Congregation Kol Ami, an intimate and dynamic reform synagogue in Elkins Park, is like the “Cheers” of synagogues – a community where everyone knows your name. At Kol Ami your presence is felt and your absence is missed.
Our members live in Elkins Park, Melrose Park, Cheltenham, Jenkintown, Rydal, Meadowbrook, Abington, Huntingdon Valley, Upper Dublin, Lower Moreland, Montgomeryville, Chestnut Hill, Mt. Airy, and even Center City and Cherry Hill. Some of our members drive a surprisingly long distance because spending time at Kol Ami is like arriving home… away from home.
We have spiritual, social and educational programs that are geared toward:
Here is just a sampling of what we offer:
For more details, click on Life at Kol Ami and Social Action (Green Initiatives).
The rabbi performs interfaith marriages and we welcome interfaith families to Kol Ami, and plan social and educational programs specifically designed to meet the needs of these members through our Interfaith Relationship Dialogue group. At Kol Ami, the non-Jewish spouse is never pressured to convert, though we provide Jewish education and explanation, if desired. Interfaith families are cherished and encouraged to participate, while the traditions of the non-Jewish side of the family are respected. During Bar or Bat Mitzvah services for children from an interfaith family, the non-Jewish spouse is an integral part of the ceremony, and non-Jewish relatives can be included in the service. The rabbi is particularly sensitive to providing instruction throughout the service to ensure that non-Jewish guests feel comfortable and engaged.