Welcome to Congregation Kol Ami of Frederick

Congregation Kol Ami of Frederick is an inclusive, Reform Jewish congregation that is family-focused, community oriented, emphasizing spiritual and cultural identity, and dedicated to the Jewish education of all generations. CKAF is a growing, forward-looking Jewish community with a thriving Religious School, and more exciting programs each year!

 

Save the Date: Saturday, April 18, 2015 @ 7:30 p.m.

Jeanne Robertson @ the Weinberg Center for the Arts - Proceeds go to Kol Ami!  Tickets at the Weinberg Center Box office or online at http://www.weinbergcenter.org/6375/jeanne-robertson/.  Download the latest Voice and look on page 11 for the advertisement.
This is Kol Ami's biggest fundraiser event!!

 

* Private Jeanne Robertson Meet-and-Greet Event *

Are you coming to the Weinberg Center to see Jeanne Robertson on April 18, 2015? 
Have you purchased your tickets for the show?

If so, come join us prior to the show for a light meal and a private
meet-and-greet session with Ms. Robertson!  

Click here for more information and to register. 
Hurry, there are only 50 spots available!

Purim

Adult Purim Party: February 28th from 7:00-9:30pm (**LOCATION CHANGE** Shafer's Mill Recreation Center)Click here for details.

Family Purim Carnival:  March 1st 11am - 1:30 pm @ St. John's Catholic Prep.  Activities, crafts, and fun for the whole family including a MOONBOUNCE!  Costumes encouraged.  Click here for Sign Up Genius.  Access Code is "Purim".

March 4th Purim Services/Megilla Reading: March 4th at 6:30 pm @ the new Kol Ami office, 182 Thomas Johnson Drive, Suite 204.  Come dressed in costume and enjoy the holiday on the holiday.  The service will be preceded by the hanging of the Mezuzot.  Click here for directions to the new office.

Events

Social Action Network - Fundraising, Volunteer and Donation Opportunities

** NEWS FLASH ** Blessings in a Backpack came in within the TOP 3 of the Rita's "The Big Give" contest!  Thank you!!!!
What to do next... THIS SATURDAY, February 28th head to Rita’s starting at NOON and buy a sweet treat and designate BIAB as the recipient of the proceeds of the sale.  Thank you so much for your support!!!

Blessings in a Backpack:  Help feed the children of Frederick Schools through our ongoing donation program (monitary or food donations)  Want to help pack nutritious food for the children at Orchard Grove Elementary School?  Volunteers can help by signing up for a Friday slot January-June of 2015.

Click here for more infomation on this and our other programs and to sign up for events.

Sisterhood

National Women's Month - Sunday, March 15 @ 2:00 pm at the CKAF office - CKAF Sisterhood members & Esther Krinitz Hadassah members invite you to a joint event. Rabbi Dan Sikowitz will speak about "Women's Role in the Thorah and in Today's World."  Click here to RSVP

Monthly "A Bagel Schmeer & Schmooze" sponsored by our Sisterhood - The following link gives the schedule for 2015 and a sign up list if you'd like to volunteer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3w4yvpRMAt5Um5hSEJ1M1JETUU/view?usp=sharing   

Sisterhood Coffee - Meets the 1st Wednesday of every month @ 10:00am.  Click here to register for our next coffee.

Sisterhood Book Club - Meetings are held every other month on the 2nd Wednesday.  (To RSVP and to view our current book go to the Sisterhood page for more information.)

Emply Nesters

Social Potluck & Music - March, 14th 2015 7:00-10:00pm, located at the home of Carolyn & Newt Plaisance.  Go to the Empty Nesters page for more information and to sign up.

Passover Seders

Frederick Women's Seder Thursday, March 26 at 6:00pm - Details>

CKAF Sisterhood Sponsored 2nd Night Seder - April 4th - Click here for details and to sign up and register >

Temple Tech

Temple Tech is the new section in the CKAF newsletter "The Voice" where information regarding our website as well as other online resources will be provided to congregants.

It is still very important for families to review their accounts on the CKAF website as soon as possible!  

To access your Online Accounts (Login is located on the top right of this home page screen.)

Click here if you have not accessed your account yet.  (Your username is your last name.)

For more information or assistance, please contact Derek Sontz.  Please use the subject line "Temple Tech" if it doesn't appear on link.  Feel free to request or share tips or resources for us to publish in future Voice distributions.

Frederick School of Religion (FSR) 2015 Classes

FSR is an inter-faith organization providing religious education in the greater Frederick, Maryland community.  Rabbi Dan will teach a class on the Prophet, Isaiah.  This will be his fifth year at FSR.  Click here for information, to register, and a book order form.

Advanced Beginner Hebrew Class

Every Monday from 11:30 - 12:30 pm (the hour before Torah Studay).  This is truly an advanced/intermediate Hebrew Class.  You should know the Hebrew letters and vowels and have a little proficiency in reading Hebrew words.  After class, you are welcome to stay and join us for Torah Study. 

Torah Study with the Rabbi

Join us for Torah Study every Monday from 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm at the CKAF office. We discuss the weekly Parsha (Torah portion) and Haftorah portion.  - Parsha for 5774 (2013-14)

Lunch and Learn with the Rabbi 

Lunch and Learn  - Beginning on December 16th we will begin reading and discussing the book of Joshua.  The sessions will be held on the first and third Tuesday of each month @ 12:30.  If anyone has suggestions for other topics for Lunch and Learn, please contact Rabbi Dan at rabbi@kolamifrederick.org.

Parents of rising high school seniors

Jack Topchik, a retired New York Times editor, will work one on one with your son or daughter on their college application essay, an increasingly important part of the application process.  The fee, for which many parents have paid up to $1,000, is a $180 donation to Kol Ami.  Contact Jack at jaytop45@gmail.com.

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