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We are putting the FUN back into summer!

July 4, 2014 in Prayer, Shabbat, Spotlight, Upcoming Events

spread-revAt Congregation Kol Ami, we have put the FUN(d) back into summer with a re-introduction of the Shabbos Kiddush FUN(d) Luncheon. Mark your calendars as the next scheduled luncheon will take place on Saturday, August 23. The Kiddush FUN(d) Committee has worked out an arrangement with Edibles by Ethel, which will help us continue to bring our members these monthly luncheons for the foreseeable future.  Your additional donations will help ensure this effort for years to come. Donors will be recognized on the website, in the Weekly Watch and Shabbat Shalom booklet the week of the sponsored luncheon. So come for the ruach of Shabbos morning services and stay for the fellowship of the luncheon.

Calling ALL Torah Readers!

June 2, 2014 in Prayer, Shabbat

Torah readersCalling ALL Torah Readers: young,older and anyone in between!!! Summer is a great time to freshen up your Torah and Haftarah reading skills! If you’re interested in getting back up on the Bima contact Cantor Beth at or through the office at 813-962-6338! She will provide you with all of the learning materials you’ll need. If you can read Hebrew, you can chant from the Torah! You’ll sound like a professional in no time at all!

Web Parasha Comes to Kol Ami!

July 30, 2013 in Holidays, Prayer, Shabbat

jholidays-simchat-torah-02Want to participate in services?  This innovative software will allow you to:

  • View aliyot before signing up to read them
  • Sign up for aliyot in advance
  • Print out PDFs of the portions

 And soon you will be able to access trope and recordings online!

This program also eliminates the confusion  that  can occur in terms of double booking an aliyah or learning the wrong portion. Once you have selected an aliyah and signed up for it, that aliyah becomes blocked off to anyone else who might want to read it. So no one is ever double booked. Everything is organized by parasha and date so it’s easy to see what is read when and how long each portion is.

Join our list of service participants now by going to or emailing Cantor Beth now at to receive your Log In and Password.