High Holy Days 2022 – 5783

We are thrilled that you are joining us for High Holy Days 5783. We look forward to welcoming Temple Micah members and their guests to in-person services, both indoors and outside in our tent. An online option will be available to members and non-members. 

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Erev Rosh Hashanah, Rosh Hashanah, Kol Nidre, and Yom Kippur Services

Registration is required for all in-person services listed below.

Temple Micah members who have pledged for the 2022-2023 membership year, along with their ticketed non-member guests, are welcome to join us in-person at National United Methodist Church (NUMC), located at 3401 Nebraska Avenue NW in Washington, DC, for the following services:

Erev Rosh Hashanah

September 25

  • Sanctuary Service | 8:00 pm | Inside NUMC

Rosh Hashanah Morning Services

September 26

  • Young Children’s Service | 9 am | Outdoor Tent
  • Sanctuary Service | 10:30 am | Inside NUMC
  • Family-Friendly Service | 10:30 am | Outdoor Tent

Kol Nidre

October 4

  • 8 pm | Inside NUMC

Yom Kippur Morning Service

October 5

  • Young Children’s Service | 9 am | Outdoor Tent
  • Sanctuary Service | 10:30 am | Inside NUMC
  • Family-Friendly Service | 10:30 am | Outdoor Tent

Pledged members, please check your email for registration links. 

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, September 7, 2022

For more information, please contact info@templemicah.org.


Additional In-Person Services

All are welcome to join us in-person at the following services (NO advance registration required):

  • Tashlich | October 2 | 10 a.m. | Peirce Mill 
  • Yom Kippur (afternoon services and events) | October 5 
    • Ask the Rabbis | 1:15 p.m.
    • 25 and 50 Year Club Readings | 2:15 p.m.
    • Liz Lerman Avodah Service | 4 p.m.
    • Haftorah/Avodah | 4:30 p.m.
    • Yizkor | 5:30 p.m.
    • Neilah | 6 p.m.
    • Shofar | 6:45 p.m.
  • Erev Sukkot | October 9 
  • Erev Simchat Torah with Machon Micah | October 16
  • Simchat Torah | October 17

As a sacred community, we believe in working together to keep everyone safe. We trust that all who choose to attend services in-person are vaccinated against COVID-19. 


Online Services

All are welcome to join us during our live streamed services.

Please fill out this brief form in order to receive links to all of our online offerings.

Join Us Online

High Holy Days 5783 Service Schedule

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Unless otherwise noted, all services will take place at National United Methodist Church, 3401 Nebraska Avenue NW in Washington, DC.

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Erev Rosh Hashanah | September 25

8 pm | National United Methodist Church Sanctuary

*Registration required to attend in-person. Live streaming available.


Rosh Hashanah | September 26

*Registration required to attend in-person

Young Children’s Service* | 9 – 9:45 am

  • Location: Outdoors (Tent) at National United Methodist Church
  • Recommended for toddlers to Grade 2
  • NO live stream available

Sanctuary Service* | 10:30 am

  • Location: Indoors (Sanctuary) at National United Methodist Church
  • Recommended for 12 and up
  • Live streaming available
  • Assisted Listening system available

Family-Friendly Service* | 10:30 am

  • Location: Outdoors (Tent) at National United Methodist Church
  • Recommended for 3rd grade and up (great for adults, too!)
  • NO live stream available

Tashlich | October 2

10 am | Peirce Mill at Rock Creek Park (Picnic Grove 1) | View on Google Maps

Registration is NOT required to attend; all are welcome! NO live stream available.


Kol Nidre | October 4

8 pm | National United Methodist Church Sanctuary

Live streaming available

Registration required to attend in-person


Yom Kippur Morning | October 5

*Registration required to attend in-person

Young Children’s Service* | 9 – 9:45 am

  • Location: Outdoors (Tent) at National United Methodist Church
  • Recommended for toddlers to Grade 2
  • NO live stream available

Sanctuary Service* | 10:30 am

  • Location: Indoors (Sanctuary) at National United Methodist Church
  • Recommended for 12 and up
  • Live streaming available
  • Assisted Listening system available

Family-Friendly Service* | 10:30 am

  • Location: Outdoors (Tent) at National United Methodist Church
  • Recommended for 3rd grade and up (great for adults, too!)
  • NO live stream available

Yom Kippur Afternoon – no registration required

All afternoon services will take place inside the NUMC Sanctuary. Live streaming and the assisted listening system is available for all.

