Congregation Kol Ami welcomes all who seek to affiliate with a Reform Jewish synagogue. We are proud of our tradition of welcoming everyone, regardless of ability to contribute full dues.
Jews join a synagogue because it is the foundation stone for Jewish life in America. The synagogue is the place we turn to for our most meaningful moments in life, whether they are happy or sad. It is where we take our place in the community to which we belong. Maintaining this vital institution financially is everyone’s sacred duty and we work hard to ensure that money is never a barrier to affiliation. We will work with you to help you find your own contribution comfort level.
Check us out! Join us for services. Attend a class. Come to our Prospective Member events. Congregation Kol Ami’s web site is constantly updated to reflect the new and exciting programs, activities and worship opportunities. It’s your link to all that is happening at CKA. Once you have had a chance to look over the information provided, please give us a call. We will be delighted to go over the membership rate possibilities for you and to answer any questions you might have.
Tzedakah is the Hebrew word for the acts we call in English charity. However, the nature of tzedakah is different from the idea of charity. “Charity” suggests benevolence and generosity, a magnanimous act by the wealthy for the benefit of the poor and needy.
While this is important and good, the truer meaning of the word tzedakah is righteousness, justice or fairness. In Judaism, giving to help others is not only viewed as generous or magnanimous, rather we see it as the performance of a duty.
Performing tzedakah can be fulfilled in many ways. By giving money to the poor, to health care institutions, special causes, educational institutions and yes, to synagogues.
We invite you to learn about the many ways you can perform tzedakah at CKA and we welcome your generous support.
CKA Giving Form