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.


Human Rights Shabbat
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.

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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, the nation’s oldest civil rights organization.

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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 →

Join Congregation Kol Ami for our High Holiday Worship. We will be at Country Club Congregational Church, 205 W. 65th St., Kansas City, MO 64113. Note the new location this year. Street parking is available. No registration or tickets are required to attend, and we look forward to seeing you! Erev Rosh Hashanah — Weds., Sept. 20, 7:30 p.m. Rosh Hashanah — Thurs., Sept. 21, 10:30 a.m. Tashlich — Thurs., Sept. 21, 30 minutes after morning services conclude Tashlich will be held at Frank A. Theis Park at 47th and Oak St., next to Brush Creek. Erev Yom Kippur (Kol Nidrei) — Fri., Sept. 29, 7:30 p.m. Yom Kippur — Saturday,Read More →

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 →