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 of Directors 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 undo risk. While we wait, please take care of yourselves and your loved ones.

PLEASE CHECK THE MARCH TAB FOR EVENTS OF INTEREST OUTSIDE OUR OWN CONGREGATION.

On-Going Virtual Events for Week of March 1st

Friday, March 5th at 5:30 p.m.
Friday Teatime Talk: Movie Discussion
Discussion of movie “The Life Ahead” (2020 release, available on Netflix). Please check with your local library if you are not a Netflix member.

Starring Sophia Loren and directed by Edward Ponti: In seaside Italy, a Holocaust survivor with a daycare business takes in a 12-year-old street kid who recently robbed her.
Register here for this Teatime Talk.

Saturday, March 6th at 10:00 a.m.
Shacharit Service

Led by Steve Carter
Hosted by Deborah Prise
Register here for this Shacharit service:
Saturday, March 6th at 11:30 a.m.
Torah Learning Session 

Aliyah chanted by Steven Carter
Torah parshah introduction, facilitation
Co- hosted by Beth DeRicco and Daniel KaufmanReadings for Ki Tisa
Adar 22, 5781
March 6, 2021
First Torah:
Ki Tisa: Exodus 30:11 – 34:35
Second Torah:
Parshat Parah: Numbers 19:1-22
Haftarah:
Ezekiel 36:16-36
Register here for this Torah learning session.
SPECIAL UPCOMING VIRTUAL EVENTS:

Friday, March 12 at 5:30 p.m.
Teatime Talk with Helene Yentis

Join Kol Ami for a Teatime Talk with special guest, Helene Yentis and a discussion about the Jewish Zodiac. We hope you will join us for some relaxed pre-Shabbat social time and sharing. Bring and introduce a friend to Kol Ami!

Register here for this Teatime Talk:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/uJIpcumsrDwpGn9olqRvrD5QU0BNmy3AVw

Sunday, March 14th at 7:30 p.m.Monthly Women’s Rosh Chodesh Group
Please join with us at our first celebration of this non-liturgical opportunity to enrich, reflect, renew and learn from each other in a safe environment. This is a collaboration between the women of Leyv Ha-Ir of Philadelphia and Kol Ami of Boca Raton, and will follow the Hebrew calendar, held monthly on the date of Rosh Chodesh. Please contact us for registration information.

Friday, March 19th at 5:30 p.m.
Musical Kabbalat Shabbat service with Laura Lenes

Hosted by Beth DeRicco and Daniel Kaufman. Please join us and bring your singing voice for an uplifting musical service with Cantorial  Soloist Laura Lenes who lead​s in a Kabbalat Shabbat ​the third Friday of every month​. ​We hope you will join us for some relaxed pre-Shabbat social time and sharing. Bring and introduce a friend to Kol Ami!

Register here for this Teatime Talk:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/uJIpcumsrDwpGn9olqRvrD5QU0BNmy3AVw

Friday, March 26th at 5:30 p.m.
Friday Teatime Talk: Movie Discussion- The Meyerowitz Stories

Discussion of movie “The Meyerowitz Stories” (2017 release, available on Netflix). Please check with your local library if you are not a Netflix member.

Starring  Dustin Hoffman and Adam Sandler. An estranged family gathers together in New York City for an event celebrating the artistic work of their father.

Register here for this Teatime Talk:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/uJIpcumsrDwpGn9olqRvrD5QU0BNmy3AVw

Thursday, March 4th at 1:30 p.m.
Jews, Race & Religion – Limpieza de Sangre and the ‘Clash of Civilizations’; Or, What Hath the Soul to Do with Racialized Bodies?

In this presentation, Sylvester Johnson will explain the racialization of religion as a central and persisting phenomenon in the making of the West that has targeted Islam, Judaism, and so-called animism.

For more information about Jews, Race & Religion and registration:
https://www.reconstructingjudaism.org/center-jewish-ethics/jews-race-and-religion

Sunday, March 7th at 3:00 p.m.
Jewish Life in Uganda
Presented by Shoshana Nambi, rabbinic student at Hebrew Union College

​Shoshana Nambi will speak at Congregation Am Haskalah, a Reconstructionist congregation in the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania​. She is a Student Rabbi at Hebrew Union College who is originally from Mbale, Uganda, one of the eight towns that make up the community of Abayudaya Jews. She will speak about Jewish life in her home country as well as her experiences here. To register for the event, click here.

Thursday, March 11th at 1:30 p.m.
Jews, Race & Religion  Limpieza de Sangre and the ‘Clash of Civilizations’; Or, What Hath the Soul to Do with Racialized Bodies?

In this presentation, Sylvester Johnson will explain the racialization of religion as a central and persisting phenomenon in the making of the West that has targeted Islam, Judaism, and so-called animism.
For more information about Jews, Race & Religion and registration:
https://www.reconstructingjudaism.org/center-jewish-ethics/jews-race-and-religion

Thursday, March 18th at 1:30 p.m.
Jews, Race & Religion – Race, Class & Privilege: How Latino Jews navigate life in the United States

Using a comparative perspective to understand the lived experiences of Latin@ Jews in the United States, Prof. Laura Limonic shows how this group of immigrants attain upward mobility through successfully navigating racial and class structures.
For more information about Jews, Race & Religion and registration:
https://www.reconstructingjudaism.org/center-jewish-ethics/jews-race-and-religion

 

There are many interesting events happening in front line Judaic institutions that our Board members are talking about. We thought you might like to hear about some of them too. Just click on the MONTH Tab.

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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).

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.

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

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


 

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