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Rabbi Lederman on "Turn It and Turn It Again" by Kelley — last modified 02-25-2015 01:23 PM
A piece by our very own Rabbi Lederman was published this week on Read her thoughtful words about where we find meaning in Torah. What rituals and practices still hold meaning for you?
Rabbi Zemel in Jerusalem Post: "The liberal Zionist tent" by Kelley — last modified 01-05-2015 09:51 AM
Rabbi Zemel responds in the Jerulsam Post's Opinion section to commentary on the recent NYT article on Liberal Zionism.
Rabbi Zemel featured in NYT piece, "Can Liberal Zionists Count On Hillary Clinton?" by Kelley — last modified 12-18-2014 10:58 AM
New to Micah: Live Video Broadcasts by Ed Grossman — last modified 12-25-2014 12:36 PM
Temple members and others can now watch Micah services, presentations, and other events live from the comfort of their own easy chair or computer screen.
Latest Steps to Include Non-Jewish Parents by Ed Grossman — last modified 12-25-2014 12:37 PM
Temple Micah's inclusion of a prayer for a non-Jewish parent at the bar/bat mitzvah of the child.
Ari Shavit at Micah: Thoughts on Israel, American Jewry and the Jewish Future by Ed Grossman — last modified 12-25-2014 12:38 PM
When Ari Shavit, the best-selling Israeli author of My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel, spoke at Temple Micah on Nov. 2, he had just spent several weeks traveling the United States addressing Jewish organizations in every region. He acknowledged the deep impression this experience made on him, which in turn influenced his talk about the history, the current situation and the future of Israel--the themes of his book and the original reason for his tour. His perspective has been broadened, he said.
Yachad Honors Micah Stalwarts by Ed Grossman — last modified 11-28-2014 10:58 AM
Temple Micah team captains honored at Yachad's annual Community Builder's Bash in November 2014.
Rabbi Beraha's Vine Columns and Articles by Ed Grossman — last modified 12-25-2014 12:28 PM
(columns in Vine from November 2014 through February 2015)
Nicky Goren: Helping Nonprofits Work Better by Working Together by Ed Grossman — last modified 12-25-2014 12:43 PM
How Micah member Nicky Goren took acted on her "dangerous idea" to get nonprofits to work together.
New Additions to Micah Staff Bring Total to a Dozen by Ed Grossman — last modified 12-08-2014 07:35 PM
Three recent hires round out Temple Micah's hardworking staff, bringing the total to 12. Here's some background information on the new faces. Please join in welcoming them to the Temple Micah family.
Micah's 6th Grade Class Featured in Washington Jewish Week's "Dedicated Donations: How Kids Celebrate By Helping Others" by Kelley — last modified 11-03-2014 11:50 AM
Temple Micah Featured in The Jewish Week's "Inclusive Congregations: Justice, Not Charity" by Kelley — last modified 10-28-2014 01:50 PM
A beautiful piece by member Allison Wohl about Micah, our "inclusion with no exceptions," and our passion for social justice and equality. We are proud to celebrate diversity, not just tolerate it.
Rabbi Zemel speaks to "The Magic of Sukkot" in The Washington Post by Kelley — last modified 10-28-2014 01:51 PM
A piece featuring our very own Rabbi Zemel on the magic of Sukkot-- a time when "friends and family can celebrate bountiful times, even as we recall with a wisp of sadness that all breath is fleeting."
How Jewish fans and rabbis reacted to the Nats’ Yom Kippur game times by Kelley — last modified 10-17-2014 10:23 AM
This Washington Post piece on the conflict of interest that Jewish Nats fans experienced on Yom Kippur features our own Rabbi Zemel.
Jewish Community Trying to Make Room for Interfaith Couples by Kelley — last modified 10-17-2014 09:56 AM
This Washington Post article featured Rabbi Zemel and his approach to helping interfaith families feel welcome in the Micah community.
Beraha’s goals for Machon Micah: Ask big questions, build passion for Jewish learning by Ed Grossman — last modified 09-20-2014 08:18 AM
Beraha’s goals for Machon Micah: Ask big questions, build passion for Jewish learning
Micah's Aging Together Group Plans October Event, New "Wise Aging" Initiative by Ed Grossman — last modified 09-22-2014 08:49 AM
Temple Micah's Aging Together group, perhaps best known for its hugely popular Lunch & Learn program, is making future plans for a group of members often thought of as focused on their past. The group's busy agenda for 2014-2015 begins with a workshop, "Sukkot: Exploring Your Personal Harvest," scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 12, in the middle of that seven-day harvest holiday.
