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!

Due to technical and clerical concerns, we are currently unable to accept credit card payments for Membership Dues, School Tuition, and HHD at this time.  The Donation form will still be available for online submission.  We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause!

For as they happen news look to KOL AMI on Facebook!

What's Happening at Kol Ami


Friday, May 6 - 7:30 pm  Shabbat Unplugged!  

Come join us for a special acoustical Erev Shabbat service with our Cantor and  a couple of talented friends. 

Sunday, May 22 @ 2:00 pm at Nymeo field in Frederick!
Get ready to SHAKE YOUR KEYS at our next CKAF Fundraiser of family fun in the sun at a Frederick Keys baseball game.  Tickets will be $9/person (a 10% discount on normal box office prices!)    Order your tickets online HERE or to pay by check send your payment made out to CKAF to P.O. Box 4153, Frederick, MD  21705.   Download the flyer here.

Adult Education Classes

January-June 2016
Rabbi Dan will be teaching a fantastic series of Adult Education classes in the evening this winter and spring- a perfect opportunity for working adults to enhance their Jewish education. If you attend 75% of the classes, you will have the opportunity to be confirmed, however this is not required.  Please view the REVISED schedule for these classes.

Social Action Network - Fundraising, Volunteer and Donation Opportunities

Emergency Family Shelter Volunteers Needed March 26th - April 9th:  It's that time again! One of our community action programs is an Interfaith collaboration with the ERUCC and UUCF to help staff Frederick's Emergency Family Shelter for two weeks tour times a year. That's a total of 8 weeks. It's a big commitment but our homeless families in Frederick depend on this important program. Please consider signing up for an evening (6pm-10pm) at the shelter. The shelter always has a staff person there so volunteers are not on on their own.
If you have any interest in helping out, please send an email to debra@kattler-gold.net and we'll get you signed up!
Another way to help the Emergency Family Shelter effort is to provide an evening meal for the guestsand volunteers. Here is the Sign Up Genius link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0845abad2ba6fe3-meals1
Thank you for your ongoing support!!
Keep in Mind the Blessings in a Backpack Program:  Help feed the children of Frederick Schools through our ongoing donation program (monitary or food donations)  Our donations rotate throughout the year, please check our page (link below) for details.

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

Social Connections

KATY - Monthly KATY meetings meet after Sunday school.  Please check the calendar of dates Sunday School is closed.

Forever Youngsters (AKA Empty Nesters) - Next function TBD.

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

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

Brotherhood Dinners - Please note that February through June, the Brotherhood dinners will be held on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30.  Locations will vary!  Dates: March 1, April 5, May 3, and June 7  RSVP here - https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/J6G9P8S

Rabbi's Corner

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)  **Please check our calendar for schedule changes!!!

Lunch and Learn with the Rabbi 

Lunch and Learn  -  These 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**Please check our calendar for schedule changes!!!

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.

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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