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. 

Purim Celebration: 

Sign in to Zoom on Thursday, February 25, at 7:30 p.m., or Friday, February 26, at 9:30 a.m., for Congregation Kol Ami’s celebrations of Purim. On Thursday night there will be the “abridged and gonzo” megillah reading, chanted in English. On Friday morning, a morning service with the complete megillah in Hebrew. Costumes are optional for both, but highly recommended. Since everyone will be at a computer or handheld device, a funny hat might be enough. Schnapps is also optional, but you’ll have to provide your own. Please call the office for login information 
Shabbat Services:

Join us on Friday February 26, 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, February 27, 9:30 a.m., for our services on Zoom Please call the office for login information  

Join us on Saturday February 27, 2021  for our Havdalah service at 6:30 p.m. Sign in to Zoom and invite friends and family to join.  Please call the office for login information 

Parashat Kol Ami:

Join us for a weekly Torah study, on Sunday, February 28, at 10:30 a.m., with Maggid Paul Solyn. Please call the office for login information

Talmud  for Non-Talmudists:

Join us on Monday,  March 1st at 7:30 p.m., with a new tractate. All are welcome! All classes are online at Please call the office for login information 
Shabbat Across America:

Join us Friday, March 5, 2021 as we join Jews across the continent and Canada for an online Shabbat service. We will meet at6:00 p.m. for dinner as a community, along with Kiddush, hamotzi, then at 7:30 p.m. we will have a special music service. Please call the office for login information 
CKA Book Club:

The following are the book titles and dates that the Book Club will meet: March 17, 2021, The Third Daughter by Talia Carner, and April 21, 2021, Button Man by Andrew Gross All meetings are at noon online until further notice. The CKA office will email the link for the Book Club prior to the meeting. These books are available online, at the public library and in the Jerome & Etkind Library at CKA.

Message from the CKA Office:

The JCF and CKA offices will be closed on Friday, February, 26, 2021

and will reopen at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, March 1,2021. The staff wishes you all a Happy Purim.

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