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.

PLEASE CHECK OUT THE HIGH HOLIDAYS 2020 TAB. YOU WILL NEED TO REGISTER IF YOU HAVE AN INTEREST IN PARTICIPATING WITH KOL AMI FOR SERVICES DURING THE DAYS OF AWE. YOU WILL ALSO FIND INFORMATION THERE ABOUT OUR 2020 LIST OF REMEMBRANCE.

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.

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 stable 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.


If you would like to borrow a machzor for the High Holidays, see the High Holidays 2020 page for information.

Remember everyone must register in advance for the Days of Awe services/activities by visiting our website at https://www.kolami-bocaraton.org/ and clicking on the “HIGH HOLIDAYS 2020” tab! 

 

SCHEDULE OF OFFERINGS FOR WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 23 through Yom Kippur:

L’Shanah Tovah Tikatevu V’Techatemu! 
May you be inscribed and sealed in the Book of Life for a good year!

As we ready ourselves for Yom Kippur, take note of the following events and items of importance for the next seven days:

1.  Submit names for the Yizkor List of Remembrance to Bonnie Austin ASAP.  $18 for three names or $36 for more than three names listed.  Email Bonnie Austin at sy.quickstep@gmail.com

2.  Donate food to Boca Helping Hands for those in need within our local community.  Cathy Ostroff will be in front of the UUFBR this Friday from 10:30-11 a.m. collecting bags of non-perishable food items to donate to Boca Helping Hands.  Contact Cathy Ostroff at cathyostroff21@gmail.com if you want to make arrangements for her to pickup non-perishable food items outside of your home or if the designated drop off time this Friday does not work for you.  If you out of the area but want to participate in this effort, donate to Boca Helping Hands by visiting https://www.bocahelpinghands.org/GeneralFundDonation.  Your support of their important work in helping the needy is greatly appreciated!

3.  Download/print the personal Yizkor prayers you may wish to recite during our Yom Kippur afternoon Yizkor service here:  https://www.reconstructingjudaism.org/sites/default/files/1_yk_yizkor.pdf

4.  Attend upcoming Kol Ami virtual events and services.  Schedule follows below:

 

Fridays at 5:30 p.m.
Teatime Talk

Hosted by Beth DeRicco, Kol Ami Vice President
Co-Hosted by Daniel Kaufman, Kol Ami President

9/25:  Selected Meditations for the Days of Awe from the Machzor

If you have never spent any time looking through the first 20 pages of the Kol Haneshamah machzor, there are many interesting meditations, especially about teshuvah.  We will read and discuss some of the most interesting selections of this part of the machzor.  We will select passages from the PDF pages 21-40 found here:  https://www.reconstructingjudaism.org/sites/default/files/3_supplementary_readings_for_both_rh_and_yk.pdf or if you have a machzor, page numbers 1-20 in the actual prayer book.

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

Saturdays @ 10:00 a.m.
Shacharit Service
Services led by Steven Carter, Kol Ami Ritual Chair and Shaliach Tzibbur
Hosted by Bonnie Austin, Kol Ami Treasurer

9/26:  Join us for Shabbat Shuvah morning Shacharit service which includes the Mi Sheberach-Prayer for Healing, Kaddish Yatom-Mourners Kaddish, along with other special additions specifically for this once a year “Shabbat of Return”.

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

Saturdays @ 11:30 a.m.
Torah Learning Session
Introduction, discussion facilitation and hosted by Beth DeRicco, Kol Ami Vice President
Aliyah read in Hebrew by Steven Carter, Kol Ami Ritual Chair & Shaliach Tzibbur

9/26: Parshat Ha’azinu
Torah:  Ha’azinu: Deuteronomy 32:1-52
Haftarah:  Hosea 14:2-10; Micah 7:18-20

Additional resources and translations available on Sefaria.org.

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

Erev Yom Kippur, Kol Nidre: Sunday September 27th, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Yom Kippur Shachrit: Monday September 28th, 10 a.m to 11:30 a.m.
Discussion group, the Psalms of the High Holidays: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Mincha and N’ilah:  6 p.m.

Monday (9/28 only) @ 1:30 p.m.
Kol Ami Yizkor service led by Cantorial Soloist Laura Lenes and Shaliach Tzibbur Steven Carter

Details will be sent by email to all who have previously registered on the Kol Ami website for the Days of Awe services held in collaboration with Leyv Ha-Ir no later than noon on the day of Kol Nidre.  For those who want to attend the Kol Ami produced Yizkor service only and who have not already registered on our website for High Holiday services, you may use the follow Zoom registration link (only for the Yizkor service):

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0ld-2qrzgvGNzZ17schE6dYdy2S4Sj4Px2

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

Donate to Kol Ami of Boca Raton: 

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.

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.


 

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