August Newsletter

Shabbaton Weekend with Rabbi Aft
August 25-26th

TKA  is thrilled to welcome back Rabbi Bruce Aft for another Shabbaton weekend. Rabbi Aft will be visiting from Congregation Adat Reyim in Springfield, Va and has been with us three times previously. As always, the Shabbaton consists of Friday night service, Saturday morning Torah study and a Saturday evening Havdalah service/cultural event. Please see our Temple calendar at for times and locations of all events.

We are so excited to announce that we will be treated to a performance by Charlotte’s own Jewish rock band, The Ruach, on Saturday, August 26, 6:30 PM at TKA (Fellowship Hall at Unity Presbyterian). You won’t want to miss this awesome group of musicians who bring a new vibe to Jewish music! Think Dan Nichols or Craig Taubman…but even better! Dessert reception to follow. FREE and open to the public.


Join us at TKA Religious School on August 27, 10 AM – noon, Ivybrook Academy, for an Ice Cream Social/Open House. We can’t wait to see our returning students as well as meet some newbies! If your child is ready for Sunday School, come check us out, tour our beautiful facility and meet our fantastic staff! We can accommodate any level of Jewish education from Torah Tots to B’nei Mitzvah! Questions? Contact us at
We will be doing a mitzvah project that day as well, and ask that you bring school supplies to donate to the Boys and Girls Clubs of York County ! Thank you for your support!

High Holidays 5778

The High Holidays are just around the corner! Temple Kol Ami is thrilled to welcome back Sara Sherman from New York, along with our fantastic lay leaders Michelle Silva, Jonathan Shaw and Adena Adams, to lead us in beautiful and meaningful services. We are also pleased to have Dorothy Cole, former principal cellist for the Charlotte Symphony, join us again for her amazing rendition of Kol Nidre. Tickets are included in your TKA membership. Non-member tickets are available for purchase. There will also be Junior Congregation services for both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, and baby sitting will be available. Please see our Temple calendar at for a complete schedule of all services.

We will also be doing a yarzheit book. Honor your departed loved ones during this very sacred time by listing them in our Book of Remembrance for a donation of $18/yarzheit. Please send names to Adena Sherman-Adams by Sept 15 at

B’rit Bat of Addison Belle Smith
August 19, 10:30 AM, Temple Kol Ami

The congregation is invited to join the Smith Family as they give their beautiful baby girl, Addison Belle, her Jewish name. Kiddush to follow.

Temple Kol Ami sends Refuah Shleimah to Jonahan Shaw. Wishing you a speedy and complete recovery.
If you or someone you know is in need of healing, please let us know at so we can add you to our Mishaberach list.

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