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.

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The congregation is taking steps to practice social distancing to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Please read this message from Rabbi Doug, and be on the lookout for more information for the ways we’re looking to keep our social distancing from becoming anti-social. Message from the Rabbi Regarding Events in March 2020Read More →

Please join us at the Coterie’s performance of The White Rose on Sunday, January 26th at 1:30 PM (show starts at 2:00 PM). The performance is for families with children ages 12 and older. After the performance we will have a discussion with Esther Markus, Kol Ami member and local. The cost of the performance will be between $8.00-$12.00 depending on the number of participants in our group. If you would like to attend but are unable to due to financial constraints, please contact Cheryl Gates or Erica Clinton. Please RSVP by December 20th to erica.clinton@gmail.com. The White Rose: We Defied Hitler by David MeyersRead More →

First and foremost, our goal for the Kol Ami Family Experience is to build a community. Our programming centers on the following Jewish values: responsibility, community, kindness/warmth/positivity, caring, self-care, keepers of the earth, respect, fairness and trustworthiness. Through those values we will explore Jewish holidays and what it means to be Jewish. The program is a nine-month program (September through May). We will meet twice monthly. The first meeting of the month will take place before Family Services (usually the second Friday of every month). Programming will start at 6:00 PM and will be followed by a short Shabbat Service at 7:00 PM. The FridayRead More →

Like last year, our High Holidays services will be held at: Kansas City United Church of Christ (Formerly Country Club Congregational Church) (West 65th and Brookside Road across the street from Southwest High School) 205 West 65th Street, Kansas City, MO 64113 EVERYONE IS WELCOME. NO TICKETS ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND SERVICES. Entrance is at the front of the building. Accessible entrance available before and after services on the south side of the church off Linden Road. Parking on the streets or in free lot next to the Trolley Trail. Erev Rosh Hashanah: Sunday, September 29, 7:30 PM Children’s Service: 6:30 PM Evening Service: 7:30 PM Rosh Hashanah: Monday,Read More →

Despite the rain, we will meet at the Manheim Garden this Shabbat morning at 9:30 AM, as planned. Adult study will be at 9:30 AM, followed by a service at 10:30 AM. If it begins to rain, we’ll move the meeting to the Rabbi’s home. You may want to bring a dry chair in case the garden seating is wet. Good Shabbos!Read More →