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Contact Information for Congregation Kol Ami of Frederick

Mailing address and Office:

Congregation Kol Ami of Frederick
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick
4880 Elmer Derr Road
Telephone:  240-575-9690


Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick
4880 Elmer Derr Road
Frederick, MD  21703

Religious School

St. John's Catholic Prep School
3989 Buckeystown Pike
Buckeystown, MD


Directions to these locations >

Office Hours of Operation:

Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Wednesday: CLOSED (Rabbi's day off)

Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Friday: 9:00am - 3:00pm

Open Office Hours vary week-to-week:

Schedule a Meeting, HERE.

Contact our Rabbi via email

As we do not have regular office staff and the Rabbi’s work often takes him out of the office, please call the office before coming to ensure that the Rabbi is able to meet with you.

Kol Ami Committees

Membership:  Coordinator, Anne Cohen,  Serves as the point of contact for prospective and new members. Organizes activities to welcome new members to the congregation.

Budget:  Charlie Nail, 
Meets in late winter/early spring to develop CKAF's annual budget for presentation to the Board of Trustees.

Nominating:  Jordan Schneider,

Chesed (Kindness) Network:  Coordinator: Ilene Freedman,
The network responds to the needs of congregants facing illness, a death in the family, or other urgent concern with meals and other assistance. To join the network, send an email to address above. You will be placed on the network list and contacted when there is a congregant in need.

Social Action Network:  Ali Silverman Lazorchak
The network engages our Congregation in community service activities. As a congregation, we’ve shown great generosity in many way including collecting holiday gifts for the needy, donating PJs and books for the Pajama Project, joining with the ERUCC for our annual mission trip to North Carolina, knitting & collecting Warm Woolies for less fortunate Frederick Families and serving a meal & collecting food for the Frederick Soup Kitchen.   

Hospitality: Coordinator: Joanna Sieger,
Recruits congregants to serve as service captains for set up and clean up of the sanctuary and Oneg at Shabbat services. We are always looking for helpers! 

Youth Activities:  Emily Melluso,
There are a variety of ways to assist with youth at CKAF.  (See information about KATY, Kol Ami Temple Youth.)  Each year, CKAF produces a Hanukkah Party and Purim Carnival. Information about volunteer opportunities for those events is disseminated in the late fall and winter.  Each Religious School class needs a room parent, and the R.S. periodically needs other parental assistance. Contact Sabrina Nail at

Weekly E-Bulletin:  Editor: Carolyn Plaisance, This committee will oversee publication of the official Congregational weekly Bulletin, the Voice and the Website.

High Holiday Programming:  Jodi Duckhorn,
Schedules and coordinate all aspects of the sacred worship services for the High Holidays. The HHD Committee is very active in the spring and summer.

Newsletter: Produces CKAF’s print newsletter, The Voice, six times a year. 
Editor: Kerry Reynolds, - Submit articles
Layout Editor: Betsy Maymon, email
Advertising Editor: Hermine Bernstein, - To advertise in the Voice

Lifecycle Coordinator:  Rose Ann Shapiro,
The Life Cycle Coordinator works with the Rabbi, Director of the Religious School, and families to facilitate life cycle events, particularly B'nai Mitzvah. For all other life cycle events contact the Rabbi directly at

IT Administrator:  Steve Fleisher, 
Maintains and troubleshoots CKAF's information technology operations.

Website Administrator: Tom Brancato 
The website administrator maintains and updates CKAF's website.


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