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Welcome to Temple Micah


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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. 

Rosh Hashanah Honey Fundraiser


Help support Temple Micah by having honey sent as Rosh Hashanah gifts to your family and friends! This is an easy way to make a donation to Temple Micah while giving your loved ones a sweet New Year treat.

This 8-ounce jar of kosher honey arrives in time for the Rosh Hashanah holiday, decorated with a festive label, and includes a personalized card reading "L'Shana Tova-Wishing you a Healthy and Happy New Year."This card also lets the recipients know that a donation has been made in their honor to Temple Micah.

Your cost is $10.00 per jar which includes shipping and handling within the United States. ORDER ONLINE by July 21st to avoid a $4.00 per jar shipping fee.

Temple Micah receives $3.75 per jar and ORT receives $6.25 per jar sold. ORT supports Jewish and other communities worldwide through transforming schools by providing vocational training and technology enhancements. The honey is sourced in the U.S. For more information about the honey visit their website.

Erev Tisha B'Av -- A Different Kind of Service

At Temple Micah, the Erev Tisha B'Av service, Monday, Aug. 4, at 7:30 pm, commemorates not only the destruction of the ancient Temples in Jerusalem but disasters through the ages up to modern times--and celebrates our survival through them all. The lights in the sanctuary are dim and we sit close to the floor (on cushions or low chairs) and read by candle light. Parts of the biblical book of Lamentations (Eicha) are chanted and we read poetry and inspirational stories. It is very moving and peaceful. Please come.

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.

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, July 25, 6:00 pm.   Kabbalat Shabbat at Temple Micah.   Oneg at 6:00. Service at 6:30.

Saturday, July 26, 9:00 am.   Torah/Tanach Study at Downstairs Library.   Reading: Masei Num. 33:1-36:13 ; Haftarah: Jer. 2:4-28, 3:4; Leader:Noel ; Refreshments: Bob. L.

Saturday, July 26, 10:15 am.   Shabbat Morning Service at Temple Micah.   Service Leader: Emily Aronson; Torah: Laura Tomes; Haftarah: Miriam Grogan; D’var Torah: Emily Aronson

Saturday, July 26, 12:30 pm.   Siddur Study Group at Downstairs Library.   Lay-led group studying the siddur

Monday, July 28, 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.

Thursday, July 31, 1:30 am.   Lunch and Learn Steering Committee Meeting at off site.  

Friday, August 1, 2:00 pm.   Hineini Meeting at Temple Micah - Upstairs Library.   All welcome to come and help Micah members in need.

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t'fillah (prayer)
Kabbalat Shabbat
Friday, July 25
06:00 pm - 07:30 pm
Shabbat Morning Service
Saturday, July 26
10:15 am - 12:30 pm

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