WELCOME TO KOL AMI!

Kol Ami is a small and friendly Reconstructing Judaism community; the only one in this area. We are lay-lead and rent our space, allowing us to have minimal over-head costs and low annual membership fees. In this way we can provide a warm Jewish atmosphere while encouraging a participation level that is comfortable for each of our members.

We associate with Reconstructing Judaism and the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Philadelphia.


TO OUR MEMBERS AND FRIENDS: AFTER CONSULTATION WITH THE RECONSTRUCTING JUDAISM LEADERSHIP AND DISCUSSION OF THE KOL AMI BOARD WE HAVE DECIDED NOT TO CONGREGATE WHILE WE ARE FACED WITH OUR CURRENT HEALTH CRISIS. WE ARE REVIEWING THE SITUATION DAILY AND WE WILL LET YOU KNOW WHEN WE FEEL WE CAN BE TOGETHER AGAIN WITHOUT PUTTING ANYONE AT RISK. WHILE WE WAIT PLEASE TAKE CARE OF YOURSELVES AND YOUR LOVED ONES. 

Hurricane Season Notice:  As we enter the peak of an already very active Atlantic hurricane season, please check your email regularly for last minute cancellations of virtual events due to severe and tropical weather.  We rely upon electrical and communication systems working smoothly to hold these online gatherings.  This may prove more challenging over the coming months.  We want everyone to stay safe during this exceptionally challenging time.


SCHEDULE OF VIRTUAL OFFERINGS FOR WEEK OF AUG 3-8:

Wednesdays @ 4:30 p.m.
Reading of Psalms

Opening remarks, facilitation and hosted by Beth DeRicco, Kol Ami Vice President
Co-hosted by Daniel Kaufman, Kol Ami President

Topic for 8/5:  Psalm 14
We will read and study the version available on Sefaria.org but welcome other translations in our discussion.

https://www.sefaria.org/Psalms.14?lang=bi

Register in advance for the Wednesday Reading of Psalms:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/vpAudOivrT0oupjZEH8cRLhBWi51zGC0Fg

Fridays at 5:30 p.m.
Teatime Talk

Teaching and Discussion facilitated by Steve Carter, Kol Ami Ritual Chair and Shaliach Tzibbur
Hosted by Daniel Kaufman, Kol Ami President

8/7:  All About Isaiah the Prophet

Register in advance for the Friday Teatime Talks
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/uJIpcumsrDwpGn9olqRvrD5QU0BNmy3AVw

Saturdays @ 10:00 a.m.
Shacharit Service
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

8/8:  Join us for Shabbat morning Shacharit service which now includes the Mi Sheberach-Prayer for Healing and Kaddish Yatom-Mourners Kaddish

Register in advance for the Saturday Shacharit Services:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAof-ypqz0rGdJPTkOpaHVqDYOeFFAWDFrq

Saturdays @ 11:30 a.m.
Torah Learning Sessions
Introductory 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 8/8:  Parshat Eikev
Torah:  Eikev: Deuteronomy 7:12 – 11:25
Haftarah:  Isaiah 49:14 – 51:3

Additional resources and translations available on Sefaria.org.

Register in advance for Saturday Torah Learning Sessions:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/uJYlde6vpj8pMzcYu-4S8rTjb78PftncYQ

Note: If you registered during a prior week for a recurring event, it is not necessary to re-register each week at this time; you may reuse the prior week’s meeting ID provided in the earlier confirmation.   After registering for meeting(s), you will receive confirmation email(s) containing instructions for how to join the meeting(s) (either by computer, mobile device or using the telephone).

6/1 Newly Updated Format and Ritual Practices:

1)  Mi Sheberach-Prayer for Healing will be recited at the beginning of the Wednesday Reading of Psalms, beginning of the Friday Teatime Talks and during the Saturday Shacharit service.  Anyone who would like to submit names in advance for those who need healing may do so by sending a reply email to this announcement with names to be recited aloud for the current week.  There will also be an opportunity for all meeting participants to speak the names of others who need healing who are not on the list.

2)  One aliyah will be recited in Hebrew at the Saturday Torah Learning Sessions, before the Torah learning and the discussion begins.

3)  Kaddish Yatom-Mourners’ Kaddish will be recited at the conclusion of Wednesday Reading of Psalms, at the conclusion of Friday Teatime Talks and during the Saturday Shacharit service.

Questions?  Call us at (561) 990-2641, email us or visit us on Facebook or our website by clicking the “f” icon or chain-link icon shown below the affiliate banner.

You can use this site to follow our event calendar month by month, and you can also find us on Meet Up and on Facebook.  

Contact us at mail@kolami-bocaraton.org or call us at 561-990-2641.


 

Do you have a child who is in need of Bar or Bat Mitzvah training? We can help. Leave us a message on the Contact page and we will get back to you.

COME FIND US AND JOIN YOUR VOICE WITH OURS EACH SHABBAT.
We will make you welcome on your own terms.
               RENEW, REJOICE, and RE-JEW-VENATE!