Giving to Micah
Your gift makes a difference.
Our community relies on its members and those who love Micah for its financial health. Your partnership enables us to continue creating opportunities for learning, action, and prayer that challenge, engage, and inspire us. We are deeply grateful for your generosity and support.
A few ways you can contribute:
- General Fund: Supports all of our programs and administration, allowing our leadership to put the money where it is needed most.
- Digital Supporter: If you’re new to Temple Micah or joining us from far away, please consider a donation to help support us as we support you.
- Building Fund: Allows us to maintain our beautiful building as well as plan for future growth.
- Endowment Fund: Is maintained through lifetime and bequest gifts to generate long term growth and income. Gifts to this fund help ensure our future vitality.
- Innovation Fund: Seeds innovative and new projects and programs that allow us to drive our community and our Jewish narrative forward.
- Learning Fund: Supports authors and speakers, creates lecture series, and subsidizes students studying in Israel. It is a general education fund for all members.
- Legacy Fund: A quasi-endowment maintained through lifetime and bequest gifts as a fund to generate a consistent and stable flow of income for our long range future.
- Micah House Fund: Supports Micah House as it provides transitional housing, support, and social services to homeless women with histories of alcohol and drug abuse.
- Music and Worship Fund: Supports special pulpit needs, maintaining our torah scrolls, holiday services, and other liturgical and musical enrichment that is enjoyed by everyone.
- Rabbi’s Discretionary Funds (Rabbis Zemel, Beraha, and Crawley): Enables our rabbis to provide financial assistance for those in need and support special programs within the congregation and the broader community.
- Rabbi Daniel G. Zemel Fund for Israel: Supports social welfare, Reform movement, culture, and education in Israel.
- Sukkat Shalom Fund: Supports our efforts to help refugee families.
- Tzedek (Social Justice) Fund: Supports organizations strengthening DC neighborhoods, addressing homelessness, elder needs in the Jewish community. Also supports members (through Hineni) during times of sickness, bereavement, special needs, and celebrations. Also supports programs reflecting our commitment to justice, peace, and social change.
Donation of Securities (Stocks)
Using securities that have appreciated in value is an excellent way to make a gift to Temple Micah. In most cases, you will be entitled to an income tax charitable deduction for the full fair market value of the securities on the date of the gift, and will not have to report capital gains income.
Sustaining Temple Micah, from Generation to Generation
Making a planned gift to Temple Micah ensures that your commitment to our vibrant community continues to help us grow, innovate, and make lasting social change for generations to come. Planned giving also helps you make a larger contribution than a cash gift, which furthers your support for Temple Micah while providing tax and other financial benefits to you. There are many ways to create a meaningful legacy:
- Make a bequest in your will
- Name Temple Micah a full or partial beneficiary of a retirement account, insurance policy, or savings account
- Give gifts of appreciated stock
For more information on how to include Temple Micah in your estate plans, please contact our Executive Director, 202-342-9175, x105.
Temple Micah is a non-profit organization and your gift is tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.