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 MovementCelebrating our Jewish souls. Expanding our Jewish minds. Reconstructing our Jewish hearts.

Kabbalat Shabbat co-led by Herb Levy and SONiA

Kabbalat Shabbat co-led by Herb Levy and SONiA

December 14, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

SONiA is a Cantorial Soloist and performer. She’s won the GLAMA (Gay and Lesbian Music Awards) for Female Artist of the year and the GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian American Anti Defamation) Award for Best Album. She writes songs in Spanish, Hebrew, Arabic, German and in multiple genres from blues to middle eastern to country and western. Imagine that energy in a Kabbalat Shabbat service. Now come experience it! Please bring a dessert to share. We’re in the Chapel.

Jewish Children’s Education Program

Jewish Children’s Education Program

December 16, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

We’re in rooms 9, 10 and 12.

Entry Point Judaism Belonging taught by Rabbi Gilah Langner

Entry Point Judaism Belonging taught by Rabbi Gilah Langner

December 16, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

In our third and final class, we’ll explore the third (and most important) of Rabbi Mordecai Kaplan’s three pillars of Judaism: Belonging. We’ll discuss the ethnic and geographic distribution of Jews and also what it means to be a part of the Jewish people. We’ll discuss denominational differences as well as Kaplan’s view of Judaism as a civilization, not just a religion. And we’ll examine laws and practices around conversion, definitions of Who is a Jew, and the multiple ways that a sense of belonging has kept Jews and Judaism going for thousands of years. You don’t have to have taken the previous classes to attend this one. The lecture and discussion are suitable for Jews, non-Jews, and anyone in between. We’re in the Youth Room.

Pizza and Talmud

Pizza and Talmud

December 16, 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.

Schmooze Club at the Encore Chorale

Schmooze Club at the Encore Chorale

December 18, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
George Washington National Masonic Memorial

Ed Bomsey and Rayna Aylward will perform in the Encore Chorale, a senior chorale with branches in the DC area. The playlist includes Chanukah and holiday songs. The performance is free and there is ample free parking.

Kabbalat Shabbat led by Susan Freiband

Kabbalat Shabbat led by Susan Freiband

December 21, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

This service will be a traditional service based on Kol Haneshamah. It will include reading together and responsive readings, songs, poetry, blessings and psalms. Please bring a dessert to share. We’re in the Chapel.

Pizza and Talmud

Pizza and Talmud

December 23, 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.

The Kol Amites!

The Kol Amites are a treasure. These musicians add enormous spiritual depth to our services. This piece is a melody composed by Nava Tehila, a Jerusalem-based musical group (and a synagogue in Jerusalem.) Kol Ami appreciates Nava Tehila allowing us to perform their music. More about them is at Nava Tehila

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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