High Holy Days 2024 – 5785

Apples, pomegranates, and honey laid on top of white wooden slats

Members: Registration for High Holy Days 5785 services (Erev Rosh Hashanah, Rosh Hashanah, Kol Nidre, and Yom Kippur Morning) will open in early August for members who have made their 2024-2025 pledge. More details will be provided soon.

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

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, 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, 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

 

Wheelchair AccessibleAssistive ListeningClosed Captioning

Accessibility at NUMCquiet room

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 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.

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

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