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Due to inclement weather, Temple Micah will be closed on Thursday, March 5. All classes, meetings and events are canceled. Skype tutoring is continuing as scheduled.

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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.

Wendy Zierler

Aaron Altschul Scholar in Residence Weekend
with Dr. Wendy Zierler: March 6-8

We are excited to announce our 2015 Aaron Altschul Scholar in Residence Weekend with Dr. Wendy Zierler, Professor of Feminist Studies and Modern Jewish Literature at Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion. Join us the weekend of March 6-8 for numerous opportunities to learn from her. Learn more here.

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Join Us at Temple Micah's Spring Auction on March 21

On March 21 at 6 pm, come enjoy the social event of the season and help raise funds for Temple Micah. With chances to bid on incredible items, and a unique opportunity to mix and mingle in an informal setting, all while supporting 
the Temple, the Spring Auction is the place to be. You can buy tickets here. We also invite you to and donate to the auction here or sign up to volunteer here. And bring the kids! We will offer babysitting to those who sign up by March 18 for $15 for the first child and $10 each after that.

Announcing: Temple Micah's 2015 Israel Trip: Mitzvah Mission IX

Each year, we return to Israel to affirm our solidarity to the Jewish People, the Jewish State, and our vision of Progressive Zionism. This year, Temple Micah's Mitzvah Mission IX will take place December 16-28, 2015. Explore the itinerary here . If you have questions or would like to learn more, join our interest meeting March 8 at 12:30.

Vote ARZA in the World Zionist Congress Elections

We have a tremendous opportunity to influence and impact what happens in Israel and all one needs to do is simply VOTE! The elections for the World Zionist Congress are once again upon us, and we need every single member to be loud and to be counted. The purpose of the World Zionist Congress is to discuss the burning questions facing the Jewish world especially as they relate to the State of Israel and to vote on how to deal with these issues. The math is simple: Electing a large ARZA/Reform Movement delegation to the next World Zionist Congress (WZC) will strengthen Reform Judaism’s call for the values and ideals we cherish – like equality, egalitarianism and peace – and will grant the Reform movement greater influence to shape what it means to be Jewish in the Jewish State. Learn more and VOTE.

Calendar Highlights

 

Sunday, March 8, 10:15 am.   Scholar in Residence with Professor Wendy Zierler at Temple Micah.   Dr. Wendy Zierler is Professor of Modern Jewish Literature and Feminist Studies, Hebrew Union College.

Wednesday, March 11, 12:00 pm.   Lunch and Learn with Shelley Grossman: We are all Food-ish: Around the World and Through the Ages with Jewish Food at Social Hall.   To be Jewish is to be “Food-ish.” Food laws, rituals and traditions have always played a central role in Judaism: Kosher laws, for example, or the Passover Seder ritual.

Saturday, March 21, 6:00 pm.   Annual Spring Auction at Temple Micah.   Enjoy the social event of the season and help raise funds for Temple Micah. With chances to bid on incredible items, and a unique opportunity to mix and mingle in an informal setting, all while supporting 
the Temple, the Auction is the place to be. The funds raised by the Auction are a major benefit to the Temple budget and support all of our many programs.

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Upcoming Events

 
Friday, March 6, 2:00 pm.   Hineini Meeting at Temple Micah - Upstairs Library.   All welcome to come and help Micah members in need.

Friday, March 6, 6:00 pm.   Kabbalat Shabbat - Scholar in Residence at Temple Micah.   Oneg at 6:00. Service at 6:30. Youth Choir. Dr. Wendy Zierler, Professor of Modern Jewish Literature and Feminist Studies, Hebrew Union College.

Saturday, March 7, 9:00 am.   Torah/Tanach Study at Downstairs Library.   Reading: Ki Tissa, Ex.30:11-34:35 ; Haftarah: Kings I, 18:1-39; Leader: Richard ; Refreshments: Barbara and Marilyn

Saturday, March 7, 10:15 am.   Shabbat Morning Service - Scholar in Residence at Temple Micah.   Dr. Wendy Zierler, Professor of Modern Jewish Literature and Feminist Studies, Hebrew Union College

Saturday, March 7, 12:30 pm.   Hebrew Poetry at Menorah Room.   Poetry of Yehuda Amichai, in Hebrew and English.

Saturday, March 7, 5:00 pm.   Kol Isha (A Woman's Voice) - Shabbat afternoon with Scholar in Residence at Temple Micah - Sanctuary & Upstairs Library.   Wendy Zierler, Professor of Modern Jewish Literature and Feminist Studies, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion will speak on rewriting Moses and Miriam, based on a new book of Hebrew poems by Israeli poet Rivka Miriam.

Sunday, March 8, 9:30 am.   Judaism as Ritual and Culture for 8th Graders - End of Life Rituals at Temple Micah.   At the funeral home (254 Carroll St NW, Washington, DC 20012) we will be meeting with Licensed Funeral Director Joyce E. Torchinsky. After that we will be heading to the Temple Micah cemetery, located within Mt. Lebanon Cemetery in Adelphi, MD (located on Adelphi Rd. between New Hampshire and Riggs Rd. in Adelphi, MD).

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Spotlight

 
Sign Up for the Spring Auction
Buy your tickets for the social event of the season!
Oneg Hosting Sign Up Form
Sign up to host an oneg using our new form. We are in need of hosts for May 15, 16, & 23.
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News Headlines

 

Rabbi Lederman on ReformJudaism.org: "Turn It and Turn It Again"

...Complete Story

Rabbi Zemel in Jerusalem Post: "The liberal Zionist tent"

...Complete Story

Rabbi Zemel featured in NYT piece, "Can Liberal Zionists Count On Hillary Clinton?"

...Complete Story

New to Micah: Live Video Broadcasts

...Complete Story

Latest Steps to Include Non-Jewish Parents

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Ari Shavit at Micah: Thoughts on Israel, American Jewry and the Jewish Future

...Complete Story

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Sign Up for the Spring Auction
Buy your tickets for the social event of the season!
Oneg Hosting Sign Up Form
Sign up to host an oneg using our new form. We are in need of hosts for May 15, 16, & 23.
Services
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Micah Sanctuary Broadcasts

Next Live Broadcast: Looking for God in Washington, DC: A Priest and a Rabbi Search Together, 02/05

Micah iPhone Broadcasts

Next Live Broadcast: Lunch & Learn, 02/11/15

 

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