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This year we celebrate the 22nd Anniversary of Congregation Kol Ami. We have had an amazing history in these 22 years; growing from a small committed group meeting in a living room to a vibrant community bursting at the walls of our beautiful Temple.
Each year Kol Ami grows stronger because of the involvement and generosity of our members. We are there for each other in our quiet moments of grief and our moments of celebration.
Rabbi Eger is a prominent public face for the important social and religious issues facing the larger community. Cantor Saltzman has premiered original music to a delighted community beyond our Congregation.
There continue to be many avenues to participating; including through ritual, social action, Men of Kol Ami, Women of Kol Ami, Kol Atid or a shoulder to lean on saying Kaddish. Our Congregation offers many paths to being known and being of service.
We look forward to welcoming our new neighbors and friends to our warm congregational family, and to "cool" High Holy Day services held at the lovely, air conditioned Japanese American Cultural Center Theater in Little Tokyo.
In the meantime, come try out Kol Ami's casual, creative summer Shabbat services; musical treats open to all. For service times, please check our website homepage or call Ina Frank, Interim Executive Director at 323/606-0996 Ext. 110.
Marianne Lowenthal and Roberta Bennett, Co-Presidents
Would you like to come to services, but can't make it to the shul? Click HERE to watch services online! We go LIVE the first Friday of each month at 6:45 pm, and at 8:00 pm all other Fridays.
CALLING ALL PURIM SHPIELERS
PURIM IS MARCH 15, 2014
THIS YEAR'S PURIM SHPIEL IS:
GYPSY: THE MUSICAL FABLE OF ESTHER ROSE LEEBOWITZ
THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO SHOW OFF YOUR ACTING AND SINGING SKILLS
Please contact Cantor Saltzman for more information at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, March 6 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday, March 13, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday, March 15 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
HAVDALAH AND A MOVIE
Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 7:00 PM
HAVA NAGILA THE MOVIE
It is instantly recognizable - musical shorthand for anything Jewish, a happy party tune that you dance to at weddings, bar mitzvahs and even at Major League Baseball games. It conjures up wistful smiles, memories of generations past...and no shortage of eye rolling. But as audiences will discover in Hava Nagila (The Movie), the song is much more than a tale of Jewish kitsch and bad bar mitzvah fashions. It carries with it an entire constellation of history, values and hopes for the future. In its own believe-it-or-not way, Hava Nagila encapsulates the Jewish journey over the past 150 years. It also reveals the power of one song to express and sustain identity, to transmit lessons across generations and to bridge cultural divides and connect us all on a universal level.
Cost is $5
Popcorn and drinks
All are welcome
Future Havdalah and Movie nights:
Saturday, April 5, 2014
Saturday, May 3, 2014
Rabbi Eger recently contributed to this article on Premarital Wisdom in The Christian Century
How Pastors are counseling same-sex couples
Click here to read
The Fryman Hike was a big success. Be sure to watch for our upcoming events.
Thank you for attending
TOWN HALL MEETING
WITH DR. RON DISKIN
25th Anniversary Gala Tribute to Rabbi Eger
This year marks Denise Eger’s silver anniversary in the Rabbinate—and her appointment as President-Elect of the Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR), which serves more than 2,300 Reform Rabbis in North America; she’s the first out lesbian to serve in this role. Born in Memphis, Eger moved to the Golden State to study religion at USC and became a leading activist in the West Hollywood scene. In 1992, she founded congregation Kol Ami, a synagogue serving gay Jews and their allies in her adopted home of WeHo. Eger was also the first to officiate a lesbian wedding for that precious window of time in 2008 when same-sex marriage was legal in California. Eger sat on the board of Equality for All/No on Prop 8 and was a founder of the California Faith for Equality, organizing Jews in the marriage equality movement. “I hope that the LGBT community will remember that we have the power to change the religious and spiritual world with our love and communal strength and fight the forces that try to condemn us,” she tells GO. Eger continues to blog and tweet words of love, kindness and acceptance as she embarks on her next quarter century in the Rabbinate. -JF
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Rabbi Eger prominently featured in a piece about women and Passover for The Park LaBrea News / Beverly PressClick HERE to read the article
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