This Week at Mount Zion
May 18 / 24 Iyar
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While Mount Zion's building is closed, we can still connect.
Afternoon Tea with MZ:
A “Torah-Cam” Live in Miami!
With Rabbi Spilker and Sofer Rabbi Yochanan Salzar
Thursday, May 21, 3:30 pm (Note earlier time)
Three of our Torah scrolls are being restored by our sofrim (scribes) in their studio in Miami, Florida. Rabbi Spilker will interview our sofer and we will witness the restoration work in progress. Join and ask your questions about the Torah scribal arts.
A video honoring Cantor Strauss-Klein
Produced by Phil Goldman with help from Jana Nelson, Giving Coordinator.
Religious School Faculty honored Sue Summit
(5 years at Mount Zion!) with this poem
Rabbi Spilker's “State of the Congregation” message honoring Michael Kuhne and all staff.
The whole " MZ Gratitude Extravaganza!"
Featuring MPR’s Cube Critics speaking on the Top 10 Jewish Films of all Time. We also Honored Cantor Strauss-Klein for her 10 years Serving Mount Zion, our Volunteer of the Year Sally Glick, David Knapp and Dan Schibel for Security Efforts, and Richard Newmark as Mensch of the Year.
Watch the Costume Havdalah at the Avny Home on May 18!
This Shabbat
Special Shabbat Service this Friday night!
Honoring our High School Seniors
  • We will honor our Chai School graduates: Hannah Banwell, Louis Feiges, Netta Hardin, and Yuval Lerman.
  • Several students will be singing and accompanying the prayers instrumentally.
  • Yuval Lerman will offer the d’var Torah reflecting on his years at Mount Zion.
  • All seniors will share their plans after graduation.
  • After services, all 7th graders will share their Gemilut Chasadim projects, telling us where they volunteered to serve the community.
Services can now be viewed on our Live Streaming page on our website in addition to Zoom and Facebook . The Zoom links are to join via the web or app. To call in for Shabbat Services through Zoom, dial 929-205-6099 or 312-626-6799 and then enter the meeting ID listed below.
Friday, May 22
6:00 pm Shabbat Services - Zoom
Zoom Meeting ID: 147 120 944
Chai School Graduation
Gemilut Chasadim presentations
Saturday, May 23
9:00 am Torah Study - Zoom in fo
Zoom Meeting ID: 949 308 718

10:00 am Shabbat Services - Zoom
Zoom Meeting ID: 905 418 669
B’midbar, 1st Shlish – Num. 1:1-1:54
Community Life Passages
We note with sorrow the passing of our member Beverly Sechter . Our condolences to her family, including daughters Jackie (Joey) Abrahamson and Nancy (Dan) Blodgett , and sister-in-law Pearl Rosen , on May 10.
The Begegenen Hour
Author Serena Zabin
Serena will talk about her new book,  The Boston Massacre: A Family History.

May 26, 7:00 pm

Begegenen event
Hamilton Tickets for Sale!

Tickets are for Wednesday evening, October 21 on the main floor center rows. Cost is $129. Payment is due July 8. Contact Toba with interest and questions at or 952-953-0228.
Poetry Reading

Join Mount Zion President, Michael Kuhne, every Friday at 9 am in our Facebook group for a poetry reading.
Not on Facebook but want to connect to MZ?
A Q and A Session with Rabbi Spilker

Monday Torah Study

All are welcome to join Torah Study every Monday at noon.

Meeting ID: 604 616 628
Rashi Study

All are welcome to join Rashi Study virtually every Thursday at noon. Contact Julie Beckman for details.
Alone Together at Sinai
A Community-Wide Tikkun Leil Shavuot
May 28, 2020 / 6 Sivan 5780 - 7:30 pm until dawn

Virtual Memorial Day Service

May 25, 11 am

Shavuot Festival Service
with Yizkor Prayers

May 29, 10:00 am

Counting the Omer with MZ

Join the members of our Mount Zion Sunday Mussar Va’ad in an uplifting practice of marking each day between Passover and Shavuot with an inspiration that raises our awareness and guides us in the practice of cultivating a wise heart.

Daily Services
Monday and Tuesday, Daily Services are at 5:45 pm.

Sunday at 9:30 a.m.

No Contact Food Drive for Neighborhood House
Sunday, May 24, 2-4 pm in the Temple Parking Lot

On behalf of WMZT, thank you again for your generous monetary contributions during the Neighborhood House March Food Drive. These funds allow Neighborhood House to purchase the requisite staples for the foodshelf at lower prices. To provide the foodshelf with a greater variety of food, personal items and household goods, we are encouraging members of the Temple to participate in a "No Contact Food Drive for Neighborhood House." Please drop off bags by Sue Grupe's grey wagon and she will load them into her car and deliver them to Neighborhood House. Be sure to wave as you drive by! If successful, we will arrange for additional dates while the Temple remains closed. Please contact Sue with any questions at or 651-503-1382.
Project Home Emergency Family Shelter
Canceled for Volunteers in June - Donations welcome

Read this important message from our shelter coordinators.
In the Community
- Jewish Family Service of St. Paul invites women who are navigating or embarking on amid-life journey to another session of the popular Next Chapter Series on Sunday, May 31, from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. via Zoom. Participation is free. The group will talk about how to nurture relationships with adult children, get tips from each other and know you are not alone. Please RSVP to Jodi Saltzman, Community Engagement Manager at The Zoom link will be shared at RSVP.

- Order Spirit of Asia Meals! Pick-up or Delivery. Spirit of Asia Catering is now back at work in the Mount Zion kitchen and is offering full dinner meals for pick-up/delivery. Contact Spirit of Asia for menu and pick-up/delivery information. Phone: 612-724-4056
Chef's Phone: 612-408-7240 Email:

- Jewish Family Service of St. Paul's new Friendly Remote Visitor program, created to combat the isolation and loneliness of the COVID-19 stay at home directive, has recruited and trained a group of volunteers who are eager to help. If you or anyone you know could benefit from a phone call with a friendly volunteer, just to check in, chat a bit, and reassure them that someone cares, please contact Margie Solomon at (651) 690-8907 or by email at
Mount Zion
1300 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105

Phone: 651-698-3881