Micah Innovates

Temple Micah is always trying to think of new and innovative ways for the American Jewish future to emanate within our building and beyond. Between our Sunday Morning Speaker Series, The Micah Storefront Project and the Haftarah Project there are so many exciting opportunities happening at Temple Micah!

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“Perhaps it is because Temple Micah understands that nothing should remain stagnant, not a person, not a synagogue, not a religion.” — Jodi Enda, Remarks on Rabbi Zemel’s 36th Anniversary

Reporting the News in a Post-Truth Era: A Panel Discussion

The panel discussion moderated by Jodi Enda of CNN, featuring Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank, New York Times Washington Bureau chief Elisabeth Bumiller, and Wall Street Journal Capitol Hill reporter, Naftali Bendavid is now available.  Read the transcript here.

This program was made possible by contributions to the Innovation Fund. We are grateful to our donors for their generous support. If you are interested in learning more about this fund, or making a gift, please contact Sue Alpern-Fisch, Temple Micah’s Development Consultant.

 
 
 
The Jewish Voice in the Public Square
 

This discussion addressed the critical questions “Does liberal religion still have a role to play in the public conscience?…Where are the voices of Rabbi Stephen Wise and Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel today?…How can synagogues matter in the life of America’s Jews regarding the critical moral and social issues we face as a nation?…”

Rabbi Larry Hoffman (HUC-JIR)
Professor Riv-Ellen Prell (University of Minnesota)
Richard Harwood (The Harwood Institute)
Moderator: Valerie Strauss (The Washington Post)

Larry Hoffman is among the pre-eminent thinkers and theologians in American Jewish life. Riv-Ellen Prell is a leading ethnographer of the American Jewish experience. Rich Harwood is an expert on American public life.  Please follow this link to download a transcript of the conversation.

Panel Discussion: Israel in the American Jewish Mind

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Rabbi Eric Yoffie (past president Union for Reform Judaism)
Bari Weiss (New York Times columnist)
Moderator: Rabbi Esther Lederman (Communities of Practice, Union for Reform Judaism)