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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.

Join Machon Micah's Third Graders in Sharing Your Hanukkah

Please consider designating one night of your family’s Hanukkah celebration to help the National Center for Children and Families brighten the holidays for families participating in the NCCF's Cara House programs in the District’s Ward 7. You can access NCCF’s Cara House holiday wish list here. We encourage Micah families and children of all ages to participate in this project. Gifts will be collected between December 7 and 21 in the Temple Micah lobby and will be delivered to Cara House on Monday, December 22. More information available here.

Join Our Hanukkah Shabbat Service on Friday, December 19

Our Hanukkah Shabbat is like none other! We invite you to bring a Menorah and five candles to our festive 3-D Shabbat. We will light menorahs together and celebrate Shabbat in the candlelight. Our oneg will begin at 6 pm and services will begin at 6:30 pm.

Shabbat Shalom Around Town January 30

Join other members of the Temple Micah community for Shabbat dinners in one another's homes. Get to know other members better, spend time with friends, and celebrate together. Learn more and sign up here.

Purchase Mishkan HaNefesh, the new Reform Machzor, by January 15

As we announced during our High Holy Day services, this year was the last year that we used Gates of Repentance as our Holy Day Machzor. A year from now, the Reform Movement will be moving to a new machzor, Mishkan HaNefesh, the High Holy Day companion prayerbook to our Shabbat prayerbook, Mishkan T'fillah. To get your copy, please place your order using this form by January 15.

Calendar Highlights


Monday, December 22, 12:15 pm.   Downtown Discussion Group at Venable Law Office, 575 7th St. NW.   "Faith Finding Meaning" by Byron L. Sherwin, Chapter 3. Leader: Ed Grossman.

Sunday, January 11, 10:15 am.   Sunday Morning with Jackson Diehl of the Washington Post at Temple Micah Sanctuary.  

Wednesday, January 14, 12:00 pm.   Lunch and Learn with Alan Kraut: Ellis Island and the Immigrant Body at Social Hall.   Alan M. Kraut is University Professor and Professor of History at American University and Chair of the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation’s History Advisory Committee. He will speak to Ellis Island’s historic public health role and report on a new museum currently being planned for Liberty Island.

Thursday, January 15, 7:30 pm.   Session 1: The God of the Jewish and Christian Bible at The National Cathedral.   In this session, we will discuss biblical texts that reflect the foundational God images in our respective traditions.

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Upcoming Events

Saturday, December 20, 9:00 am.   Torah/Tanach Study at Downstairs Library.   Reading: Mi-Ketz, Gen.41:1-44:17; Haftarah: Kings I 3:15-4:1, Zech. 4:1-7 ; Leader: John ; Refreshments: Abi

Saturday, December 20, 10:15 am.   Shabbat Morning Service at Temple Micah.  

Saturday, December 20, 12:30 pm.   Hebrew Poetry at Menorah Room.   Poetry of Yehuda Amichai, in Hebrew and English, from "Open, Closed, Open"

Saturday, December 20, 5:00 pm.   Young Family Shabbat Services at Downstairs Atrium.   For babies through first graders and their families.

Sunday, December 21, 9:30 am.   NO Machon Micah - Winter Break at Temple Micah.  

Monday, December 22, 10:30 am.   Monday Morning Group at Temple Micah Library.   Read the chapter on Abraham Isaac Kook, pp. 183-195 in "An Introduction to Modern Jewish Thinkers."

Monday, December 22, 12:15 pm.   Downtown Discussion Group at Venable Law Office, 575 7th St. NW.   "Faith Finding Meaning" by Byron L. Sherwin, Chapter 3. Leader: Ed Grossman.

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News Headlines


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

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

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New Additions to Micah Staff Bring Total to a Dozen

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

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Temple Micah Featured in The Jewish Week's "Inclusive Congregations: Justice, Not Charity"

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Rabbi Zemel speaks to "The Magic of Sukkot" in The Washington Post

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Shabbat Morning Service
Saturday, December 20
10:15 am - 12:30 pm
Young Family Shabbat Services
Saturday, December 20
05:00 pm - 06:30 pm
Micah Sanctuary Broadcasts

Next Live Broadcast: Kabbalat Shabbat Service, 12/19

Micah iPhone Broadcasts

Next Live Broadcast: Lunch & Learn, 01/07


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