Welcome to Congregation Kol Ami, the synagogue in Kansas City’s urban core. Small, non-affiliated, progressive, warm, eclectic, and LGBT-friendly, Kol Ami aims to become a hub for Jewish activity in the city’s center. With a focus on music, lively discussion and Social Justice, we welcome people of all levels of Jewish observance and experience. Interfaith families, singles and searchers find Kol Ami a safe and welcoming place to explore their Jewish journeys.

Order tickets now for Kol Ami's fundraising event at the KC Repertory on Sunday, March 26th. Private reception at 6 PM.


Make a contribution to Congregation Kol Ami in support of its role as Kansas City's urban Jewish community, and its engagement in social justice actions and events.


Rabbi Alpert drew one of the day’s biggest cheers when he addressed religious freedom and President Trump’s talk of a Muslim registry.


Spring Session: Sunday Afternoon, April 2nd Mark your calendars now, and invite your friends to this year’s “Spring Session,” a concert featuring area composers and their original Jewish songs. There are fifteen composers signed up so far to share one or two original Jewish pieces at this event. Besides the Beth Torah crew, we’ll hear from people like Rabbi Scott White, Rabbi Jonathan Rudnick, Cantor Sharon Kohn, Linda Salvay, Rachel Black, and Lara Steinel. We’ll also be inviting other guests to the spotlight: Howard Iceberg, a legend of the Kansas City music scene, and Warren Sickel, co-music director at Temple Beth Sholom in Topeka. TheRead More →

Excerpted from an article in the Kansas City Star by Donald Bradley on January 21, 2017. Thousands crammed Washington Square Park on Saturday as Kansas City joined in a day of women’s marches around the county. In messages clearly aimed at the new president, speakers railed about reproductive rights, immigration, equal pay, religious freedom, rights for lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender people, and the urgency to fight any attacks on human dignity for all. Rabbi Doug Alpert of Congregation Kol Ami drew one of the day’s biggest cheers when he addressed religious freedom and President Donald Trump’s talk of a registry for Muslims in the country.Read More →

The Gesher Fund for personal or family emergency assistance has a special facet, Gesher XL, for one-time grants of $1800. For more information contact Rabbi Doug (dougalpert@kolamikc.com) or JFS at 913-327-8250 to speak directly to a case manager.Read More →


A Raisin in the Sun Kol Ami Sponsorship of a KC Repertory Performance Sunday, 26 March @7pm Spencer Theater (4949 Cherry) This fundraising event supports the congregation’s financial stability and high quality programming such as our high holiday services. Tickets are $45 per adult and $28 per child ages 8-18. Ticket cost includes a private Kol Ami nosh and mingle reception at 6pm. PLEASE CONTACT LIZ EPSTEIN AT liz.m.epstein@gmail.com TO RESERVE YOUR TICKETS BY FEBRUARY 28, 2017, or for more information. Our ticket block at the KC Repertory Theater is limited and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Please reserve your tickets early!Read More →

Except as noted, all High Holy Day services are held in the Bragg Sanctuary at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 4501 Walnut Street, near the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City, Missouri. No tickets are required. We appreciate donations to offset our costs for the services. ‘Erev Ro’sh Hashanah, Sun. Oct. 2, 2016 Children’s Service, 6:30 PM Evening Service, 7:30 PM Ro’sh Hashanah, Mon. Oct. 3, 2016 Morning Service, 10:30 AM Guest Speaker: Rev. Donna Simon, St. Mark’s Hope & Peace Tashlikh, 1:00 PM 5 minutes from All Souls, beside Brush Creek in Theis Park Volker Boulvard & Oak Street ‘Erev Yom Kipur,Read More →