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.

Friday Night Service led by Herb Levy

December 6, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

One of the names of God is Ha’Makome, the place. This week’s parsha Vayetze tells the story of Jacob’s dream of a ladder and his realization that he’d slept in a holy place. That realization is that every place is a holy place, a place filled with God’s presence and presents. Join us in our holy place, downstairs in the Chapel. The service will be led by Herb Levy. Please bring a dessert to share.

Adult B'nai Mitzvah Class

December 8, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

The Adult B’nai Mitzvah students will be moving forward, beginning to study the Torah portions for their services.  Please save the Adult Bnai Mitzvah dates in your calendar:  April 25 and May 30, 2020!  For room number, check the member newsletter or send an email to: Coordinator@KolAmiVirginia.org.

Steering Committee Meeting

December 8, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

Monthly meeting of the Steering Committee. This meeting will take place in the Board Room.

Pizza and Talmud

December 8, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Pizza and Talmud is a class/weekly dinner and conversation for those in our community from post-bat/bar mitzvah age until college age. There is no cost, a LOT of pizza, and much learning and fun. If there are questions, please feel free to send an email to pizzaandtalmud@kolamivirginia.org. New teenagers are welcome to join any time, whether you just want to check us out or consider coming regularly. This program meets in a member’s home.

Shabbat Service led by Rabbi Gilah Langner

December 14, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

On Shabbat morning, Dec. 14th, join us for what Rabbi Gilah calls Reconciliation Shabbat — an exploration of parashat VaYishlach and the meet-up of two hostile brothers, Jacob and Esau, after twenty years apart. We’ll explore facets of family estrangement, co-existence, reconciliation, and healing in our own lives as well. We will be downstairs in the chapel. Bring a vegetarian/dairy dish to share.

Tot Shabbat

December 14, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

Join Tot Shabbat Coordinator, Andrea Cate, for a Shabbat experience filled with Chanukah stories, songs, and fun designed especially for our youngest Kol Amites.  A light breakfast will be provided beginning at 10:30 for those who wish to partake. Families are encouraged to stay after noon for Oneg and nosh with the wider congregation. Great for kids 0-8 and their families too. Open to non-members! To RSVP please email Coordinator@kolamivirginia.org.

Conversion Conversations

December 15, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

Join our initial meeting of people interested in exploring a path toward Judaism. We’ll be sharing and listening to people’s stories about their journeys, what draws them to conversion, obstacles people have faced, and what the path to joining the Jewish people might look like.  No commitments or expectations; feel free to come and explore.  If you wish to speak with Rabbi Gilah in advance, please contact her at rabbi@kolamivirginia.org — or simply drop in.  Location TBD.    

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Contact Kol Ami

P.O. Box 1801, Annandale, VA 22003
Phone: 571-336-5544
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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