Life Long Learning
At Micah, intellectual inquiry into the nature of our religion is fundamental to who we are. We care about learning and teaching for everyone.
Machon Micah (The Micah Institute)creates and sustains a shared quest for Jewish identity through experience and study for all members of Temple Micah. Central to the life of Temple Micah, Machon Micah aims to create a lively educational community through innovation in teaching and learning, social activism and outreach, and integration of a diversity of age groups, backgrounds, and experiences. We emphasizes the inclusion of all members of our diverse community into Judaism in practice, Jewish peoplehood, and tikkun olam.
An ongoing experiment in Jewish education, Machon Micah holds these guiding tenets:
- Jewish learning should take place within Jewish real time
- History is an important anchor
- Jewish identity is forward looking, dynamic, and creative
- Tradition comes to life through shared practice
- Judaism's future is as vibrant as its past
Jewish education starts early at Temple Micah and continues throughout life. Machon Micah is an innovative approach to education for the entire community, 0-120 years old, replacing traditional religious and Hebrew school.
Sunday morning programming includes age appropriate lessons for children, lectures and classes aimed at adults, and combined activities. Hebrew students—children and adults—receive individual tutoring through Skype.
A wide array of additional educational opportunities engage adults in a broad range of study and discussion.