Betty Ustun: The ‘Precious Surprises' of Life by Ed Grossman — last modified 09-22-2014 08:53 AM
Betty Ustun, a founding Micah member, remembers the beginning.
Micah Featured in the Washington Post by Kelley — last modified 08-11-2014 03:31 PM
This week, Temple Micah was prominently featured in a Washington Post article about the Jewish community's attempt to address the needs of interfaith couples. The article discussed both the importance and the challenges of finding ways to make room for these couples to feel welcome in Jewish community.
`Dangerous Ideas' at Shavuot: Build Community by Ed Grossman — last modified 07-01-2014 11:29 PM
Late this spring Rabbi Lederman gave Rabbi Zemel a print with this quote from Oscar Wilde: "An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all." Rabbi Zemel framed the print, hung it in his office and started thinking dangerously--actually, continued his usual pattern of creative thinking which Wilde would call "dangerous."
Annual Auction Another Great Success by Ed Grossman — last modified 05-14-2014 05:30 PM
(from May-June 2014 Vine)
Parenting Discussion Groups by Ed Grossman — last modified 05-14-2014 05:23 PM
About the Jewish Parenting and Parenting Teen Groups (from May-June 2014 Vine)
Make Micah the Place to Become Our Best Selves by Ed Grossman — last modified 09-20-2014 07:58 AM
(September-October 2014)
Used Shabbat Candlesticks, A Living Symbol by Ed Grossman — last modified 07-01-2014 08:23 PM
(July-August 2014)
Learning to Tell Our Jewish Story by Ed Grossman — last modified 05-14-2014 03:28 PM
(May -June 2014)
For Israel and America, National Aspirations are Works in Progress by Ed Grossman — last modified 12-25-2014 12:24 PM
(January-February 2015)
New Questions to Recreate Judaism by Ed Grossman — last modified 11-28-2014 09:42 AM
(November-December 2014)
Social Action at Micah: Temple Takes Next Step Toward Tzedek (Justice) by Ed Grossman — last modified 05-14-2014 03:32 PM
When a team of Micah volunteers shows up at the Benning Heights home of Hadia Mahmoud bright and early on Sunday, May 18, to help fix up her rickety house, they will mark the 20th year of Micah participation in Sukkot in Spring, the Jewish volunteer program to repair the dwellings of low-income homeowners. Only four other synagogues have worked consistently on this program since 1995, three years after it was created as Sukkot in April by Yachad, the local Jewish housing and community development organization.
Rebecca Sugar takes Hollywood by storm with hit cartoon show "Steven Universe" by Ed Grossman — last modified 05-14-2014 04:05 PM
Rebecca Sugar, creator of Cartoon Network's new hit, "Steven Universe", is making news in Hollywood. Forbes Magazine has anointed her one of "30 under-30" comers in Hollywood. She was just 26 years old when the show debuted last November, and she is the first female solo show creator in the network's 21-year history.
Next Generation Social Action: Olivia Kessler by Ed Grossman — last modified 05-14-2014 04:08 PM
Social justice awareness and action starts early at Temple Micah. Olivia Kessler is one shining example.
March-April 2014 vine profile by Ed Grossman — last modified 04-06-2014 10:36 AM
March-April 2014 profile of Kol Isha in Temple Micah Vine
The new Micah library: A treasure trove of Jewish learning by Ed Grossman — last modified 04-06-2014 09:39 AM
Looking for a novel by Israeli author Amos Oz or Martin Buber's "Good and Evil"? "The Big Book of Jewish Baseball"? A history of the Holocaust? A cookbook of southern Jewish dishes or a biography of Leonard Bernstein written for teens? The Temple Micah library has it all.
Micah House Celebrates Milestone Year by Ed Grossman — last modified 04-06-2014 10:19 AM
Micah House is 25!
Assuring a Jewish Future at Temple Micah by Ed Grossman — last modified 04-06-2014 09:45 AM
The Temple Micah Board has announced the launch of Micah's Future. Through this legacy program, you are invited to include Temple Micah in your estate plans to help ensure that the congregation will continue to have the financial resources it needs to help it thrive and serve future Jewish generations.
