Kol Ami — The Northern Virginia Reconstructionist Community

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“Reconstructionist Communities Prove More Vital and Adaptive Than Ever”   An inspiring piece about congregations adapting during the pandemic to serve their communities. Scroll down to read congregant perspectives on Kol Ami’s expanded Minyanim, Pizza and Talmud & Tot Shabbat offerings during the pandemic.

Jewish Federation’s 2020 Community Report on “Resilience and Compassion” spotlights Kol Ami’s Colors of Gratitude  The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington’s Annual Report details vast and essential actions Jewish organizations have taken to respond to unprecedented needs during the COVD-19 pandemic. Kol Ami’s “Colors of Gratitude” program is among those listed, page 10. (Jewish Federation of Greater Washington 2020 Annual Report, released 10/14/2020)

Rosh Hashanah is usually when Jews gather in synagogue. This year, they’re mostly online  Kol Ami’s Rabbi Gilah Langner expresses her optimism about services over the holidays and notes that Kol Ami has ramped up its offerings during the pandemic with five religious services each week. (Washington Post, 9/17/2020)

Below, Rabbi Gilah touches on her High Holiday sermon themes in this Washington Jewish Week article from September 2020:

Pandemic and protests prevalent in rabbis’ High Holiday sermons

Kol Ami gets Lesson in Artful Gratitude (Washington Jewish Week, July 2020)

It’s on us – the Role of Jews in the George Floyd Protests  (Rabbi Gilah Langner featured among 24 Rabbis who offered insights, The Forward,  Jun 7 2020) She says, “The bills for America’s continuing, noxious racial injustice are way past due. And we Jews should know better: nothing is as fundamental to Jewish teaching as ensuring justice. Let’s remind ourselves of that, admit that we let it slip, and ask the African-American community how we can help them build a fully just society.”

Will Jewish Denominations Survive the Pandemic?  (Rabbi Gilah Langner featured among 30 Rabbis who weighed in, The Forward,  May 2020)

Radical Inclusion at Kol Ami  (Seminar delivered to the Cheseapeake Region of Reconstructing Judaism, May 17, 2020)

Let the Depth of Emotion Evoked by Psalm 88 Help You Find Meaning…  (Kol Ami’s Rabbi Gilah Langner featured Scribe in The Forward’s Scribe, April 29, 2020)

Introducing the Junior Kol Amites (Washington Jewish Week, January 2020)

At Kol Ami, non-Jews now Participate Fully  (Washington Jewish Week, June 2018)




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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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