This Week at Mount Zion
October 11 / 5 Cheshvan
Recording of our program with Sarah Hurwitz
For your viewing but not for posting online.
We will have a transcript in a few days.
The Return of “Shabbat for the Soul”
Third Fridays of the month beginning October 15, 6:30 pm
Margolis Hall – in person; live streamed, and via Zoom
Chairs will be spaced apart more than in the picture!

We move from the formality of the sanctuary to our social hall to create a more intimate service. Our singing is accompanied by violin, guitar, keyboard, and percussion. The evocative music opens our hearts and awakens our spirits.
Shabbat is always for the soul, but there is a particularly soulful atmosphere at “Shabbat for the Soul” services. It is a more contemplative worship style with the congregation sitting in the round. We use a single page handout for the prayers. A slower pace enables us to focus on the meditative effect of the music, the potential for deeper awareness and prayer, and the feeling of community.
Confirmation Class of 5782 Retreat
Shabbat, October 2nd – Camp Ihduhapi
Community Life Passages
We regret to inform you of the death of our member Alfred "Al" Brodie on October 1. Our condolences to his family.

We regret to inform you of the death of our member Betty Steinberg on October 7. Our condolences to her family including her husband Larry Steinberg.
21st Annual Conference on Mental Health: Finding Strength through Resilience
Held virtually on Sunday, Oct. 17. Registration is now open.

The keynote speaker will be Jeffrey Zuckerman, author of the award-winning memoir "Unglued: A Bipolar Love Story." Featured presenters will explore the topics of Grief, Post-Traumatic Stress, Politics and Mental Health, and Talking with Children about the Issues of Our Time.
The Women of Mount Zion Temple Gift Shop is Open

The Gift Shop will be open on Wednesday from 6:00 - 7:30 pm when Chai School is in session. If you are able to give advanced notice to that you are coming or are in need of something, they can be prepared for you. As part of the Mount Zion Temple Covid Protocol, you will be required to complete the Contact Tracing Log if you are coming into the Gift Shop.
Weaving a Mixed-Roots
Jewish Home
Sunday, October 17, 2:00 - 3:00 pm   

Please join Mount Zion’s Interfaith and Mixed Roots Coordinator Jessica Griffith for a Zoom exploration and conversation featuring the stories that brought us to this Jewish community and shaped our lives. All are welcome: households with one, two, or twelve members and households with one, two, or multiple religions. More details.

This program is free. Register here to get the Zoom link.
Celebrate Havdalah
with Mount Zion and PJ Library
Saturday, October 30, 4:30 on the MZ Patio  

We’ll have a bonfire, s’mores, music, and crafts.
Designed for families with children under age 10. Masks will be required.

Annual Campaign Celebrates
165 Years of Mount Zion!

Contributions to this year’s Annual Campaign honor Mount Zion’s long history and reflect our gratitude for the community that has sustained over the past century and a half AND the last year and half. This free-will offering in response to gratitude supports our essential work and services as a congregation. Our goal is high participation at any level. More information.

All Mount Zion members should have received an email with a personal link to contribute and a copy of the brochure. If you didn’t receive that email or would like it resent, contact Janelle Norlien
Mindful Torah: Engaging the Better Angels of Our Nature
Oct 13, 27; Nov 10, 24; Dec 8, 22,
11:00 am - 1:00 pm – via Zoom

A Mussar Vaad for those with previous Mussar experience. Facilitated by Margie Abrahamson. Co-sponsored by Hineni.

Mount Zion is partnering with Hadar’s Project Zug

Study in the traditional model, with a chavruta/partner. Choose your own partner or ask to be paired up with someone from Mount Zion or someone from around the country.

Pick one of many class options. New class this Fall: Four-part class on the Holocaust taught by Rabbi Yitz Greenberg. Deadline October 31. Courses begin November 7. As a Mount Zion member, pay only $18/course.
This Shabbat
Friday, October 15
6:30 pm Shabbat for the Soul

In person (please RSVP) or online at: Zoom, Livestream on, and Facebook Live! (For calling in, use Meeting ID: 147 120 944).
Saturday, October 16
9:00 am Torah Study - Zoom
Zoom Meeting ID: 949 308 718

10:00 am Shabbat Service
In person (please RSVP) or online at: Zoom, Livestream on, and Facebook Live! (For calling in, use Meeting ID: 905 418 669)
Lech Lecha – Gen. 16:1-17:27
Alli Grams will be called to the Torah
as Bat Mitzvah
Israel-Palestinian Dilemma: Moving Beyond Who's Right and Who's Wrong
3 Sundays in October: October 17, 24, and 31 at 11 am
A Reform Movement Symposium run by Rodef Shalom in Falls Church, VA

In the Community

- Author of Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor will be speaking on Tues, Oct 12 in person at U of M Hillel. Free to all. Also available via Zoom.

- Mount Zion’s own Sue Lund, “The Challah Mama” will lead the 5th Annual Great Big Challah Bake – virtual edition! Join the St. Paul Jewish Federation Thursday, Oct. 21, 6 pm for this interactive baking class. All attendees receive a FREE challah from Breadsmith, proud sponsor of the Challah Bake. Learn more and RSVP.

- A Conversation with Bari Weiss. Tuesday, Oct. 26, 12:15 pm. Join the Twin Cities Cardozo Society of the St. Paul and Minneapolis Jewish Federations for this free, virtual event featuring the award-winning speaker, author, editor, and outspoken Jewish advocate, Bari Weiss. Moderated by Professor Oren Gross. Details.
Mount Zion
1300 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105

Phone: 651-698-3881