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 APRIL TAB FOR EVENTS OF INTEREST OUTSIDE OUR OWN CONGREGATION.

ON-Going Virtual Events for the Week of May 3rd:

Friday, May 7th at 5:30 p.m.
Friday Teatime Talk: Jews Who Schmooze – Jewish Jokes and Stories

Hosted by Beth DeRicco with Daniel Kaufman

Join us and share some Jewish humor or a story.

Register here for this Teatime Talk.

Saturday, May 8th at 10:00 a.m.
Shacharit Service
Led by Steve Carter
Hosted by Bonnie Austin

Register here for this Shacharit service.
Saturday, May 8th at 11:30 a.m. 
Torah Learning Session 

Aliyah chanted by Steven Carter
Torah parshah introduction, facilitation
Co- hosted by Beth DeRicco and Daniel Kaufman

Readings for Behar-Bechukotai
Iyar 26, 5781
May 8, 2021
Torah Reading:
Behar-Bechukotai: Leviticus 25:1 – 27:34
Haftarah:
Jeremiah 16:19 – 17:14

Register here for this Torah learning session.


SPECIAL UPCOMING VIRTUAL EVENTS:

Wednesday, May 12th 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, May 14th at 5:30
Friday Teatime Talk: Jews of Shanghai
Presented by Bobbi Cohen 

Many people are unaware that since the mid 1800’s there have been multiple waves of Jewish migration from Europe and the Middle East to Shanghai, China.  A vibrant international city, Shanghai welcomed Jews with open arms, mostly. This session will explore the history of Jewish Shanghai, the relationship between the Jews and the Chinese, as well as what you can see and learn for yourself if you are lucky enough to go there.

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

Sunday, May 16th at 4:00 p.m.
Bi-Weekly Kol Ami Board of Trustees Meeting

This standing open meeting is important for all Board members and open to all congregants.  Have a concern or an interest or question? Come to the Board meeting and hear what’s going on and share your thoughts. Please contact Beth for login information.

Friday, May 21st 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

Donate to Kol Ami of Boca Raton: 

or at at https://paypal.me/KolAmiBoca

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.


 

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!