Member profile of Harold Sharlin by Ed Grossman — last modified 04-06-2014 09:53 AM
Retire? Not Harold Sharlin as he creates new activities for fellow Micah seniors. A Temple Micah member profile.
Volunteer opportunities with Sasha Bruce Creative writing project by Ed Grossman — last modified 04-06-2014 10:07 AM
Volunteers needed for Temple Micah creative writing project in partnership with Sasha Bruce Youthwork's Chloe House.
The Audacity to Believe in a World Without Poverty by Ed Grossman — last modified 04-06-2014 10:01 AM
Patty Stonesifer, chief executive of Martha's Table, talks at a Sunday Speaker's event.
Micah Mitzvah Corps: New Program Links Learning and Social Action for Teens by Ed Grossman — last modified 01-13-2014 10:49 AM
High school students at Temple Micah aren't just learning about tikkun olam (repairing the world) and tzedakah (justice) this year; they're doing it with the temple's new Micah Mitzvah Corps. A dozen young adults in this first-year pilot program continue their Jewish learning post-bar or bat mitzvah, bond with friends, and directly contribute something meaningful to the greater Washington, DC, community.
Student Rabbi Josh Beraha Named Director of Congregational Learning by Ed Grossman — last modified 12-24-2013 05:57 PM
Seeks community-wide conversation about Jewish education
Israel, America: Diverse Expressions of Judaism by Ed Grossman — last modified 03-23-2014 10:46 PM
As I write this letter from Israel, my head is spinning. I simply do not know where to begin. For now I would like to put aside the political situation, the peace process, negotiations, personalities and all the rest and simply reflect on Israel and the Jewish experience
Gloomy Data From Study Actually Offers Opportunity and Hope by Ed Grossman — last modified 02-11-2014 11:07 AM
The Pew Research Center study of American Jews was a boon to the Jewish world. It provided fodder for pundits, newspapers, self-appointed wise men, leaders, spokespeople and organizational representatives of all kinds in our community, an opportunity to wax eloquent, argue, proclaim and disclaim.
Another Successful "Share Your Hanukkah" Donation Drive by Ed Grossman — last modified 12-24-2013 05:47 PM
Piles of winter coats delivered to help needy kids
Crafting High Holy Day Ritual to Open Us to Deeper Meaning in Our Lives by Ed Grossman — last modified 11-05-2013 11:23 PM
(from September-October 2013 Vine)
Our New President: A Busy Person Who Gets Things Done by Ed Grossman — last modified 11-06-2013 08:18 AM
Jodi Enda is a very busy member of the Micah community. She's been on the temple Board of Directors since 2010, serving as Vice President for the last two years. In February, she started a demanding new career as a senior writer and editor for the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism. Now, she is planning her 12-year-old daughter Ilana's Bat Mitzvah next April. So, like the archetypical busy person, she just took on another challenging and time-consuming task, the temple presidency.
50th Anniversary Drive: Campaign to Raise $1.5 Million Big Success--But It's Not Over Yet by Ed Grossman — last modified 11-06-2013 08:06 AM
We're almost there! A year into Temple Micah's 50th anniversary Campaign for Creating Our Future, more than 220 member families have contributed upwards of $1.3 million. That leaves less than $180,000 to meet the goal of raising $1.5 million to retire the mortgage and make the temple debt free.
Hands-on Learning Engages 8th graders by Ed Grossman — last modified 11-06-2013 08:27 AM
How an enlightened teacher, Laura Tomes, is engaging the interest of our 8th graders.
Joanna Blotner Honored with Social Justice Award by Ed Grossman — last modified 11-06-2013 08:30 AM
Lifelong Micah member Joanna Blotner was honored in October with a 2013 Heschel Vision Award, given annually by Jews United for Justice.
Local Rabbi, Friend of Temple Micah, Takes New National Role by Ed Grossman — last modified 11-06-2013 08:32 AM
Rabbi Jack Moline, a good friend of Rabbi Zemel and of Temple Micah, is leaving his pulpit at Agudas Achim Congregation in January to become executive director of the National Jewish Democratic Council.
Temple Micah: A True Work of Art by Ed Grossman — last modified 11-06-2013 08:35 AM
Describing Eva Jacob's sketches and the Jewish design for the Temple.
