About Congregation Kol Ami

Founded in 2022, Congregation Kol Ami was born from the unification of two long-standing Reform congregations in Cherry Hill, Temple Emanuel (est. 1950) and M’kor Shalom (est. 1974). With similar philosophies and the changing times, exploration of a new, singular Reform synagogue that espouses a philosophy between classic Reform and standard Conservative Judaism, a liberal synagogue allowing for traditional observances.

Kol Ami literally means “the voice of my people” and the founding members of this synagogue share their voices, blending them in harmony. Our clergy, leadership and congregation all strive to fulfill the purpose of being a family, responsive to the needs and diversity of our members, the Jewish people, and our community.

Hazak, Hazak, V’nithazek! Be strong, be strong and together we will strengthen one another.

Who’s Who

Get to know our inspiring clergy, diligent staff, and dedicated lay leaders.

Rabbi Jennifer L. Frenkel
Rabbi Jerome P. David, Emeritus
Cantor Rhoda J. Harrison, Ph.D.
Cantor Neil Schnitzer
Cantor Anita F. Hochman, Emerita

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Keeping our members informed about Congregation Kol Ami programming, congregant achievements and life cycle events is pivotal to achieving “family” success. Twice weekly emails convey our clergy’s Shabbat message and Torah portion teachings, as well as share specifics on upcoming events. Our bi-monthly newsletter is an invaluable source of information containing personal, educational and community interest stories, event recaps and notices, and more. Read up on our Mission and Vision Statements, and Synagogue By-Laws. Familiarize yourself with our Covid-19 protocols. Seek out Jewish Community Resources.

Our Past and Future

Learn the foundation of Congregation Kol Ami and the histories of predecessors M’kor Shalom and Temple Emanuel. Get the forms you need to be part of the unified Congregation Kol Ami family by contacting Ruth Scott, Director of Community Engagement.

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