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.


Kol Ami Fundraising Event
Join Congregation Kol Ami for KC Repertory’s Performance of LETTERS FROM FREEDOM SUMMER on Sunday, May 6th at 2 PM. There will be a Kol Ami Reception at 1 PM. Tickets on sale now.

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Rabbi Doug Alpert Receives NAACP Award
Rabbi Doug Alpert of Congregation Kol Ami received the Harold Holliday, Sr. Civil Rights Award from The Kansas City Missouri Branch of the NAACP.

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2nd Night Seder
Please join Kol Ami for our 2nd-night Passover seder!
Celebrating Women in the Exodus
Saturday, March 31, 6-9 PM

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Join Congregation Kol Ami for KC Repertory’s Performance of LETTERS FROM FREEDOM SUMMER Sunday, May 6th at 2 PM Kol Ami Reception at 1 PM Directed By Ricardo Khan This fundraising event supports the Congregation’s financial stability and high quality programming such as our high holiday services. In the charged summer of 1964, college students from across the U.S. came together to fight for voting rights in Mississippi, a state known for intimidating and terrorizing Black Americans out of their right to vote. Letters from Freedom Summer celebrates the courage and resilience of the young people who changed the fate of this nation. Letters from FreedomRead More →

Please join Kol Ami for our 2nd-night Passover seder! Theme: Celebrating Women in the Exodus Date: March 31, 2018 (Saturday) Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Location: Bragg Auditorium, All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 4501 Walnut Street Kansas City, Mo. 64111 Please plan to bring a kosher-for-Passover (that’s no chametz!) vegetarian dish to share. Please contact Rabbi Doug Alpert (dougalpert@kolamikc.com or 816-510-4895) with any questions about whether a dish or ingredient is okay. To RSVP, please click visit our SignUp Genius page by March 13, 2018. You will then be asked to specify the dish you are bringing. If at a later date you decideRead More →

Join Congregation Kol Ami for KC Repertory’s Performance of BROTHER TOAD Saturday, May 12th at 8 PM | Kol Ami Reception at 7 PM KC Repertory Copaken Theater 1 H&R Block Way Kansas City, MO 64105 Directed By MELISSA CRESPO Written By NATHAN LOUIS JACKSON This fundraising event supports the Congregation’s financial stability and high quality programming such as our high holiday services. Mellon Foundation KCRep Resident Playwright and Kansas City, KS resident, Nathan Louis Jackson (Sticky Traps, Broke-ology, When I Come To Die), brings us an arresting new play about two families from different stations in life as they search for answers to gunRead More →

Kol Ami is getting starry-eyed! Join us this Friday, February 9 at 6:45 pm at All Souls (Conover) for a love-ly oneg. Bring a “Love Potion” — alcoholic or not, fruity or funky — for us to taste, and the recipe for your drink in case yours is the Drink of Choice. Sweet foods, chocolates and treats are welcome too! Read More →

On Feb. 2, we will be celebrating along with Shabbat, the holiday of Tu B’Shevat -the birthday of the trees. Please bring foods appropriate for the holiday: almonds in particular along with other nuts, fruits of all kind, pomegranate or pomegranate seeds, dates, figs, olives. Read More →

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11: 3-5 PM,  ALL SOULS –  KOL AMI’S ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING: Please plan to attend this important meeting at which time the new by-laws will be voted on by the membership. We will also hope to preview some exciting plans for the coming year, welcome our 10 new families, and reconnect our kehilah for the new year. Read More →

Join us at 6:30 pm on Friday, December 8th at All Souls for a special shabbat with a social justice focus. This Shabbat is an opportunity to explore how human rights issues are also Jewish issues and how we can act on these issues as a community.

We hope to see you for a family friendly service followed by a nosh and opportunity to meet leaders from organizations in Kansas City committed to social justice and learn how you can get involved. Read More →