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.

Selichot and the Yellow Brick Road

September 21, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

Selichot and the Yellow Brick Road

Join us for Selichot on Saturday night, Sept. 21st, 7-9 p.m.  We’ll have a short Selichot service first, a dessert potluck after, and in between, we’ll walk down the Yellow Brick Road of the High Holidays, learning and gleaning from the Scarecrow, the Lion, the Tin Man, and Dorothy the essence of the path of Teshuvah/Return.  (With thanks to Rabbi Devora Lynn for this delightful teaching!)  We’ll be somewhere over the rainbow and also downstairs in the Chapel — join us!

Pizza and Talmud

September 22, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Pizza and Talmud is a class/weekly dinner and conversation for those in our community from post-bat/bar mitzvah age until college age. There is no cost, a LOT of pizza, and much learning and fun. Meets in a member’s home. For more information email: Talmudandpizza@kolamivirginia.org.

Kol Amite Rehearsal

September 25, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

The Kol Amite Band will be fine tuning it’s craft in preparation for High Holidays. Rehearsal will take place in the Sanctuary.

Erev Rosh Hashanah

September 29, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

Join us for a sweet entrance into the High Holidays, led by Rabbi Gilah Langner and Amber Baum, with the music of the Kol Amites. We will usher in the new year together, and ponder our High Holiday theme, Al Kol Eleh/For All These Things.

Rosh Hashanah Children's Services

September 30, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

The services will be led by Carol Boyd Leon, popular musician and service leader. For more information about High Holiday Children’s Services at Kol Ami, click on the event listing above.

10:00- 10:45 a.m.  Rosh Hashanah service for children ages 3-6 with an adult
11:00- 12:00 noon  Rosh Hashanah service for children ages 7-12.

Rosh Hashanah Morning Services

September 30, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

Rosh Hashanah morning begins at 9:30 with coffee and time to schmooze. At 10:00 our service begins in the beautiful UUCA Sanctuary, led by Rabbi Gilah and Jane Petkofsky, and with the music of the Kol Amites. Join us for a highly participatory morning of introspection and joyousness!


September 30, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Alcova Heights Park

Getting rid of one’s bad habits is not so easy, but come give it a try at Tashlich led by Herb Levy. At 1:30, after apples and honey following services, we’ll take a short walk from the UUCA to Alcova Heights Park (901 S. George Mason Drive) and find an eco-friendly way to throw our sins away.

High Holidays at Kol Ami

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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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