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.


2018 High Holidays
Worship Schedule

Join Congregation Kol Ami for High Holidays starting with
Erev Rosh Hashanah on Sunday, September 9th. Click the MORE button to see the whole schedule.

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Rabbi Alpert Elected President of the KC Rabbinical Association

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Immigrant-Themed Sukkot Service & Program
Join us as we raise our community Sukkah for the Festival of the Booths in the Manheim Park Garden. After, we'll celebrate our immigrant community and invite everyone to visit in our festive booth.

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In anticipation of our second Congregation Kol Ami Jazz Night on Saturday night, October 20, I reflect on my own involvement with and love for jazz, how I came to be such a devoted fan of this extraordinary art form, and how, as a rabbi and a Jew I connect to this music. I will have more to say during my short talk on October 20. Suffice it to say for now that jazz, music in general, and even more generally the arts serve to open windows as to not only our cultural sensibilities, but our social connectors; both within our Jewish community, and howRead More →

From the KC Jewish Chronicle Rabbi Alpert to lead Rabbinical Association of Greater KC Rabbi Doug Alpert, spiritual leader of Congregation Kol Ami, was recently elected as president of the Rabbinical Association of Greater Kansas City. Rabbi Alpert succeeds Rabbi David Glickman of Congregation Beth Shalom. Elected to serve with Rabbi Alpert is Rabbi Javier Cattapan of Congregation Beth Torah who accepted the position of vice president and Rabbi Scott White, Congregation Ohev Sholom, is secretary-treasurer. The Rabbinical Association of Greater Kansas City includes Orthodox, Reconstructionist, Conservative and Reform rabbis and serves as the rabbinic voice in and for the Jewish community and the larger GreaterRead More →

Jill Maidhof is Director, Jewish Experiences at the Jewish Community Center and was the project director for the “Wall of Respect,” a portable art piece inspired by the 1967 mural by the same name created by Chicago artists representing the Organization of Black American Culture. It fostered Black pride, revitalized the neighborhood and gave birth to a national community mural movement. Ms. Maidhof said, “We want people to have an experience that will challenge the way they look at art and grow their ability to see beyond the obvious in order to decode symbols and create meaning. We want it to inspire exploration of culturalRead More →

2018 High Holidays Worship Schedule 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 9th Children’s Service                           6:30 PM Evening Service                               7:30 PM RoshRead More →

Calling Kol Ami Kids and Students Roberta Solomon, a member of Kol Ami who lives in Portland, OR, will be back in KC to sing our Rosh Hashanah services this year. On Sunday, September 9th, we will have the chance to sing her setting of “Bayom Hahu.” She has said that “young people should always play a significant role when it’s sung.” So we’re hoping that Kol Ami’s kids and students who enjoy singing will sign up to sing this with Roberta and the other adult singers. FAQs How old should students be? Old enough to be able to learn a tune and sing theRead More →