This Week at Mount Zion
July 12 / 3 Av
The 23rd Annual Communal Observance of
Tisha B’Av
Three Modern Poetic Laments on the Holocaust
with Dr. Jonathan Paradise
July 17 at 9:15 pm via Zoom

Mazel tov to our members who will celebrate a milestone anniversary July: Kevin & Andrea Freidberg; Bill & Gloria Levin; David & Stacey Kanihan; Tony & Sheyna Galyan; Todd & Judi Marshall; Barry & Carolyn Silverstein; Rafail Lev & Yelizaveta Kladnitskaya

Community Life Passages
We regret to inform you of the death of our member Martin R. Schuman (Marty) on June 30. Our condolences to his family, including his wife Sheila Schuman.
Mount Zion Brotherhood Events
Shtisel at Sunset
July 24, 7:00 pm 
Havdalah service, celebration, and the hit show Shtisel. Details

Finding our Way
July 25, 10:00 am 
Bagel brunch and orienteering at Crosby Farm Regional Park. Details
Renewal, Resilience, Hope:
Jewish Responses
Summertime Jewish Learning Across the Twin Cities

Next session: Tikvah: The Hopefulness of Jewish Prayer in the Face of COVID-19, Israel at 73, and the Climate in 2021, Rabbi Jason Klein, Temple Israel, July 13, 11 am

All classes are FREE and open to anyone. Drop-in for one session or come to all of them! No registration required. Join all sessions via Zoom.  Link is available here. 
Genocide, Climate, Cobalt,
and Human Rights
Wednesday, July 14, 7:00-9:00 pm
Mount Zion is a co-sponsor for this event.

This Shabbat
Friday, July 16
6:00 pm Celebrate Shabbat In-Person
You can also join us on Zoom, Livestream on, and Facebook Live! (For calling in, use Meeting ID: 147 120 944).

Saturday, July 17
9:00 am Torah Study - Zoom
Zoom Meeting ID: 949 308 718

10:00 am Shabbat Service - Zoom
Zoom Meeting ID: 905 418 669
Devarim – Deut 2:2-30
Shabbat Hazon
NEW: If outside, masks* and distancing will be optional. Please wear a mask to enter through the building. Please ask everyone permission before approaching close. We are creating a culture of consent for any elbow bump, handshake, or hug. For an added level of protection, we will have red bracelets available to indicate needing physical distance from others. We hope these measures will help most to feel comfortable attending in person. We will continue live streaming and having a zoom link for our community online.
*We recognize that there are a variety of reasons why members of our community will continue to wear masks outside in addition to vaccine status. Our values of kavod/respect and being non-judgmental will guide us in how we see each other, as always, as we work to keep ourselves and one another both healthy and socially connected.
Mount Zion’s Israel Sign: What should it say?
An opportunity for learning and providing input.
This summer, Mount Zion members are invited to engage in a series of conversations culminating in an opportunity to provide input on the Israel sign.

We are now at capacity of 55 participants for the July 12 and 19 classes (these are not when we are providing input yet). Please register to be added to the waitlist. To join the session on Aug 9 where you can provide input on the sign, please sign up for July 26 and Aug 9.

In the Community
- On Tuesday, July 20, at 7 p.m. via Zoom, Hadassah Minneapolis will present Steve Simon, Minnesota Secretary of State, who will address current voting issues and redistricting procedures. With these changing times, we need to be as informed as possible about these issues. As with all Hadassah programs, this event will be nonpartisan. Registration deadline is July 18. The event fee is $10 with donations welcome. Details and registration.
Mount Zion
1300 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105

Phone: 651-698-3881