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 Services:

Join us Friday, January 15, 2021, 7:30 p.m. On Saturday, January 16, 2021, 9:30 a.m. Join us for our services on Zoom.  Please call the office for login information 


Join us on Saturday January 16, 2021  for our Havdalah service at 5:45 p.m. Sign in to Zoom and invite friends and family to join in. Please call the office for login information 

Parashat Kol Ami:

Join us for a weekly Torah study, Sundays at 10:30 a.m., with Maggid Paul Solyn, January 17, 2021.

Talmud  for Non-Talmudists: 

There will NOT be a Talmud for Non- Talmudists  class on Monday January 11. Join Rabbi Oren Steinitz on Monday, January 18, at 7:30 p.m.,  for our next class.  All sessions are held online.  Please call the office for login information 

Virtual Tour, Jerusalem:

A journey through time: Welcome to Jerusalem! It is impossible to travel to Israel due to the pandemic, but we invite you join us on Sunday, January 24, 2021, 1:00 p.m. to a unique opportunity to visit Jerusalem virtually. Our expert, Dr. David Gurevich, will take us using virtual reality on a guided tour in Jerusalem's Old City. We will enter the city with the shocking story of Rabbi Yehuda Halevi, discover the archaeological findings of the First Temple period which are hidden between the streets of the Jewish quarter, walk on the main street of Jerusalem during the Second Temple, visit the Temple Mount and say “Shehecheyanu” with Israeli paratroopers in 1967 at the Western Wall. Everyone is welcome. Please call the office for login information 

CKA Book Club: 

The following are the book titles and dates that the Book Club will meet: January 27, 2021, Unorthodox, by Deborah Feldman, February 17,2021, The Sweetness of Forgetting by Kristin Harmel, and 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. Please note the Book Club date for January has changed from the 20th to the 27th.

Tu Bishvat Seder: 

Congregation Kol Ami’s seder for Tu Bishvat will take place on Zoom on Wednesday, January 27, at 7:30 p.m. The 15th of Sh’vat (Tu Bishvat) is the Jewish New Year for trees. Please see the January issues of the Kol Ami newsletter for further information regarding this seder. Please call the office for login information 

Sisterhood Shabbat Service: 

The Sisterhood Shabbat service scheduled for January 29, 2021 is cancelled.

Message from the CKA Office: 

There is a basket at the CKA back entrance ( not the ramp door) where checks, books and small items can be dropped off for either the JCF office or the CKA office. Any item will be picked up shortly after being left as that area is monitored by both offices.

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