Description: Beginning in July, the first Thursday of every month will be a musical morning at Temple Micah, where you can play a "work in progress" for an audience that doesn't care if you make a mistake as long as you love music. If you prefer to play with someone else, we will find you one or more partners. This is just for the fun of it! Musicians and audience members of all ages and levels of experience are welcome. Sponsored by Aging Together.
Description: End the summer with one of Rabbi Landau's favorite books: "Joy Comes in the Morning" by Jonathan Rosen. Rabbi Deborah Freedman's life changes forever when she visits the hospital room of Henry Friedman, an older man who has attempted suicide. Deborah's encounter with Henry and his family draws her into a world of tragedy, frailty, love, and, finally, hope.
Description: Oneg at 6:00. Services begin at 6:30. Bring your friends and family to Temple Micah for Prospective Member Shabbat. Take advantage of the great opportunity to introduce them to Temple Micah.
Description: From Rabbi Zemel: Dear Friends, Black Lives Matter! All Lives Matter!
"Like so many important conversations, the dichotomy above leads us nowhere. It leads the country nowhere. These two truths should not contradict even as they are seen to clash in today's charged climate in this country.
A year ago, I was deeply moved when I read Ta-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me. I have thought of the book almost constantly as the past year unfolded. Last winter, I was invited by the Religious Action Center to write a study guide for the book which you will find attached and on our website.
For several weeks, I have thought about how we as the Temple Micah community might engage in a conversation and more on this complicated subject of America and race relations. To that end, I invite you to read the Ta-Nehisi Coates book and come to a conversation at Micah on Shabbat afternoon. I hope this conversation will be one small step in helping us prepare for the High Holy Days as we consider our lives as American Jews as well as lead to a wider conversation on a critical question facing our country. I hope that many of you read the book and come to our discussion."
Description: Alexandra will discuss and read from her National Jewish Book Award winning collection of diaries written by young people during the Holocaust. The writers, aged twelve to twenty-two years, wrote as refugees, in hiding or passing as non-Jews, or imprisoned in ghettos. Alexandra will introduce the writers — a range of young people of differing backgrounds, cultural and political views, life experiences, and personalities — and will read from their diaries to show how their accounts of daily events and often unexpected thoughts, ideas, and feelings serve to deepen and complicate our understanding of life during the Holocaust.
Description: Join old friends, make new friends on Friday after services. Meet in the Atrium, and we will all head out to a local restaurant. No need to plan ahead: if you don't have plans for Shabbat dinner, please join us!
Description: The Gun Violence Prevention Group at Temple Micah invites you to join us for a documentary, discussion, and Havdalah. We will screen "Shell Shocked," a one-hour NOLA-based documentary that explores patterns of gun violence common in cities like the District, and highlights solutions. Post-film panel discussion will include David J. Horowitz, long-time advocate for public-health-model gun violence responses, and Cynthia DeShola Dawkins, mother of a gun violence victim and organizer with the Timothy Dawkins-El Project, Code Pink, and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense.
Description: Join Moment Magazine Culture Editor Marilyn Cooper for a lively discussion about famous Jewish writers and the books that shaped them. A reception immediately follows the discussion at 2:30.