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. 

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All Shabbat Services will be streamed on Zoom each Friday 7:30 PM & Saturday 9:30 only, until further notice. Please do not come to the Synagogue for these services as the building will be closed. 
Message from the CKA Office:

The CKA office is open but we are requesting that you not come to the office for matters that could be handled through a phone call, email, or postal mail. This is for your protection as well as mine. Office hours until the 10thof April are as follows: Monday through Thursday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Friday 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. An email will be sent if there are any changes to this schedule.

Talmud for Non-Talmudists:

Rabbi Oren Steinitz will hold this class on Zoom for the following Monday nights, March 23 & 30 at 7:30 PM.
Adult Education: 

"Judaism--Back to Basics"course with Rabbi Oren Steinitz and Maggid Paul Solyn on Sundays, at 10:30 AM will be streamed online through Zoom until the end of April.
Adult Hebrew Class: 

The Adult Hebrew Class with Sophie Marmor is postponed until April 19, 2020.
“What Do Our Neighbors Believe,”:  

The interfaith talks and visits are postponed until further notice. 
Knitzvah Group: 

The meetings of the knitting group are postponed until further notice. 
The HOME ALONE Meeting has been postponed until further notice that was scheduled for Sunday, March 22, at 1:00 PM.
CKA Book Club:  

The Book Club meeting that was scheduled for Wednesday, March 18, 2020 has been cancelled.
Shut-in at Passover? 

Each year the JCF prepares boxes of the typical Passover foods for anyone in the community who won’t be able to attend a Seder—those who are shut-in at home, in the hospital, or living in a nursing home, group home, or other care facility. It is difficult to maintain an accurate roster, so if you know of anyone who would appreciate receiving a Passover box, please call the JCF at (607) 734-8122, or email

1008 W. Water St. Elmira, NY 14905
Phone: 607-732-7410 / 607-734-7735