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 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.

Community Seder led by Herb Levy

Community Seder led by Herb Levy

April 20, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

Kol Ami celebrates freedom and community at our participatory Passover Seder. We’ll be in the Fellowship Hall.

We’re full.  Contact Herb if you want to be put on a wait list that depends on someone cancelling.

Participatory is the key word. The event is planned and led by volunteers, and each attendee plays an important role in the Seder’s success. We ask that those attending the Seder volunteer to provide food and to help at the Seder. If you have not already done so, please choose one of the listed roles  and sign up for a potluck dish.

The main dish (poached salmon) will be catered. To cover costs, we ask each adult to pay $20, and each child (ages 2-12) $5. Outstanding payments will be taken at the door when you arrive.

We will start the service at 6:00 PM. Those volunteering to help set up should arrive at 5:00 PM, and those bringing ritual foods for the Seder plates should arrive by 5:30 PM.

A sweet Passover to all! Let its flavor of Freedom echo throughout the world!

Pizza and Talmud

Pizza and Talmud

April 21, 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.

Rick Hodges's Book Release Party

Rick Hodges's Book Release Party

April 28, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

Stormbird Press will publish Rick Hodges’s debut novel, To Follow Elephants, this spring.

In To Follow Elephants, young Owen Dorner searches for his father in an African prison–and for the truth about why he is there. African elephant biologist Wanjeri helps him navigate Kenya’s dusty plains and crumbling cities under the shadow of her uncle, the prison’s warden–and unveils her own family’s secrets–as a young elephant learns the ways of the world from his herd’s matriarch. In a moving portrayal of elephant civilization, parallel tales of intrigue and survival unfold, masterfully enriching our understanding of what it means to be human.

We’ll gather in the Board Room to hear Rick tell us about the book and to celebrate the publication.

To learn more and keep up with news and events, please go to his author site, rickhodgesauthor.com. You can join his email list at the site or by sending a message to rickhodgesauthor@gmail.com.

Bet Midrash class

Bet Midrash class

April 28, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

We’re in the Volunteer Room.

Jewish Children's Education Program

Jewish Children's Education Program

April 28, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

Pizza and Talmud

Pizza and Talmud

April 28, 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.

Israel Discussion Group

Israel Discussion Group

April 28, 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

In addition to the group finishing discussion of the Kingdom of Olives and Ash, Herb Levy will lead a discussion of the impacts of the recent election in Israel. This discussion group is jointly sponsored by Kol Ami and the UUCA. We’ll be in the Chapel.

Save the Date!

May 19:  Kol Ami Turns Chai! Annual Community Meeting and Chai Lights Dinner Event

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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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