Kol Ami means ‚ÄúVoice of My People‚ÄĚ in Hebrew. Our congregation was founded in 1994 as a Reform synagogue with the goal of creating and sustaining an intimate and purposeful Jewish community. We are a spiritual community, committed to Judaism, to Israel and to each other.
We are a small community by choice ‚Äď a place where one‚Äôs presence matters and one‚Äôs absence is felt. Here, people know each other by name. Our size does not inhibit our vibrancy, but fortifies it, allowing for sustainable intimacy. Here, your child can expect a birthday call from the Rabbi each year, and you can expect one on significant birthdays and anniversaries. Here, there are no double Bar or Bat Mitzvahs, and each student studies one-on-one with Rabbi Holin every week during the six months prior to the service. Here, you can expect a warm welcome, whether you are a founding member or attending your very first Shabbat service.
Despite our size, we are surprisingly diverse, a welcoming home to a substantial number of young families, interfaith families, esteemed elders, empty nesters, singles and people of varied ethnicity. Members choose to join us from just down the street and across the Delaware River. This diversity supports a broad range of programming, including concerts, trips to Israel, educational speakers, art openings and a family camp weekend.