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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 www.jewishlights.com). 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

 

Friday, October 3, 8:00 pm.   Kol Nidre at Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church, 3401 Nebraska Ave. NW, corner of New Mexico Ave. FRONT ENTRANCE WILL BE OPEN.   Kol Nidre service. Tickets required.

Wednesday, October 8, 12:00 pm.   Lunch and Learn with Milton Viorst: Jews on the Eve of Zionism at Temple Micah - Social Hall.   Milton Viorst will present on the evolution of the vision of Zionism from Herzl to our own times.

Sunday, October 12, 2:00 pm.   Sukkot: Exploring Your Personal Harvest at Temple Micah - Social Hall & Sukkah.   Sponsored by the Aging Together and Forging Micah Connections teams

Friday, October 17, 6:00 pm.   Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Micah House at Temple Micah.  

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Upcoming Events

 
Thursday, October 2, 7:30 pm.   Adult Choir Rehearsal at Temple Micah.  

Friday, October 3, 7:00 pm.   Adult Choir Rehearsal - Kol Nidre service at MMUMC.  

Friday, October 3, 7:30 pm.   Next Dor DC Kol Nidre Service at Temple Micah.   If you’re in your 20s and 30s (we promise not to check ID at the door!), are not sure where you should be for the high holidays, and want a place where you can just come as you are, then this is where you belong. Services are ticketless, but do we ask that you RSVP.

Friday, October 3, 8:00 pm.   Kol Nidre at Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church, 3401 Nebraska Ave. NW, corner of New Mexico Ave. FRONT ENTRANCE WILL BE OPEN.   Kol Nidre service. Tickets required.

Saturday, October 4, 9:00 am.   Adult Choir Rehearsal - Yom Kippur Service at MMUMC.  

Saturday, October 4, 9:00 am.   Office Closed for Yom Kippur at Temple Micah.  

Saturday, October 4, 9:15 am.   Yom Kippur Young Family Service (Newborn through lst grade) at Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church (MMUMC), Great Hall (Upstairs in the newer wing), 3401 Nebraska Ave. NW, corner of New Mexico Ave. across from American University.   The Young Family service is geared towards families with children younger than first grade. The service in the Great Hall lasts about 30 minutes and childcare is offered during the remainder of the morning services.

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Spotlight

 
Israel: The Place I Love That Does Not Love Me in Return
If you are interested in revisiting Rabbi Zemel's sermon from Erev Rosh Hashanah, you can download it here.
High Holy Days Information
Information about 5775 High Holy Days
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. Pick up a bag on Rosh Hashanah and return it on Yom Kippur filled with new underwear.
High Holy Days Ticket Request Form
Request tickets, sign up for daycare, make donations, buy prayerbooks, volunteer.
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News Headlines

 

Beraha’s goals for Machon Micah: Ask big questions, build passion for Jewish learning

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Micah's Aging Together Group Plans October Event, New "Wise Aging" Initiative

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Betty Ustun: The ‘Precious Surprises' of Life

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Micah Featured in the Washington Post

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`Dangerous Ideas' at Shavuot: Build Community

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Social Action at Micah: Temple Takes Next Step Toward Tzedek (Justice)

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Micah Live

Next Live Broadcast: Lunch & Learn, 10/8

spotlight
Israel: The Place I Love That Does Not Love Me in Return
If you are interested in revisiting Rabbi Zemel's sermon from Erev Rosh Hashanah, you can download it here.
High Holy Days Information
Information about 5775 High Holy Days
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. Pick up a bag on Rosh Hashanah and return it on Yom Kippur filled with new underwear.
High Holy Days Ticket Request Form
Request tickets, sign up for daycare, make donations, buy prayerbooks, volunteer.
Donations
t'fillah (prayer)
Next Dor DC Kol Nidre Service
Friday, October 3
07:30 pm - 09:00 pm
Kol Nidre
Friday, October 3
08:00 pm - 10:00 pm
 

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