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!

Please see the KOL AMI Facebook page for current updates
on closings and cancellations!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/109998055765217/

What's Happening at Kol Ami

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 .  Click here for the schedule of classes and more  information.

Book Drive

Sponsored by Hayden’s Heart Heroes to benefit The Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.  Beginning January 22 ( at the 5th grade Shabbat service)through February 7, 2016 we will be collecting new books for children who are inpatient at The Johns Hopkins Children’s Center. Hospital stays can be lengthy and difficult. A good book is a great way for a child to escape into the world of literature, for just a bit.

Please consider donating a new book (or more than one) for a child ages infant through eighteen.  Donations may be placed in the designated box during services on 1/22 or religious school, on Sundays, through 2/7.  Please help us put a book in the hands of every child in the hospital.

Thank you for your support.
Ali, Rob and Hayden Lazorchak
Haydensheartheroes.com
Questions?  Contact Ali- Alilaz@aol.com

Kol Ami Social Action "Caring Project - Comfort Bags"

YOU'RE INVITED TO CARE...Congregation Kol Ami of Frederick is sponsoring THE CARING PROJECT to collect COMFORT CARE BAGS for our neighbors in need. We are asking each family to please assemble at least one zip-lock bag of individual personal care items that will help make life more comfortable for those in need.  Download Flyer for more information....

Frederick School of Religion (FSR)

FSR is an inter-faith organization providing religious education in the greater Frederick, Maryland community. Rabbi Dan will teach a class on the Jewish Holy Days. This will be his sixth year at FSR.  Click here for information and registration form.

Social Action Network - Fundraising, Volunteer and Donation Opportunities

YOU’RE INVITED TO CARE…Congregation Kol Ami of Frederick is sponsoring "THE CARING PROJECT" to collect COMFORT CARE BAGS for our neighbors in need. We are asking each family to please assemble at least one zip-lock bag of individual personal care items that will help make life more comfortable for those in need. Please download the flyer for derails and contact information…note, we are not collecting individual items, just completed bags. In addition to your donation to "THE CARING PROJECT", you may want to keep one or two extra bags in your car to offer to folks on the street. This is another great way to SHOW YOU CARE. Thank you in advance for making "THE CARING PROJECT" a huge success!!

Kol Ami members are asked to bring completed bags to the office or to Religious School. Friends of Kol Ami are asked to please email Hermine or Phyllis for further information.
 
Volunteering at the Soup Kitchen is almost upon us!!! We are looking for few good folks to step up and help on Sunday, 2/28/2016 at the Soup Kitchen at the Frederick Community Action Offices. Your services are needed from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM. We need Dessert Makers,Set Up and Clean Up Helpers and of course Servers. (The meal will be prepared to serve to approximately 100 folks). Please use this Sign-Up Genius to volunteer: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0849abaa28a64-soup
Thank you in advance for your support of this worthy mitzvah!!
 

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.

February 6th, KATY will be hitting the road to Ski Liberty for a night of snow tubing! Cost per person is $32 includes transportation. We will be meeting AT the CKAF office at 5:30 and the bus departs AT 5:45. It is very important that everyone is very prompt so we can get on the road and off to the slopes. This event is set for the RSVPs are due by the 31st of January to youthadvisor@kolamifrederick.org and have the release form filled out!!  You cannot ride without that form signed by both parent and child.

Forever Youngsters (AKA Empty Nesters) - March 19th Social Potluck - 7:00 pm  Mark your calendar!!  Hors'doeuvres, deserts and music.  Download flyer.

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!   If you plan to attend one of the dinners, please RSVP via the Survey Monkey Link here. Dates: Feb 2, March 1, April 5, May 3, and June 7

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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