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Welcome to Temple Micah


Learn more about Temple Micah.


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.

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Looking for God in Washington, DC: A Priest and a Rabbi Search Together

Temple Micah welcomes you to learn with Rabbi Zemel and The Very Reverend Gary Hall, Dean of the National Cathedral in this four session weekly class. The course will explore biblical texts, worship, beliefs, and engagement with modernity and feminism in the Christian and Jewish traditions. Please RSVP to attend. If you are interested in revisiting the first session, the recording is available here.

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. Sign up here.

Sunday Morning Speakers Series Presents Ghaith Al-Omari: "Israel and the Palestinians: What Holds for 2015"

On February 8 at 10:15 am, Ghaith Al-Omari, Senior Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, will bring his extensive knowledge of foreign policy and experience in the Palestinian-Israeli peace process to Micah's Sunday Morning Speakers Series. Learn more here .

Calendar Highlights


Friday, January 30, 6:00 pm.   Shabbat Shalom Around Town at member homes.   Members invite one another for Shabbat dinner. This is a wonderful way to strengthen friendships and form new ones. Sign up online.

Sunday, February 8, 10:15 am.   Sunday Morning with Ghaith Al-Omari: Israel and the Palestinians: What Holds for 2015 at Temple Micah Sanctuary.   Ghaith Al-Omari is Senior Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

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Upcoming Events

Monday, January 26, 10:30 am.   Postponed to February 2: Monday Morning Group at Temple Micah Library.  

Monday, January 26, 12:15 pm.   Postponed to February 2: Downtown Discussion Group at Venable Law Office, 575 7th St. NW.  

Tuesday, January 27, 4:30 pm.   Machon Micah (5-7) at Temple Micah.  

Tuesday, January 27, 7:00 pm.   Adult B'nai Torah Class at Temple Micah - Downstairs Library.  

Tuesday, January 27, 7:00 pm.   The Mothers Circle - Shabbat and Understanding Services at Temple Micah - Menorah Room.   The Mothers Circle provides FREE education and support for women of other religious backgrounds who are raising Jewish children and focuses on Jewish rituals, ethics, and the how-to’s of creating a Jewish home.

Tuesday, January 27, 7:30 pm.   Temple Micah Choir and Orchestra Rehearsal at Temple Micah Sanctuary.  

Thursday, January 29, 10:00 am.   Bagels and Tefillin at Temple Micah - Upstairs Library.   The topic is prayers at baby naming and brit

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News Headlines


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

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

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New to Micah: Live Video Broadcasts

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Latest Steps to Include Non-Jewish Parents

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

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Nicky Goren: Helping Nonprofits Work Better by Working Together

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Kabbalat Shabbat
Friday, January 30
06:00 pm - 07:30 pm
Shabbat Shirah Morning Service
Saturday, January 31
10:15 am - 12:30 pm
Micah Sanctuary Broadcasts

Next Live Broadcast: Kabbalat Shabbat Service, 01/09

Micah iPhone Broadcasts

Next Live Broadcast: Lunch & Learn, 01/14/15


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