Congregation Kol Ami places a special emphasis on our Shabbat worship. Rabbi Denise Eger, Student Rabbi Jeremy Gimbel and Guest Cantors Rebekah Mirsky and Nancy Cohen 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. Rabbi Eger and guest cantors are often accompanied by piano, strings, drums and/or guitar. We have upbeat, contemporary services. We strive to always create a fresh and vibrant spiritual experience that echoes the vibrancy of our community.
Rabbi Eger’s sermons directly connect to current events faced by the Congregation and the larger LA community. Her “Ask the Rabbi” sessions allow congregants to ask her questions about the Torah reading, Jewish traditions and daily practice and observances. When the Torah is read, the congregation is often invited to the bimah (pulpit) to observe more closely the reading of the scroll. Kol Ami services feel translatable to contemporary life, approachable to everyone and welcoming to all everyone in our community whether they are new to Judaism, part of an interfaith family or a long-time Kol Ami member.
Our Shabbat services are held at 8 pm on Friday evenings, except for the first Friday of every month, at 6:45 pm.