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Kol Ami in the News

12/21/2017 10:39:37 AM


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Kol Ami Featured on Disney's "Andi Mack"

02/26/2018 04:16:49 PM


We are on TV! Several months ago, Disney's "Andi Mack" filmed the Bar Mitzvah of one of its central characters in our synagogue. Several members of our community participated in various ways.

"Friday night, in a special one-hour episode based around Cyrus’ bar mitzvah – an extravagant celebration that includes a chocolate fountain and a fortune teller – “Andi Mack” will feature a literal coming of age on a show that has grown along with its characters"

The premiere of that episode is tonight and it will air throughout the week. See how many of us you can spot!

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Local religious leaders celebrate a year of interfaith achievements

02/01/2018 04:14:07 PM


"Ellie Anders Thompson, the interreligious engagement coordinator at Utah Valley University, was praised for her service to the roundtable's young adult members. Betty Yanowitz and Sue Prottas, both members of Congregation Kol Ami, were applauded for joyfully and diligently bringing a Jewish perspective to the group. Finally, Lacee Harris, a founding member of the roundtable, received an award for his longtime service to the Salt Lake community."

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This new BYU student group seeks interfaith understanding

01/26/2018 05:21:51 PM


"PROVO — Maddie Blonquist celebrated the end of one interfaith adventure and the beginning of another Thursday at the front of Brigham Young University's Harold B. Lee Library auditorium...Her sacred sounds research allowed just that, bringing her out of her comfort zone and into new houses of worship. She met Imam Muhammed Mehtar, the religious leader for the Khadeeja Islamic Center in West Valley City, and Wendy Bat-Sarah, cantor for Congregation Kol Ami in Salt Lake City, who both sat with her during Thursday morning's event."

Local choirs sing of this WWII hero on International Holocaust Remembrance Day

01/18/2018 10:53:15 AM


"Daniel Mattis was just 7 years old when he and his family fled their home in Belgium, just as the Nazis were bombing Brussels in 1940. Their train was the last to leave the station before the tracks were destroyed.

The Mattis family had obtained visas to Brazil, but their escape seemed impossible."

Read on below to learn more about Sousa Mendes's role in saving Jews during World War II and about the thought process behind the oratorio written in his honor. 

If you would like to attend this event, check out the main Community tab for more information!

A Conversation with Jacqueline Osherow

12/29/2017 01:11:13 PM


"Poet Jacqueline Osherow says Hebrew school taught her that words really matter. But it was Utah where she came to understand the Psalm, “I will lift my eyes to the mountains, where help will come.”"

Tue, June 19 2018 6 Tammuz 5778