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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.

High Holy Day Information and Tickets

For more information on High Holy Days at Temple Micah, please click here. To submit ticket requests, please fill out the Online Ticket Request Form. You may also use the Online Ticket Request form to register for childcare, youth lounge, additional tickets, submitting Yizkor listings, and volunteering to help with High Holy Days.

New High Holy Day Prayerbook

This year for High Holy Days, Temple Micah will use a new prayerbook, Mishkan HaNefesh, If you plan to attend High Holy Days at Temple Micah this year, you must purchase a set of Mishkan HaNefesh. We will not have sufficient "loaner" books available for members to use. You can order directly from the CCAR website.

Introduction to Mishkan Hanefesh

August 26 and September 2 at 7:30 pm

We will celebrate the Days of Awe with the new High Holy Day prayerbook of Reform Judaism, Mishkan Hanefesh: Tabernacle of the Soul.  We invite you to explore this new prayerbook with us as we learn what it offers and learn how to use it in congregational worship.  These sessions will be led by Rabbis Zemel, Beraha, and Landau, Cantor Meryl Weiner and Music Director Teddy Klaus.  These sessions will not be just an overview of the prayerbook but will be "practice" worship and evaluation of how the new prayerbook "works."  Please bring your own copy of Mishkan Hanefesh with you for these sessions.  There will be very limited copies of loaners available. 

Machon Micah Registration is Now Open

Click here to register and for more information. The 2015-2016 calendar for Machon Micah can be viewed here. Families enrolling a child for the first time in Machon Micah must first speak to Assistant Rabbi, Director of Congregational Learning Rabbi Josh Beraha before completing a registration form.

Order Your Lulav and Etrog from Israel for Sukkot

Order by Tuesday, September 1 for delivery by Sukkot! Pricing list is available here. For information or to order, contact Ellen Sommer at

Calling All Story Tellers!

This year Temple Micah is partnering with Speakeasy DC to offer Storytelling 101. This class is an intensive four-week course that will take you step-by-step through the process of how to identify and talk about meaningful narrative events in your life in a way that is entertaining and inspiring to the audience. Through a combination of theory and practice and a focus on tangible outcomes, you will leave this class with an understanding of narrative structure, several story ideas, and a single performance-ready story centered around the theme of miracles that will debut at a final performance during the holiday of Hanukkah. Course dates are Thursdays Nov 12, 19, Dec 3, 10 from 6:30-9:30 pm. Final performance is Sunday, December 13. Fee: $365. Please be in touch with  Rabbi Beraha  to register or for further information.

Calendar Highlights


Wednesday, September 2, 7:30 pm.   Intro to Mishkan HaNefesh: Session 2 at .  

Sunday, September 27, 9:30 am.   Machon Micah - First Sunday of 5776 at Temple Micah.  

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Upcoming Events

Saturday, August 29, 12:30 pm.   Machon Micah Teacher Orientation at Temple Micah - Atrium.  

Sunday, August 30, 9:30 am.   Forging Micah Connections - Team Meeting at Blottners' home.   Meet for a Pot Luck breakfast and to continue the conversation of ways to forge connections among our members.

Tuesday, September 1, 7:00 pm.   Board of Directors Meeting at Temple Micah - Downstairs Library.  

Tuesday, September 1, 7:30 pm.   Adult Choir Rehearsal at Temple Micah Sanctuary.  

Wednesday, September 2, 11:00 am.   Wise Aging Committee Meeting at Temple Micah - Upstairs Library.  

Wednesday, September 2, 7:30 pm.   Intro to Mishkan HaNefesh: Session 2 .  

Thursday, September 3, 7:30 pm.   Adult Choir Rehearsal at Temple Micah Sanctuary.  

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News Headlines


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Temple Micah Partners With Area Congregations and Hillel Chapters To Make Housing Safe And Secure For Low-Income D.C. Residents

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Rabbi Zemel featured in Washington Post Piece on Mishkan HaNefesh

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