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Intro

Temple Micah has always been our home. For years after it was founded in 1963, the congregation remained small and tight knit and we acted like an extended family, celebrating holidays and life cycle events together and pitching in to teach in the coop religious school and work in the office. Because everybody knew everybody,…

Micah Love Connection

When Temple Micah was young, so were most of its members. Also single. So, not infrequently, love happened and marriage followed. For example, Sid Booth and Elka Fargotstein—perhaps the first Micah couple—met in 1967 while stuffing envelopes for a temple mailing. They married in 1968. Others met at the singles brunches held during the 1970s.…

Listening Campaign

On Rosh Hashanah in 2010, Rabbi Esther Lederman gave a sermon about “listening projects” that congregations around the country were undertaking to, among other things, discover congregational needs that were going unmet. She initiated a series of community conversations to discover issues that members felt strongly about and identify broadly held concerns, then to form…

Sharing the News

In the days before the digital revolution, Temple Micah relied on the telephone and the post office to maintain regular communication within the community. The telephone was the instrument to get out urgent news: last minute change of plans, weather emergencies, or the then blessedly rare occasion of a death in the temple family. Members…