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

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Upcoming Events

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

    Two weeks into the month of Elul, we’ll check in on our fearless moral inventory. Just like the time between Passover and Shavuot, this is a special time on the our calendar. Elul is part of another special 50 days on the Jewish calendar, from Tisha B’Av to Rosh Hashanah. Please bring a dairy vegetarian dish to share. We’ll be in the Chapel.

  • Sat1
    Selichot, Mussar, and Life Coaching co-led by Rabbi Gilah Langner and Regina Begliutti
    September 1, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

    Join us to kick off the High Holiday season with traditional Selichot melodies led by Rabbi Gilah, and an exploration of Mussar as a technique for making practical personal change in the coming year. Our Mussar facilitator, Kol Ami member Regina Begliutti, explains,
    “It is not enough to have an intellectual understanding of Torah. To really know Torah, we must do it. But so often it is hard for us to do what we know intellectually. Mussar is a transformative Jewish spiritual practice aimed at character development and putting Torah into practice. It consists of practical actions, contemplative practices and study that have evolved over the past 1100 years to pinpoint – and break through – the inner obstacles that keep us from living a life of holiness and Torah. My approach is to help participants student select a practice or a habit to change and to refine the practice based on how well it is working. My goal is to help each student overcome the obstacles that prevent putting Torah into practice.”

    During the discussion, we will briefly review mussar vocabulary and practice, but the focus will be on trying out some practices.

    Regina Begliutti is a certified life coach and Mussar facilitator who has been teaching Mussar groups for the past seven years.

  • Sun9
    Erev Rosh Hashanah co-led by Rabbi Gilah Langner, Cantorial Soloist Rachel Graber and Jane Schulman
    September 9, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington
  • Mon10
    Rosh Hashanah co-led by Rabbi Gilah Langner, Cantorial Soloist Rachel Graber and Rayna Aylward
    September 10, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington
  • Mon10
    Children's Activities
    September 10, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

    We’ll be in room 12.

  • Mon10
    Younger children’s service (ages 3-6) led by Sariel Ende-Alonzo
    September 10, 10:00 am - 10:45 am
    Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

    We’re in the Chapel.

  • Mon10
    Older children’s service (ages 7-12) led by Sariel Ende-Alonzo
    September 10, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

    We’re in the Chapel.

High Holy Days at Kol Ami — Be Strong and Take Heart!

We look forward to worshiping with you on the High Holy Days in 2018/5779.  Our theme this year is from Psalm 27:  Be Strong and Take Heart!

Please visit our events page for the schedule.

For general information and to register, visit this page.

To volunteer, please visit the Sign Up Genius pages:

"Enter the High Holy Day season – just in time."  Read Rabbi Gilah's High Holy Day Message here.

Tot Shabbat is Coming!

Kol Ami is planning a monthly Tot Shabbat program.  We are now soliciting resumes for a coordinator. Go to Tot Shabbat Coordinator to learn more!

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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