Temple Micah works to be a place where each member is valued, included, and supported. Our community reflects that by having fun together, engaging with and responding to the needs of our community, and exploring our experiences together. Our community groups and events offer opportunities for discussion discovery, laughter, creativity, and creating time simply to come together. Read more to learn about the diversity of community events that take place throughout the year, and check out our community groups.
Meet Micah Friends
June 16, 2017
Join old friends and make new friends at Shabbat dinner on select Fridays after services. Meet in the lobby and we will head out to a local restaurant. No need to plan ahead: if you don’t have plans for Shabbat dinner, you’re welcome to join!
Community Shabbat Dinner
Twice a year following Kabbalat Shabbat services, community members are invited to stay for an informal community dinner to eat great food, make new friends, and reconnect with old ones. A recent Community Shabbat Dinner featured an informational panel about Micah House, a transitional, supportive residence for homeless women in recovery from substance abuse founded by Temple Micah members in 1989.
Book Fair at Politics and Prose
November 19, 2017
Our annual book fair is the perfect opportunity to do holiday shopping and support Temple Micah at the same time. The all-day book fair features a literary speaker and the Temple Micah Youth Choir, and the Temple receives 20% of all associated book and CD purchases. Our next Book Fair will be held on November 19, 2017.
Shabbat Shalom Around Town
On a Shabbat evening each winter, Temple Micah members invite one another into their homes for a Shabbat dinner. This Micah tradition is a wonderful way of strengthening old friendships and forming new ones while sharing a festive Shabbat meal together. We encourage everyone to participate.
Each Purim, we perform our annual play for all to participate in and enjoy. Don’t forget to bring your mac ‘n cheese box “groggers” and lots of other “noisy” boxed foods to drown out Haman’s name. Items will be donated to a local food pantry. All ages are welcome to attend. Anyone who has attended this extravaganza in the past will agree that this is an event not to miss.
Community Seder sponsored by Kol Isha
“Let all who are hungry come and eat.” Temple Micah’s Community Seder, sponsored by Kol Isha (A Woman’s Voice), is an annual event that takes place on the Saturday of Passover. Kol Isha members have put together a meaningful Hagaddah, and the seder will be led by Cantor Meryl Weiner and Rabbi Susan Landau. Seating is limited to 100 people.
People of the Book Fair
May 6, 2018
As Machon Micah wraps up, we hold an annual community-wide celebration of books, the Temple Micah People of the Book Fair. We have a great line-up of authors for all ages who sell and sign books. The day also includes a moon bounce, food trucks, and a book exchange. Members bring one special book they’ve enjoyed to share with others. Next year’s fair will be held on Sunday, May 7, 2017.
Temple Micah Spring Auction
This is an event for the whole community to help raise funds for all of the events and activities at Temple Micah. It is the biggest fundraiser of the year, and just an all around fun night. This past year’s auction raised almost $80,000 to help fund the synagogues activities. Questions? Contact Auction co-chairs