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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Parking Lot Service:

To Zoom or not to ZOOM, that is the question!  Your Ritual Committee has the answer, and you dear CKA congregant, have the choice! On Friday, August 7, 2020 7:30 p.m., a special service commemorating Tu b’AV - the Jewish Love Holiday, will be held at the Kol Ami parking lot! If you are uncomfortable attending the service in person, you can still join us on Zoom. Bring the children, bring yourselves, bring your pets... Please note that due to COVID regulations you will be asked to remain in your car throughout the service. Bathrooms will not be available. We request that you bring a drink with you for kiddush, as we are not able to hand out drinks. Prayer books will be available for purchase or a long term loan. Hope to see you in your car or on line!

Shabbat Service: 

Saturday, August 8, 2020, 9:30 a.m. for our Shabbat service. Please call the office for login information. 


Join us on Saturday, August 8,  at 9:00 p. m., for our Havdalah service. Please call the office for login information.

Talmud for Non-Talmudist:

There will NOT be any class for the month of August. Have a safe and healthy month.

CKA 2020 – 2021 Membership book:

The CKA office is compiling the 2020 -2021 Membership Book. Please notify the CKA office of any changes to: Home Telephone Number – Cell Phone Number-Address and email for any adult in your home that wishes to have their  information  published. You  can up-date your information by contacting the office at 607-732-7410 or by email; by Friday, July 31, 2020.
CKA Book Club:

The Book Club will meet August 19, 2020 at which time we will review Making A Toast: A Family Story by Roger Rosenblatt. On September 16, 2020 we will review The First Mrs. Rothchild by Sara Aharoni. Then on  October 21, 2020, Bread Givers by Anzia Yezierskh. All meetings are at noon online until further notice. These books are available online, at the Public Library and the CKA Library.
Book of Remembrance:

One way to honor our loved ones memory is to write their names in our Congregational  Book of Remembrance. We gather to remember our loved ones at Yizkor on, Yom Kippur, Sh’mini Atzeret, eighth day of Pesach and on the second day of Shavu’ot. We hope you will join us by supporting our 2020 - 2021 Book of Remembrance. Forms are available in the CKA Office or in the July/August Kol Ami newsletter. All information is due by Thursday, August 20, 2020.
High Holiday Greetings: 

Will you miss seeing familiar faces these upcoming High Holidays? We certainly will! In order to make our socially-distant Holiday experience more personal, we are creating a High Holidays greeting video for our Kol Ami family! All submissions need to be in by August 31.  Please call the office for information.

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