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.
July 11, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kol Ami’s joint service with Shirat HaNefesh will feature a Rabbi’s Table with Rabbi Bruce Aft, who retired this week after 29 years serving Adat Reyim. Rabbi Bruce is eager to meet Kol Ami folks so please come out for the service and his teaching on models of leadership connected to the Torah portion of Pinchas. Our Zoom services are open to the greater community. For more information email .
July 11, 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Our Tot Shabbat services with Morah Andrea have moved to Zoom but are still filled with story and song and connection to Jewish Community. Join her each week for some rhythm and ruach. Our virtual services are open to the wider community, please click the above event link to join our Tot Shabbat mailing list.
July 18, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
SONiA (Rutstein) joins Herb Levy for this Shabbat. SONiA is one of the world’s most successful LGBTQIA singer songwriters. She is also the Cantorial Soloist at Beit Tikvah Reconstructionist Congregation in Baltimore. SONiA’s won 6 GLAMAs (Gay and Lesbian American Music awards) as well as the GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian American Anti Defamation) Award for Best Album and the Spirit of Folk Music Award from Folk Alliance International.
July 19, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Acclaimed illustrator Joanne Fink, founder of Zenspirations and creator of these color-yourself gratitude cards, will be on hand for a Kol Ami coloring and story time session. She’ll have fun tips to share about adding your own special flair to each creation. If you’ve already distributed cards, JOIN US – because we want to be inspired by your stories of sharing thanks with those around you. If you haven’t been in on the action – JOIN US NOW, this is a great way to get started and something you can continue creating and distributing for a break from the hot summer sun. Non Members are welcome but need to register by Thursday, July 16th by clicking the above event link.
July 29, 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kol Ami will join Shirat HaNefesh for a special Tisha B’Av service. The Ninth of Av marks the destructive forces in Jewish history that we still mourn to this day. Join us by candlelight on Zoom as we weave poetry, melody, and lamentations into a powerful evening of remembrance.