WHERE WE MEET: Unitarian Universalist Church, 4444 Arlington Blvd. (at George Mason Dr.), Arlington, VA 22204

Kol Ami

The Northern Virginia Reconstructionist Community

About Kol Ami

About Our Community

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. As the fourth branch of Judaism, Reconstructionism has its own rabbinical seminary and over 100 affiliated congregations and havurot. Kol Ami is an affiliate of the Jewish Reconstructionist movement. For more information about the Jewish Reconstructionist movement or Reconstructionism go to Jewish Reconstructionist Communities.

Our Mission & Values

  • Celebrate our Jewish souls
  • Expand our Jewish minds
  • Reconstruct our Jewish hearts.

Our values:

These values guide the mission and goals of our community as we make Reconstructionism relevant to our modern lives:

  • Spirituality
  • Community
  • Diversity
  • Civility
  • Fellowship
  • Volunteering
  • Inclusion
  • Ruach

We come together for:

  • Celebrating
  • Learning
  • Discussing
  • Sharing
  • Exploring
  • Discovering
  • Healing & Supporting
  • Worshipping

If you have questions about joining our community, please send them via email to admin@kolamivirginia.org or call 571-271-8387.

About Reconstructionist Judaism

Adapted from Jewish Reconstructionist Communities, “Who is a Reconstructionist Jew?”

A Reconstructionist Jew has strong commitments both to tradition and to the search for contemporary meaning. Reconstructionists encourage all Jews to enhance their own lives by reclaiming our shared heritage and becoming active participants in the building of the Jewish future.

The Evolving Religious Civilization of the Jewish People

Reconstructionists define Judaism as the evolving religious civilization of the Jewish people. By “evolving” we mean that Judaism has changed over the centuries of its existence. The faith of the ancient Israelites in the days of Solomon’s Temple was not the same as that of the early rabbis. And neither of those faiths was the same as that of our more recent ancestors from around the world. Each generation of Jews has subtly reshaped the faith and traditions of the Jewish people. Reconstructionist Jews seek to nurture this evolution. We see it as the lifeblood of Judaism, the power that allows Judaism to continue as a dynamic tradition in every age.

For more information about the Reconstructionist movement, please visit:

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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