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 Week of April 5th:

Friday, April 9th at 5:30 p.m.
Teatime Talk: Identify a Jew-ish Sitcom that you love(d).

Tell us why it is Jewish and why you love(d) it.
We hope you will join us  for a relaxing evening.

Register here for the Teatime Talk.

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

Led by Steve Carter
Hosted by Bonnie Austin

Register here for this Shacharit service.

Saturday, April 10th 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 Shemini
Nissan 28, 5781
April 10, 2021
Torah Reading:
Shemini: Leviticus 9:1 – 11:47
Haftarah:
Samuel II 6:1-19

Register here for this Torah learning session.

 


SPECIAL UPCOMING VIRTUAL EVENTS:

Tuesday, April 13th at 7:30 p.m. (note date change)
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, April 16th 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


Shabbaton: Lighting Your Spiritual Candle Through Bracha, Teffiliah, and Limmod Friday, April 23rd – Sunday, April 25th

Friday, April 23rd at 5:30 p.m.
Friday Teatime Talk:
“From Gratitude to Blessings and Back” — A Conversation between the Authors and You!

An exquisite combination of Judaism’s common blessings, stories from everyday life, and tales and wisdom from Jewish tradition, this book is a source of inspiration and a cause for self-reflection. A resource of over fifty blessings in addition to thoughts about gratitude, this slim volume opens the door for readers to acknowledge the opportunities for thankfulness as they reflect on their personal history and their day-to-day lives. Many of the book’s stories are warm, light, and humorous glimpses into treasured moments like the ones in the lives we all lead.

MARILYN PRICE is an international storyteller, puppeteer, educator and author.  A specialist in creativity training, she heads a not-for-profit foundation, TriBraining, Inc. which teaches how to reach multiple learners within formal and experiential venues.  Her published works include books on puppetry, original stories, and a primer using puppets to teach the Hebrew alphabet. Of her many accomplishments she prizes her work as a puppeteer for the Chicago Public Library system and the Mayor’s Award for the Arts in her hometown of Evanston, Illinois.

RABBI DAVID A. TEUTSCH is a longtime professor at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he served as President for a decade and then became director of its Levin-Lieber Program in Jewish Ethics. The editor of the groundbreaking seven-volume, Kol Haneshemah prayer book series and a three-volume Guide to Jewish Practice, he is the author of dozens of other books and articles as well as an internationally known lecturer and consultant.

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


Saturday, April 24th at 10:00 a.m.
Shacharit Service
Led by special guest, Rabbi Cheryl Klein
Hosted by Bonnie Austin

More about Rabbi Cheryl Klein:
http://bit.ly/3r9vJzE
http://bit.ly/2YzIpU8

Register here for this Shacharit service:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAof-ypqz0rGdJPTkOpaHVqDYOeFFAWDFrq

Friday, April 30th 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

 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.

Email us by clicking the link below.

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!