The Kol Ami Book Club will meet on Sunday, August 31st at 12:30 p.m. We meet at La Casa Restaurant, 4551 Duke Street in the Foxchase Shopping Center, Alexandria.
The club is reading The Polish Woman by Eva Meklar. Please feel free to join us!
Please join Marcel Infeld and the Kol Ami community for a joyful and meaningful Kol Ami Kabbalat Shabbat Service in the Activity Room at 7:30 p.m.
We will combine a lot of singing and participation with two intriguing discussion topics: (1) The "good, the bad, and the ugly" of the Torah portion ki tetse; and (2) Leftists for Israel: an oxymoron? We encourage participants to bring dessert dishes to share for the potluck dessert oneg following the service.
The Saturday night before the beginning of Rosh Hashanah is called "Selichot," or "forgiveness." It is a time to continue to prepare emotionally and spiritually for the Yamim Nora'im -- the Days of Awe or the "High Holy Days" that traditionally begins in the month of Elul. For many of us, forgiving and being forgiven is one of the great challenges of life -- this is a time to focus especially on this challenge.
Join together with our community on Saturday evening, September 20th, at 8:00 p.m. in the Chapel. Rabbi Leila Gal Berner will lead us in a service and an opportunity to reflect on the challenge of forgiveness.
The Service will be followed by a dessert oneg across the hall in the Library (rooms 13 and 15), so please bring a dessert to share.
Come join us for the first of the High Holy Day services. You'll enjoy a spiritually-rich and ruach-filled service led by Kol Ami's Rabbi Leila Gal Berner and rabbinical student Lori Shaller in the Sanctuary. Visitors are welcome. Registration information is available here.
Come join us for the first day of Rosh Hashanah. You'll enjoy a spiritually-rich and ruach-filled service led by Kol Ami's Rabbi Leila Gal Berner and rabbinical student Lori Shaller in the Sanctuary starting at 9:30 a.m.
Children's services for ages 3-6, accompanied by an adult, will be held in the Walden Room: 10:00-10:45 a.m.
Services for older children, ages 7-12, will be held in the Walden Room: 11:00 a.m. - 12 noon
A meditation space separate from the main service is available for adults in the Library on the first floor (rooms 13 and 15) throughout the day.
A Tashlich service led by Herb Cooper-Levy will immediately follow services.Tashlich means “to discard” or “throw off.” At this ritual we toss bread crumbs into the water, cleansing our souls in preparation for a fresh start in the New Year. We will stand at the water’s edge and share prayers and then cast our crumbs away. There will be ways for every age to participate in this pleasant and powerful ritual.
Please join the Kol Ami community at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel as we celebrate Shabbat Shuvah – the Shabbat between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, known as the Sabbath of Return.
Coming in the middle of the Days of Awe, this opportunity for Torah study and prayer is said, in our tradition, to be a Shabbat where the personal and the collective are closely intertwined – where our personal reflections and movement toward repentance help influence what will happen for the whole Jewish people in the coming year. So we hope that you will find personal space as part of the Kol Ami community on a beautiful autumn day, and that we can experience together what it means that the spiritual gates of 5773 are wide open.
Following the service we will have a potluck oneg across the hall in the Library (rooms 13 and 15) , so please bring a vegetarian or dairy dish to share. The leader will be confirmed at a later time.
Come join us for Kol Nidre. Kol Ami's Rabbi Leila Gal Berner and rabbinical student Lori Shaller will lead a spiritually-rich and ruach-filled service in the Sanctuary. Registration information is available here.
Come join us for a full day of Yom Kippur observances. Registration information is available here. Visitors are welcome.
There Will Be Services and Programs Throughout the Day:
Registration information is available here.
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