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Welcome to Congregation Kol Ami!

We are a small, nonaffiliated, progressive, warm, eclectic, and LGBTQ-friendly synagogue located in Kansas City's urban core. Kol Ami aims to become a hub for Jewish activity in the city’s center. We focus on music, lively discussion and social justice, and we welcome people of all levels of Jewish observance and experience. Interfaith families, singles and searchers find Kol Ami a safe and welcoming place to explore their Jewish journeys.


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Kol Ami is an inclusive kehilah (community) that offers vibrant worship and modern Jewish experiences in and for the urban core.

About Our Services

We once again are holding services and events in the Bragg Sanctuary at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church in midtown Kansas City, across from the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and the Kansas City Art Institute. We also continue to hold some events via Zoom or livestream.

Our worship is informal, warm and open to everyone regardless of where you happen to be on your Jewish journey. We use the Mishkan T’filah for Travelers, the new prayer book from the Reform Movement, but we’re open to new voices in the Jewish world and regularly draw from other sources. Music is a focal point of our worship … we like to sing! Our music director, Lara Steinel, leads a diverse ensemble of musicians. Rabbi Alpert weaves discussion into each service, explaining the intent and varying interpretations of prayers, texts and rituals. A brief period of meditation is usually included, along with the opportunity to greet visitors and each other. We also offer a healing blessing, the Mi Shebeirach, for those who are ill in our community.

Periodically, Kol Ami invites a speaker to participate and briefly address the congregation on a topic relevant to our vision and mission. 

At the conclusion of our Friday-night services, we gather around the table for Oneg Shabbat, which to some means “the sweetness of the Sabbath.” To others, it means “munchies and conversation.” However you interpret it, it’s better when we share it with you.

Our Prayer Book

While we convene on Zoom, the Kol Ami worship siddur Mishkan T'filah for Travelers is available on Kindle through Amazon for $4.99 or at for purchase. The CCAR Press phone number is 212-972-3636, ext. 241.  When we are back together at All Souls, copies will be available.

Morning Worship and Connection

Join us for morning prayer and connection each weekday (M-F) at 8:00 a.m.

Just a short 15 minutes for a little praying, a bit of Torah study, and to stay connected and support each other during this challenging time. Zoom Link:

Our Upcoming Events

All Events
  • Friday ,
    SepSeptember  22 , 2023
    Shabbat Blessings

    Friday, Sep 22nd 6:45p to 7:00p
    Join us as we "make Shabbos,” reciting blessings together to get our Shabbat started. Candle blessings, Kiddush over wine or grape juice, and Motzi add a sense of the sacred to our Shabbat experience and lives. Join Zoom.


  • Sunday ,
    SepSeptember  24 , 2023
    Erev Yom Kippur

    Sunday, Sep 24th 7:30p to 9:00p
    Join us at All Souls for Erev Yom Kippur service or click to join live stream.


  • Monday ,
    SepSeptember  25 , 2023
    Yom Kippur Morning Service

    Monday, Sep 25th 10:30a to 12:30p
    Join us for Yom Kippur morning service or click to join live stream.


  • Monday ,
    SepSeptember  25 , 2023
    Yom Kippur Afternoon Service

    Monday, Sep 25th 3:30p to 4:00p
    Join us for Yom Kippur afternoon service or click to join live stream.


  • Monday ,
    SepSeptember  25 , 2023
    Yizkor Service

    Monday, Sep 25th 4:15p to 4:45p
    Join our Yizkor Service or click to join live stream.


  • Monday ,
    SepSeptember  25 , 2023
    Neilah Service

    Monday, Sep 25th 5:00p to 6:00p
    Join us for Neilah service or click to join live stream.


  • Friday ,
    SepSeptember  29 , 2023
    Erev Shabbat/Sukkot

    Friday, Sep 29th 6:45p to 8:15p
    Celebrating Sukkot and Shabbat together in the Rabbi’s home. Oneg treats following an informal service. RSVP to



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