Micah groups & classes: Learn and do interesting things, meet new friends by Ed Grossman — last modified 11-06-2013 08:15 AM
Micah members do lots of things together: study and pray, of course, but also sing, play instruments, cook, read and talk about books, advance social justice and tikkun olam, and simply have fun bowling or skiing. We've collected short summaries for selected groups to profile each month in the Vine. Here is the collection. We hope you can find a group that interests you.
Meet Linda Siegel by Ed Grossman — last modified 11-06-2013 08:22 AM
A profile of Linda Siegel, Temple Micah's Interim Education Director.
Rave Reviews for Wednesday Lunch and Learn by Ed Grossman — last modified 11-06-2013 08:20 AM
Wednesday Lunch and Learn, the new Micah get together for eating and imbibing all manner of interesting things, is off to a flying start.
Member Profile: Dorothy Kirby by Ed Grossman — last modified 07-10-2013 12:35 AM
For a guide to key facets of 20th-century American history, look at the biography of Micah member Dorothy Kirby. She knew anti-Semitism first hand in the 1930s, landed on Omaha Beach in the 1944 World War II invasion at Normandy, worked with Dr. Spock in the 1950s, and entered an interracial marriage in Virginia in the 1970s.
Temple Micah's Architects Reflect on the Project of a Lifetime by Ed Grossman — last modified 07-10-2013 12:24 AM
(from July-August 2013 Vine)
Seeking Answer to Basic Jewish Question: How Can I Be a Person? by Ed Grossman — last modified 11-06-2013 07:53 AM
(from November-December 2013 Vine)
Religion and the Search for Understanding by Ed Grossman — last modified 07-10-2013 12:38 AM
(from July-August 2013 Vine)
Micah's Olivia Kessler elected to NFTY youth leadership post by Ed Grossman — last modified 07-10-2013 12:29 AM
(from July-August 2013 Vine)
Welcome April Peters, New Rabbinic Fellow by Ed Grossman — last modified 07-10-2013 12:27 AM
Temple Micah is delighted to welcome April Peters to our congregation this summer. Peters, a Tisch Rabbinical Fellow, is completing her third year of study at Hebrew Union College's Jewish Institute of Religion in New York City.
Temple Micah Launches Partnership with Sasha Bruce Youthwork by Ed Grossman — last modified 10-02-2013 11:41 AM
"One year ago I was at a standstill in my life. I had dropped out of school, was totally anti-social and was having a hard time coping with the abusive relationship I had with my stepfather. I was homeless and angry, but Sasha Bruce Youthwork took me in." -- Jasmine, a resident of Sasha Bruce's Independent Living Program.
Hineni Hosts Upcoming Discussion: Visiting the Sick and Bereaved by Ed Grossman — last modified 03-28-2013 11:43 PM
Do you ever feel uncertain about what to say or do when visiting someone in a hospital or in mourning? Then come to a discussion, "Visiting the Sick and Bereaved: A Guide for the Perplexed," on Sunday, March 10 at 10 a.m., when your questions philosophical and practical will be answered. The conversation is hosted by Temple Micah's Hineni committee.
Member Spotlight--Mort and Roberta Goren by Ed Grossman — last modified 09-11-2012 08:10 AM
Most Saturday mornings you will find Mort and Roberta Goren at Torah study and then at services – unless they are visiting their nearly 4-year-old twin granddaughters, Hannah and Elani, or other family across the country.
One Jewish Family, Two Jewish Camps by Ed Grossman — last modified 09-11-2012 08:16 AM
One family--camping stories from Camp Moshava and Camp Harlam (and Israel)
Community Conversations Initiative Begins Next Phase by Ed Grossman — last modified 06-06-2012 08:15 PM
"We're here to build a new sanctuary out of our sacred stories and use them to act together, to transform ourselves and our community, and our neighborhoods." With these words, Rabbi Lederman kicked off a Saturday afternoon discussion with roughly 65 Temple Micah members about the Community Conversations project.
Temple Micah Welcomes New Intern, Josh Beraha by Ed Grossman — last modified 06-06-2012 08:26 PM
Rabbinic student Josh Beraha wants to teach Judaism to a new generation. "I want to make a Judaism that is not the Judaism of my parents."
