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.
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.
Wednesdays @ 2:00 p.m.
Reading of Psalms
Opening remarks and facilitation by Beth DeRicco, Kol Ami Vice President
Hosted by Daniel Kaufman, Kol Ami PresidentTopic for 6/3: Psalm 5
We will read and study the version available on Sefaria.org but welcome other translations in our discussion.
Register in advance for the Wednesday Reading of Psalms:
Fridays at 5:30 p.m.
Opening remarks and facilitation by Dr. Cathy Ostroff, Kol Ami Social Action Chair
Hosted by Daniel Kaufman, Kol Ami President
Topic for 6/5: “The Poetry of Silent Prayers from Our Siddurim”
Copies of the poetry we will be reading and discussing will be sent by email to all who have registered in advance for this Teatime Talk event.
Register in advance for the Friday Teatime Talks
Saturdays @ 10:00 a.m.
Services led by Steve Carter, Kol Ami Ritual Chair and Rabbi David Weissman
Hosted by Bonnie Austin, Kol Ami Treasurer
6/6: Join us for Shabbat morning Shacharit service which will now include the Mi Sheberach-Prayer for Healing and Kaddish Yatom-Mourners Kaddish
Register in advance for the Saturday Shacharit Services:
Saturdays @ 11:30 a.m.
Torah Learning Sessions
Introductory remarks, facilitation and hosted by Dr. Beth DeRicco, Kol Ami Vice President
Co-Hosted by Daniel Kaufman, Kol Ami President
Topic for 6/6: Parshat Naso
Torah Reading: Naso: Numbers 4:21 – 7:89
Haftarah Reading: Judges 13:2-25
Additional resources available on Sefaria.org.
Register in advance for Saturday Torah Learning Sessions:
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.
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