Holidays

Join the Temple Micah community for worship and celebration of holidays throughout the year. For more resources about the holidays, check out Reform Judaism’s website or MyJewishLearning.com.

Shavuot (May 30, 2017)

Shavuot celebrates the receiving of the Torah at Mt Sinai. No other Jewish holiday captures the Jewish essences of monotheism and moral code like this day — yet it is so often overlooked in our personal lives and observances. This proposition of the revelation of a moral code for human behavior by an invisible deity had to have been a radical, even dangerous idea in the ancient world.

At Temple Micah we will dedicate our Shavuot to this proposition — namely that Shavuot is a celebration of dangerous ideas. We will listen as three Temple Micah members reveal their own dangerous idea for America, the Jewish world or our own community as we celebrate this great festival.

Tisha B’Av (July 31, 2017)

Temple Micah commemorates the destruction of the Temple with a candle-lit, meditative service that includes the chanting of Lamentations (Eicha).

Rosh Hashanah (September 21, 2017)

Yom Kippur (September 30, 2017)

Sukkot (October 5, 2017)

Weather permitting, we hold a joyful service in our sukkah on Erev Sukkot, in addition to our All-Community Machon Micah celebration during the holiday.

Simchat Torah (October 13, 2017)

On Erev Simchat Torah we unroll the Torah around the sanctuary so that all can see.  As is traditional, we chant the final portion of the book of Deuteronomy followed immediately by the first chapter of the book of Genesis.  Then we re-roll the scroll in order to begin again.

Shabbat Hanukkah (December 15, 2017)

On the Friday night of Hanukkah, the temple celebrates the festival of light with a luminous, sparkling service illuminated by the glow of scores of menorahs in the midst of the congregation.

Purim (February 28, 2018)

Purim at Temple Micah is a rowdy celebration where we gather as a community and perform our Purim Spiel in costume. Members of all ages are encouraged to dress in costume.

Passover (March 30 – April 6, 2018)

In addition to the service conducted at the end of Passover that includes the yizkor service, the community celebrates a seder hosted by Kol Isha on the Saturday evening during the holiday. This year’s Community Seder will be on April 15.

Yom HaShoah (April 11, 2018)

Temple Micah holds an annual solemn service to commemorate the Holocaust. We are honored to have two Torah scrolls that were rescued from Czechoslovakia during the Holocaust.