Kol Ami — The Northern Virginia Reconstructionist Community


Starting in 2021 the Kol Amite of the Year Awards have been renamed honoring members whose memory we named Awards for.

The 2021 Honorees are:

Betsy Greer “I’ll Do It!” Awards  for New Initiatives

Jason Wright – Young Kol Amites

Members and Visitors Team:
Judy Greenblum
Debbie Linick
Emily Schwartz-Greco
Willa Siegel
Cameron Tarry

Toby Greenwald Awards for Leadership in Worship Services

Rayna Aylward
Robin Cook
Ruth Anne Faust
Susan Freiband
Mike Jawer
Louise Lerner
Leslie Lesner
Herb Levy
Elizabeth Lower-Basch
Jim North
Steve Pershing
Jane Petkofsky
Toni Popkin
Richard Ruth
Jane Schulman
Cameron Tarry
Anne Salzberg
Jason Weiss

Janice Cooper-Levy Award for Exceptional Service to Members in Need

Rayna Aylward

Mark Weisenbloom Award for Leadership in Jewish Education

Mike Jawer
Richard Ruth

Awards for Exceptional Service – “Above & Beyond”

Rabbi Gilah Langer  ”
Meryl Paskow


Eleanor Sue Finkelstein Disabilites Advocate Award at the Pozez JCCNV

2019 Toni Popkin

Hineni Awards

(recognition by the Chesapeake Congregations of Reconstructing Judaism)

2021 Rabbi Gilah Langner & Debbie Linick
2020 Rayna Aylward & Toni Popkin
2018 Mindy Rudell
2017 Erv Walter
2016 Herb Levy
2015 Richard Ruth & Jim North
2014 Don Kraus and Hope Warshaw

Kol Amite of the Year Award

2019 Emily Toll, Jason Wright, Jon Baumgarten, Toni Popkin, Mattie Cohan, Emily Schwartz Greco, Ed Bomsey
2018 Harriet Epstein, Mike Jawer, Madeleine Levy, Richard Ruth and Jane Schulman
2017 Joan Goldfarb, Betsy Greer, Marcel Infeld, Elizabeth Lower-Basch and Toni Popkin
2016 Rayna Aylward, Lynda Erinoff and Mindy Rudell
2015 Carolyn Gray, Herb Levy, Eric Rosenberg and Erv Walter

Young Kol Amite of the Year Award

2019 Sarah Baumgarten
2018 Jerry Achtermann, Tess Achtermann, Nate Wright Bueno de Mesquita and Emily Huber

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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