Kol Ami — The Northern Virginia Reconstructionist Community
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 a proud affiliate of the Reconstructing Judaism movement, and the only Reconstructionist congregation in Virginia. As the fourth branch of Judaism, Reconstructionism has its own rabbinical seminary and over 100 affiliated congregations and havurot. For more information about the Jewish Reconstructionist movement, see below or go to Reconstructing Judaism.
We are a growing and caring group of progressive Jews who believe in the continuity of Jewish spirituality in an egalitarian, inclusive, and interactive atmosphere that respects both the traditional and the modern.
We come together in times of celebration and times of healing; to share with each other and support one another; for worship and deep conversation; and to learn, explore, and discover the ways in which Judaism can enrich us as individuals and as a community.