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. 

Shabbat & Sukkot Service:

Join us Friday, October 23, 7:30 p.m. and  Saturday, October 24, 9:30 a.m. for our services on Zoom.  Please call the office for login information. 

CKA Book Club: 

The following are the book titles and dates that the Book Club will meet: October 21, 2020, Bread Givers by Anzia Yezierska, November 18, 2020, Gateway to the Moon by Mary Morris, December 16, 2020, The Color of Water by James McBrideJanuary 20, 2021, Unorthodox, by Deborah Feldman. All meetings are at noon online until further notice. Contact the CKA office for link. These books are available online, at the public library and in the Jerome & Etkind Library at CKA.
Torah Study: 

Parashat Kol Ami Weekly Torah Study with Maggid Paul Solyn Sundays at 10:30 a.m. October 25. Please call the office for login information 
Talmud  for Non-Talmudists: 
Join Rabbi Oren Steinitz. on Monday, October 26, at 7:30 p.m., as our Talmud for Non- Talmudists class resumes. All sessions will be held online .  Please call the office for login information 
The Jewish Center & Federation Film Screening:  

The JCF will offer a free, in-home screening of the feature film Red Cow from October 31 through November 2. Red Cow is a 2018 film from Israel. The title plays on the Biblical commandment concerning the “red heifer” (in many translations), but it also refers to 17-year-old, red-haired Benny, who feels as trapped as her father’s treasured calf. Benny’s mother died giving birth to her, and she grew up alone with her caring yet patriarchal father. Home viewing will be available from 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 31, through 10:00 p.m. on Monday, November 2. It’s in Hebrew with English subtitles and runs about 90 minutes. For login information, please email We’ll also meet to discuss it on Zoom Wednesday, November 4.
Jewish Center & Federation Presents Yachad: 

The JCF is pleased to present its twenty-fifth annual community program. Rev. Michael Dowd, author of Thank God for Evolution, will be speaking on, “Reclaiming the Evolutionary Purpose of Religion.” Join us on Wednesday, November 11, 2020, 7:30 p.m. live via zoom. Please call the office for registration information. .

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