This Week at Mount Zion
February 7 / 29 Shevat
Rabbi Spilker spoke on Shabbat about Israel and Amnesty International’s recent report. The Reform Movement’s statement about Amnesty’s report recognizes and protests the Occupation of the West Bank and human rights abuses of Palestinians but condemns this misguided and dangerous report. Please consider joining Rabbi Spilker by signing onto this letter calling on the UN Secretary General to make a clear statement that it is unacceptable for UN institutions to use the global platform entrusted to them to unfairly target Israel.
Mazel tov to Charlie and Karmit Bulman on the birth of their grandson, Mica, born on February 2. Mica is the son of Devon and Jeremy Bulman.

Mazel tov to our members celebrating a milestone anniversary in February: Lisa Cohen and Amy Jacobson; Andy and Karen Kaplan; David and Mary Ann Wark; Rene Tragatsch and Tobi Tanzer.

Community Life Passages
We regret to inform you of the death of our member Richard (Dick) Swiler on February 4. We extend condolences to his daughters, Julie and Rebecca (Becca) Swiler.

We extend condolences to Linda (Frank) Morgan on the death of her father, Leonard Adreon, on February 3.
Imagining the Future of Mount Zion: A Focus on Interfaith Households and Fellow Travelers 
Kehillah Council
Tuesday, February 8, 7:00 – 9:00 pm via Zoom
For members of the Board, Committee Chairs, Affiliate Presidents, Kivvun La’Atid Task Force, Open to all Mount Zion Members. 

Women of Mount Zion Temple Event
Remembering Route 66
February 12, 6:30 pm

Snowperson Competition!
February 13, 2:00 pm

Join Mount Zion for an intergenerational Snowperson Competition! Details

Mishloach Manot Exchange!

Mishloach Manot are gifts of food that are sent to family, friends, and others on Purim. (Esther 9:22)

MZ Small Groups

Caring for Creation: A Jewish Call to Hope and Action for the Climate
February 27, 2 pm via Zoom

Polar Plunge for the Special Olympics
Saturday, March 5 (time TBD)
Join the Frozen Chosen team as they brave the icy waters of Bde Maka Ska at the Thomas Beach!

Conversation about Mount Zion’s Israel Sign with Yehuda Kurtzer
February 10, 7:00 - 8:15 pm via Zoom

Yehuda Kurtzer is a leading public intellectual in American Jewish life. He is President of the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America and speaks extensively about the relationship between American Jews, Israel, and Zionism.

Mount Zion Winter “Travel” for All: A Focus on Germany and Holland
with expert Tour Educator Mike Hollander
February 13, 20, 27 – 11:30 am-12:45 pm

This is a creative mix of off-the-beaten-path sites, culture, and history. The focus is on Germany and Holland. Details.

Midrashic Tales of Jewish Survival in Egypt
Begins March 21, 7:30 pm

Project Zug is currently offering a special course for Pesah, taught by R. Tali Adler. Sign up by March 11 using code mountziontemple for a discounted rate of $18.

This Shabbat
Friday, February 11
6:30 pm Shabbat Services
Senior Class Confirmation
Our High School seniors were not able to celebrate Confirmation in 2020. Join them to celebrate their achievements and commitments.

We return to in-person Shabbat services. Please RSVP. Online via Zoom, Livestream on, or Facebook Live! (For calling into Zoom, use Meeting ID: 147 120 944).
Saturday, February 12
9:00 am Torah Study - Zoom
Zoom Meeting ID: 949 308 718

10:00 am Shabbat Service
Learning Liturgy (see below)
Online only: Zoom
(For calling in, use Meeting ID: 905 418 669)
Tetzavah – Ex. 29:19-30:10

10:30 am Tot Shabbat
Please email the office by Friday noon to receive an email with the Zoom link to Tot Shabbat or to be added to the Tot Shabbat email reminder list.
Learning Liturgy on Shabbat Mornings
Our rabbis will be teaching the overall structure of the service and a few specific prayers. There will be insights for all! Come to our online, hour-long Shabbat morning service and feel renewed as you appreciate the wisdom of our tradition and its ability to uplift your spirits.

  • Learning Liturgy: A Learners' Service!
  • Saturdays, Feb 12, Mar 12, Apr 23 10 am via Zoom.
  • Learning Liturgy: In Depth Exploration of Prayers
  • Saturdays, March 5 and April 9.

New ways to help Afghan refugees

Thank you! Read about the impact of your donations, new volunteer opportunities and urgently needed items added to Target registry.
In the Community

- Spirit of Asia will be making Kosher Shabbat Dinners out of Beth El Synagogue! Here is the menu for February 3, February 17, and February 24. All dinners serve 4 guests and are "chilled for reheat". To order contact Spirit of Asia (David): 612-724-4056 / or Phone (Sue): 612-408-7240.
Mount Zion
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St. Paul, MN 55105

Phone: 651-698-3881