How to Respectfully React to Suicide By Sarah Link Ferguson Kol Ami Congregant and Mental Health Coalition Coordinator at Jewish Family Services It is difficult to know how to react when we learn that someone has died, whether it’s someone we know or a celebrity, but how we react can have an impact on those around us. This is especially true when we are talking about traumatic death such as suicide. I lost my brother to suicide in 2012 and was overwhelmed by the number of inappropriate questions and responses I received regarding his death. I tried then and I try now to give peopleRead 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 →