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Congregation Kol Ami Welcomes you!

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.

HighHolyDayStarEach 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.

Shalom,

  Marianne Lowenthal Roberta Bennett

Marianne Lowenthal and Roberta Bennett, Co-Presidents


View Services Online!

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.

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EGYPTS TO LEAVE

Each of us has an Egypt we've left.  Here are some stories of leaving a personal Egypt from Kol Ami congregants.  What Egypt have you left?  
Video produced by Student Rabbi Jeremy Gimbel

    
  

   

                                                                                                                      

SATURDAY SHABBAT 

The Fryman Hike was a big success.  Be sure to watch for our upcoming events.

Fryman Hike


                                                 

  

Please enjoy this video created by one of our Kol Ami teens, Kevin Weinberger

  

                                                                 

Thank you for attending 

TOWN HALL MEETING

ON HIV/AIDS

WITH DR. RON DISKIN

  Israel for a Cure Town Hall

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 25th Anniversary Gala Tribute to Rabbi Eger

 

  


4 INFLUENTIAL WEHO'ANS IN THE FIGHT AGAINST PROP 8

 http://www.wehoville.com/2013/06/26/4-influential-wehoans-in-the-fight-against-prop-8/ 
   

LGBT - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Inclusion

 Podcast:  Why Marriage Equality is a Reform Jewish Value


 

A SINCERE THANK YOU TO 
OUR RELIGIOUS SCHOOL STAFF

 Religious School Staff 2013
left to right:  Student Rabbi and Religious School Principal, Greg Weisman, Sabrina Eisenstadt, Michelle Paster, Anne Hrmodka, 
Katie Zipkin-Leed, and Rabbi Denise Eger


Rabbi Eger addresses the crowd in Washington, D.C.

 

  

100 Women We Love: Rabbi Denise Eger

We are thrilled to present the 2013 list of 100 Women We Love - Including...

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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The URJ has set up a Relief Fund for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan

With your support the URJ will provide relief, just as they have done for victims of natural disasters around the world. Together we can provide hope and help to those in need.

Please click HERE to make a donation!   

 
 

Quick Links

 

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