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

Kol Ami is made up of progressive Jews whose practice is egalitarian, interactive, traditional and modern. We see God’s face in all: 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; crawling babies, seniors, any age in between; fully-abled, disabled, or a person of differing abilities. We meet in Arlington with members from throughout greater DC. Kol Ami is an affiliate of the Jewish Reconstructionist MovementCelebrating our Jewish souls. Expanding our Jewish minds. Reconstructing our Jewish hearts.


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Upcoming Events

  • Sun18
    Virtual Bet Midrash
    November 18, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

    The class meets by Zoom.

  • Sun18
    Jewish Children's Education Program
    November 18, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

    We’re in rooms 9, 10 and 12.

  • Sun18
    Pizza and Talmud
    November 18, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

    meets at a member’s home. Teens are welcome to join in the wide-ranging discussions. Please contact admin@KolAmiVirginia.org for more information.

  • Sat24
    Interfaith Gratitude service
    November 24, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

    The four faith communities that meet at 4444 Arlington Boulevard in Arlington; the Insight Meditation Community of Washington (Buddhist), the Moroccan American Community Organization (Muslim), the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington and Kol Ami will come together to share their traditions in Gratitude. This may well be the first time these four traditions have joined together in one service. The service will include prayers, meditations and songs from each faith tradition, demonstrating that what brings us together is so much stronger than what divides us. Attendees are asked to bring a dessert to share, as the fellowship and connection that will follow the service is as important as the inspiration we will find in the service. We’re in the Sanctuary.

  • Sun25
    Pizza and Talmud
    November 25, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

    meets at a member’s home. Teens are welcome to join in the wide-ranging discussions. Please contact admin@KolAmiVirginia.org for more information.

  • Sun25
    Kingdom of Olives and Ashes Discussion Group
    November 25, 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
    Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

    The discussion will be led by Herb Levy and Allan Kellum (of the UUCA). We’ll read and discuss books about Israel and Palestine. The Kingdom of Olives and Ashes is a book of essays edited by Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman and contains a collection of essays by them and 24 other international writers. The book offers a glimpse into the human cost of fifty years of Israeli occupation of the West Bank. For this third session, we’ll discuss stories nine through twelve in the book. This discussion group is jointly sponsored by Kol Ami and the UUCA. We’ll be in the Chapel.

  • Sun2
    Chanukah party
    December 2, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

    Rabbi Gilah will celebrate with us, in the Activity Room.

Andrea Cate is Kol Ami’s new Tot Shabbat Coordinator-Tot Shabbat begins December 8

Starting in December 2018, Kol Ami will offer a Tot Shabbat separate from the main service in the Youth Room. Andrea brings warmth and a wealth of Jewish pride, practices and passion to her services with the youngest members of the community. She is a graduate of Songleader Bootcamp and brought “Rhythm ‘N Ruach” training to the Northern Virginia region this summer, becoming a certified instructor. In addition to these volunteer roles, Andrea has served her synagogue as President and volunteered as an art educator at her local elementary and an officer for Vocal Music Boosters at her local secondary school. By day, Andrea is a legal assistant. She and her husband David live in the Springfield region with their youngest of three children.

The Kol Amites!

The Kol Amites are a treasure. These musicians add enormous spiritual depth to our services. This piece is a melody composed by Nava Tehila, a Jerusalem-based musical group (and a synagogue in Jerusalem.) Kol Ami appreciates Nava Tehila allowing us to perform their music. More about them is at Nava Tehila

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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