synaplex logoA New Way to Experience Shabbat. Synaplex is an innovative monthly Friday night program that explores the Jewish experience. Its cultural, educational, spiritual, and social events are opportunities to learn, gather, pray, and enjoy Shabbat. Synaplex events are open to both temple members and non-members. All events are free with the exception of dinner.

2016-2017 Dates
November 4th, December 9th, January 20th, February 10th, March 17th, April 28th



Kol Ami is honored to have an article about Synaplex published in Contact, the Journal of Jewish Life Network/Steinhardt Foundation.

Synaplex Schedule of Events

5:00 – 6:00 Explorations in Jewish Music with Cantor David Rosen and special guests
6:00 – 6:15 Pre-Service refreshments – Unwind with Hors d’Oeuvres and Community
6:15 – 7:15 Kabbalat Shabbat service
7:15 – 8:00 Dinner (reservations & payment can be made with the main office)
8:00 – 9:15 Keynote speaker, Activities for Children, Sports and Games
9:15 Coffee, dessert, and Ice Cream Bar

Synaplex Events 

Friday, December 9 - Rabbi Rami Shapiro - Scholar in Residence Weekend
A Jewish practitioner of Perennial Wisdom, Rabbi Rami Shapiro is an award–winning author of over thirty books on religion and spirituality. 
Friday evening: “Beyond Theology: Why Job is the Most Honest Book  of the Hebrew Bible”
Saturday morning (Shabbat Lift Study at 10:30AM) Right Living in a World that is Ever-Dying: Why Ecclesiastes is the Only Self-help Book You'll Ever Need” 

Friday, January 20 -  Jews and Boxing
With Boyd “Rainmaker” Melson , (three time All-American and Four-Time Gold Medalist at the All Army Boxing Championships). Get your ringside seats (seriously)!

Saturday, February 11- “Heart & Soul”: A Concert Celebration. Kol Ami’s Annual Benefit
In lieu of Synaplex this month we are having a special celebration to benefit Congregation Kol Ami. (AKA The Spring Fundraiser) This will be a fun evening filled with food, drinks and music featuring Cantors David Rosen, Mo Glazman, Tracey Scher, Shira Adler and Lenora Eve. 

Friday , March 17 - Jonathan Karp - Scholar in Residence Weekend
Jonathan Karp, Associate Professor, Ph.D.  Jewish cultural and economic history; Jewish-Christian relations.

Friday, April 28 -  Sayed Kashua, writer and creator of the hit Israeli TV show, “Arab Labor”
Sayed Kashua is a Palestinian citizen of Israel, author, and journalist born in Tira, Israel, known for his books and humorous columns in Hebrew.