5782 High Holy Days

Rabbi Adam Morris and the Temple Micah community look forward to our 5782 High Holy Days experience.

Micah's COVID-19 Protocol

Basically, we are planning for our High Holyday observances to look like they did in 2019, with some pandemic safety-influenced additions ...

- We will hold most of our community prayer services and other High Holyday offerings in person at Temple Micah.

​​​​​​​- We expect that all who attend will wear a mask while they are in the building and observe social distancing while in the sanctuary.

- In fulfilling our responsibility to maintaining a safe space, we ask that all attendees pre-register for the services or programs they plan to attend.  The registration link is open HERE

- As always, participation at Temple Micah is open to all ... there are no tickets or fees required to participate in our High Holyday offerings.  Please reach out to people in your communities and share this invitation and the registration link with them.

- For those who are not able or choose not to participate in person, our High Holyday services will also be live streamed on our YouTube channel.

- We will continue to monitor the development of the pandemic and the public health guidelines set forth by our medical and civic authorities.

- As 5782 draws closer, look for more information about streaming links, parking guidelines related to the presence of the Safe Outdoor Space and specific details related to services and programs.

We are so looking forward to welcoming 5782 with you.

Selichot

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.

Open House/Tashlich

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.

Neilah

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.