What is needed now. Come share in what we provide.


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Things are stressful. People are worried. Mental health is pressed for many.

Our democracy.

Our place AS JEWS in this society.

Our safety in public.

Our environment.

Our climate.

Our children.

Our parents.

Our sense of self.


The synagogue has been a home for cultivating hope, compassion, and a sacred community for over 2000 years. We survived the Greeks, the Romans, and even the Nazis. Weare still here.


We are resilient. But not so resilient that we do not want for the sacred in our lives, compassion in our lives, and hope in our lives. Truly these are not even "wants" but needs. During this critical era in the course of human and Jewish history, it is important for this ancient institution to provide us with what we have always needed to survive and thrive.


This year we are infusing our services and programs, for all ages and stages, with efforts to support the spiritual and mental health of our members and friends. Uplift. Infusing hope. Supporting breath, prayer, creative expression, and gaining wisdom through Judaism is what we are showing up for this year at Kol Ami.



Our guiding Jewish values for this upcoming Jewish year are:


Tikvah/Hope The synagogue is a vehicle for hope. Hope is the entire point of US. Rachamim/Compassion Taking care of each other. Nurturing. Loving. Caring. Connecting.

Kehillah Kedosha/Holy Community We exist for a reason. We have survived for a reason. We are here to do holy work within ourselves, amongst ourselves & beyond ourselves.


Our goal at Kol Ami is to be a center not just for Jewish life but for hope, compassion, and community. We have created a schedule of programs, classes, and services designed to meet the emotional and spiritual needs of people living right NOW. Today. Living in this very moment can feel like a very narrow space. Judaism is a key to unlocking the vastness of possibility and hope.


This is what you can look forward to at Kol Ami in the months ahead.


Shabbat: A space for hope, compassion, and holy community


Friday night

  • 1st Shabbat: A Celebration of Jewish Music w/Susan and Choir 7:30 pm

  • 2nd Shabbat: Tikkun Olam Shabbat 6-9pm

  • 3rd Shabbat: We are all in this together Lay-led Shabbat 7:30 pm

  • 4th Shabbat: Kabbalah Shabbat: Mystical Connections 7:30 pm

(David Levitan is a rockstar)

  • 5th Shabbat: Wild Card


Saturday

  • Shabbat Morning Prayer and Meditation w/focus on spiritual and mental wellness weekly at 10:30 am

  • Brunch and Learn Weekly Torah Study Noon-1:30 pm

  • Healing Havdalah Monthly 7 pm

  • Afternoon Jewish Spiritual Practice for Wellness once a month at 3 pm

  • And for children, teens, and families: Tot Shabbat, K-7h grade, and our new Mishpacha Havdalah program



Holidays: Opportunities to infuse hope, compassion, and holy community into the lives of our members and

supporters

  • Tisha B'Av Havdalah: Mourning our Democracy

  • Rosh Chodesh Elul Havdalah: Time for Personal Transformation

  • Selichot Havdalah: Look Back, Moving Forward

  • Rosh HaShanah: 2 PM services, 1 AM service, lunch, tashlich, youth program

  • Yom Kippur (same as Rosh)

  • Sukkot: Pizza in the Hut, Oneg in the Hut

  • Simchat Torah Celebration

  • Hanukkah: BIG PARTY

  • Tu B'Shvat Celebration: Forest Therapy

  • Purim Celebration and Fundraiser

  • Passover 2nd Night Seder

  • Yom Ha'Atzmaut

  • Yom HaShoah

  • Shavuot Late Night Study