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 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.

Kol Ami Virtual Thanksgiving Gathering

November 26, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

On behalf of Kol Ami’s Care & Concern / Inclusion committee (C&C/Inc), we invite you to gather around the Zoom table with us for a virtual Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday afternoon, November 26. While many Kol Ami members have had to cancel their usual Thanksgiving gathering with family or friends, there is no reason why any of us should have to forgo a festive feast when we can share the occasion together via Zoom! RSVP by Monday, November 23rd. For more information, click the above event link.

Shabbat Morning Service w/Shirat HaNefesh

November 28, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

On this Thanksgiving weekend, Kol Ami will join with Shirat HaNefesh as Rabbi Gilah leads services.  Rabbi Gilah and Herb Levy will co-lead a Rabbi’s Table study session on the weekly Torah portion, VaYeitzei, focusing on the concubines of Jacob — Bilhah and Zilpah — and how they are recognized by or erased from Jewish religious memory.

Our zoom services are open to the broader community. For more information contact: .

Shabbat Club

December 5, 10:00 am - 10:45 am

It’s Kol Ami’s New “Shabbat Club”!!
Join Morah Andrea for Kol Ami’s new “Shabbat Club” — an engaging, enriching Shabbat morning experience for elementary school-aged learners and their families.  For information click the above event link.

Shabbat Morning Service and Guest Speaker Rabbi Leila Berner

December 5, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for a special morning of services with Rabbi Gilah and Kol Ami’s Rabbi Emeritus Leila Berner.  Rabbi Leila will be previewing her upcoming book, leading us into an exploration of the psychology of Jacob and Esau as they reconcile in this week’s Torah portion, VaYishlach.  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: .

Virtual Tot Shabbat

December 5, 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 two Saturdays a month 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 and to print our Tot Shabbat postcard.

Kabbalat Shabbat led by Herb Levy & Cameron Tarry

December 11, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

You are invited to welcome in Shabbat with Kol Ami at a Friday evening service led by Herb Levy and Cameron Tarry.

Our Zoom services are open to the broader community. For more information contact: .

Kol Ami Hanukkah Celebration

December 13, 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm

Families and Kol Amites of all ages are invited to gather by Zoom to light candles, sing songs, schmooze, and more! Schmoozing will begin at 5pm with the Hanukkah program beginning at 5:30.  We’ll hold our first (annual?) Latke-Hamantash Debate, wherein an esteemed panel of Kol Ami members will expound on the superiority of one of these foods, with arguments buttressed by the cherished tools and techniques of their chosen professions, yada yada yada … and a good time will be had by all!  Kol Ami folks are invited to contribute a one-minute videotape of anyone in their family answering the age-old question:  Which is better, a latke or a hamantash?  Invite your friends and neighbors, and join the fun!  

Morning Minyanim

Kol Ami holds morning minyanim with meditation beforehand each Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings on Zoom. For more information see our Calendar.

Welcome Families!

Families are Connecting at Kol Ami!! Check out our new family focused web page and learn how families connect, learn, thrive, and grow at Kol Ami.


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Contact Kol Ami

P.O. Box 1801, Annandale, VA 22003
Phone: 571-336-5544
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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