Kol Ami — The Northern Virginia Reconstructionist Community


Kol Ami B’nai Mitzvah Handbook:

Everything you need to know about Kol Ami’s policies.

Shabbat Hosts for Your Bar/Bat Mitzvah:

Two page guidelines for securing hosts from other families and the Kol Ami community.

Siddur / Prayerbook:

Kol Ami’s siddur is Kol Haneshamah: Shabbat Vehagim (third edition), The Reconstructionist Press, 2009.   It is available new/used on Amazon and other online sites – and can also be borrowed from Kol Ami so long as it is not written in, and it is returned to the congregation immediately after the Bar or Bat Mitzvah service in the identical condition as when it was initially borrowed.

Book Recommendations:

For ParentsPutting God On The Guest List: How To Reclaim The Spiritual Meaning Of Your Child’s Bar Or Bat Mitzvah by Jeffrey K. Salkin

For KidsPutting God on Your Guest List: How to Claim the Spiritual Meaning of Your Bar or Bat Mitzvah by Jeffrey K. Salkin (second edition).

Make Your Own Bar/Bat Mitzvah: A Personal Approach to Creating a Meaningful Rite of Passage, by Rabbi Goldie Milgram.


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