Member Spotlight: Carrie Langsam by Ed Grossman — last modified 06-06-2012 08:28 PM
Faith Snyderman Honored with Ben Topus Award by Ed Grossman — last modified 06-06-2012 08:21 PM
The passion and energy Temple Micah's Faith Snyderman brings to regional Jewish youth group events has earned her the prestigious Ben Topus Award.
Micah Members Participate in Advocacy with Good Faith Communities Coalition by Ed Grossman — last modified 06-06-2012 08:33 PM
In the spirit of tikkun olam, Micah members joined the D.C.-wide Good Faith Communities Coalition (GFCC) this spring to advocate for funding for safety net services, such as emergency shelter, as well as investments in affordable housing.
Micah House Steps Out at the Kennedy Center by Ed Grossman — last modified 08-01-2012 08:20 PM
On Monday, April 30, a group of 15 women connected with Micah House including all four current residents, the case manager, five alumnae, and several members of the Micah House Board attended the premier of "My Soul Look Back and Wonder: Life Stories from Women in Recovery" at the Kennedy Center's Terrace Theatre.
Expanding Volunteer Opportunities at St. Luke's Shelter by Ed Grossman — last modified 06-06-2012 08:24 PM
One of Temple Micah's closest neighbors, literally and figuratively, is St. Luke's Shelter for homeless men. The shelter, located just a few blocks south of the Temple, was established over 20 years ago, before Temple Micah moved to our current home.
Tote Design Winner Selected by Ed Grossman — last modified 03-26-2012 07:54 PM
Green Team's selection of winning design in Tu B'Shvat Tote Design competition.
Temple Micah's Lasting Influence by Ed Grossman — last modified 03-26-2012 07:31 PM
When I started the college application process, I never thought that I would end up choosing the Joint Program at the Jewish Theological Seminary and Columbia University, where I am currently in my first year. Each semester, I take classes at both schools and will earn two bachelor degrees in four years. There are many things that pushed me in this direction, one of which is definitely Temple Micah.
Larry Hoffman Picks 100 Great Jewish Books by Ed Grossman — last modified 01-24-2012 11:51 PM
As the featured speaker at the Temple Micah Book Fair in November, Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman talked about his new book, One Hundred Great Jewish Books: Three Millennia of Jewish Conversation.
Member Spotlight--Betsy Broder and David Wentworth by Ed Grossman — last modified 01-24-2012 11:56 PM
The Vine is proud to begin a new feature, Member Spotlight. Every issue will introduce readers to a current Micah member, with the intention of discovering something new about long-time congregants and getting to know newer ones. The range of individuals, couples, and families highlighted will illustrate the diversity and depth of our membership.
Blending the Familiar and the New by Ed Grossman — last modified 12-10-2011 01:09 AM
To sit or to stand. How to utilize the abundant rich material in Mishkan T’filah. The role of music to establish a mood and enhance a service.
A Shabbat with Ron Wolfson by Ed Grossman — last modified 12-10-2011 01:22 AM
"Did you deal honestly with people in your business practice?" That is one of the seven questions you expect to be asked in Heaven, and perhaps the most important one, according to Dr. Ron Wolfson, a visionary Jewish educator and co-president of Synagogue 3000.
Micah House Celebrates Successes, But A Challenging Year Lies Ahead by Ed Grossman — last modified 12-10-2011 01:26 AM
Three great things happened at Micah House this fall. First, despite the loss of Fannie Mae support, our Temple "Walk for the Homeless" broke participation records and was a joyous event. Second, one of our residents moved into her own home two months ahead of schedule, with a full-time job, her own car, and money in the bank. And Frances Young, a 2010 graduate, shared some of her experiences and her gratitude at Kabbalat Shabbat services.
Reflections on Next Dor High Holy Day Services by Ed Grossman — last modified 12-10-2011 01:29 AM
Community Conversations: Temple Micah's Listening Project by Ed Grossman — last modified 09-18-2011 09:53 AM
In Jewish and Christian congregations throughout the country, members' personal stories have led to the discovery of deeply held concerns.
December 2012 Trip to Israel Planned by Ed Grossman — last modified 09-18-2011 10:59 AM
Planning for the next Temple Micah trip to Israel is underway!
Next Dor Continues to Build on Early Success by Ed Grossman — last modified 09-18-2011 10:30 AM
They are the future, the young singles and couples attracted by the Next Dor project, who are a growing presence at Temple Micah.
