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 is an affiliate of the Jewish Reconstructionist movement.

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

Upcoming Events

  • Sun4
    Community Meeting
    December 4, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

    We will discuss what Kol Ami should (or should not) do in response to the President-Elect’s recent appointments, e.g., write letters. In particular this discussion includes writing the JFNA and JCRC to express opposition to President-elect Trump’s naming of Stephen Bannon as a lead White House strategist. Bannon has provided a platform and support for white supremacists and anti-Semites. We will also discuss, more generally, the community’s ideas about what to do (or not do) in response to the current political environment, e.g., reach out to a local Muslim community. We’ll be in the Board Room.

  • Sun4
    JCEP
    December 4, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

    Click on JCEP for a summary of what happened in the last class and homework.

  • Sun4
    Not in God's Name: Does the Bible Justify Today's Religious Violence? led by Rabbi Gilah Langner and Reverend Linda Olson Peebles
    December 4, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

    Is religion to blame for religious extremism and violence? In his latest book, Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks acknowledges that the Bible has played a role in motivating religious violence. But he sets out to make religion part of the solution, as he presents a radical rereading of the Hebrew Bible and the all-important stories of sibling rivalry in Genesis. Do you agree? How does Sacks’ reading of the Bible change or confirm our current way of thinking? We’ll read excerpts from the book and discuss. The class is open to the public; we particularly invite members of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington to attend.We’re in the Board Room.

  • Fri9
    Kabbalat Shabbat led by Herb Cooper-Levy
    December 9, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

    Activity Room

  • Sun11
    JCEP
    December 11, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

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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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