Welcome to Temple Kol Ami


Homepage photoKol Ami means “All My People”. Temple Kol Ami of Fort Mill, SC is a Reform synagogue that strives to be a voice for the diverse Jewish community of Greater York County, SC and South Charlotte, welcoming families and individuals from all walks of Jewish life. We are a warm and inclusive congregation comprised of Jews from more traditional backgrounds, interfaith couples and families as well as those who may be rediscovering their  faith.  As a community we celebrate and embrace the joys of Judaism through ritual, culture and religious education. We are proud of our thriving Religious School, the largest in York County!

Join us for Shabbat service the first and third Friday of every month at Philadelphia United Methodist Church, 1691 Highway 160 West, Fort Mill, SC at 7 PM. We invite you to add your voice to our congregation!

We are growing!  Our religious school has moved to Walnut Grove Christian School!  Please join us on August 26th, 2018 for our free ice cream social and school enrollment. Our new religious school address is: 1036 Maxwell Mill Road, Fort Mill, SC 29708

***PLEASE NOTE: Although we generally follow the 1st/3rd Friday schedule, there may occasionally be a change to the Shabbat service schedule.  Please carefully check our Temple calendar for dates of upcoming Shabbat services. As Summer is upon us and many of our congregants scatter for vacations, June 1st will be the last service until we resume in late August.***

Join Temple Kol Ami for The High Holidays

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What are you doing for the High Holidays? Why not spend them with Temple Kol Ami? At Temple Kol Ami, we celebrate the High Holidays together through spiritually uplifting services, led by the beautiful voice of cantorial soloist Sara Sherman and a dynamic group of lay leaders, Michelle Silva, Adena Sherman-Adams and Jonathan Shaw.

TKA is thrilled to welcome back Sara, a professional pianist/vocalist from New York City who has performed at Lincoln Center and other iconic venues throughout the world. Sara brings richness and meaning to the Days of Awe. For Kol Nidre we will be featuring Cellist Jennifer Frisina of the Union Symphony Orchestra.

In addition to traditional Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services, TKA offers Junior Congregation services and babysitting for our youngest attendees.

Tickets to TKA High Holidays are included in membership (best value) and are available for purchase to non-members for $150 (includes all services and break the fast). College students and active duty military are invited to worship with us for free. Tickets can be purchased using PayPal (no PayPal account needed)or a check made out to Temple Kol Ami can be mailed to 2764 Pleasant Road #11423, Fort Mill, SC 29708.

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For more information, please contact us at yorksynagogue@gmail.com or (803)7010149.

All services take place at Temple Kol Ami, 1691 Highway 160 West, Fort Mill, SC (Philadelphia United Methodist Church), except for Tashlich which is held at the Riverwalk in Rock Hill.

Sept 9              Erev Rosh Hashana    7pm

Sept 10            Rosh Hashana Jr Congregation   9am

Sept 10            Rosh Hashana  10am

Sept 10            Tashlich     1pm

Sept 18            Kol Nidre    7pm

Sept 19           Yom Kippur Jr Congregation   9am

Sept 19           Yom Kippur    10am

Sept 19            Yizkor  immediately following conclusion of morning service, around 12:30 PM

Sept 19            Ne’hila     4pm

Sept 19            Break Fast    6pm

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Atone for Your people, Israel, whom You have redeemed- Deuteronomy 21:8

As always, Yom Kippur is a time of remembrance for our departed loved ones. Please consider honoring their memories in our Yizkor Memorial Book for a donation of $18 per person. Please e-mail the name of your loved one(s) , their relationship to you and date of their yahrzeit (if possible) to yorksynagogue@gmail.com and pay on the website via PayPal or mail a check to 2764 Pleasant Road # 11423 Fort Mill, SC 29708 (make check payable to Temple Kol Ami at $18 per yahrzeit). Deadline for submission is September 10.

 Temple Kol Ami is excited to announce the start of our Youth Group! We feel it is important for our kids to develop a strong Jewish identity, and fostering Jewish friendships is key to this. Read More


Rabbi bonheimTemple Kol Ami was thrilled to welcome Rabbi Ana Bonnheim to our pulpit in January 2017 to provide rabbinic leadership for the Greater York County/South Charlotte Jewish community. Rabbi Bonnheim has previously served as Associate Director of the URJ Greene Family Camp in Dallas, TX and Rabbi for Temple Beth Emeth in Sherman, TX. She has recently moved to the area with her husband Rabbi Asher Knight, senior rabbi at Temple Beth El, and two young sons. She will be joining TKA for Kabbalat Shabbat services on Sept 7 and Dec 7, 2018 as well as March 1 and May 1, 2019. Additionally, Rabbi Bonnheim will be visiting with our religious school kids to enhance their Jewish education on the following dates:  Sept 23 and Nov 18, 2018, Feb 3 and April 7, 2019. For an honorarium, she is available for life cycle events such as weddings, funerals, unveilings, baby namings and b’nai mitzvah. Rabbi Bonnheim is warm, energetic and engaging, and dedicated to Jewish learning as well as instilling a Jewish identity in our next generation. Temple Kol Ami is so excited to welcome her to our congregation and we look forward to continuing to grow under her teaching and guidance. Baruch haba, Rabbi Bonnheim!

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Temple Kol Ami is excited to share the news that we have been awarded a grant from the Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte Impact and Innovation Fund for the 3rd year in a row.  With this funding, we will continue to build our Religious School through an enhanced B’nei Mitzvah program and expanded technology capabilities. We also intend to use these funds to bring Jewish cultural programming to the  community. TKA is so grateful to the JFGC for their continued support of our congregation as well as the Greater York County Jewish community.