This Week at Mount Zion
March 8 / 21 Adar
A Vision for our Twin Cities:
A Personal Reflection 
Friday, March 16, During Shabbat Services
The View from St. Paul: Mayor Melvin Carter 

Friday, March 23, During Shabbat Services
The View from Minneapolis: Mayor Jacob Frey

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Friday, March 16th

Friday, March 23

March Food Drive 
20% of families struggle to feed their families. Neighborhood House distributes ­almost 1 million pounds of food per year through their Food Markets.
  • Your gift of $36 can feed a family of 4 for a week! Give online.
  • Drop off food or monetary donations in March at the Mount Zion Mitzvah Food Shelf Project table.

Questions? Contact Edith Pang at 763-535-1260 or 

This Shabbat
Friday, March 9
7:30 p.m. Shabbat Services
Professional Quartet

Saturday, March 10
9:00 a.m. Open Torah Study at Mount Zion
10:00 a.m. Shabbat Services
Vayakhel/Pekudei - Ex. 37:17-39:21 & Num. 19:1-10 - Shabbat Parah
Michael Barshack will be called to the Torah as Bar Mitzvah
12:15 p.m. Kiddush Lunch

Community and Life Passages
Yahrzeit candle W e note with sorrow the passing of our member...   
Jonathan Chasman on March 3. Our condolences to his family, including his wife Janice Chasman.

May God grant peace to all who mourn and ­comfort to all who are bereaved.
Humans of Mount Zion
Sheila Schuman
(Periodic interviews with Phil Goldman as Inspired by Brandon Stanton's Humans of New York)

Brotherhood Event:
The Future of Jewish Family Services
Sunday, March 18, 10:00 a.m. Bagel Brunch and Speaker series

Engage with Mussar and Middot   
Special Guest Speaker: Rabbi Ira Stone 
Director, Philadelphia Mussar Institute
Sunday, March 11, 10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 
Mount Zion is a Community Partner for this event.

Food for Thought:
How to Disagree Constructively
Friday, March 16, 5:45 p.m.

Israel Book Discussion
All the Rivers by Dorit Rabinyan
Monday, March 19, 7:00 p.m.

Shabbat for the Soul  
Friday, March 16, 7:30 p.m.

Passover at Mount Zion
At Mount Zion, we celebrate Passover with a seder on the first night and with a festival morning service on the first day. On the seventh day, we have a festival morning that also includes a yizkor (memorial) service at Sholom East.

Congregational Passover Seder  
Friday, March 30, 6:00 p.m.
Price by Friday, March 16: $28 Adults (members)
[$36 non-members];
$18 Children
(After March 16: $35 members, $45 non-members, $20 children)

Jewish Community Action Freedom Seder
Sunday, March 11, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. 

JRLC's Day on the Hill
If Not Now, When?
Tuesday, March 13, 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 

In the Community
- Plant Sale It's time for Talmud Torah of St. Paul's Annual Plant Sale! Think spring by purchasing plants from our all-school fundraising event! Plants will be ready for pickup on Monday, May 7. To place an order, visit For questions or information, call Carol at (651)698-8807 or email

- School Information Evening Heilicher Information Evening will take place on Tuesday, March 20, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. at the Barry Family Campus, 4330 S. Cedar Lake Road, Minneapolis, MN 55416. Information Evening is for families interested in exploring Heilicher, an accredited K-8 independent school. Hear from teachers, parents, and students about what makes a Heilicher education extraordinary. We look forward to meeting you! RSVP or schedule a tour at 952-381-3500 or