Giving at Temple Micah

Candles flicker in the darkness

Bring Light Annual Appeal

Nearly 60 years ago, a group of visionaries came together to create a Jewish home infused with meaning, relevance, and joy. We carry on this work by filling our sanctuary with music and soulful worship, our classrooms and libraries with learning and provocative discussions, and our social hall with schmoozing and laughter. This year, we have expanded our definition of home by investing in multi-access technology to welcome all who wish to participate no matter where they are. We have so much to look forward to in the coming months, from Hanukkah Shabbat and thought-provoking speakers to study groups and Wise Aging gatherings.

You make all this and more possible through your generosity. We have a $200,000 goal for our annual appeal. This year, we are asking every member to give, at any amount, to help us make this fundraiser a success.

Donate: Bring Light Appeal

Menorah with one candle: $25,0000 raised out of $200,000 goalThe end of this annual appeal coincides with Hanukkah, a time when we are called to examine who and what brings light to our lives. Throughout the appeal, we will celebrate how we at Temple Micah bring light into the world, highlighting eight extraordinary aspects of Temple Micah.

Please help us light the eight candles of Hanukkah with your generous, tax-deductible donation today. For every $25,000 raised, we will add one lit candle to our menorah. Thank you for being part of the Temple Micah community and for participating in the Bring Light Annual Appeal. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Warmly,

Rabbi Daniel G. Zemel

Rabbi Joshua Beraha

Rabbi Stephanie Crawley

Rielle Miller Gabriel, President

Brent Goldfarb, Vice President


Donate

Your gift makes a difference.

Our community relies on its members and those who love Micah for its financial health. Your partnership enables us to continue creating opportunities for learning, action, and prayer that challenge, engage, and inspire us. We are deeply grateful for your generosity and support.

Donate Now

There are many ways to give at Temple Micah. If you have any general questions, please reach out to the Micah office at info@templemicah.org and we will get back to you. 


Online

You can make a donation to any of our funds via our online form on ShulCloud with your credit card or by ACH. Click the button below and follow the instructions on the page. 

Donate Online


By Check

You can send us your check or have a check sent from your bank, trust, or Donor Advised Fund. Please include in the memo line how you would like your check to be allocated. Checks should be made out to Temple Micah. 

Checks can be sent to:

Temple Micah

2829 Wisconsin Ave. NW

Washington, DC 20007

Please note that donations made to Micah House should be made out to Micah House, not Temple Micah.


Donation of Securities (Stocks)

Using securities that have appreciated in value is an excellent way to make a gift to Temple Micah. In most cases, you will be entitled to an income tax charitable deduction for the full fair market value of the securities on the date of the gift, and will not have to report capital gains income.

Please contact our Bookkeeper or download the stock transfer instructions.

There are a variety of funds at Temple Micah. When considering making a donation, consider which of these funds you’d like to contribute to.

  • ​​General Fund: Supports all of our programs and administration, allowing our leadership to put the money where it is needed most.
  • Building Fund: Allows us to maintain our beautiful building as well as plan for future growth.
  • Endowment Fund: Is maintained through lifetime and bequest gifts to generate long term growth and income. Gifts to this fund help ensure our future vitality.
  • Innovation Fund: Seeds innovative and new projects and programs that allow us to drive our community and our Jewish narrative forward.
  • Learning Fund: Supports authors and speakers, creates lecture series, and subsidizes students studying in Israel. It is a general education fund for all members.
  • Legacy Fund: A quasi-endowment maintained through lifetime and bequest gifts as a fund to generate a consistent and stable flow of income for our long range future.
  • Micah House Fund: Supports Micah House as it provides transitional housing, support, and social services to homeless women with histories of alcohol and drug abuse.
  • Music and Worship Fund: Supports special pulpit needs, maintaining our torah scrolls, holiday services, and other liturgical and musical enrichment that is enjoyed by everyone.
  • Rabbi’s Discretionary Funds (Rabbis Zemel, Beraha, and Crawley): Enables our rabbis to provide financial assistance for those in need and support special programs within the congregation and the broader community.
  • Rabbi Daniel G. Zemel Fund for Israel: Supports social welfare, Reform movement, culture, and education in Israel.
  • Sukkat Shalom Fund: Supports our efforts to help refugee families.
  • Tzedek (Social Justice) Fund: Supports organizations strengthening DC neighborhoods, addressing homelessness, elder needs in the Jewish community. Also supports members (through Hineni) during times of sickness, bereavement, special needs, and celebrations. Also supports programs reflecting our commitment to justice, peace, and social change.

Sustaining Temple Micah, from Generation to Generation

Making a planned gift to Temple Micah ensures that your commitment to our vibrant community continues to help us grow, innovate, and make lasting social change for generations to come. Planned giving also helps you make a larger contribution than a cash gift, which furthers your support for Temple Micah while providing tax and other financial benefits to you. There are many ways to create a meaningful legacy:

  • Make a bequest in your will.
  • Name Temple Micah a full or partial  beneficiary of a retirement account, insurance policy, or savings account.
  • Give gifts of appreciated stock.

Resources

For more information on how to include Temple Micah in your estate plans, please contact our Development Consultant.

Watch the recorded webinar from November 2021, The Nuts and Bolts of Planned Giving, to learn more:

Temple Micah is a non-profit organization and your gift is tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. If you have questions about the tax deductibility of your contributions, please contact your tax advisor. 

Temple Micah Federal Tax ID Number: 52-0845118

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