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Standing with Israel

Dear Friends,

We have all seen the shocking Hamas attack on Israel and are horrified by the death and destruction. The news is devastating. The brutality is overwhelming.

In this moment of peril, just as Israelis all across the political spectrum stand united in their love of country and determination to repulse this attack, we at Temple Micah stand with Israel.

As we send our love and prayers across the sea, we remain committed to, and inspired by, the dream of Israel’s anthem, Hatikvah: “We have not yet lost our hope to be a free people in our own land.”


Rabbi Daniel G. Zemel

Rabbi Josh Beraha

Rabbi Stephanie Crawley

Rabbi Healy Slakman

Messages from our Rabbis

To hear the most recent messages from our rabbis, please visit our Sermons page.

How You Can Help

The Empty Table Shabbat: DC Community Gathering

Fridays | 3 – 4:30 p.m. | TBD – Changes Weekly

Every Friday, join the Hostages and Missing Families Forum for a special Kabbalat Shabbat to call for the release of the hostages, pray for their safety, and welcome Shabbat in their absence.

To access the location week to week, please contact

Unxeptable: Gather for the Release of Hostages

Sundays | 1:30 p.m. | Red Cross Headquarters

The local chapter of Unxeptable, a grassroots movement of volunteers, invites the DC metropolitan area community to stand united with them in front of the Red Cross Headquarters to acknowledge their assistance and urge them to act for the immediate release and safe return of all the hostages held in Gaza.

Please bring photos of the hostages. Israeli and US flags are encouraged.

Please reach out to Ronit Yarden with questions or for more information.

Israel Crisis Relief Funds

The Washington Jewish Federation has created an emergency fund to support Israel in this crisis. You can contribute to this effort here.

The Israel Democracy HQ has set up an emergency fund to help Israelis. You can contribute here.

If you need access to emotional or mental health resources, Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, JSSA, and their network of human service organizations are here for you.

Call (703)-J-CARING (703-522-7464), and a J-CARING provider will connect you to resources to address your needs. Serving DC, MD, and Northern Virginia residents, support is available Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM ET. All calls are confidential.

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