Shabbat & LiveStream

 

 

Congregation Kol Ami places a special emphasis on our Shabbat worship. Rabbi Denise Eger and Rabbi Max Chaiken lead services using the gender sensitive Mishkan Tefilah. Our services use both Hebrew and English in a highly accessible, liberal, service.  Kol Ami is a singing congregation. Our rabbis are often accompanied by guitar, piano, percussion and/or other instruments.  We offer upbeat, contemporary services, striving to create a spiritual experience that reflects the vibrancy of our community. We aim to make our services at Kol Ami feel contemporary, approachable, and welcoming to everyone in our community, whether they are new to Judaism, part of an interfaith family, or a long-time Kol Ami member.

Rabbi Eger and Rabbi Chaiken often connect their sermons to current events, and to issues faced by the Congregation, and the larger local and national Jewish community. Occasionally they also offer “Ask the Rabbi” sessions, allowing congregants to ask questions about the Torah reading, Jewish traditions, daily practice and observances. When the Torah is read, we often invite the congregation to the bimah (pulpit) to observe the reading of the scroll more closely.

Our Shabbat services are held at 8 pm on Friday evenings, except for the first Friday of every month, when we conduct our service at the early time of 6:15 pm. This Jewish year, 5779 (2018-2019) we also began offering a once monthly Shabbat morning worship experience, Shabbat Awakening! This experimental and interactive worship experience takes place on the first Saturday morning of each month at 10 am.

We offer livestreaming of our Friday night shabbat worship for those who wish to join us but cannot make it in person to our home here in West Hollywood. You can watch here on our website at the top of this page, or on Facebook live. 

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