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!

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.  We are currently working on a way to pay Religious School Tuition online.  We will notify you here and also through the weekly bulletin.  Thank you for your patience!

***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

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!

Events

KATY

There will be a KATY Field Day event held at the Baker Park bandshell on July 21st from 2 - 4 PM.  Contact KelliAnne for more information youthadvisor@kolamifrederick.org

Ami Religious School Fundraiser
Thursday, August 6th - 12:00 noon to 6:00 pm
Menchies Frozen Yogurt

Be a mensch and join us at Menchie's! 

Please join us to cool down during these Hot Summer Months at Menchie's Frozen Yogurt!  20% of purchases made goes to Kol Ami.  When you purchase your yogurt, all you need to do is mention the Kol Ami fundraiser.  

Menchies is on Rt. 26, Market Square Shopping Center (down from Home Goods and Pier One).

Interfaith Exchange Weekend
August 7-9th

Come join CKAF and the Evangelical Reformed United Church of Christ for our first ever Interfaith exchange. On  Friday, August 7 Pastor Barbara Daniel and her church congregants will attend Friday night Shabbat services and she will give the sermon. On Sunday August 9 at 10:30 am ,CKAF is invited to the ERUCC and Rabbi Dan will give the sermon. The ERUCC is located at 15 West Church Street. If you have any questions call the CKAF office at  240-575-9690.

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) 

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

http://www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/pdfs/cunningham_map.pdf

Download more information on each hike and directions to all here.

Other dates:  Saturday, August 29 & Saturday, October 10

Sisterhood

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 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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