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

  • Sat29
    Shabbat Service led by Rabbi Mark Novak
    April 29, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

    Rabbi Mark Novak – musician, storyteller, and Washington Nationals fanatic – is the co-founder of the Multi-Faith Storytelling Institute and founder and spiritual leader of Minyan Oneg Shabbat, DC’s Jewish Renewal gathering. When he leads prayer you can expect much joy and music, reflection and mindfulness, laughter and longing.

    We’ll be in the Chapel. Please bring a dairy/vegetarian dish to share.

  • Sun30
    Hebrew Reading Class led by Marcel Infeld
    April 30, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

    The course, designed for people with differing skill levels, continues at a member’s home.

  • Sun30
    JCEP
    April 30, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

    Please click on JCEP for a report on the last class and homework.

  • Sun30
    Jesus: First Century Adult Education led by Rabbi Rabbi Gilah Langner and Reverend Linda Olson Peebles
    April 30, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

    How do Jews view Jesus? How did Jesus compare to the other Jewish sages of his time? Using the recent book by Rabbi David Zaslow, Jesus: First Century Rabbi, we’ll explore the identity and stance of Jesus as a Jewish rabbi. How Jewish was Jesus? How similar or radical were his legal and spiritual teachings compared to other leaders of his time? What impact does looking at Jesus in this way have on Jewish-Christian relations? The class is open to the public; we particularly invite the participation of members of our host church, the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington. We’ll be in the Board Room

  • Sat6
    Shabbat Service led by Rabbi Ben Shalva
    May 6, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

    Benjamin Shalva is a rabbi, writer, yoga instructor, meditation teacher, spiritual guide and musician around the DC area, and serves as a faculty member of the Jewish Mindfulness Center of Washington. The prayer service will be filled with music, meditation, mindfulness, and even a little movement too! We’ll be in the Chapel. Please bring a dairy vegetarian dish to share.

  • Sun7
    Hebrew Reading Course led by Marcel Infeld
    May 7, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

    The course, designed for people with differing skill levels, continues at a member’s home.

  • Sun7
    JCEP
    May 7, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

    Please click on JCEP for a report on the last class and homework.

Catherine Zimmerman will show and speak about the film Hometown Habitat April 26, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

Catherine Zimmerman will show and speak about the film Hometown Habitat. Hometown Habitat is a film to inspire Hometown habitat conservation improvement action presenting scientist Douglas Tallamy and moderated by Catherine Zimmerman, naturalist and film producer. The film features highlights of the current state of the science and case studies of model grass roots habitat conservation and improvement work by Places of Worship, Homeowner and Condo Associations, schools and school related groups, and others. Visit TheMeadowProject.com to get an exciting overview of the film or catch the trailer at www.youtube.com/watch?vUXbDWTfcK2s

Kol Ami is cosponsoring the showing of this film in conjunction with the UUCA’s Do It Green (DIG) environmental action group and others. We are shomrei adamah, guardians of the Earth. Showing this film is a concrete means to celebrate Earth Day by encouraging action.

This is a free event. It is scheduled at UUCA as part of the church’s Wellspring Wednesday adult education series. Call or text Bob Blinn at 804-836-3704 to reserve free child care, or, if you wish, to reserve for the UUCA Wellspring Wednesday Dinner held between 5:30 and 6:45 ($10 for adults, children under 10 free). This event is open to all, regardless of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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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