Gather

Gather

We want to help you create a sense of Jewish home – a sense of belonging, identity, and connection – both in the temple and outside of it. Our community groups and events offer opportunities for discussion, discovery, laughter, and making time simply to be together.

See something missing? We invite you to create it!

Photo Credit: Alex Edelman

What we’re doing together online:

  • Young Family Shabbat singalong videos with the rabbis
  • Parent conversation groups
  • Playlists and other resources
  • Holiday and social gatherings

To get involved, email Rabbi Josh Beraha or join our YFS newsletter.

 

What we’re doing together online:

  • Cooking & baking hangouts
  • Fundraising & advocacy for social justice initiatives
  • Holiday and social gatherings, like virtual game nights and Color War

You do not need to be a member to participate – all are welcome. Programs are announced through the Micah Teens listserv. Email Alexina to sign up!

What we do together online:

To get involved, email Rabbi Stephanie Crawley.

What we’re doing together online:

To get involved in any of these groups, contact Jeannelle D’Isa.

What we’re doing together online:

To get involved in any of these groups, contact Jeannelle D’Isa.

We are a community of book readers and discussion makers, challah bakers and challah eaters, loud singers and proud dancers. Whatever your interests, you’ll find your people here! Below are our current ongoing groups, always open to new members.

Book Club

Book club meets monthly to discuss a different book relevant to the Jewish experience. Reading selections are chosen by the group – see what we’ve read so far here. To get involved, contact Book Club.

Lunch & Learn

Be challenged, engaged, and inspired through our monthly Lunch & Learns, with topics like Hidden from History No More: Jewish Women’s Activism in Second-Wave Feminism with Dr. Evelyn Beck and Tikkun Olam: Repairing the World One Senate Investigation at a Time with Elise Bean. To get involved, contact the Lunch & Learn coordinators.

Next Dor for Young Adults

Judaism is passed down from generation to generation, l’dor vador, and we are the Next Dor next door! Next Dor is a group for young people in their 20s and 30s who want to connect to each other through Judaism. From small group studies to social justice collaborations, we create spaces for animated, accessible, and walk-in friendly gatherings. To get involved, contact Rabbi Stephanie Crawley.

Psalms

This monthly lay-led study group explores the powerful language of the Psalms. We engage in depth with the timeless poetry that ranges through the spectrum of human emotions, inspiring literature and liturgy across millennia and still speaking to us today. Reading and discussion are in English, informed by the Hebrew – no preparation is required! To get involved, contact Psalms.

Sukkat Shalom

Support new refugees as well as immigrants at risk of deportation with the social action group Sukkat Shalom (Shelter of Peace). Past efforts have included supporting an Afghan family for the first year of their lives in the US, participating with the Sanctuary Congregation Network, organizing diaper drives for HIAS families, and providing tax preparation workshops for refugees.

Wise Aging

The Wise Aging program enables participants to have meaningful conversations about what it means to grow older and offers experiences that foster social, emotional, and spiritual insights for meeting aging challenges with a sustaining spirit. Designed by the Institute for Jewish Spirituality, it consists of nine workshops based on the book Wise Aging: Living with Joy, Resilience & Spirit by Rabbi Rachel Cowan and Dr. Linda Thal. Many graduates of Wise Aging Cohorts continue to meet monthly in Alumni groups. To get involved, contact the Wise Aging coordinators.

The Temple Micah Storefront Project is a new project in Washington DC led by Rabbi Josh Beraha and Rabbi Stephanie Crawley, who believe that Jewish wisdom has relevance and importance in our modern lives.

Storefront is moving the Jewish conversation from inside the walls of the synagogue into the public square. You’ll find us at coffee shops, cafés, bars, and farmer’s markets. What animates us is a desire to expand what Jewish life can look like and where Jewish life can take place.

Who is Storefront for?

Our community is made up of young families and folks in their 20s and 30s.

Here you’ll find anyone from heretics to zealots, unbelievers to the eternally committed; anyone who seeks the wisdom and complexity of Jewish tradition is welcome.

To learn more, check out the Storefront website or email Rabbi Crawley or Rabbi Beraha.