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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. 

Machon Micah Registration is Now Open

Registration for the 2014-2015 year is now open for grades K-12! Families enrolling a child for the first time in Machon Micah need to first attend a new parent orientation meeting with our Director of Congregational Learning, Rabbi Josh Beraha. Please register as early as possible, as it makes our planning so much easier! We're looking forward to a wonderful year of learning with you.

Register for K-7th grade.

Register for 8th-12th grade teen classes and programs.

High Holy Day Tickets

High Holy days tickets are now available, and you can sign up for your tickets and related services. Be aware that our usual parking lot has closed for construction, so please monitor this website for updated information about alternatives.  Should you have any questions, please contact the High Holiday Chairs.  Check out our High Holy Day Services web section for more detailed information about all aspects of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

Prayers of Awe: New Volume

Rabbi Zemel has contributed an essay on the fascinating subject of universalism and particularism - and the High Holy Day in a book entitled "All the World": Universalism and Particularism and the High Holy Days (Lawrence A. Hoffman, ed., Jewish Lights Publishing - you can pre-order for August delivery at It is Volume 5 of the truly outstanding series on the prayers of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur entitled Prayers of Awe. Rabbi Zemel has an essay in every book in the series. The entire series is highly recommended. As we enter summer, please consider any of these volumes as a great summer read.

Calendar Highlights

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Upcoming Events

Friday, August 22, 6:00 pm.   Kabbalat Shabbat at Temple Micah.   Oneg at 6:00. Service at 6:30.

Saturday, August 23, 9:00 am.   Torah/Tanach Study at Downstairs Library.   Reading: Re-eh Deut.11:26-16:17; Haftarah: Is. 54:11-55:5; Leader: Mark; Refreshments: Nancy

Saturday, August 23, 10:15 am.   Shabbat Morning Service at Temple Micah.   Service Leader: Virginia Spatz; Torah: Donna Lloyd-Kolkin; Haftarah: Catherine Lynch; D’var Torah: Ivan Sindell.

Saturday, August 23, 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 3.. As always, this is a wide-open discussion, that requires no special preparation or background

Monday, August 25, 12:00 pm.   Vigil for Alan Gross at 2639 16th Street NW.   Join other congregations and give voice to your support for Alan’s release from imprisonment in Cuba in front of the Cuban Interests Section, 2639 16th Street NW.

Tuesday, August 26, 7:00 pm.   Informational Meeting for Prospective/New Machon Micah Families at Temple Micah - Upstairs Library.   Considering enrolling your child in Machon Micah, our innovative and dynamic education program? You need to attend an info meeting with our Director of Congregational Learning, Rabbi Josh Beraha to ensure that our unique program is a great match for your family.

Thursday, August 28, 10:30 am.   Bagels and Tefillin at Temple Micah - Upstairs Library.   If you are 70 or older, we invite you to join us for this monthly group. Each month, we'll go through prayers, selecting one each time to discuss in more depth. You don't have to, but we encourage you to bring tefillin and wear them during prayers. If you've never worn tefillin before, but are curious, we'll teach you about them and show you how to put them on.

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High Holy Days Ticket Request Form
Request tickets, sign up for daycare, make donations, buy prayerbooks, volunteer.
Online Library Catalog
See video on library page if you need help using
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High Holy Days Ticket Request Form
Request tickets, sign up for daycare, make donations, buy prayerbooks, volunteer.
Online Library Catalog
See video on library page if you need help using
t'fillah (prayer)
Kabbalat Shabbat
Friday, August 22
06:00 pm - 07:30 pm
Shabbat Morning Service
Saturday, August 23
10:15 am - 12:30 pm

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