Shabbat

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Shabbat Services at a Glance:

Friday Night: 6 pm oneg, 6:30 pm service
Saturday Morning: 10:15 am service followed by kiddush

Our Friday services begin at 6:30 pm, preceded  with an oneg (refreshments) in our upstairs library at 6 pm. At 6:30 pm, we gather together in the galleria to sing the blessings over the candles, wine, and challah (bread). We continue to welcome Shabbat in the sanctuary. These services generally end around 7:45 pm.

On Saturday mornings, a group gathers at 9 am for Torah Study and refreshments; all are welcome to this group. Shabbat and Torah services on Saturdays begin at 10:15 am and generally last until noon. The service is followed by a kiddush (refreshments).  Remember, if you are unable to be here, all Shabbat and holiday services at Temple Micah are carried live stream on our website.  They can be accessed at https://templemicah.org/our-livestream.

Special Shabbat Services

We have many special Shabbat experiences. Check out our calendar to see which are coming up. 

  • National Refugee Shabbat (October 19, 2018) with guest speaker, Miriam Feffer, Vice President of Development for HIAS
  • Micah House Shabbat (October 26, 2018)
  • 25 & 50 Year Club Shabbat (November 16, 2018) honoring people who have been members for 25 or 50 years
  • Hanukkah Extravaganza Shabbat (December 7, 2018) – During the Shabbat of Hanukkah, everyone brings their Hanukkiah to the synagogue for services. This is always a brilliant, luminous, and fun service.
  • Shabbat Shalom Around Town (February 15, 2019)- 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.
  • Community Shabbat Service (December 28, 2018) – Temple Micah hosts Adas Israel, Temple Sinai, and Washington Hebrew Congregation for our annual community Shabbat service together
  • OUDC/Martin Luther King, Jr. Shabbat (January 18, 2019) with speakers from Operation Understanding DC (OUDC)
  • Shabbat Shirah (January 19, 2019) – A special musical extravaganza Shabbat when we read the “song of the sea” Torah portion, and chant Mi Chamocha, a song for freedom, numerous different ways. The service includes an orchestra of members and both the youth and adult choirs.

Children at Services

We welcome children of all ages at all of our services. Our Youth Choir (made up of students in grades 2-4) sings once a month. Check our calendar for the next Youth Choir Shabbat. For families with young children, we offer monthly Young Family Shabbat services where children can get acquainted with the service and parents of young children can connect.

Haftarah Project, sponsored by the Innovation Fund

Led by Rabbinical Intern Samantha Frank

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