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.

Simchat Torah led by Rabbi Gilah Langner

October 20, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

Join us for the last of our fall holidays. We’ll celebrate reading the end of the Torah and then immediately begin again, in a cycle that began millennia ago that we continue today. We’ll be dancing, singing, and reading from the end and beginning of the scroll. In addition, we will be joined by several members of the UU who are taking a class to learn about the various faith traditions worshiped within the walls of the church.

Please bring a vegetarian/dairy dish to share.

Shabbat Morning Service with Rabbis Leila Gal Berner and Shadrach Mugoya Levi

October 26, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

Join us for this special Shabbat as we are joined by Kol Ami’s Rabbi Emerita Leila Gal Berner and her Rabbinical student, Rabbi Shadrach Mugoya Levi. Please bring a vegetarian/dairy dish to share.

Adult B'nai Mitzvah Class

October 27, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

Even if you are not having a B’nai Mitzvah, you are welcome to come and learn with the class. For the room number, please see the member newsletter, or send an email inquiry.

Pause with Pittsburgh

October 27, 5:00 pm

As we approach the one-year mark since the attack on the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, we are encouraging you to honor those we lost and commit to strengthening the Jewish community. Join a virtual global moment and “Pause with Pittsburgh.”
Sign up at: shalomdc.org/pausewithpittsburgh,
and you will receive a text message at 5:00 pm EST on Sunday, October 27, 2019 with a video reading of a mourning prayer and the names of the 11 lives lost.
After sharing this collective moment of prayer, join the Pittsburgh community for public memorial service via livestream.

Steering Committee Meeting

October 27, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

Monthly Steering Committee Meeting.

Pizza and Talmud

October 27, 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 email 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.

Friday Night Shabbat Service

November 1, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

Lay led service. We will be downstairs in the Chapel.

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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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