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Rabbi Zemel in Jerusalem Post: “The Liberal Zionist Tent”

Rabbi Zemel responds in the Jerusalem Post’s Opinion section to commentary on the recent New York Times article on Liberal Zionism. Read his response below, or on the Jerusalem Post website here.
“The Liberal Zionist Tent”
The December 21 issue of The New York Times Magazine carried an article, “In Exile,” dealing with, among other things, the […]

By |January 4th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Rabbi Zemel featured in NYT piece, “Can Liberal Zionists Count On Hillary Clinton?”

Read the New York Times article, “Can Liberal Zionists Count on Hillary Clinton?” here.

The article features Rabbi Zemel and discusses elements of the modern America Jewish relationship with Israel in the current political context.

By |December 18th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Micah’s 6th Grade Class Featured in Washington Jewish Week’s “Dedicated Donations: How Kids Celebrate By Helping Others”

Temple Micah “has taken the bar mitzvah project to a whole other level.” This is especially true given the enormous success of the 2014 underwear drive, which collected over 11,000 pieces of underwear! We are excited to “celebrate helping others” alongside our amazing 6th grade class.

An excerpt from Washington Jewish Week ‘s “Dedicated Donations” highlighting […]

By |November 3rd, 2014|News|0 Comments

Rabbi Zemel speaks to “The Magic of Sukkot” in The Washington Post

The Washington Post published a piece featuring our very own Rabbi Zemel on the magic of Sukkot– a time when “friends and family can celebrate bountiful times, even as we recall with a wisp of sadness that all breath is fleeting.” The piece cites Rabbi Zemel in its exploration of the symbolism and magic of Sukkot’s celebration […]

By |October 28th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Temple Micah Featured in The Jewish Week’s “Inclusive Congregations: Justice, Not Charity”

Read this beautiful piece in The New York Jewish Week by member Allison Wohl about Micah, our “inclusion with no exceptions,” and our passion for social justice and equality. We are proud to celebrate diversity, not just tolerate it.
In her words, “Social justice is a cornerstone of the synagogue’s philosophy and fabric. Two years ago, my […]

By |October 28th, 2014|News|0 Comments

The Washington Post on how Jewish fans and rabbis reacted to the Nats’ Yom Kippur game times

This Washington Post piece on the conflict of interest that Jewish Nats fans experienced on Yom Kippur features our own Rabbi Zemel.
Describing the struggle that Jewish Nats fans face when the playoffs happen on Yom Kippur, the piece cites Rabbi Zemel as saying, “This is when we take stock of what our lives are really […]

By |October 17th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Micah Featured in Washington Post Piece, “Jewish community trying to make room for interfaith couples”

Temple Micah was prominently featured in a Washington Post article about the Jewish community’s attempt to address the needs of interfaith couples. The article discusses both the importance and the challenges of finding ways to make room for these couples to feel welcome in Jewish community.
The Washington Post article begins, “Heather Moran has long been an observant […]

By |August 11th, 2014|News|0 Comments