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.


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

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FRIENDS OF KOL AMI
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.

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RABBI ALPERT SPEAKS AT WOMEN'S MARCH
Rabbi Alpert drew one of the day’s biggest cheers when he addressed religious freedom and President Trump’s talk of a Muslim registry.

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An Exploration of Judaism and End-of-Life Practices — Congregation Beth Torah has provided Kol Ami members the opportunity to purchase cemetery lots at Mount Moriah in Beth Torah’s section.Read More →

The Congregation is organizing a team of walkers for the 29th AIDS Walk Kansas City — Saturday, 29 April @9am, beginning in Theis Park (Volker & Oak) Read More →

[Remarks, mostly as delivered, opening a Lêyl Šabâth service at Congregation Kol Ami; Šabâth Mišpât.im 5777 / 24 February 2017] We need this, we mortals, we distinct and limited beings in time. We need sleep between waking. We need to start things and end things. We need to set things down and pick them back up. And in between we need rest. How much and how often and how long varies among us, and for each of us under different circumstance. Against the need for rest some duty or desire always calls. But our covenant requires us to refrain. Six days you shall serve andRead 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 →

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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, 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 →