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 and Rosh Hashanah 5783

What I Learned During COVID 19 or The Future of the American Synagogue, A New Path Towards Thinking about God, Torah, and Israel | Rabbi Daniel G. Zemel

Rosh Hashanah 2070 or; The New Reformists | Rabbi Joshua Beraha

Our Voice as Shofar | Rabbi Samantha Frank

Blessing for Those Who Have Had or Aided an Abortion | Rabbi Stephanie Crawley


Kol Nidre and Yom Kippur 5783

A Three Strand Rope is Not Easily Broken | Rabbi Daniel G. Zemel – Kol Nidre

I Am Jewish | Rabbi Josh Beraha

Yizkor Book 2022

If a hard copy was requested, they will be mailed soon.

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


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 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

Rosh Hashanah Morning Services

September 26

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

Kol Nidre

October 4

Yom Kippur Morning Service

October 5

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

Pledged Members: Registration for in-person Kol Nidre and Yom Kippur services via the form closes Monday, October 4 at 4 p.m. 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. | Rock Creek Park – Picnic Area 1 
  • Yom Kippur (afternoon services and events) | October 5 @ National United Methodist Church
    • Ask the Rabbis | 1:15 p.m.
    • Break from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
    • Afternoon Service | 3:30 p.m.
      • Liz Lerman Avodah Service
      • Haftorah/Avodah
      • Yizkor 
      • Neilah 
      • Shofar 
  • Erev Sukkot | October 9 @ Temple Micah
  • Erev Simchat Torah with Machon Micah | October 16 @ Temple Micah
  • Simchat Torah | October 17 @ Temple Micah

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 | Download Service Sheet

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 | Download Service Sheet

  • 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 | 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 | Download Service Sheet

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 | Download Service Sheet

  • 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

Download Service Sheet

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 p.m.
  • Break from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
  • Afternoon Service | 3:30 p.m.
    • Liz Lerman Avodah Service
    • Haftorah/Avodah
    • Yizkor 
    • Neilah 
    • Shofar 

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 | October 16 

5 pm | Location: Temple Micah Social Hall

Simchat Torah | October 17 

10:15 am

DANCE: Liz Lerman Avodah Service

LIz Lerman sits near trees and smiles

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 PressUse the promo code MHN15 at checkout to receive 15% off (expires October 3).

Attendees 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.  A limited number of “loaner” books will be available at the church.

An electronic Kindle edition is available for purchase ($9.99); this can be downloaded instantly and used on any digital device with the free Kindle app.

Order a Prayer Book through Temple Micah

Please note: For Rosh Hashanah services, orders via Temple Micah is now closed. All prior orders of books must be picked up at NUMC before each service.

To order a prayer book through Temple Micah for Yom Kippur, please complete this short form between Monday, September 26 at 1 p.m. through Friday, September 30 at 1 p.m. Each 2-book set is $46.

For Yom Kippur services, please arrange to pick up your set(s) of Mishkan HaNefesh by Friday, September 30. After that date, books may be picked up at NUMC before each service.

Order a Prayer Book from Temple Micah

 

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. 


Public Transit

MetroBuses N2, N6, and M6 stop right in front of the church at the New Mexico Ave and Nebraska Ave intersection.

The church is located 1 mile from the Tenleytown station on the WMATA Red Line.


Street Parking – Free and Metered

Street parking is available in the nearby neighborhoods. Recommended streets include: 44th St, 45th St, Macomb St, Lowell St, Klingle St, and Cathedral Ave. Be aware of parking signage with time limits. 


Accessible parking

Parking in the church lot is fully booked; however, there are a number of close spots. We recommend arriving early to secure one of the 16 spots on Macomb St. The American University parking garage listed below is directly across the street, meaning it is a short and flat walk.

For more information, please contact the Temple Micah office at (202) 342-9175.


Parking Garages

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. American University – School of International Service Garage
3498 Nebraska Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016
$16/day
Open 24/7
(202) 885-3111

 

2. Atlantic Parking at Foxhall Square 
3301 New Mexico Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016
(behind Suntrust and Walgreens)
$15/day, no cash
Open 24/7
(414) 847-5723
Reserve a spot ahead of time at spotangels.com 

 

3. Colonial Parking at Foxhall Square
3201 New Mexico Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016 (behind Wagshal’s)
$16/day
Open Monday to Friday, 7am – 8pm
(202) 244-7077

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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 contact Beth Werlin at executivedirector@templemicah.org if you would like to volunteer.

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

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Indoor services

Entrances and Seating

  • The entrance is located on Nebraska Avenue and can be accessed by either a short flight of stairs or a ramp. The flooring inside the building is uneven stone. 
  • Primary seating in the Nave is in thin pews. Free-standing chairs are set up in the wings, along corridors, and in between pews. These can be moved aside to accommodate a wheelchair. Space will be available between the front and back section of pews for wheelchairs.

Audio and Visual 

  • The sanctuary is equipped with an infrared assisted listening system. Neck-loops and in-ear headsets are available and cleaned between services.
  • TV screens are located in the back half of the Sanctuary to display the bima activities and Communication Access Real-time Translation (CART) captions.
  • All prayers are available in print form with transliteration. Transcripts of sermons and other commentary will be posted to the website (see the “Sermons + Blessings” tab). Rosh Hashanah prayer books weigh 1.3 lbs. Yom Kippur Prayer books weigh 2.3 lbs. Large print versions are available. Service sheets will feature 12 to 16 point fonts.

Wellness Room and Distanced Seating

  • There will be a wellness room adjacent to the sanctuary for sensory cooldown, nursing, allowing children to let off steam, and necessary nourishment on Yom Kippur.
  • The Great Hall will be an overflow room, with distanced seating and live feed from the sanctuary.

Outdoor services

  • The large, covered tent is located in the front parking lot on even pavement. 
  • Seating is free-standing chairs. Chairs can be easily moved aside to accommodate a wheelchair.
  • Services are open air and located at the intersection of Nebraska Avenue and New Mexico Avenue, meaning cars, walkers, and cyclists will be passing by the service. 
  • All prayers are available in print form with transliteration. Transcripts of sermons and other commentary will be posted to the website.  Rosh Hashanah prayer books weigh 1.3 lbs. Yom Kippur Prayer books weigh 2.3 lbs. Large print versions are available. Service sheets will feature 12 to 16 point fonts.
  • Optional apples and honey will be provided at the end of services. This is a high-sensory experience for taste and sound. Many people will be unmasked.

If you have any questions about a specific access need or to request an accommodation, please contact accessibility@templemicah.org.

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.

If you feel sick or are experiencing coughing or sneezing — even if you receive a negative COVID PCR test — please stay home and make plans to join us online.

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.

Facemasks

Facemasks are optional, though they are strongly encouraged in the sanctuary and within the church building. We will have supplies of masks at the entrances to the services.

Vaccinations

All individuals six-months of age and older must be vaccinated. Thank you for attesting to your vaccination status upon registration; we will NOT be checking vaccinations cards at the door.

Distancing

If any persons are uncomfortable with the seating options within the sanctuary, they are welcome to participate in the outdoor service in the tent, which is intended for both adults and school age children. In addition, the Great Hall will be set up as overflow seating. There, participants may watch the livestream of the sanctuary service.

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 registration for non-member guests at the following services:

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

Please indicate the number of guests you’d like for each service on the registration form. No tickets will need to be presented at the door, but we do recommend forwarding the informational email to your guests in advance of the service.

 

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