This Week at Mount Zion
October 12 / 24 Tishrei
Community Life Passages
We extend condolences to Stephanie (Michael Tortorello) Curtis, on the death of her father, Robert Curtis, on October 2.
Bonfire Chats on the MZ Patio
October 25, 3:00 - 3:45 pm

Join us for some stimulating, guided discussions, on the following topics:
  1. Bingeworthy Netflix shows - Facilitated by Yasmine Moideen
  2. Parenting and Distance Learning - Facilitated by Lisa Schibel
  3. COVID and NBA/MLB/NFL/USTA: Is it worth it?
  4. Concerning Democracy - Facilitated by Rabbi Spilker

This event is RSVP only as we are capping the total number to 40 people to ensure we can remain physically distant.

Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ) Midwest District
VIRTUAL Convention

October 15 - October 18

New Mussar Groups Forming!
Mount Zion Mussar Mondays
Begins tonight! Sign up.

A Taste of Honey: 
An Intro to Judaism
Begins tonight!

October 12 - January 28, 7-8:30 pm
Member: $36; Public: $75

Judaism in the Qur’an
Speaker: Mohsen Goudarzi, U of M
Presented by the U of M – Center for Jewish Studies. Mount Zion is a co-host for this event.

October 14, 4 pm

Inviting Positivity in
Uncertain Times
20th Annual Mental Health Conference Sponsored by the Jewish community

October 18, 9:30 am - 3 pm
Virtual event

The Global Decline of Democracy, Human Rights, and
Freedom of the Press
Mount Zion is a co-sponsor

October 22, 7-9 pm - via Zoom

Registration is required by October 20.
This Shabbat
Friday, October 16
6:00 pm Shabbat Services - Zoom
Zoom Meeting ID: 147 120 944
Saturday, October 17
9:00 am Torah Study - Zoom
Zoom Meeting ID: 949 308 718

10:00 am Shabbat Services - Zoom
Zoom Meeting ID: 905 418 669
Bereishit – Gen. 2:4-4:26 (The second shlish begins)
Tzedek Campaign to Pursue Racial Justice, Climate Justice, Immigrant Justice and Civic Engagement

In pursuit of showing up with our full selves, the Tzedek Committee has been reaching out to hear your stories and build relationships both within Mount Zion Temple and with diverse partners in the community. We intend to conduct 360 conversations within Mount Zion through Zoom and physically distanced meetings, one-on-one and later in groups.

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. 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

- The Sabes JCC and the St. Paul JCC are thrilled to announce the film line-up of the 2020 Twin Cities Jewish Film Festival (TCJFF) – a first-ever virtual festival featuring 8 outstanding film events, including feature length & short films, post-film conversations and more - all from the comfort of your home! The Festival will take place from October 15 – November 1 featuring Jewish-themed narrative, documentary, and short films from around the world. To enjoy the Festival, simply register for an ALL FESTIVAL PASS. This Festival is FREE to the community, thanks to the generosity of the Mary and Julius Pertzik Jewish Cultural Arts fund. For more information or to register, visit

- If you would like help understanding how to vote by mail in the November election, Jewish Family Services (JFS) can help. The JFS Voter Assistance program is well-suited for individuals who have a range of experience and exposure to technology. JFS has trained volunteers to walk you through the process step by step, with detailed help. All calls will be conducted by phone. If you are uncertain about the voting process in any way, contact us NOW to ensure your ballot is cast early. Call JFS Volunteer Engagement Specialist Margie Solomon at 690-8907 or email her for more information or to request voting assistance.
Mount Zion
1300 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105

Phone: 651-698-3881