The High Holy Days are a time for reflection, introspection, prayer, and re-connection, and we welcome everyone to join us in celebrating and observing these special High Holy Days.

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HIGH HOLY DAYS SCHEDULE: SELICHOT

Location: Temple Kol Ami

  • Selichot in partnership with Congregation Beth Israel
  • Sat. September 16
  • 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

HIGH HOLY DAYS SCHEDULE: ROSH HASHANAH

Location: DoubleTree by Hilton – Paradise Valley

  • Evening Service – Erev Rosh Hashanah
  • Preschool Service
  • Professional Childcare by AZ Lullaby Guild 
  • K- 3rd Grade service led by KATY Youth
  • Morning Service
  • Apples and Honey
  • Wed. September 20
  • Thurs. September 21
  • Thurs. September 21
  • Thurs. September 21
  • Thurs. September 21
  • Thurs. September 21
  • 7:30 PM
  • 8:45 AM – 9:15 AM
  • 9:15 AM – 12:30 PM
  • 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
  • 10:00 AM
  • Following Morning Service

HIGH HOLY DAYS SCHEDULE: YOM KIPPUR

Location: DoubleTree by Hilton – Paradise Valley

  • Kol Nidre
  • Preschool Service
  • Professional Childcare by AZ Lullaby Guild 
  • K- 3rd Grade service led by KATY Youth
  • Yom Kippur
  • Study Session with Rabbi Schneider, a Pastor & an Imam
  • Afternoon services, Yizkor & Concluding services
  • Fri. September 29
  • Sat. September 30
  • Sat. September 30
  • Sat. September 30
  • Sat. September 30
  • Sat. September 30
  • Sat. September 30
  • 7:30 PM
  • 8:45 AM – 9:15 AM
  • 9:15 AM – 12:30 PM
  • 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
  • 10:00 AM
  • Following Morning Service
  • 2:30 PM

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ALL ARE WELCOME AT TEMPLE KOL AMI

In fact, we warmly welcome single parents, two-parent households, children of all ages and even those who cry while the rabbi is speaking. We extend a special welcome to those who are over 60 but not grown up yet, and to teenagers who are growing up too fast.

We offer a sincere welcome to those who are Jewish, are Jew-ish, love a Jew or like a Jew, are converting to Judaism, considering converting to Judaism, or a family member of someone in the process of converting to Judaism. We welcome the respectfully curious, seekers and practitioners of all faiths. We welcome you if you question or reject God; if you are Reconstructionist, Conservative, Orthodox, Renewal or Reform; if you are a Humanist, secular, cultural, culinary or a post-denominational Jew.

We welcome you if you are poor, working class, middle class, owning class or anywhere in between, if you come in a suit or heels, dress in jeans, color coordinate or mismatch, wear a yarmulke or don’t; have tattoos, piercings, bifocals—or all three; have blue hair, no hair, a mohawk or a perfect coif. We don’t care if you are more Jewish than Moses, have only one Jewish father, have two Jewish mothers, are a Jew by choice, or a Jew without one. If you only come twice a year, don’t call your mother enough, or still live with her, you are welcome.

You are welcome if you speak fluent Hebrew, stumble on transliteration, never uttered a word in your life, curse in Yiddish, speak only English or sing in Ladino. If you’re Israeli, if you’ve been to Israel on Birthright, never been, are passionately in love with Israel and/or are deeply conflicted about it, you are welcome.

A special welcome to you if you don’t have a perfect body, or work out too much; if you have wrinkles on wrinkles or have botoxed them away; if you ride your bike, or your SUV, or came in your wheelchair, if you are a soccer mom, a football widow or a hockey dad, or if you detest sports altogether. We welcome artists, writers, students, singers and those who crunch numbers, are retired, practice law, unemployed, under-employed, teach, build, plant or serve, borrowers or lenders or both.

We welcome you if you are down on your luck, or happier than sour cream on latkes, tired of religious dogma, are skeptical and suspicious (many of us are), doubtful, hopeful, hopeless, selfless or self-satisfied. We welcome you if you’ve been having problems or are good with answers, or if you don’t like “organized religion.” We extend a warm welcome to activists, the apolitical, accidental advocates and silent resisters, those who embrace the status quo and those who buck convention.

If you don’t fast on Yom Kippur or refrain from wearing leather, dip your apples in honey or have never blown a shofar, you are welcome. We welcome you if you are a board member of TKA, a volunteer, a first-timer, a member of a local synagogue, someone from out-of-town, or someone who stumbled in accidentally. You are welcome!

On behalf of Sharon and Cantor Gregg Luchs, Bill and Cantor Raina Sinclair, Barbara and Rabbi B. Charles Herring, Rachel, Ezra, Micah, Naomi, Sarah and I wish you and your family a deep and meaningful “welcome” to Temple Kol Ami!

As we say back home in Texas, “Y’all are welcome here!”
Rabbi Jeremy Schneider

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