It's A Girl Thing by Ed Grossman — last modified 09-18-2011 10:17 AM
Temple Micah is reviving a group for 6th and 7th grade girls called "Rosh Hodesh: It's a Girl Thing" designed to empower Jewish girls to navigate the challenges that they will face in the upcoming years.
Reinvigorated Green Team Sets New Goals, Seeks New Members by Ed Grossman — last modified 09-18-2011 10:06 AM
Temple Micah recognizes that environmental issues are an essential part of tikkun olam.
Summer Camp Immerses Micah Youth in Fun and Jewish Experiences by Ed Grossman — last modified 09-18-2011 10:35 AM
Many a bright and happy Temple Micah face could be spotted this summer at Camp Harlam, our regional Union of Reform Judaism camp in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. Micah campers, from the youngest to the oldest, took part in a broad variety of Jewish, athletic and arts-focused activities.
Funding the Synagogue of the Future by Ed Grossman — last modified 07-25-2011 07:44 PM
At a recent conference of synagogue executive directors, I attended a session called, "Who is Paying the Bills? Is Our Synagogue Revenue Model Working?" We discussed questions such as: Where is the synagogue earning its revenue? Do models that worked in the past continue to work now? Is it sufficient to rely on a dues structure or should we move to a different model?
Am Yisrael Chai! Personal Reflections on the Micah Mitzvah Mission to Poland and Israel by Ed Grossman — last modified 07-25-2011 07:31 PM
Am Yisrael Chai! Never did those words mean more to me than at Birkenau, the apotheosis of the Nazi's murderous efficiency.
Adults Called to the Torah for the First Time Enriched by Their Journey by Ed Grossman — last modified 07-25-2011 07:36 PM
Life is a journey, says the traditional Jewish prayer, and for the ten members of the 2009-2011 Adult B'nai Torah class, being called to the Torah on Saturday morning April 30 culminated a two-year individual and collective journey to a deeper understanding of the Torah, Jewish prayer and Judaism.
MiTY Guys Keeps Teen Boys Engaged in Jewish Life by Ed Grossman — last modified 04-29-2011 11:35 PM
Imagine yourself as a 14-year-old Jewish boy. You just became Bar Mitzvah last year. That was a great accomplishment, but what's next? What sorts of activities would you choose to occupy your free time? Sports, video games, hanging out with friends, synagogue youth group?
A Man of Many Words: Legendary Senator Is Chronicled through a Lifetime of Letters by Ed Grossman — last modified 02-03-2011 06:26 PM
The remarkable life of Daniel Patrick Moynihan stands in stark contrast to today's polarized, tweeting and texting political atmosphere.
Helping the Homeless Is a Way of Life for Micah Members Elka and Sid Booth by Ed Grossman — last modified 02-03-2011 06:37 PM
"If you can't be Melinda Gates, you do what you can do," says Micah member Elka Booth. What Elka and Sid Booth do is help people in need.
More than 100 Attend "Celebrity" Dinners, Raise Thousands for Machon Micah by Ed Grossman — last modified 02-04-2011 08:14 AM
Temple Micah's inaugural "Evening of Dining and Discovery," at which members and friends paid to dine with interesting and well-known Washingtonians, raised about $17,000 for Machon Micah.
Two Decades Later, Micah House Continues to Make a Difference by Ed Grossman — last modified 02-03-2011 06:32 PM
"A gift from God." With those heartfelt words, Peggy W. described the year and a half she spent at Micah House, pulling her life together.
Days of Awe Recipe Tasting by David Diskin — last modified 06-14-2010 01:43 PM
Celebrating 70 as the New 4 by David Diskin — last modified 06-11-2010 06:17 PM
Israel Independence Day Celebration Features Storyteller Noa Baum by David Diskin — last modified 04-21-2010 11:24 AM
20 Years of Micah House by David Diskin — last modified 04-19-2010 07:33 PM
Yom Ha'shoah - Holocaust Remembrance Day (Machon Micah - Whole Community) - April 10, 2010 by David Diskin — last modified 04-12-2010 05:16 PM
Rebecca Dubowe to Speak About Being a Rabbi who is Deaf by David Diskin — last modified 03-23-2010 11:12 AM
How Rabbi Zemel Thinks About God by David Diskin — last modified 03-18-2010 10:58 AM
Haiti Relief by David Diskin — last modified 02-15-2010 01:50 PM
Eat, Sing, Learn—Shabbat Shalom Around Town and Machon Micah by David Diskin — last modified 02-01-2010 10:17 PM
In Their Telltale Purple Aprons, Micah Cooks Cater Events and Raise Money for Temple by Ed Grossman — last modified 11-30-2009 12:26 AM
Which brownies are the best? The classic gooey ones? Elka's peppermint-iced morsels? Sheri's over-the-top-with-cranberries?
