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Learn more about Temple Micah.


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.

Diana Butler Bass

Diana Butler Bass: Faith and Practice in a Post-Religious World

Sunday, December 7, at 10:15 am, Diana Butler Bass will join us to speak on "Faith and Practice in a Post-Religious World." Diana Butler Bass is a leading voice for progressive Christianity who writes broadly on American religion and culture. She is a blogger for The Huffington Post and a regular commentator on religion, politics, and culture for such media as USA Today, Time, Newsweek, the Washington Post, CNN, FOX, PBS, and NPR. Her books include Christianity after Religion, A People’s History of Christianity and Christianity for the Rest of US. Bass holds a Ph.D. in religious studies from Duke University and has served on the faculty of the University of California at Santa Barbara and Rhodes College, and is a fellow at Seabury-Western Technological Seminary.

Hanukkah Gift and Craft Fair

On Sunday, December 7, at 9:30 am, we invite you to support Temple Micah and our very own artists by purchasing your Hanukkah gifts for this year at our craft fair. We will offer craft art made by members, including jewelry, glass, pottery, and wearable art.

Kol Isha Welcomes All for Staged Reading of Ethel and Ruthie

On Sunday, December 14 at 1:30 pm, Kol Isha's session will be a staged reading of Claire Frankel's new play, Ethel and Ruthie. Directed by Temple Micah's Stan Shulman, the reading will be performed by members of the Keegan Theater Company. The playwright will join us for a post-reading discussion that will engage everyone interested in the story of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg. All are welcome. Please RSVP here to attend.

Calendar Highlights


Monday, December 1, 10:30 am.   Monday Morning Group at Temple Micah Library.   Read the chapter on Mordecai Kaplan, pp. 133-158, in Alan Levenson, "An Introduction to Modern Jewish Thinkers."

Monday, December 1, 12:15 pm.   Downtown Discussion Group at Venable Law Office, 575 7th St. NW.   "Faith Finding Meaning" by Byron L. Sherwin, Chapter 1. Leader: Rabbi Zemel.

Tuesday, December 9, 7:30 pm.   New Member Orientation- Text Study with Rabbi Zemel at Temple Micah - Atrium.   Meet other new members and learn more about Temple Micah.

Wednesday, December 10, 12:00 pm.   Lunch and Learn with Jennifer Gruber: Connecting to our American Story at Temple Micah - Social Hall.   Filmmaker, Creative Director and Producer of Educational Media, Jennifer Gruber explores the role of media programs in museums across America.

Friday, December 19, 6:00 pm.   Hanukkah Kabbalat Shabbat at Temple Micah.   Oneg at 6:00. Service at 6:30. Bring a menorah and four candles!

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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, November 25, 7:30 pm.   House Committee Meeting at Temple Micah - Upstairs Library.  

Wednesday, November 26, 12:00 pm.   Office closes at noon - Thanksgiving .  

Thursday, November 27, 9:00 am.   Office closed - Thanksgiving .  

Friday, November 28, 9:00 am.   Office closed - Thanksgiving .  

Friday, November 28, 6:00 pm.   Kabbalat Shabbat at Temple Micah.   Oneg at 6:00. Service at 6:30.

Saturday, November 29, 9:00 am.   Torah/Tanach Study at Downstairs Library.   Reading: Va-Yetzay, Gen.28:10-23:3 ; Haftarah: Hosea 12:13-14:10 ; Leader: Ed. Z. ; Refreshments: Deb and Alan

Saturday, November 29, 10:15 am.   Shabbat Morning Service at Temple Micah.  

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News Headlines


Micah's 6th Grade Class Featured in Washington Jewish Week's "Dedicated Donations: How Kids Celebrate By Helping Others"

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Kabbalat Shabbat
Friday, November 28
06:00 pm - 07:30 pm
Shabbat Morning Service
Saturday, November 29
10:15 am - 12:30 pm
Micah Sanctuary Broadcasts

Next Live Broadcast: Kabbalat Shabbat Service, 11/14

Micah iPhone Broadcasts

Next Live Broadcast: Lunch & Learn, 11/12


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