Ask the Rabbis | 1:15 pm

  • Recommended for ages 12 and up

25 and 50 Year Club Readings | 2:15 pm

Liz Lerman Avodah Service | 4 pm

Haftorah/Avodah | 4:30 pm

Yizkor | 5:30 pm

Neilah | 6 pm

Shofar | 6:45 pm


Sukkot and Simchat Torah Service Schedule

Unless otherwise noted, all services will take place outdoors in the Sukkah at Temple Micah. No live stream will be available. No registration is required to attend; all are welcome!

Erev Sukkot | October 9 

6:30 pm | Be sure to join us for Oneg at 6 pm!

Erev Simchat Torah with Machon Micah | October 16 

5 pm | Location: Temple Micah Sanctuary

Simchat Torah | October 17 

10:15 am

DANCE: Liz Lerman Avodah Service

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Photo credit: lizlerman.com by Lise Metzger

Our beloved Avodah service on Yom Kippur reclaims the physicality of Yom Kippur worship. Liz Lerman, an award winning choreographer and MacArthur genius grant recipient, is a long-time member of Temple Micah. She has been helping us to explore the intersection of movement, prayer, and ritual; our service will incorporate responses to the Elul readings, experimenting with the interplay between text and tech.

Every year, a team of congregants help lead us in movement.

For information about joining these dancers and movers, please contact Rabbi Crawley.

 


SING: Join the High Holy Day Choir

Choir members gather in a group and smileThe Temple Micah choir has been a source of great beauty, meaning, and pride in our community for many years, and music during our High Holy Day services elevates the worship experience for all of us. After two long years away, we are thrilled to be BACK and rehearsing for this year’s High Holy Days. Won’t you join us?

Rehearsals are scheduled to begin in mid-August and continue through Yom Kippur. View the full rehearsal schedule here.

Listen to the choir singing Samachti B’omrim Li by Charles Osborne:

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New members welcome! No previous experience is necessary, and extra guidance is available for those who may be new to choral singing. (If you’d like, we will pair you with a buddy from your voice part — Soprano, Alto, Tenor, or Bass — to make sure you are comfortable with the music.) 

To get started, please fill out this brief form and we will contact you with additional information. If you have any questions, please contact us at info@templemicah.org.

High Holy Days Prayer Books - Mishkan Hanefesh

Prayer Books: Mishkan Hanefesh

We use Mishkan HaNefesh, also available from the CCAR Press. A limited number of “loaner” books will be available at the church.

To order a prayer book through Temple Micah, please complete this short form. Each 2-book set is $46. Please arrange to pick up your set(s) of Mishkan HaNefesh by Tuesday, September 20. After that date, books may be picked up at NUMC on Rosh Hashanah morning.

Order a Prayer Book from Temple Micah

Members are strongly encouraged to bring their own copies of Mishkan HaNefesh to all High Holy Day services and to write their names inside their prayerbooks.

For more information or questions, please contact disa@templemicah.org.

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Parking and Transportation

All in-person services will take place at National United Methodist Church, located at 3401 Nebraska Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20016. Be sure to leave ample travel time, whether you choose to park nearby, rideshare, or take public transit. 

Parking at NUMC is extremely limited. We encourage the use of public transportation options for those who are able. If you need accessible parking, please be sure to complete the Parking section of the registration form (for pledged members only), or contact us at info@templemicah.org

There is parking in the neighborhood, but please be cautious not to park longer than the permitted time for non-residential permit holders. 

The closest Metro stop to the MMUMC is Tenleytown, on the Red Line. Two WMATA buses (M4 and N2) go between the Tenleytown Metro stop and the church. Please check the route and schedule to make sure it will work for you.

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Volunteer Opportunities

We rely on our volunteers to make sure all of our services run smoothly. We are welcoming volunteers to help with set up, clean up, and ushering during services. Please indicate your interest in helping out on the registration form (see the “volunteer” section).

