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.
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
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.
The Downtown Discussion Group, led by Rabbi Zemel, meets weekly during the lunch hour, with a different theme discussed each year. Learn more about our plans for the 2022-2023 group.
To sign up, contact Jeannelle D’Isa
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, 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
Be challenged, engaged, and inspired through our monthly Lunch & Learns. On the second Wednesday of each month, 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.
To get involved, contact the Lunch & Learn coordinators.
To view past Lunch & Learn presentations, visit our YouTube channel.
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.
We regularly host a variety of experts, academics, and pundits (including staff, clergy, and community members) to discuss current events, spirituality, and more.
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This lay-led group meets each Shabbat morning before services to explore the week’s Torah and Haftarah portions.
Contact: Torah Study Group
The Wednesday Morning Group, led by Rabbi Zemel, explores different themes each year. Learn more about our plans for the 2022-2023 group.
To sign up, please contact: Jeannelle D’Isa