My name is Micah Lapidus. I'm a Reform rabbi that's married to a fellow Reform rabbi, Loren Filson Lapidus. I've got two young kids. I live in Atlanta, Ga.
I work at The Alfred & Adele Davis Academy, an absolutely amazing Reform Jewish Day School that runs through 8th grade and that defies everything you think you know about Jewish Day Schools.
I'm also a songwriter and composer of Jewish and spiritual music. My musical publishing career to date includes several commissioned pieces and four albums: Be a Blessing (2013), A Palace in Time (2015), Eit HaZamir (2016), and Menschology (2017). My music has been sung and performed at synagogues, hillels, summer camps, Jewish organizations around North America and Israel and even a few churches. It's been used for baby namings, weddings, vow renewals, and more. One particular point of pride is that I've performed my music at the Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church here in Atlanta, Ga (the former pulpit of MLK Jr.). With all due respect to my fellow Jews, there's nothing like sitting in with the Ebenezer house band and choir. You can get a much deeper dive into my music by visiting Hello, Goodbye & Peace.
I've also got a doctorate. Working as I do with early adolescents and trying to tend to their spiritual and religious growth and exploration I thought it might be a good idea to research adolescent spirituality. So I did. If you want to know more about it, rest assured I'd be happy to discuss this fascinating topic ad nauseam.
When I'm not working at The Davis Academy, dreaming up new Jewish music, or critiquing the current state of spiritual education in North America there's a good chance I'm playing with my kids, hanging out at my wife's synagogue, or hiking around North Georgia. Some formerly held professional roles I'm proud of are serving as president of PARDES: Day Schools of Reform Judaism and as a board member for the Central Conference of American Rabbis.