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.


2nd Night Seder
April 20th at 6 PM
Celebrate together at Kol Ami’s annual 2nd Night Seder at UCC Brookside Church. The event is free and welcoming to all. RSVP and sign-up to bring a vegetarian dish.

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Speaker: Devin Burghart
May 3 at 6:45 PM
Join us for this special speaking event from recognized expert on white nationalism.

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2019 Shabbat Speaker Series
See the schedule of speakers joining Congregation Kol Ami every first Friday in 2019.

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By Andreas Trepte – Own work, CC BY-SA 2.5, Link We at Kol Ami are excited about a new regular event involving Rabbi Doug. It began as “Coffee with the Rabbi” but then needed a new name because it will be evenly split between meetings in the morning (with coffee, for instance) and meetings in the evening (with cocktails, for instance). The name is… Kibb_tz with the Rabbi! But in some places it’s been advertised as “Kibbitz with the Rabbi” and in others “Kibbutz with the Rabbi”. What’s the difference? Why? Some of us are most familiar with a kibbutz being a collectivized farming community,Read More →

Friday, May 3, 2019 at 6:45 PM at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church. Join us for this special speaking event from recognized expert on white nationalism, Devin Burghart. Devin Burghart is president of the Institute for Research & Education on Human Rights, and coordinates the Seattle office. He has researched, written, and organized on virtually all facets of contemporary white nationalism since 1992, and is internationally recognized for this effort. Devin began as a research analyst with the Coalition for Human Dignity in Seattle, and was co-author of Guns & Gavels: Common Law Courts, Militias & White Supremacy in 1996. In Chicago, he worked asRead More →

Please join Kol Ami for our 2nd-night Passover Seder! This event is free and welcoming to all. When: Saturday, April 20th from 6 – 9 PM Where: Kansas City United Church of Christ, 205 W 65th St., Kansas City, MO 64113 Bring: Kosher-for-Passover (no chametz) vegetarian dish to share with serving utensils and a bottle of wine or juice. Please contact Rabbi Doug Alpert at dougalpert@kolamikc.com or 816-510-4895, with any questions about whether a dish or ingredient is okay. Please be aware of any allergens in your dish (peanut, dairy, etc.) and be prepared to indicate such when you arrive at the Seder. Please RSVP by April 8th toRead More →

Discovering Jewish Meditation Kol Ami’s music director, Lara Steinel, has been meditating daily since October 10, 1999. If you ask her about it, she’ll not only tell you why she knows the exact date she started, but also she’ll light up as she explains how meditating has enhanced her life, her health, and her practice of Judaism. Following the enthusiastic attendance and reception of Kol Ami’s meditation service last Yom Kippur, Lara will offer Jewish meditation sessions at All Souls UU Church for those who want to learn more about it and engage in Jewish meditation practice. Like other approaches to meditation, Jewish meditation allowsRead More →