Congregation Kol Ami is an inclusive, egalitarian Jewish community, serving the Jewish community of the Twin Tiers of New York and Pennsylvania.
We welcome all individuals and families regardless of their level or style of observance, gender or sexual orientation. Congregation Kol Ami is proud to offer a variety of religious, cultural and social programming to accommodate our different approaches to Jewish life.
Friday Nights at 7:30PM,
In person and on Zoom!
Contact the office for the Zoom link.
Candle Lighting and Weekly Torah/Haftorah Portions
Nov. 24h 4:21 p.m. Tol’dot Torah: Genesis 25:19-28:9 / Prophets: Malachi 1:1-2:7
Havdalah : Join us on Saturday November 26th, 2022 at 5:30 p.m. for our Havdalah service on Zoom, contact the office for the link!
Service Leaders Training: An adult education class for those interested in learning how to lead parts (or all) of Shabbat services. Next session is Saturday, December 3rd, then December 17th every two weeks following Saturday morning services.
Adult Hebrew Class: Sunday, Nov. 27th in the regular zoom room at 9:30 am with Maggid Paul Solyn For more information contact the JCF.atoffice@JewishElmira.org
Talmud Class: Monday, Nov. 28th, 7:30 p.m. regular zoom room.
Prophets Class: Sunday, November 27th at 10:30 am
Sparkle In Corning: Saturday, December 3rd, 5 to 9 pm. The JCF will have a table with dreidels, donut holes and sweaters and more! Looking for helpers to help with 1 or 2 hour shifts. Please contact Stuart Truck to volunteer!
Hanukkah is Coming! Sunday, December 18th is the first night. Bring your Menorah and celebrate the first night with Outdoor hanukkiah lighting at 5 pm, followed by a delicious dinner at 5:15pm, a concert by Sue Horowitz and Curtis Kretz at 6:30 with a sufganiot reception post-concert.
Dinner Reservations and Concert tickets with payments are required by December 13 at https://JCF-Hanukkah2022.eventbrite.com.
Watch for the Hanukkah Greeting Project via email. A great way to wish your fellow congregants a Happy Hanukkah!
The Sisterhood gift shop has menorahs, decorations, candles, games, small toys and pottery. The gift shop will be open Sunday December 11th and the 18th, during Hebrew School and any time the CKA office is open. If you have special Judaica needs, please contact Susan Seltzer!
CKA Book Club: Wednesday, December 21, 2022 Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean by Edward Kritzler. Contact the office for details.
CKA Office: Will be closed
Wednesday, November 23rd and reopen Monday, November 28th .
CKA Temporary Office Hours
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Mon. – Friday. (When possible) To ensure someone will be available to buzz you in, please call ahead and make an appointment.