Membership at Micah

Temple Micah is a Reform Jewish congregation in Washington, DC of diverse members dedicated to spiritual fulfillment, intellectual challenge, and social inclusion for everyone in our community. We emphasize active participation of adults and children in worship and study, in the teaching of youth, and the observation of major life-cycle events. We also work in the broader community toward achieving tikkun olam, making the world better.

At Micah we place enormous value on the relationships we build with one another. We want the opportunity to get to know you, and we want you to have the chance to get to know us. We’d love to meet you. For more information, contact us.

Fair Share Pledge

Every person shall give as they are able according to the blessings that Adonai, your God, has bestowed upon you. -Deut. 16:17

As a kehilah kedoshah (a sacred community), we are guided by the above passage from Deuteronomy, and by the values of compassion and justice.

At Temple Micah, we aim to create a dynamic Jewish environment that nourishes the spiritual needs of each member. Sustaining this community requires each household to make a financial investment.

Our Fair Share Pledge program spreads the responsibility for supporting our community equitably among our members.

  • Each member household is asked to assess its finances annually, at the beginning of the synagogue’s fiscal year, which runs July through June.
  • Members pledge of 2% of their gross household income.
  • No one is excluded because of financial constraints.
  • We offer deeply subsidized dues for members in their twenties.

Your honest self-assessment will ensure that our community continues to be a vibrant, innovative, welcoming Jewish home that helps us to learn and grow together.

Temple Micah also has a Building Fund, which addresses the capital needs of our facility. Each family contributes $3,000 ($600/year) to the Building Fund, which may be paid over five years. Young adults begin to pay into the Building Fund when the oldest member of the household turns 30.

Dues and payments to the Building Fund are tax-deductible, charitable contributions.

Please contact us if you have any inquiries about membership or dues. We look forward to getting to know you.

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