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.
September 25, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Join Michael Jawer and Susan Freiband for Kabbalat Shabbat on Friday, September 25 from 7:30-8:30 pm. This is the Shabbat between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, known as Shabbat Shuvah. There’s an extra emphasis on turning (“shuv”) toward repentence and forgiveness, and we’ll feature some especially relevant poems and readings. Click the above link to see the service handout.
Our Zoom services are open to the broader community. Please email for the Zoom link.
September 26, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Shabbat that falls between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur is called Shabbat Shuvah, or the Shabbat of Return. Kol Ami will join with Shirat HaNefesh for a Shabbat Shuvah service led by Rabbi Gilah Langner, with guest speaker Rabbi Bruce Aft on the subject of Forgiving and Remembering.
Our Shabbat services are open to the broader community. To receive the Zoom link, email .
September 27, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The most solemn service of the year, Kol Nidre will be co-led this year by Rabbi Gilah Langner, Herb Levy, and Jim North. With Zoom as our medium, we will be davening/praying from a beautiful series of slides prepared by Bayit/Building Jewish, which should make the liturgy more accessible than ever before. Join us for an evening of beautiful song, heartfelt prayer, and reflections on Teshuvah and Racial Justice by Rabbi Gilah.
September 28, 10:00 am - 11:45 am
Kol Ami will host two children’s services for Yom Kippur according to the following schedule:
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. for families with children six and under.
11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. for families with children seven to 12.
Stay tuned for more information and registration instructions!
September 28, 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Join Kol Ami for a Yom Kippur morning service led by Rabbi Gilah Langner, Jim North, and Jane Schulman. This service is part of Kol Ami’s larger schedule of High Holiday programming. For registration information, please click the above event link.
September 28, 11:15 am - 12:30 pm
Join Kol Ami for a Yom Kippur Torah service and discussion led by Richard Ruth and the Kol Ami teens. This service is part of Kol Ami’s larger schedule of High Holiday programming. For registration information, please click the above event link.
September 28, 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
Join Kol Ami for a Yizkor service and led by Rabbi Gilah Langner, Jim North, and Jane Schulman. This service is part of Kol Ami’s larger schedule of High Holiday programming. For registration information, please click the above event link.