What we're about

We are a welcoming, inclusive Jewish congregation committed to tradition and the search for contemporary meaning. Joining Kol Ami means becoming part of a participatory organization. That means we work together to shape Shabbat and High Holiday services, education, and holiday celebrations. Our services are spirited and engaging, and our holiday observances respect tradition while openly confronting the reality of being Jews in the 21st century. As Reconstructionists we believe that it is the responsibility of each generation of Jews to reevaluate, refocus and reformulate our traditions when necessary, so they will remain viable in today's world. By doing so, we reaffirm our commitment to Judaism and our sense of belonging to the Jewish people ... and we reshape the spiritual and cultural legacy we leave to future generations. Reconstructionism is both respectful of traditional Jewish practice and open to new interpretations and forms of religious expression.

Upcoming events (4)

Friday teatime talks

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Discussion facilitated and hosted by Beth DeRicco, Kol Ami Vice President Co-hosted by Daniel Kaufman, Kol Ami President 7/10: Learning and discussion: "Some Lesser Known Jewish Holidays" 7/17: Kabbalat Shabbat/Ma'ariv musical service with Cantorial Soloist Laura Lenes Join us this week for learning and discussion about some lesser known Jewish holidays as we prepare to commemorate the 17th of Tammuz this Thursday. No advance preparation is required, but your participation is valued and your voice will be heard! Come share with us. Don't forget to save the date for next week with the return of Cantorial Soloist Laura Lenes presenting a musical Kabbalat Shabbat service.

Shabbat Shacharit service

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Services led by Steve Carter, Kol Ami Ritual Chair and Shaliach Tzibbur Hosted by Bonnie Austin, Kol Ami Treasurer Co-hosted by Daniel Kaufman, Kol Ami President 7/11: Join us for Shabbat morning Shacharit service which now includes the Mi Sheberach-Prayer for Healing and Kaddish Yatom-Mourners Kaddish

Saturday Torah learning sessions

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ntroductory remarks, facilitation and hosted by Dr. Beth DeRicco, Kol Ami Vice President Aliyah recited by Steve Carter, Kol Ami Ritual Chair and Shaliach Tzibbur Co-hosted by Daniel Kaufman, Kol Ami President Topic for 7/11: Parshat Pinchas Torah Reading: Pinchas: Numbers 25:10 - 30:1 Additional resources available on Sefaria.org.

Musical Kabbalat Shabbat with Laura Lenes, Cantorial Soloist

Please join Kol Ami for a musical Kabbalat Shabbat with the return of Cantorial Soloist Laura Lenes. Laura will lead us with her guitar and voice in an uplifting Kabbalat Shabbat service. Please join us for this special Friday evening event! Register using the Zoom link provided for the Friday Teatime Talk. Future Friday with Laura Lenes: August 14 @ 5:30 pm Hosted by Daniel Kaufman, Kol Ami President

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Reading of Psalms

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