High Holy Days 2024 – 5785

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Registration for Members Opens August 5

Registration for High Holy Days 5785 services (Erev Rosh Hashanah, Rosh Hashanah, Kol Nidre, and Yom Kippur Morning) will open beginning August 5, 2024 for members who have made their 2024-2025 pledge. Additionally, a limited number of tickets will be available for members to purchase for their guests.

Non-members may request a link to view our livestreamed services beginning August 5. 

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

High Holy Days 5785 Service Schedule

Services will take place at Temple Micah and National United Methodist Church (3401 Nebraska Avenue NW in Washington, DC), unless otherwise noted.

= available on livestream

A Note on Prayer Books

All participants shall bring their own prayer book to services; we use “Mishkan HaNefesh: Machzor for the Days of Awe.” If you do not currently own a copy, please order Mishkan HaNefesh directly from CCAR prior to the service.

An extremely limited number of “loaner” books will be available on a first come, first serve basis and availability is not guaranteed.

 


Memorial Service | Sunday, September 29

10 a.m. | Mt. Lebanon Cemetery | View on Google Maps

Registration is NOT required to attend — all are welcome! Service will take place outdoors; no live stream available.


Erev Rosh Hashanah | Wednesday, October 2

8 p.m. | National United Methodist Church Sanctuary

Live streaming available.

Registration required to attend in-person.


Rosh Hashanah | Thursday, October 3

*Registration required to attend in-person

Young Children’s Service* | 9 – 9:45 a.m.

  • Location: Temple Micah
  • Recommended for toddlers to Grade 2
  • NO live stream available

Sanctuary Service* | 10:30 a.m.

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

Family-Friendly Service* | 10:30 a.m.

  • Location: Temple Micah
  • Recommended for 3rd grade and up (great for adults on their own, too!)
  • NO live stream available

Tashlich | Sunday, October 6

10 a.m. | Rock Creek Park (Picnic Grove 1) | View on Google Maps

Registration is NOT required to attend — all are welcome! Service will take place outdoors; no live stream available.


Kol Nidre | Friday, October 11

8 p.m. | National United Methodist Church Sanctuary

Live streaming available

Registration required to attend in-person


Yom Kippur Morning Services | Saturday, October 12

*Registration required to attend in-person

Young Children’s Service* | 9 – 9:45 a.m.

  • Location: Temple Micah
  • Recommended for toddlers to Grade 2
  • NO live stream available

Sanctuary Service* | 10:30 a.m.

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

Family-Friendly Service* | 10:30 a.m.

  • Location: Temple Micah
  • Recommended for 3rd grade and up (great for adults on their own, too!)
  • NO live stream available

Yom Kippur Afternoon at NUMC

Schedule subject to change. 

Live streaming and assisted listening system available for all afternoon services and events. NO registration required to attend.

Ask the Rabbis | 1:15 p.m.

  • Recommended for 12 and up

**Break: 2:15 p.m.**

Guest Speaker: Diana Butler Bass | 3 p.m.

Yom Kippur Afternoon Service | 4:15 p.m.

The afternoon service will include:

  • Torah Reading
  • Liz Lerman Avodah Service: approximately 5 p.m.
  • Yizkor: approximately 5:45 p.m.
  • Neilah: approximately 6 p.m.
  • Shofar 

Sukkot and Simchat Torah Service Schedule

No registration is required to attend; all are welcome! All services will take place at Temple Micah.

Service Date Time Location
Erev Sukkot  Wednesday, October 16  6:30 p.m.  Temple Micah Sukkah
Erev Simchat Torah Wednesday, October 23 5:30 p.m. Temple Micah Sanctuary
Simchat Torah Thursday, October 24 10:15 a.m. Temple Micah Sukkah

 

Yizkor Book

At our Yizkor service, we remember those who have been lost and, as a community, support those who are mourning. Each year, we create a yizkor book, a book of memory, to honor our loved ones. It will be shared with the congregation online.

Submission options:

  • Repeat the text only listing from last year exactly as it appeared.
  • Repeat your text listing from last year and add or edit names.
  • Create a new listing.
  • No names/prefer not to list names.

Yizkor book entries must be submitted via the member registration form by Friday, September 20.

Parking + Transportation

Services will take place at National United Methodist Church (3401 Nebraska Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20016) and at Temple Micah. Be sure to leave ample travel time, whether you choose to park nearby, rideshare, or take public transit.

Temple Micah members may request a ride to services at no charge, or volunteer to give a ride, via the member registration form. While rides are not guaranteed, we will do our best to match you with a willing volunteer.

Parking is extremely limited. We encourage the use of public transportation options for those who are able. The church is located 1 mile from the Tenleytown station on the WMATA Red Line.


Accessible Parking: Parking in the NUMC church lot and at Temple Micah is limited and must be requested in advance beginning August 5. Please contact Jeannelle D’Isa at disa@templemicah.org to submit a request.

Childcare during High Holy Days

Childcare is available for Temple Micah members and their guests on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur from 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. for children ages 2-3 ($75 per child) and ages 4-8 ($50 per child). We are not able to provide care for infants and babies at this time.

Our childcare provider is White House Nannies, Inc.

Requests must be submitted via the member registration form by Friday, September 20. All children must be registered in advance to receive care. We are not able to accommodate late requests or walk-ins.

Please contact us at info@templemicah.org for more information.

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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. 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.
  • 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.

Wellness Room

  • 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 feature live feed from the sanctuary.

For information about accessibility at Temple Micah, click here.

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

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 upcoming membership year, along with their non-member guests.  Pledged members will receive registration links via email during the first week of August. The registration form will close on Friday, September 20.

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

  • Tashlich: October 6
  • Yom Kippur – afternoon services and events: October 12 
  • Erev Sukkot: October 16
  • Erev Simchat Torah: October 23
  • Simchat Torah: October 24

In addition, everyone is welcome to participate online. To receive links to all of our online, live streamed services, please complete this form (opens August 5). Live streamed services include:

  • Erev Rosh Hashanah: Wednesday, October 2 at 8 p.m. Eastern
  • Rosh Hashanah: Thursday, October 3 at 10:30 a.m. Eastern
  • Kol Nidre: Friday, October 11 at 8 p.m. Eastern
  • Yom Kippur Morning and Afternoon: Saturday, October 12 beginning at 10:30 a.m. Eastern.

Everyone is welcome to participate online. To receive links to all of our online, live streamed services, please complete this form (opens August 5). Live streamed services include:

  • Erev Rosh Hashanah: Wednesday, October 2 at 8 p.m. Eastern
  • Rosh Hashanah: Thursday, October 3 at 10:30 a.m. Eastern
  • Kol Nidre: Friday, October 11 at 8 p.m. Eastern
  • Yom Kippur Morning and Afternoon: Saturday, October 12 beginning at 10:30 a.m. Eastern.

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

  • Tashlich: October 6
  • Yom Kippur – afternoon services and events: October 12 
  • Erev Sukkot: October 16
  • Erev Simchat Torah: October 23
  • Simchat Torah: October 24

Yes, members who have pledged for the upcoming membership year are welcome to purchase registration for non-member guests ($125/adult; $36/youth 13-21; Free 12 and under) 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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