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.


Rabbi Alpert
at the Border Wall

Read about Rabbi Alpert's trip to Juarez and El Paso with the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) and T'ruah.

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Celebrate Shavuot
with a discussion about Jewish identify grounded in the new book by Robert Mnookin. Rabbis Doug Alpert & Mark Levin will facilitate.

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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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First and foremost, our goal for the Kol Ami Family Experience is to build a community. Our programming centers on the following Jewish values: responsibility, community, kindness/warmth/positivity, caring, self-care, keepers of the earth, respect, fairness and trustworthiness. Through those values we will explore Jewish holidays and what it means to be Jewish. The program is a nine-month program (September through May). We will meet twice monthly. The first meeting of the month will take place before Family Services (usually the second Friday of every month). Programming will start at 6:00 PM and will be followed by a short Shabbat Service at 7:00 PM. The FridayRead More →

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 29, 7:30 PM Children’s Service: 6:30 PM Evening Service: 7:30 PM Rosh Hashanah: Monday,Read More →

Despite the rain, we will meet at the Manheim Garden this Shabbat morning at 9:30 AM, as planned. Adult study will be at 9:30 AM, followed by a service at 10:30 AM. If it begins to rain, we’ll move the meeting to the Rabbi’s home. You may want to bring a dry chair in case the garden seating is wet. Good Shabbos!Read More →

Despite the rain, we will meet at the Manheim Garden this Shabbat morning at 9:30 AM, as planned. If it begins to rain, we’ll move the meeting to the Rabbi’s home. You may want to bring a dry chair in case the garden seating is wet. Good Shabbos!Read More →

It’s a perennial question for modern American Jews. To explore and answer the question for yourself, join us in June and July for very special study and Kol Ami Book Club sessions as we dive deep into our Jewish identities and our shared identity as Congregation Kol Ami. Our touchstone for the journey is the probing new book The Jewish American Paradox: Embracing Choice in a Changing World by Robert Mnookin, which explores past frameworks for Jewish identity and suggests how progressive Jews can forge a new definition for inclusion in Jewish communal life. Discussion of the book is spread over three educational moments. 7Read More →