5779 High Holy Days
Rabbi Adam Morris and the congregation of Temple Micah look forward to greeting friends and visitors to the 5779 High Holy Days services and celebrations. Please refer to following for details:
We hold this mystical and meditative study and service on the weekend before Rosh Hashanah. It is the official beginning of the High Holy Day season, and it gets us into the mindset for reflection and renewal.
Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Services
Our services balance the richness of tradition while welcoming creativity and freshness. For example, you will hear the familiar and evocative melodies that we all associate with these days as well as moments of guided visualization designed to complement and enhance the template of tradition.
High Holy Day Family Services
Before each morning service we offer a family-friendly service for children and their parents. We sing, reflect and provide families with the foundation they need to celebrate at home.
On Rosh Hashanah afternoon, Rabbi Mo and his family invite the Micah community to their home for late afternoon sweets and schmoozing, followed by a short pilgrimage to Westerly Creek to symbolically cast away our sins into the waters.
Shema Kolaynu, Hear Our Voices: The Alvin Goldberg Congregants’ Hour
On Yom Kippur afternoon, while we consider where we are on our spiritual journeys, Rabbi Mo invites three members of the community to share aspects of their own spiritual journeys, and it never fails to move and inspire those in attendance.
Yom Kippur Opportunities for Contemplation
While they change each year, some options in the past have been experiences like Yom Kippur yoga, a teen-focused alternative prayer experience, Yom Kippur-related exercises in spiritual direction and Yom Kippur-themed discussions.
Yizkor Memorial Service
We make time on this most holy of days to remember our loved ones. Our music, creative liturgy and yizkor meditation create a safe and serene tone to engage in this sacred endeavor.
Yom Kippur Afternoon Service
Rabbi Mo and local musician Hal Aqua, with the themes of Yom Kippur as their guide, look to contemporary prophets (like Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Judy Collins, Bob Marley and more) to fill out the liturgy for this service. The music, lyrics and spirit provide a perfect complement to the rest of the day.
Yom Kippur ends as we take these sacred moments to welcome and bless those families who have welcomed new children into their homes since the previous Yom Kippur. In addition, we invite those who have their own shofars to join us on the bimah, along withe all the children in attendance, for a last, great Tekiah g'dola.