Temple Kol Ami Emanu-El is proud to be a member of the Union for Reform Judaism, the umbrella organization of Reform Jewish Congregations in North America. The URJ is a member internationally of the World Union for Progressive Judaism.
The Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism has been the hub of Jewish social justice and legislative activity in the nation’s capital for more than 40 years. The RAC educates and mobilizes the American Jewish community on legislative and social concerns, advocating on issues from economic justice to civil rights to religious liberty to Israel. For regular updates, you may subscribe to the RAC’s weekly e-mail alerts.
KAFTY, our high school youth group, is a member of NFTY, the North American Federation of Temple Youth.
We encourage our college students to connect through the Reform Movement’s Kesher college department.
Many of our students participate in URJ Camps, including Camp Eisner, Colman and Kutz Leadership Academy.
Our rabbis are members of the Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR) the Reform Rabbinical organization. Rabbi Needleman was ordained by the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) and our cantor is the past president of the American Conference Of Cantors (ACC).
The URJ and its member congregations are partners in My Jewish Learning, a transdenominational website of Jewish information and education geared towards learners of all religious and educational backgrounds.