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+)

Virtual Shabbat Shacharit Service

Online event

Join our virtual Shacharit service led by Steven Carter (Shaliach Tzibbur and Kol Ami Ritual Chair). All are welcomed to attend our traditional service. The prayer book pages will be screenshared by Bonnie Austin (Kol Ami Treasurer) for those who do not have a copy of the Kol Haneshamah (Reconstructionist Press) siddur used.

Online/virtual weekly Torah parsha learning and discussion

One aliyah from the week's parsha will be chanted by Steven Carter (Shaliach Tzibbur/Ritual Chair) followed by the parshah introduction and discussion facilitation led by Beth DeRicco (Vice President). All are welcomed to join and participate in the discussion.

Visit sefaria.org to find the weekly parashah

Virtual Shabbat Shacharit Service

Online event

Join our virtual Shacharit service led by Steven Carter (Shaliach Tzibbur and Kol Ami Ritual Chair). All are welcomed to attend our traditional service. The prayer book pages will be screenshared by Bonnie Austin (Kol Ami Treasurer) for those who do not have a copy of the Kol Haneshamah (Reconstructionist Press) siddur used.

Online/virtual weekly Torah parsha learning and discussion

One aliyah from the week's parsha will be chanted by Steven Carter (Shaliach Tzibbur/Ritual Chair) followed by the parshah introduction and discussion facilitation led by Beth DeRicco (Vice President). All are welcomed to join and participate in the discussion.

Visit sefaria.org to find the weekly parashah

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