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.


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Upcoming Events

  • Sun22
    Jewish Children's Education Program
    April 22, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington
  • Sun22
    Teenagers' Talmud Class
    April 22, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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

  • Thu26
    I Did It My Way in Yiddish (in English), starring Deb Filler
    April 26, 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

    The Schmooze Club is organizing this event at Alexandria’s MetroStage. Internationally acclaimed Canadian/New Zealand Jewish comic performer, musician, writer and story-teller Deb Filler has charmed audiences world-wide with stories of her encounters with three Lennys: Leonard Bernstein, Leonard Cohen and another musician named Lenny. A one-woman tour de force in a jam-packed, music-filled show. Includes the award-winning short film Mr. Bernstein.

  • Sat28
    Shabbat Service led by Cantor Hasha Perman
    April 28, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

    Join us for a spiritually stimulating and eclectic mix of music, prayer, meditation, and Torah study led by guest Cantor Hasha Musha Perman. Many of you will fondly remember Hasha Musha from a year ago, when she led a well-received service and study session. In her words, “Holiness is a gentle journey into prayer that leads us to honesty and caring, for ourselves and for others. I’m looking forward to sharing Shabbat with Kol Ami.”

    The service will be followed by a Torah study session in the Youth Lounge (where we’ll celebrate Kiddush – please bring a dairy vegetarian dish to share).

    Hasha Musha Perman is a dynamic innovator in Jewish music and prayer. She has been the cantor and music director of Congregation Beth Shalom in Naperville, IL for over twenty years. She founded Hasha Musha & The Kiev Klezmers in Chicago, a “glorious” mix of outstanding musicians. She co-founded Minyan HaShira, the Singing Minyan. She created the Sacred Drumming Circle, a joyous Kabbalat Shabbat experience with drums and percussion, chant, meditation, prayers, and rhythm. Her one-woman show, “More Than Chicken Soup,” toured the US with a Klezmer trio. Hasha is a graduate of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality Leadership Training for Cantors, and continues to be a teacher to students of all ages. We’ll be in the Chapel.

  • Sun29
    Lag B'Omer Bonfire and Picnic led by Rabbi Gilah Langner with JCEP
    April 29, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Lubber Run Community Center

    There will be games and contests, a bonfire, s’mores, singing, and snacks. In the event of rain, the celebration in the park will be cancelled. Rabbi Gilah would do a shorter celebration from 5:45 to 6:30 PM at the UUCA. Contact Elenor Hodges to provide snacks, lead games, judge games, bring musical instruments, and start and maintain the fire, or with suggestions.

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

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

  • Sat5
    Shabbat Service led by Herb Levy
    May 5, 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.

Cantor Hasha Musha Perman

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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