If you are NOT attending a service that requires registration, but would like to volunteer, please email info@templemicah.org

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If you require a special needs parking pass, please indicate this on the registration form.

The sanctuary of National United Methodist Church is wheelchair accessible by a ramp located on the Nebraska Avenue side of the building, as well as an entrance off of the parking lot with an elevator. The outdoor tent area is wheelchair accessible. 

Personal listening assistance systems are available in the sanctuary only.

A quiet/nursing room is available.

All online services will include closed captioning.

COVID-19 Protocols

Temple Micah remains committed to taking appropriate measures to keep everyone safe and meaningfully engaged in services. Our policies are driven by our belief that we are all responsible for each other.

Currently, Temple Micah requires COVID-19 vaccinations for everyone five years-old and older (all in-person participants will be asked to attest to being vaccinated when registering for services). Masks are optional and available, and we strive to provide options for people to sit at a distance from others.

We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 conditions and expert guidance, and we will be consulting with our medical experts as we approach the High Holy Days. We will make any needed adjustments to our policies and protocols as we get closer to the holidays to ensure we are responsive to the most current information.

We also will offer Temple Micah members a variety of options—from indoor services in the sanctuary, outdoor services in the tent, and online streaming— to participate in the way that feels most comfortable for them.

Frequently Asked Questions

It depends on the service you would like to attend. This year, registration to attend our in-person Erev Rosh Hashanah, Rosh Hashanah morning, Kol Nidre, and Yom Kippur morning services are open to members who have pledged for the 2022-2023 membership year, along with their non-member guests.  Pledged members will receive registration links via email during the first week of August. 

Services that do NOT required registration and are open to everyone include: 

  • Tashlich | October 2 | 
  • Yom Kippur – afternoon services and events | October 5 
  • Erev Sukkot | October 9 
  • Erev Simchat Torah with Machon Micah | October 16
  • Simchat Torah | October 17

In addition, members and nonmembers are invited to participate online. To receive links to all of our online, live streamed services, please complete this brief form. Live streamed services include:

  • Erev Rosh Hashanah | September 25
  • Rosh Hashanah | September 26
    • Sanctuary Service | 10:30 am
  • Kol Nidre | October 4
  • Yom Kippur Morning
    • Sanctuary Service | 10:30 am
  • Yom Kippur Afternoon
    • Ask the Rabbis | 1:15 pm
    • 25 and 50 Year Club Readings | 2:15 pm
    • Liz Lerman Avodah Service | 4 pm
    • Haftorah/Avodah | 4:30 pm
    • Yizkor | 5:30 pm
    • Neilah | 6 pm
    • Shofar | 6:45 pm

Everyone is invited to participate in services online. To receive links to all of our online, live streamed services, please complete this brief form. Live streamed services include:

  • Erev Rosh Hashanah | September 25
  • Rosh Hashanah | September 26
    • Sanctuary Service | 10:30 am
  • Kol Nidre | October 4
  • Yom Kippur Morning
    • Sanctuary Service | 10:30 am
  • Yom Kippur Afternoon
    • Ask the Rabbis | 1:15 pm
    • 25 and 50 Year Club Readings | 2:15 pm
    • Liz Lerman Avodah Service | 4 pm
    • Haftorah/Avodah | 4:30 pm
    • Yizkor | 5:30 pm
    • Neilah | 6 pm
    • Shofar | 6:45 pm

In addition, the following in-person services are open to all, no registration required:

  • Tashlich | October 2 | 
  • Yom Kippur – afternoon services and events | October 5 
  • Erev Sukkot | October 9 
  • Erev Simchat Torah with Machon Micah | October 16
  • Simchat Torah | October 17

Yes, members who have pledged for the 2022-2023 membership year are welcome to purchase tickets for non-member guests at the following services:

  • Erev Rosh Hashanah
  • Rosh Hashanah
  • Kol Nidre
  • Yom Kippur morning services

Please indicate the number of tickets you’d like for each service on the registration form; pledged members will receive registration links via email during the first week of August. 

 

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