Adults

Adults

We offer a robust range of learning opportunities for adults. Discover new ways to grow with us, whether through studying Hebrew, attending a panel discussion or a lecture, our monthly Lunch and Learn programs, or in an ongoing study group tackling Hebrew poetry.


Adult Hebrew Refresher

Join with fellow Micah members to brush up on basic Hebrew reading and concepts. This class is taught by longtime Micah Hebrew instructor Evie Shen-Tal and is catered towards all levels and abilities. Tuition is $200/student for 10 classes.

Contact: Temple Micah Office


Beytenu

Please join your fellow Micah members in a Beytenu gathering! Our mission at Beytenu (which means “our house”) is to make people feel at home at Temple Micah. We gather about once a month with a goal of getting to know each other better – tightening the fabric and thickening the connections of our community. Each gathering is different, from sharing a potluck meal and telling stories about our Jewish lives, to organizing onegs. Our gatherings are multi-generational, include new and long-standing members of the community, and are always open to anyone who would like to attend. You do not have to commit to coming to every gathering to be a part of this community building experience. Come when you want; come when you can. You’ll always be welcome.

To participate, contact Beytenu.


Book Club

The Temple Micah Book Club meets on the first Tuesday of each month September through June, to discuss a different book relevant to the Jewish experience. We read both fiction and non-fiction. Reading selections are chosen by the group.

To get involved, contact Book Club.


Climate Action Group

We meet monthly and use email to share ideas and information. We find ways to act individually and together – at home, at Micah, and beyond – to help slow climate change. Join us at Micah or by Zoom.

To participate, contact Climate Action Group


Uptown Discussion Group

Rabbi Joshua Beraha and Rabbi Stephanie Crawley will lead this discussion group in 2023-24.

Please contact info@templemicah.org for more information.


Hebrew Poetry Online

In Temple Micah’s lay-led Hebrew poetry group, we read the poetry of Yehuda Amichai and other modern Israeli poets in Hebrew, then translate and discuss in English. We discuss how these poets’ use of biblical, liturgical, and contemporary Hebrew is accessible and insightful on many levels to those with even limited Hebrew knowledge.

Contact: Hebrew Poetry


Jewish Thinkers of the 20th and 21st Centuries

Jewish Thinkers, a lay-led study group, meets online every other Monday to read essays of 20th and 21st Century Jewish Thinkers who grapple with fundamental questions of faith and religion.

Contact: Jewish Thinkers


Lunch and Learn

Be challenged, engaged, and inspired through our monthly Lunch & Learns. On the second Wednesday of each month (unless otherwise noted), we gather in-person and via Zoom to share lunch and hear a presentation from a vast array of speakers, 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.

You must register to attend no later than the Sunday prior to each session. Registrants will receive a Zoom link by email prior to the meeting.

View upcoming Lunch & Learns.

To get involved, contact the Lunch & Learn coordinators.

To view past Lunch & Learn presentations, visit our YouTube channel.


Micah Cooks

Micah Cooks has catered hundreds of Temple Micah events, especially B’nai Mitzvahs, for nearly 30 years. We are a volunteer group of more than 50 members who are cooks, bakers, and shoppers — all helping to build community through food! All of our profits are used to support Temple Micah programs. To learn more about us, to join us, or to consult with us about an event, please contact micahcooks@templemicah.org.


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.


Sacred Circle Dance

Sacred circle dances are moving meditations that embody and integrate mind, body, and spirit. These simple, gentle dances have special meditative qualities and ancient roots in music and dance from around the world. No previous dance experience or partners necessary. All dances are simple and each will be taught every time. Participants with mobility difficulties are welcome. Facilitated by Evelyn Torton Beck, Ph. D. 

To get involved, contact our office.


Speaker Events and Panel Discussions

We regularly host a variety of experts, academics, and pundits (including staff, clergy, and community members) to discuss current events, spirituality, and more.

To view past guest speaker presentations, visit our YouTube channel.


Torah Study Group

This lay-led group meets each Shabbat morning before services to explore the week’s Torah and Haftarah portions.

Contact: Torah Study Group


Wednesday Morning Study Group

The Wednesday Morning Group, led by Rabbi Zemel, explores different themes each year. For the 2023-2024 group, we will continue with our examination of spiritual narratives. We will combine study, discussion, and personal writing as we create a “Torah of Our Lives.”

Please contact info@templemicah.org for more information.


Wise Aging

The Wise Aging program’s series of workshops, offered by Temple Micah to its members and to all interested seniors, helps us continue to grow and appreciate life more deeply as we age. New Wise Aging cohorts — small groups who gather for nine weekly sessions — begin several times a year.

Learn more and get involved.

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