This Week at Mount Zion
November 16 / 29 Cheshvan
Sign up for a Chanukah Buddy!
Mount Zion will match individuals/families to make or buy items and deliver them in a safe way to help light up your buddy's holiday season. We have a bonus opportunity where Mount Zion will also match you with a senior in the community to give a second gift to brighten their holiday. This one is a gift of giving and not receiving.
Mazel tov to Deb Moses who was named Executive Director of the combined House of Charity, Inc. and St. Stephen’s Human Services in Minneapolis.

Community Life Passages
We regret to inform you of the death of our member, Jane Trosdahl, on October 30. Condolences to her family.
Annual Campaign Honors Larry Solomon’s 10 Years!

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 here.
Mount Zion Temple Sisterhood Gift Shop’s Chanukah Market

Now open on select dates by appointment. 20% off most items. Masks are required and there is a max of 10 people allowed in the building. In light of the worsening situation with Covid, appointments are now required. Contact Sheri at 651-270-3352 or at
World Without Genocide presents
From the Nazis’ Jew-Free Cities to Poland’s Gay-Free Cities Today: The Spread of Hate
Guest Speaker: Fred Amram, Holocaust survivor, author, and MZ member

Tuesday, November 17, 7:00- 9:00 pm via Zoom
Mount Zion is a co-sponsor of this event.

Registration is required.
Mount Zion Library Services

Need a great Chanukah book or other Jewish literature? Have a “burning” reference question? Reach out to for recommendations and answers. With Bob Epstein’s retirement, we are fortunate to have volunteers who can provide non-contact book check out. (Please note, this email is checked weekly so your response may be delayed.)
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.
This Shabbat
Friday, November 20
6:00 pm Shabbat Services - Zoom
Zoom Meeting ID: 147 120 944
Saturday, November 21
9:00 am Torah Study - Zoom
Zoom Meeting ID: 949 308 718

10:00 am Shabbat Services - Zoom
Zoom Meeting ID: 905 418 669
Tol’dot – Gen. 26:23-27:27
Red Cross Blood Drive
November 18, 2-7 pm at Gloria Dei (700 Snelling Ave)

Mount Zion is not hosting a Blood Drive in 2020, however, it is possible to donate close by. You can register on the Red Cross website with sponsor code: SP Circle of Faith. Please no walk-ins, self screen for symptoms, and wear a mask. The Red Cross will check your temperature before you enter the building.
In the Community

- Mindful Jewish Wrestling with Racism Facilitated by Rabbi Amy Eilberg is being offered through Hineni on Mondays, Nov 16 – Dec 14, 7:00-8:30 pm via Zoom. Cost: $118. Details.

- J Street Twin Cities presents A Virtual Salon with Journalist Peter Beinart and J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami on Wednesday, November 18 at 7pm via Zoom. Register. Peter and Jeremy will discuss J Street's continued belief in the two-state solution as the only way to realistically and decisively guarantee the rights and aspirations of both Israelis and Palestinians. Details.

- The College of Saint Benedict presents Bridges of Cooperation: Interfaith Action Toward Racial Equity, a virtual lecture featuring Eboo Patel, President of Interfaith Youth Core, on Friday, November 20 at 10 am. 10 a.m. A livestream for this virtual lecture will be added here on the day of the event.

- Join Jewish Women's Archive (JWA) Book Club for a series of Quarantine(ish) Book Talks. Read something other than the news and come together virtually to discuss books, writing, and telling Jewish stories. Join JWA's Book Club and JewishLIVE for talks with authors on Zoom. Details.

- Congratulations to the Inaugural Graduating Class of the Network of Philanthropic Advisors! The Jewish Community Foundation of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation (JCF) offers the Network of Philanthropic Advisors (NPA), a network of trusted Twin Cities professional advisors dedicated to building relationships and integrating charitable planning as a strategy for achieving their clients’ overall goals. Over a series of workshops, professional advisors from the different fields gain valuable professional development and learn new approaches to strengthen client relationships through the introduction or expansion of philanthropic conversations. Details.
Mount Zion
1300 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105

Phone: 651-698-3881