Sharing our stories
Connecting with each other
Acting together to improve our world
What is Kolot?
Kolot began in 2013 as a vision and a commitment from the clergy and leadership at PTS to foster connections, deepen relationships among our congregants and to engage in social justice work together as a congregation. A passionate and dedicated team of congregants has shepherded Kolot (meaning “voices” in Hebrew) to manifest this vision by creating opportunities to connect with one another, share the stories that make us who we are and deepen our relationships with each other.
“I have loved participating in Kolot conversations. Through them I’ve been able to meet and really connect with others at PTS, and through Kolot I am finding my way to build the sense of community at PTS that I’ve always wanted.”
Kolot has become part of our fabric
Kolot breathes throughout the PTS community – in Religious School classrooms; weekday t’filah; Shabbat dinners both inside and outside PTS; Sholom Women events; board meetings; Annual Meetings; social events; and more. The ideal of deepening our connections has become part of the fabric of our community.
Pursuing Social Justice issues related to teens and mental health
In listening to our congregants share their stories through the Kolot process, we learned that many of our congregants have been impacted by mental health and mental illness. What emerged was a strong desire to act together to improve our world by focusing on mental health/mental illness issues facing teens.
How can I get involved with Kolot?
We are creating a connected congregation and furthering our PTS vision of strengthening “our community by caring for one another and the world around us.”