IMPORTANT NOTICE!! We now have a new credit card processing system. CKAF will be using Authorize.net instead of PayPal. The donation form has been updated to reflect this change.
Message from CKAF President
As we continue to grow as a Congregation and Community, OUR Kol Ami needs many more volunteers to help keep it running smoothly. We especially need YOU to become a part of our wonderful cast of volunteers!
Are you someone that has experience with the following and would like to help our congregation? We currently have an immediate need for all fields.
Accounting / Bookkeeping / Web Site Maintenance
If you have experience in other fields or have other special skills that would help Kol Ami continue to grow, I would love to hear from you! We have many volunteer opportunities available.
Please reach out to me directly via email or at 301-346-5753. I look forward to hearing from you at your earliest convenience. Thank you!
Jordan Schneider, President
Congregation Kol Ami of Frederick
High Holiday Lead Coordinator Position for Children's Programming & Junior Congregation
Children's Programming and Junior Congregation are for children in kindergarten through 5th grade. They usually include a short age-appropriate service with a craft or related activity. The person who has lead Children's Programming and Junior Congregation is unable to lead again this year.
I need one person or a team of two to be in charge of each holiday. There are volunteers to help in Children's Programming and Junior Congregation for the HHDs, but I specifically need a lead coordinator. I want to stress that you do not have to lead both holidays; this is not a hard job (requiring minimal prep time beforehand); and the programming already exists, so you don't need to come up with any new lesson plans (unless you want to).
Without someone to lead the charge, we will not be able to have any programming for this age group this year.
Please contact me as soon as possible if you are interested in learning more about this position.
Jodi Duckhorn email@example.com
Sunday School Registration for 2015-2016
With only a few sessions left of school, it's time to plan for next year. Please take a moment to thank our volunteer teachers for working so hard all year long to educate and engate your child.
Registration for the 2015-2016 school year will be collected on the last day of school 5/17 and can also be mailed to us if you aren't able to make it on the 17th. Download the registration form here and submit with a required deposit of $75/student.
Please direct any question to our Education Director, Sabrina Nail. Thank you for a great year!
There will be a KATY meeting at Maya Kattler-Gold's house on June 26th at 1 PM to discuss plans for future events. Please come and share your ideas! Contact KelliAnne for more information youthadvisor@kolamifrederick.
Social Action Network - Fundraising, Volunteer and Donation Opportunities
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.
Al Fresco Hike and Services are Back!
The first hike will be held on Saturday, August 1 at Cunningham Falls State Park – Lower Falls Trail
14039 Catoctin Hollow Rd., Thurmont, MD 21788
Other dates: Saturday, August 29 & Saturday, October 10
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. New location for meetng will be at Schroyer's Tavern. (To RSVP and to view our current book go to the Sisterhood page for more information.)
Advanced Beginner Hebrew Class
There will be no classes during the summer. Classes will resume in the fall.
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 - We are currently studying Pirkei Avot (literally, "Chapters of the Fathers," but generally translated as "Ethics of Our Fahter"). This is one of the best-known and most-cited of Jewish texts.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. **Please check our calendar for schedule changes!!!
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 email@example.com.
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