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? | GoogleForms & jhelpdetroit.org

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.

Need a Prayer Book at Home for Services?

Mishkan Tefilah prayer books are now available on loan during regular office hours (M/W 9-5, F 9-3).  Please call ahead to schedule a pickup ((248)661-0040).

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 & Zoom

Our Religious School is moving online! We are offering Hebrew Lessons online and our teachers have made their lesson plans and resources available to their students. GoogleClassroom: to access, 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:

Sunday9:30-10 am Whole School Songs and Connections on Zoom
10:30am-12pm Sun Mar 29: Bagels Matzah and Basics: Passover Edition on Zoom
Monday3-5 pm: Virtual Office Hours with Rabbi Gutmann on Zoom7:30 Men's Online Meetup on Zoom
Tuesday11 am: Stories and Songs on FacebookLIVE9 pm: Mom’s “Wined” Down Time on Zoom
Wednesday10:30-11:30: Resource Review with Gail Greenberg on Zoom5-5:30 pm: Hebrew for 4th-7th graders on Zoom7:30 pm: Talmud Class with Rabbi Mitch Parker on Zoom (BI)
Thursday7:30 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 Zoom8 pm: Havdallah with the Gutmanns on FacebookLIVE

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

Whole School Songs and Connections!: Sun from 9:30-10am | Zoom Meeting

Whole School Songs and Connections! Sundays from 9:30-10 am Join Rabbi Gutmann and Gail Greenberg for circle time where everyone will have an opportunity to share about their week and connect virtually! on Zoom

One Day Only! Online Bagels Matzah and Basics: Passover: Sun Mar 29 from 10:30-12 | Zoom Cloud Meeting

You’ve got questions… we’ve got answers!  Explore new questions related to Passover with Rabbi Brent Gutmann and Gail Greenberg, Director of Lifelong Learning.  New thoughts…new traditions…new songs…and more! On Zoom

Virtual Office Hours with Rabbi Gutmann: Mon from 3-5pm | Zoom Meeting

Call to chat or with questions for Rabbi Gutmann.  If someone is already on the line, you may be asked to “wait” in the virtual waiting room until it is your turn. on Zoom

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

The men of Temple Kol Ami and B’nai Israel connect on Zoom for conversation and stress relief.  Enjoy good conversation and good company.

Tots and Young Families: Tue @ 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.

Mom’s ‘Wined’ Down Time!: Tue @ 9p | Zoom Meeting

Connect with other moms on Zoom for conversation and stress relief. Bring your own wine! 🙂

Resource Review with Gail Greenberg: Wed from 10:30-11:30a | Zoom Meeting

Resource Review with Gail Greenberg.  Looking for ways to continue learning from the comfort of your home?  Connect on Zoom where online learning opportunities will be shared!

Hebrew for 4th-7th Graders: Wed from 5-5:30p | Zoom Meeting

Hebrew Class for 4th-7th graders.  See your friends and practice some Hebrew 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 during regular office hours.  Please call ahead.

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. The meeting ID is: 105-279-001.  There is no password.

Online Havdalah: Sat @ 9:30a | FacebookLIVE

Our Temple family will link in with the Gutmanns for a brief and sweet!  On Facebook Live

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.