Over the past month and a half, the unthinkable has unfolded. We have experienced the most violent attack on Jews since the Holocaust, innocent lives lost in Israel and Gaza, and an extreme rise in antisemitism across the world and in our own backyards.
We are grieving, we are frightened, and we are sad; we are tormented, we are conflicted, and we are angry. We have so many questions, and we look to an uncertain future.
And, yet one thing is absolutely certain: we need each other—our Temple Micah community—more than ever.
In the face of an existential crisis for Jews in Israel and across the world, we are doing what we do best: comforting each other, singing and praying together, and listening to each other. We grapple with difficult questions and hold our young people. We stand with Israel, and we create spaces to be ourselves, where no one has to be alone. We celebrate births, b’nai mitzvah, and marriages. We joyously, and at times with heavy hearts, welcome Shabbat together, imagining a better, brighter future.
This is the backdrop upon which we come to you for the year-end appeal.
We have a $200,000 goal that we must meet or surpass, especially as we invest more heavily in security and programming. We are asking every member to give as generously as possible, but any amount will be gratefully appreciated to help us meet this goal.
As Temple Micah celebrates its 60th anniversary, we will continue to create a Jewish home infused with meaning, relevance, and joy. We will do this in the face of threats against us and in the face of uncertainty.
Thank you for being part of this community, especially through the challenging times. We are hopeful that as we move into our next 60 years, we will strengthen our ties and continue to breathe life into our values.
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.
There are many ways to give at Temple Micah. If you have any general questions, please reach out to the Micah office at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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:
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