Online Community

At TKA, we are committed to supporting each other during joyous times, and during trying times. Social Distancing need not mean social isolation!

With that in mind, we are putting together this page with resources for connecting during this time of Covid-19.

Though our building is currently closed to the public, our office is open for phone calls (M/W 9-5, F 9-3). If you have any questions, or concerns, or need help accessing any of these online resources, please call (248)661-0040 or get in touch with Rabbi Brent Gutmann, rabbigutmann@tkolami.org, Lifelong Learning Director Gail Greenberg, ggreenberg@tkolami.org, or Executive Director Cheryl Chaben Friedman, cheryl@tkolami.org.

Caring Community and JHelp : Know someone who needs help? Want to help? 

Caring Community has been a staple of our Temple for decades, helping our members and there families in times of need. While you can always reach us the old fashion way, the new ways have their benefits.  Click here to help and here to request help.  The information you entered will be treated with the strictest confidentiality by our Rabbis and Caring Community Coordinator, Eileen Higer.

JHelp, a terrific new tool, was also launched recently by the Jewish Federation of Metro Detroit. Go to their website to view the types of services they offer or call (833)44-JHelp.

Do I need a Facebook account for FacebookLIVE?

No. Temple Kol Ami’s Facebook page is and has always been public.  Simply click or type https://www.facebook.com/TempleKolAmi/.  Whenever we’re live streaming, you’ll see the action appear right at the top of our Facebook page.

How do I Zoom?

Zoom Cloud Meeting is an app that enables members to connect and interact. To use:

  1. Open the Zoom mobile app. If you have not downloaded the Zoom mobile app yet, you can download it from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store or on MAC/PC or other devices.
  2. Sign in or create an account.
  3. Enter the meeting ID number and your display name.
  4. Select ‘accept’ if you would like to connect audio and/or video and tap Join Meeting.

Or for more detailed instructions, click here.

Religious School | GoogleClassroom 

Our Religious School resources will remain available over the summer.  Find them on Google Classrooms! click here and follow these instructions:

  1. At the top right there is a plus sign. Click on the plus sign and then “join class”
  2. Type in the class code for your student’s grade.
  3. Let your children have fun exploring the resources put online for you! These will be added to over the next few weeks so keep checking in!
    • Pre K-1st Grade code: g4ycrmn
    • 2nd/3rd grade code: 7ihwba3
    • 4th/5th grade code: dfsg6gt
    • 6th/7th grade code: lrh3x2k

Online Community Calendar:

MondayJuly 6th 7:30 Men's Online Meetup on Zoom
Tuesday1-2 pm Ethics, Mindfulness and Messilat Yesharim with Rabbi Gutmann on Zoom
Wednesday7:30 pm: Talmud Class with Rabbi Mitch Parker on Zoom (BI)
Thursday5/28 6-9 Tikkun Leyl Shavuot on Zoom
RESUMING 6/4 7:30 pm: Virtual Mussar Class with David Victor on Zoom (BI)
Friday11 am: Shabbat Stories and Songs on FacebookLIVE6 pm: Simply Shabbat on FacebookLIVE
Saturday9:30 am: Torah Study on ZoomNO HAVDALLAH: HAPPY 4th of JULY! 8:30 pm: Havdallah on FacebookLIVE

Descriptions of Online Offerings (in order by day of week):

Men’s Online Meetup: Mon July 6 at 7:30pm | Zoom Meeting

The men of Temple Kol Ami and B’nai Israel connect on Zoom.  On Monday, we welcome a special guest, Andrew Lapin, Editor of the Detroit Jewish News. Enjoy good conversation and good company.

Ethics, Mindfulness and Messilat Yesharim: Tuesdays 6/23-7/28  1-2 pm  | Zoom Meeting

Feel great as we dive into the seminal 1738 ethics text of Rabbi Moshe Chayim Luzzato of Italy/Israel, Messilat Yesharim, the Path of the Upright and discover our own modern mindfulness with Rabbi Brent Gutmann on Zoom. 

Talmud Class with Rabbi Mitch Parker: Wed @ 7:30p | Zoom Meeting

Talmud Class with Rabbi Mitch Parker from B’nai Israel. Beginners welcome! On Zoom

Mussar with David Victor: Wed @ 7:30p | Zoom Meeting

Jewish Ethics, known as ‘Mussar’ (literally, self-discipline) offers powerful lessons for transforming our personal lives.  Join David Victor of B’nai Israel for this virtual Mussar class based on the book EVERY DAY HOLINESS by Alan Moranis on Zoom

Tots and Young Families: Fri @ 11a | FacebookLIVE

Find us on FacebookLIVE for ‘Stories and Songs’ Tuesdays and Friday at 11am!  Our Facebook page is accessible even to those who do not have a Facebook account.  on FacebookLIVE.

Simply Shabbat Services: Fri @ 6p | FacebookLIVE

We are live streaming our Friday night services using Facebook Live.  You do not need to have a Facebook account to view these.  Simple click www.facebook.com/TempleKolAmi/ to tune in on Fridays at 6pm or for Havdalah on Saturdays at 8pm.

Prayerbooks are available for loan from Temple or you can follow along on the screen.

Torah Study: Sat @ 9:30a | Zoom Meeting 

Our Chevrat Torah, Torah Study Group will occur on Saturday morning using the app “Zoom Meetings.”  Find us using the Zoom app at 9:30am on Saturday.  Alternatively, you can call (646)558-8656 and listen in.

Questions?  Ideas?

If you’ve got an idea, please let us know.  We’ll be updating this page as we have new services to offer.