Inclusion

Accessibility Specifics 

Our sanctuary is fully accessible with inclusive seating available for people in wheelchairs throughout the sanctuary. The Bima has a ramp on either side with hand rails.  An amplification system is available for people who have difficulty hearing as well as a large print prayer books for people with visual impairments.  The bathrooms by the sanctuary are accessible with an automatic door opener and a handicap stall.  A stair glide can be used to move between the upper and lower levels of the building.

 

National Recognition for our Inclusion Efforts

Congregation Kol Ami has been named an Inclusion Exemplar Congregation by the URJ. This designation indicates that we have excelled in one or more areas of inclusion and that we will be serving as a mentor to other congregational professionals. Specifically, we have been recognized in the following areas:

  • Adults in Communal Life
  • Advocacy & Community Partnerships
  • Architectural & Physical Accommodations & Transportation
  • Autism
  • B’nai Mitzvah
  • Early Childhood Education
  • General Inclusion
  • Mental Health
  • Religious School
  • Worship
  • Youth Group, High School & College Programming

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Congregation Kol Ami is an inclusive and welcoming community. We encourage participation from all who seek a connection to Jewish life and want to be part of our sacred community regardless of religious background, race, ethnicity, gender, ability, socioeconomic status, political affiliation, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We are committed to being an open tent, a place that welcomes all people, including those who have been historically and institutionally marginalized or excluded from the Jewish community.