Temple Micah Reopening FAQs

Reopening Temple Micah: Frequently Asked Questions

Posted on September 27, 2021

Last updated 9/27/2021, with recently updated text in bold italics. We offer these FAQs to keep our community aware of the steps that are being considered as we strive to get back to in-person services. The FAQs address our approach to reopening and the decisions – which may be tentative – that have already been Continue Reading »


Rabbi Crawley: Not Optimistic | Yom Kippur 5782 Sermon

Posted on September 24, 2021

Not Optimistic Rabbi Stephanie Crawley Yom Kippur 5782/2021 Washington, DC There is a fire in my heart Shut up in my bones – Says the prophet Jeremiah – I am on fire – I say My world is burning My country is fractured My friends distanced Myself isolated There is a fire in my heart Continue Reading »

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UPDATE: Reopening Temple Micah and In-Person Shabbat Services

Posted on September 23, 2021

Updated 9/22/2021 Dear Friends, As we have now entered 5782, we are thrilled to turn our attention to re-opening the synagogue, including for Shabbat worship. We will continue our slow and gradual approach—prioritizing the safety and well-being of our members, staff, and our broader community. We are finalizing our COVID policies and practices regarding masks, Continue Reading »

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5782 (Non) Underwear Drive

Posted on September 15, 2021

Please join Machon Micah’s 6th graders this High Holiday season for a twist on one of Temple Micah’s most important mitzvah projects: providing dignity to the area’s homeless in partnership with Friendship Place, a local community-based organization that works with the District’s homeless. For 20 years, our community has provided Friendship Place with thousands of Continue Reading »

Honoring Rachel Gross – September 24 Shabbat

Posted on September 14, 2021

Dear Friends, I want to draw your attention to a special Shabbat service on Friday evening, September 24, when we will honor and thank Rachel Gross for over ten years of service and devoted leadership to our Micah community.  I write this letter with a certain degree of sadness as Rachel has been a true Continue Reading »

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Rabbi Frank: The Lifeguard | Rosh Hashanah 5782 Sermon

Posted on September 10, 2021

The Lifeguard Rabbi Samantha Frank Rosh Hashanah 5782/2021 Washington, DC Shana tovah, my Rosh Hashanah Friends, It’s just incredible to be here together, outdoors, on the New Year, in a new way. So much has changed since last Rosh Hashanah, and so much more has changed since Rosh Hashanah 5780, the last time we were Continue Reading »

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Rabbi Zemel: Whither Israel? Rosh Hashanah 5782 Sermon

Posted on September 9, 2021

Whither Israel? Rabbi  Daniel G. Zemel Rosh Hashanah 5782/2021 Washington, DC Dear Friends, I am a worrier. I worry about serious things: COVID The future of American Jewish life How our Micah community can continue to thrive and be impactful through COVID and its necessary limitations. I worry about Israel and its future and our Continue Reading »

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Update: Sukkat Shalom’s Paralegal Efforts

Posted on September 3, 2021

Dear Friends, Thank you! Sukkat Shalom (Shelter of Peace) came to you last spring to ask for your help in funding a Migrant Support Paralegal with our partners at HIAS. Because of your amazing generosity, we are thrilled to announce that we have succeeded and are moving forward with this project! THANK YOU to all Continue Reading »

Welcoming our new Executive Director, Beth Werlin

Posted on August 30, 2021

We are pleased to announce that Beth Werlin will be joining our Micah staff as our new executive director. Beth comes to us from the American Immigration Council, where she worked in various capacities for the last twenty years, starting as a staff attorney and rising to the position of executive director in 2016. Our Continue Reading »

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Responding to the crisis in Afghanistan

Posted on August 19, 2021

We are all watching the news from Afghanistan with deep distress. We worry about the safety and future of ALL Afghans as the Taliban takes control of their homeland. Members of the Micah community have been reaching out to Sukkat Shalom, asking how they can help, and specifically asking about the Afghan family that Temple Continue Reading »