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 Reconstructing Judaism movement, and is the only Reconstructionist congregation in Virginia.

Celebrating our Jewish souls.
Expanding our Jewish minds.
Reconstructing our Jewish hearts.

Shabbat Shirah on MLK Weekend

January 15 at 10:00 a.m. on Zoom

This year, Shabbat Shirah (the Sabbath of Song) falls on Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend.  Join us on Zoom on Shabbat morning as we read the climax of the Exodus story and chant the song of deliverance in the Torah.  We'll be discussing the Jewish and Black experiences of belonging and alienation with the UUCA's Social Justice Minister, Rev. Carol Thomas Cissel.  Singer and songwriter Tom Prasada-Rao will be our special musical guest.

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Tu B’Shvat Seder

January 16 at 5:00 p.m. on Zoom

Join us for the quirky, ancient, urgent celebration of trees and Planet Earth on Tu B'Shvat, the Jewish new year for trees.  As we eat fruits of different kinds, we'll have skits, songs, videos, and fun.  And we'll ask the question:  what are the four things in the natural world we cannot live without?!  Print out this Seder plate and get ready with grape juice, fruits and nuts from one (or more) of the Four Worlds of our Jewish mystics:

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Shabbat Service

January 22 at 10:00 a.m. on Zoom

Join Hazzan Sabrina Sojourner for Shabbat Morning Service. Hazzan Sabrina Sojourner has been leading services, teaching, and cultivating curiosity within Judaism and beyond for most of her life.

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Conversion Information Session

January 23 at 12:15 on Zoom

For folks interested in exploring conversion to Judaism, Rabbi Gilah and Richard Ruth will be holding an information session.  We’ll discuss the conversion process at Kol Ami, answer questions, and explore the emotional dynamics of the process.  No pressure and no commitment involved.  The session follows the Encountering Judaism class on the same Zoom link; please contact Kol Ami’s coordinator if you need the link.


The Life and Teachings of Rabbi Kalonymous Kalman Shapira

January 30 at 2:00 p.m. on Zoom

This three-part series will introduce the life and teachings of the Hasidic master, Rabbi Kalonymous Kalman Shapira, the “Piasechner Rebbe,” whose example inspired the Jewish population of the Warsaw Ghetto during World War 2.

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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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