As part of a Kehilah Kedoshah - a Holy Community - members of Kol Ami take upon ourselves the mitzvah of supporting Jewish life with our resources, our time, our talents and expertise. The reward we receive is a flourishing community that supports us and our families. We believe in sustaining the congregation so that it will be there for each of us when we need it and for others when they need it as well.
Many Kol Ami programs and events are open to non-members. However, there are many reasons to become part of our community.
Building Community. The Hebrew word for synagogue is Beit K’nesset, which means “place of gathering.” A synagogue is a place where the community comes together for sacred purposes. Our members can rest assured that the congregation and its clergy will be there when they need it most: for life cycle events such as weddings and baby-namings, and in moment of illness and loss. It is reassuring to know that the rabbi standing under the chuppah with us will be our rabbi. It is comforting to know that a caring community will gather with us for shiva. It is of great consolation to know that the synagogue will help us to make our final arrangements when the time comes.
Building the Future. As members of Kol Ami, not only do we provide not only for our own children’s Jewish education and involvement, but we are also helping to build a place where our children’s children can learn to love Judaism. We are part of Shalshelet Hakabbalah – the Chain of Tradition – which stretches back through the generations of our people. The responsibility for its continued perpetuation rests on our shoulders.
Building My Own Jewish Path. We find strength and fulfillment in the collective, yet every member of the congregation has different points of contact with the community. That is why Kol Ami offers many paths into Jewish life. Empty nesters and young parents, couples and singles, teenagers and seniors, new members and founding families may find meaning through study or through prayer, through volunteering or through building community. No matter what path you walk, you belong here.
At Kol Ami, we will not let finances prevent you from becoming part of the congregation. We are ready to work with you confidentially to find a way for you to become a member. Please contact the Administrator with questions.
For more information about joining Kol Ami, please contact our Administrator at 905 709 2620 or
When you are ready to join, fill out our online membership form. If you prefer a printable form, please contact the office.
Temple Kol Ami 36 Atkinson AvenueThornhill, ON, L4J 8C9
Tel: 905-709-2620Fax: 905-695-9232
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