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Our Micah

As a spirited congregation led by a visionary rabbi, we are unafraid to break the mold to create a Judaism infused with meaning and relevance. Together, we attempt to answer the question of what it means to live a fully American and a fully Jewish life. Temple Micah is a welcoming Jewish home where you can bring your whole self and be your best self. We approach our Judaism with a lightness of heart and a sense of humor. In everything we do, we challenge ourselves to do better. To us, Reform is a verb. 

 

Givat Haviva's Yaniv Sagee at Shabbat Services on October 24

This Friday night at Shabbat services, Yaniv Sagee, executive director of Givat Haviva, will be speaking. Givat Haviva is Israel's oldest institute dedicated to Jewish and Arab understanding. They work to build shared communities through mutual responsibility, civic equality and cooperation between divided groups in Israel. We hope you can join us to hear his insights.

Ari Shavit
 

Ari Shavit Speaks at Temple Micah on November 2

Ari Shavit, author of My Promised Land, will be coming to Temple Micah to speak to us about Israel and the Arab world post-Gaza. This is a ticketed event for Temple Micah members only. Tickets are sold out, but please email assistant@templemicah.org if you wish to be placed on our waiting list.

 

The Underwear Drive Continues!

Please join Machon Micah's 6th graders for one of Temple Micah's most important mitzvah projects: providing dignity to the area's homeless by donating NEW underwear items to Friendship Place, a local community-based organization that works with the District's homeless population. Thank you to all who contributed to a grand success so far. If you haven't yet contributed, you can still take part. We have collected 10,408 pieces! Friendship Place has run out of underwear every year, so let's make sure this record setting year is the year they don't run out. You can come get a bag and return it full of new underwear until November 4. Bring in a bag filled with new underwear or donate with one-click using our registry . Check out the Underwear Drive for more information, a shopping list, and photos of the sixth grade's success!

Revisit the Words of Our Rabbis from the High Holy Days

If you enjoyed or were moved by the words of our Rabbis during this year's High Holy Days services, you can now revisit them. Rabbi Zemel's Erev Rosh Hashanah sermon, "Israel: The Place I Love that Does Not Love Me in Return", is available here . His Kol Nidre sermon, "To Live in Covenant," is available here . Rabbi Lederman's Rosh Hashanah sermon, "The World is a Narrow Bridge," can be found here. Enjoy!

Calendar Highlights

 

Tuesday, October 28, 7:00 pm.   Prayerbook Study at Temple Micah - Upstairs Library.  

Tuesday, October 28, 7:00 pm.   Torah Gems at Temple Micah Sanctuary.  

Monday, November 3, 10:30 am.   Monday Morning Group at Temple Micah Library.   Continue discussion of Ari Shavit's "My Promised Land."

Monday, November 3, 12:15 pm.   Downtown Discussion Group at Venable Law Office, 575 7th St. NW.   Leader:

Sunday, November 16, 1:00 pm.   Kol Isha (A Woman's Voice) - Mindfulness and Prayer at Temple Micah - Upstairs Library.   with Nancy Miller, Mindfulness Practioner and Rabbi Josh Beraha.

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Upcoming Events

 
Saturday, October 25, 12:30 pm.   Jewish Thinkers of 20th and 21st Centuries at Temple Micah - Downstairs Library.   This week we will continue Sayings of the Fathers (Pirkei Avoth) Chapter 4.  As always, this is a wide-open discussion, that requires no special preparation or background.

Sunday, October 26, 9:30 am.   Machon Micah at Temple Micah.  

Sunday, October 26, 10:00 am.   Machon Micah 6th-Grade Parent Meeting at Temple Micah - Upstairs Library.  

Sunday, October 26, 10:00 am.   Machon Micah 3rd Grade Parent Meeting at Temple Micah - Upstairs Library.  

Sunday, October 26, 12:45 pm.   Auction Planning Committee Meeting at Temple Micah - Menorah Room.   Auction planning is steaming ahead. With 3 weeks to go, we are organizing babysitting, filling up the catalog with great donations, selling scads of raffle tickets, and settling on some delicious food. We've made much progress on the great ideas you generated on February 23 and we want to update everyone and nail down some things.

Sunday, October 26, 1:00 pm.   Forging Micah Connections - Team Meeting at Temple Micah - Upstairs Library.   Meet for a Pot Luck brunch and to continue the conversation of ways to forge connections among our members.

Sunday, October 26, 2:00 pm.   Memorial Service for Bob Lewis .   Memorial service for member Bob Lewis

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Spotlight

 
5775 Underwear Drive
Join Machon Micah's 6th graders this High Holiday season in providing dignity to the area's homeless by donating NEW underwear to Friendship Place. You aren't too late to bring in a bag filled with new underwear.
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spotlight
5775 Underwear Drive
Join Machon Micah's 6th graders this High Holiday season in providing dignity to the area's homeless by donating NEW underwear to Friendship Place. You aren't too late to bring in a bag filled with new underwear.
Donations
t'fillah (prayer)
Memorial Service for Bob Lewis
Sunday, October 26
02:00 pm - 03:00 pm
Kabbalat Shabbat
Friday, October 31
06:00 pm - 07:30 pm
 

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