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Kol Ami: A welcoming, inclusive Jewish community in York Region

 


Musical and Engaging Prayer
Kol Ami is a wonderful place to pray. Our services are participatory, and a mix of Hebrew and English. Come join us and discover a whole new way to approach Jewish spirituality.

Lifelong Learning
Kol Ami is a community of learners. Join us for weekly Torah Study, weekly Talmud group, great classes with Rabbi Streiffer and other excellent teachers, and guest teachers from the GTA, across North America, and Israel.

Religious School
Kol Ami has a wide array of learning opportunities for children and youth.

An Inclusive Community
Kol Ami is a small, intimate community where you can know others and be known. A family who pray, sing, celebrate, and mourn together.

Kol Ami is a congregation where are all are welcome!


Welcome! 

Kol Ami means “voice of my people” - and this is a community where your voice matters!

In Judaism, the synagogue is traditionally known by three names:

Beit T’fillah - place of prayer   

Beit Midrash - place of study

Beit Knesset - place of gathering

At Kol Ami, we are all three. We come together to pray and sing, to celebrate and learn, to support one another in good times and hard times. We strive to be inclusive, welcoming, diverse, musical, spiritual, and fun. We hope you’ll lend your voice to our community of voices. 

Welcome to Kol Ami. Welcome home.

— Rabbi Micah Streiffer

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
In Support of Indigenous Communities 
 
Kol Ami has for many years recognized the history of Canada's Indigenous peoples with a land recognition statement at community events and meetings. In conversation with members of Indigenous communities, and following discussions on how best to support them, it was suggested that we can take real action showing our support for issues of primary concern by writing to Parliament. Among the many issues, including, health care, addiction, poverty, land claims and employment opportunities, access to clean water stood out as an area where immediate action is essential. Access to clean water is a human right that we have a responsibility to support.
 
The leadership and Board of Directors of Kol Ami Congregation invite you to add your name to this Letter to Parliament, which we have drafted in support of Indigenous communities. This action is being carried out in keeping with the core Jewish value of Tikkun Olam, taking action to heal the earth.
 
This letter and text, was approved by Melissa Mbark, Policy Analyst and Outreach Coordinator, Indigenous Policy Program, at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute. 
 
We hope you all take the opportunity to read the letter and add your name to it. 

 


MEMBERSHIP
2022-23 New Member Registration is available here! If you require assistance, please contact our office.

 

ADULT EDUCATION
Join our community of learners, no matter where you are on the continuum of lifelong Jewish learning.

 

YOUTH
Our vibrant youth groups support our synagogue, our community and our world. 

 

SCHOOL
A religious school with a focus on Jewish Culture and Hebrew learning. For more information, please contact Jenn Katz, Director of Education.                                                                             

INTERFAITH FAMILIES
Kol Ami is a warm and welcoming environment where families of all shapes and sizes are embraced and included.

 

HIGH HOLY DAYS
Our High Holy Days services are musical, warm and participatory, blending the traditional and the contemporary.
For full details about this year's celebrations, visit High Holy Days 5783-2022.

 

 RABBI'S MESSAGES
 Read Rabbi Streiffer's sermons and articles.

 

  BLOG
  Check out what our staff and lay leaders have been thinking about.

 


                                                     

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Please check the weekly HaShavuah email for services, programs, events and the links to attend.

 

 

 

Thu, December 1 2022 7 Kislev 5783