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.
January 16, 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Join Morah Andrea on Zoom monthly for Kol Ami’s new “Shabbat Club” — an engaging, enriching Shabbat morning experience for elementary school-aged
learners and their families. Led by experienced teacher Andrea Cate, we will sing, discuss, pray, question, and explore. We will journey into the Torah portion of the week, building connections to our modern lives and our world. New families, click the above link for registration information.
January 16, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
On the Shabbat of Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend, please come to a joint Kol Ami -Shirat HaNefesh service led by Rabbi Gilah, with guest speaker Dr. Marc Dollinger, who teaches at San Francisco State University. Dr. Dollinger is author of the book Black Power, Jewish Politics, and his topic will be “1619, 1654, 2020: Jews and Racism.” Dr. Dollinger will walk us through primary sources in American history to get to the heart of American Jewish support, complicity, and benefit from institutional racism. Not for the faint of heart, Dr. Dollinger’s material will ask us to look honestly and unflinchingly at our past, present, and future. Visitors are welcome but must preregister to receive the Zoom link. Please click the above event link for more information.
January 17, 3:00 pm
Kol Ami is proud to join with other congregations in the Arlington area at the Interfaith Service of Legacy and Commitment honoring Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
January 19, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Rabbi Bruce Aft will be leading a weekly lunchtime Torah study on Zoom, focusing on the commentaries of Rabbi Jonathan Sacks. No prior Torah knowledge is necessary– come as you are!!
Our classes are open to the wider community. Contact for more information.
January 22, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Kol Ami is thrilled to host Guest Rabbi Diane Elliot who will lead us in welcoming Shabbat. Rabbi Diane Elliot is a nationally-known Jewish Renewal leader and spiritual teacher who specializes in embodying Jewish learning and practice. We hope you will join us for what is sure to be an inspiring Friday night service. Visitors, please click the above event link for registration information.
January 30, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Come worship with Kol Ami as Rabbi Gilah Langner leads our Shabbat morning service.
Stay on after services for the rabbis’ tish (table) and enjoy Shabbat lunch together from your home.
Our zoom services are open to the broader community. For more information contact: .
January 31, 5:00 pm
Celebrate the new year of trees with Rabbi Gilah, JCEP, and the entire community! Our Tu B’Shvat Seder this year will feature a scavenger hunt, four types of fruits and nuts, the music of Jim North, and a special guest appearance recorded by our Junior Kol Amites and Jason Wright.
Please join us on Zoom for this low-key and nature-centric holiday that reminds Jews of our connection to the earth and the trees that help sustain our lives.