Micah's First Shaliach Hopes to Foster Connection Between American Jews and Israel by Ed Grossman — last modified 11-30-2009 12:19 AM
"Good morning, I'm Tal. We're going to be talking about Israel and the events leading to the Gaza war."
Synagogue 3000 Awards $40k grant to Temple Micah by David Diskin — last modified 11-23-2009 09:34 PM
Machon Micah Sukkot Gathering For Everyone by David Diskin — last modified 10-07-2009 01:36 PM
Selichot Becomes a Time to Learn--At a Reasonable Hour by David Diskin — last modified 09-07-2009 03:17 PM
10 Minutes a Week to Better Hebrew by David Diskin — last modified 09-07-2009 03:16 PM
Highly Competitive Grant Awards Micah “Educational Emissary” from Israel by David Diskin — last modified 09-07-2009 03:13 PM
Temple Micah Takes Big Step Toward Going Green by David Diskin — last modified 07-14-2009 09:26 AM
Board Announces New Paperless Initiative!
Micah Celebrates Simchas with Laughter, Tears and 7th-Inning Stretch by Ed Grossman — last modified 07-14-2009 09:26 AM
Two simchas: One inconceivable without the other: The 25th anniversary of the leadership of Rabbi Zemel and the physical expansion of Temple Micah--the connection was inescapable as more than 300 members gathered Feb. 8 to celebrate both milestones and to usher in the next stage in the life of the congregation.
At Last: Construction Set to Start in June by Ed Grossman — last modified 07-14-2009 09:26 AM
After years of planning, Temple Micah has hired a contractor to oversee a major building expansion that will provide space for more than a dozen additional multi-use classrooms, an enlarged social hall with flexible space, more offices for staff, and an enhanced galleria and board room to facilitate services and onegs.
Micah Board Votes to Hire Full-Time Assistant Rabbi by Ed Grossman — last modified 07-14-2009 09:26 AM
Temple Micah members were notified last month that associate Rabbi Toby Manewith would be leaving the congregation a little more than a year from now. The temple board voted to restructure the position in order to hire a full-time assistant rabbi, most likely somebody fresh from rabbinical school.
Journalist-Prison Guard to Address Israeli-Palestinian Divide by Ed Grossman — last modified 07-14-2009 09:26 AM
In the Israeli wilderness not far from Kadesh-Barnea, the site where the Tanakh says Moses angrily struck the rock and incurred God`s displeasure, is another place ruled by anger: Ketziot, a sprawling Israeli military prison. It was at Ketziot that a young, idealistic American named Jeffrey Goldberg served a tour in 1990 as a guard in the Israeli army.
Kesher Dorotainu Strives to Forge Connections Between Seniors, Religious School Students by Ed Grossman — last modified 07-14-2009 09:26 AM
To forge lasting connections between the temple's older and younger generations--two segments of the congregation that have much to offer each other but rarely have the opportunity to interact--a new program is underway, Kesher Dorotainu: Connecting the Generations. The program is part of an ongoing effort to build community that is inclusive and meaningful for people at all stages of life.
In The First Person: On Vacation in Beijing, Micah Members Attend Shabbat Services, Sample Kosher Restaurant by Ed Grossman — last modified 07-14-2009 09:26 AM
Shabbat services at Kehillat Beijing began with members of the congregation introducing themselves and saying where they were from. There was a group from Canada, a couple from New Jersey in town to see their newborn grandchild, tourists from the Midwest and three members of Temple Micah.
Community Council For The Homeless Says Thanks! by David Diskin — last modified 07-14-2009 09:26 AM
from the CCHFP Fall 2007 Newsletter
Music Educator to Examine the Role of Jewish Women in Music Throughout the Millennia by Ed Grossman — last modified 07-14-2009 09:25 AM
Marsha Bryan Edelman, professor of music and education at Gratz College in Philadelphia, will discuss the role Jewish women have played in the creation of Jewish music during a Kol Isha gathering Dec. 9.
