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“We Will Rise” Rabbi Zemel’s 11/11 Sermon (Text)

By |November 16th, 2016|News, Worship|0 Comments

“We Will Rise” Rabbi Zemel’s 11/11 Sermon (Video)

By |November 16th, 2016|Worship|0 Comments

High Holy Day Sermons 5777

By |November 1st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

High Holy Day Sermons 5777

Rabbi Zemel – Rosh Hashanah 5777 “The Jewish Way Not to be Dead Inside”

Rabbi Zemel – Kol Nidre 5777 “Job Encounters the Machzor”

Rabbi Landau – Next Dor Kol Nidre 5777  “Lessons from Eden” Next Dor Kol Nidre 5777

Rabbi Landau – Yom Kippur 5777 “Tocho K’varo: Our Insides Covered in Gold”

Rabbi Beraha -Rosh Hashanah 5777

Rabbi Beraha […]

By |November 1st, 2016|Worship|0 Comments

Czech Torah Mystery Solved

Czech Torah Mystery Solved
The May-June issue of the Vine reported that the history of how Temple Micah obtained its first Czech Torah in the 1960s is clouded in mystery. (“Saved from Holocaust, Czech Torahs Serve New Generations at Micah,” May/June 2016, p. 1). Further research into temple newsletters and board minutes of the period as […]

By |August 19th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Rabbi Zemel in Jerusalem Post: “The Liberal Zionist Tent”

Rabbi Zemel responds in the Jerusalem Post’s Opinion section to commentary on the recent New York Times article on Liberal Zionism. Read his response below, or on the Jerusalem Post website here.
“The Liberal Zionist Tent”
The December 21 issue of The New York Times Magazine carried an article, “In Exile,” dealing with, among other things, the […]

By |January 4th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Rabbi Zemel featured in NYT piece, “Can Liberal Zionists Count On Hillary Clinton?”

Read the New York Times article, “Can Liberal Zionists Count on Hillary Clinton?” here.

The article features Rabbi Zemel and discusses elements of the modern America Jewish relationship with Israel in the current political context.

By |December 18th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Micah’s 6th Grade Class Featured in Washington Jewish Week’s “Dedicated Donations: How Kids Celebrate By Helping Others”

Temple Micah “has taken the bar mitzvah project to a whole other level.” This is especially true given the enormous success of the 2014 underwear drive, which collected over 11,000 pieces of underwear! We are excited to “celebrate helping others” alongside our amazing 6th grade class.

An excerpt from Washington Jewish Week ‘s “Dedicated Donations” highlighting […]

By |November 3rd, 2014|News|0 Comments

Rabbi Zemel speaks to “The Magic of Sukkot” in The Washington Post

The Washington Post published a piece featuring our very own Rabbi Zemel on the magic of Sukkot– a time when “friends and family can celebrate bountiful times, even as we recall with a wisp of sadness that all breath is fleeting.” The piece cites Rabbi Zemel in its exploration of the symbolism and magic of Sukkot’s celebration […]

By |October 28th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Temple Micah Featured in The Jewish Week’s “Inclusive Congregations: Justice, Not Charity”

Read this beautiful piece in The New York Jewish Week by member Allison Wohl about Micah, our “inclusion with no exceptions,” and our passion for social justice and equality. We are proud to celebrate diversity, not just tolerate it.
In her words, “Social justice is a cornerstone of the synagogue’s philosophy and fabric. Two years ago, my […]

By |October 28th, 2014|News|0 Comments