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.


On Monday, June 19 at 7 p.m., join us in the Manheim Park + Garden (4429 Forest) for a BYO food and drink celebration and contemplation (including an open mic) of Juneteenth. Read More →

Our Kol Ami congregation welcomes Jewish Family Services (JFS) to their new 63rd Street location in Brookside, KCMO. Provided at this location are a myriad of services such as Senior Assistance and Referral, Counseling, Job-Seeking Assistance and a Food Bank that serves hundreds of families each year.Read More →

Ever been to our Friday Night Shabbat service and wished for more ‘oneg — more time to delight in the relaxed company of friends, maybe a little more variety and punch to the fruit of the vine at Kiddush? Then tomorrow night is for you! It’s the inauguration of what we’re calling “Following Fridays.” (That is, not “First Friday,” but the one after that.) The second Friday of each month our Shabbat gathering will up the ‘oneg. In addition to the classic Kedem juice, we’ll have wine and encourage you to bring some of your favorite to share. If your favorite drink isn’t made fromRead More →

The Manheim Park Garden is where we build our sukah, and hold our garden Shabbat services when weather permits. This Sunday the Garden is having its first annual Spring Meet and Greet, for interested neighbors, gardeners, volunteers and supporters, with activities planned throughout the day. Read More →

We are looking forward to seeing you for our 2nd night Passover seder in the Conover Room at All Souls Unitarian. We welcome Kol Ami members and friends. If you would like to inquire about seating availability, please email co-organizers Elli Rao at elli9814@gmail.com or Elizabeth Stehling at liz.stehling@gmail.com. Read More →