Underwear Drive Sets “World Record” by David Diskin — last modified 07-14-2009 09:26 AM
6th grade thanks Temple Micah members.
Provocative Speakers Help Micah Commemorate Israel's 60th Year by Ed Grossman — last modified 07-14-2009 09:26 AM
One is a well-known peace negotiator who has worked alongside American presidents. Another is a rabbi, a trailblazer in Israel's nascent Reform movement. One is a journalist who brings to life, through his own personal lens, the passions of Israelis and Palestinians. Another is a professor who has deemed some liberal Jewish writers anti-Semitic. The last works to gain support for Israel among American college students.
Micah Works to Build Community, Create Haven for Exploration by Ed Grossman — last modified 07-14-2009 09:26 AM
At the start of Shabbat services on Friday nights, Temple Micah's rabbis customarily offer cups of Kiddush wine to newcomers. When Micah children study for b'nai mitzvah, their parents meet regularly to prepare for and share the experience. When members are ill, others--perhaps total strangers--take them food or drive them to the doctor. Instead of dropping their children off at religious school, Micah parents join them for 45 minutes of family classes. Many hang out afterward for bagels, coffee and kibitzing.
Adults Study Hebrew to Follow Services, Read Torah, Travel to Israel by Ed Grossman — last modified 07-14-2009 09:26 AM
There's no sign of "summer lightning" in the Tuesday evening adult language classes at Temple Micah. Just a lot of determination and hard work.
Rising Construction Costs Force Micah to Reassess Details of Expansion by Ed Grossman — last modified 07-14-2009 09:26 AM
Faced with cost estimates more than $1 million higher than anticipated, Temple Micah plans to open the building expansion project to competitive bidding to obtain "real-world numbers" that will help determine how to proceed.
Frank Rich, Robert Satloff to be Featured at Micah Book Fair by Ed Grossman — last modified 07-14-2009 09:26 AM
The Temple Micah Book Fair takes place at Politics & Prose on Sunday, Nov. 19. This event raises money for the temple through book purchases, and is also an opportunity for members to socialize in the cafe, hear the youth choir and listen to two prominent authors discuss their provocative and noteworthy new books.
Torah Study Group Shifts Focus This Year by Ed Grossman — last modified 07-14-2009 09:26 AM
Torah/Tanach Study Group, the popular self-led session that meets each Saturday before Shabbat services, is taking a break from Torah this year to consider other books of the Tanach (Hebrew Bible). Beginning Oct. 7, the group will focus primarily on the historical books that follow Deuteronomy: Joshua, Judges, I and II Samuel and I and II Kings. Interspersed at appropriate places, TSG will also read Ruth, Job, Song of Songs and the first half of Isaiah.
Kol Isha, "A Woman's Voice," Heads into Its Sixth Year with Plans to Study God by Ed Grossman — last modified 07-14-2009 09:26 AM
This past May, a group of women and one man, members of the study group Kol Isha--a woman's voice--met at the home of fellow member Dawn Feldman-Lehker for the annual Kol Isha retreat. After helping themselves to an array of nibbles, group members climbed the steps to a lovely outdoor deck where they began the afternoon's study, the culmination of their year-long study of psalms. Group member Jan Greenberg, serving as the day's teacher, passed out pages of contemporary psalms she had gathered from a variety of sources, and for the next two hours the group read and discussed these beautiful writings. A pot-luck dinner followed, during ich group members discussed approaches to their next year's study on God. Film, someone suggested. Music, another offered. One member had brought a helpful annotated bibliography of Jewish writings on the subject.
Micah House Graduate: "This Time, I Had Hope" by Ed Grossman — last modified 07-14-2009 09:26 AM
After two years rebuilding her life and confidence at Micah House, "S" is ready to graduate. "I have met every goal I set since coming to Micah House," she said, and she is eager to meet her next goal of independent living.
Donations for Hurricane Katrina Relief by Ed Grossman — last modified 07-14-2009 09:26 AM
Temple Micah's Katrina Disaster Relief Project--in conjunction with the Union of Reform Judaism (URJ) is to collect money to supply diapers to those in need. Please make checks payable to Temple Micah and write "Katrina" on the memo line.
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