member’s home. Please contact admin@KolAmiVirginia.org for more information.

  • Fri17
    Kabbalat Shabbat led by Mike Jawer and Steve Pershing
    August 17, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

    Congregants of all ages – and especially our current and former JCEP students and their families – are invited to this service. We look forward to catching up and ‘shepping nachas’ on all that they’re doing in their lives. Whether it’s a terrific summer camp experience, going off to college, or something else, we’ll join together in prayer and conversation – and dessert after – as the summer winds down. We’ll be in the Chapel.

  • Sat25
    Shabbat service led by Herb Levy
    August 25, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

    Please bring a dairy vegetarian dish to share. We’ll be in the Chapel.

High Holy Days at Kol Ami

We look forward to worshiping with you on the High Holy Days in 2018/5779. Please visit our events page for the schedule and then register.

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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