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.

Torah Study with Rabbi Bruce Aft

January 19, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Rabbi Bruce Aft will be leading a weekly lunchtime Torah study on Zoom, focusing on the commentaries of Rabbi Jonathan Sacks. No prior Torah knowledge is necessary– come as you are!!

Our classes are open to the wider community. Contact for more information.

Kabbalat Shabbat with Guest Rabbi Diane Elliot

January 22, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Kol Ami is thrilled to host Guest Rabbi Diane Elliot who will lead us in welcoming Shabbat. Rabbi Diane Elliot is a nationally-known Jewish Renewal leader and spiritual teacher who specializes in embodying Jewish learning and practice. We hope you will join us for what is sure to be an inspiring Friday night service. Visitors, please click the above event link for registration information.

Shabbat Service led by Rabbi Gilah Langner

January 30, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Come worship with Kol Ami as Rabbi Gilah Langner leads our Shabbat morning service.

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: .

Tu B'Shvat Seder

January 31, 5:00 pm

Celebrate the new year of trees with Rabbi Gilah, JCEP, and the entire community! Our Tu B’Shvat Seder this year will feature a scavenger hunt, four types of fruits and nuts, the music of Jim North, and a special guest appearance recorded by our Junior Kol Amites and Jason Wright. 

Please join us on Zoom for this low-key and nature-centric holiday that reminds Jews of our connection to the earth and the trees that help sustain our lives. 

Inclusion Shabbat featuring Nick May

February 6, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

In observance of Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month, Jewish singer-songwriter Nick May will be leading this creative, family friendly, inclusiveness-themed Shabbat service on Saturday, February 6, beginning at 10:00 a.m. 

In addition to playing his original songs, Nick will share how music played an important role in helping him overcome a speech disorder. The service will also feature a special activity for children led by Jessica Tischler, Special Needs and Inclusion Director at the Pozez JCC of Northern Virginia and author of We Can All Color. This service is open to the broader community. To register, please click the above event link.

Kabbalat Shabbat led by Mike Jawer and Susan Freiband

February 12, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join Kol Ami for a Kabbalat Shabbat service led by Mike Jawer and Susan Freiband. More information to come as the date gets closer. Our services are open to the broader community. For more information, email

Shabbat morning service led by Herb Levy with musical guest Caron Dale

February 20, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Come worship with Kol Ami as Herb Levy leads us in a Shabbat morning service with musical accompaniment from Caron Dale. More information coming soon!

Adult Education at Kol Ami

Kol Ami is excited to announce it's 2021 Adult Education line up with something for everyone!Adult Education 2021 Flyer (3)
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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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