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Becoming a Micah Member

"Temple Micah is a welcoming Jewish home where you can bring your whole self and be your best self."

Temple Micah is a Reform Jewish congregation of diverse members dedicated to spiritual fulfillment, intellectual challenge and social inclusion for everyone in our community. We emphasize active participation of adults and children in worship and study, in the teaching of youngsters, and the observation of major life-cycle events. We also work in the broader community toward achieving tikkun olam, making the world better.

Because at Micah we place an enormous value on the relationships we build with one another, we want the opportunity to get to know you, and we want you to have the chance to get to know us. As such, our membership forms are not available online. We ask that those considering joining Temple Micah reach out to us so that we can meet and talk about making Micah your home.

You can request information about membership and/or reach out to our membership committee to start getting involved.

Information About Dues at Temple Micah

“Every person shall give as they are able according to the blessings that Adonai, your God, has bestowed upon you.” (Deut. 16:17)

Temple Micah is a welcoming place. As a kehilah kedosha, a sacred community, we are guided by the passage from Deuteronomy, above, and the values of compassion and justice (rachamim and tzedek). No one is denied membership in Temple Micah because of an inability to pay. We also offer deeply subsidized dues for members in their twenties.

At Temple Micah, we aim to create a dynamic Jewish environment that nourishes the spiritual needs of each member. Sustaining this community requires each household to make a financial investment. We meet our financial needs equitably through a Fair Share program:

  • Each member household is asked to assess its finances annually, at the beginning of the synagogue's fiscal year, which runs July through June.
  • Members pledge of 2% of their household income.
  • No one is excluded because of financial constraints.
Your honest self-assessment will ensure that our community continues to be a vibrant, innovative, welcoming Jewish home that helps us to learn and grow together.

Temple Micah also has a Building Fund, which pays our mortgage and addresses the capital needs of our facility. Each family contributes $3,000 to the Building Fund, and may choose to pay over five years ($600 a year). Young adults begin to pay into the Building Fund when the oldest member of the household turns 30.

Dues and payments to the Building Fund are tax-deductible, charitable contributions.

Please contact us if you have any inquiries about membership or dues. We look forward to getting to know you.

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by David Diskin last modified 01-13-2015 01:26 PM

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