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.

Kabbalat Shabbat

September 24, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Details will be provided closer to the date.

Simchat Torah and Dedication of the New Ark

September 26, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

We’ll be outdoors in person at our host place of worship, the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington for a celebration of Simchat Torah and the dedication of our new ark.  Join us for the festivities in song, dance, and a short play, as we close out the reading of the Torah and begin again at the start.

First Session of our Weekly Torah Study with Rabbi Bruce Aft

September 29, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Rabbi Bruce is back with a dynamic weekly Torah study session — this year on Wednesday lunchtimes.   Drop in on occasion or make it a weekly date on your calendar.   It’s always engaging, lively, and insightful.  This year we extend a special welcome to members of Congregation Beth Emeth and Fauquier Jewish Congregation who may be joining us.

Kabbalat Shabbat

October 8, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Details will be provided closer to the date.

Tot Shabbat

October 16, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Details will be posted closer to the event.

Encountering Judaism

October 17, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

A year-long class for people interested in knowing more about Jewish culture, beliefs, history, and practices, starting October 17, 2021 and running through June 2022.   Meetings will be held on Sunday at 11 am every other week.  Plans are to have an introductory outdoor meeting with masks and social distancing, and occasional outdoor meetings, but to hold most subsequent classes on Zoom until pandemic conditions permit safe in-person indoor meetings.

High Holiday Resources

Thank you to everyone who participated in our High Holiday services and programs.  We wish everyone a good, healthy, new year.  Click "here" for High Holiday resources:  our Yizkor slideshow, a new Kol Amite video of  the prayer "Yaaleh," and Rabbi Gilah's sermons."

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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