This Week at Mount Zion
February 22 / 10 Adar
Purim 5781
Purely Pandemic Purim
A Year of Life Turned Upside Down:
Ta’anit Esther with Hadar
February 25, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm   
Mount Zion is a co-sponsor of this event.

Join us on Ta’anit Esther (Fast of Esther) for a day of learning, prayer, service, and ritual.

Erev Purim: PRAY! PLAY! PERFORM!
February 25, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm   
The Festivities Re-zoom for A Night of Laughter and Levity!

6:00-6:45 pm: Pray: Purim in the Time of Zoom:
A Silly Service, Pun-demic Humor, and Megillah Reading
 
6:45 pm: Play: Pandemic in Persia: A Zoom Shpiel
 
After shpiel; goes ‘til 8:00 pm:
Perform: Mount Zion’s Got Talent: Open Mic!
Do you want to: Tell a joke? Do magic? Sing a parody song? Put on a skit? Juggle? Share a stupid pet trick?

You have up to 5 minutes! Sign up in advance: let us know what you’re doing and how long you need! Email Cantor Strauss-Klein.
 

JDAIM Weekend 2021:
February is Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month
Shabbat Services with
Pulpit guest Simi Linton
February 26, 6:00 pm

Video Showing of We Were All At Sinai: The Transformative Power of Inclusive Torah
February 28, 1:00 pm

Connect
No Quick Fixes
February 24, 7:00 pm via Zoom

Listen as MZ member Lindsay Nauen talks about her fitness journey. A Women of Mount Zion Temple Event - open to all!

SPORTY
Project REACH Fundraiser

SPORTY, MZ's 9-12th grade youth group is proud to present this tzedakah project - collecting and donating hygiene, menstrual and COVID protection products to Project REACH: a program that services homeless youth across St. Paul.

Or make a monetary donation that SPORTY will use to purchase items.
Women's Spirituality Group
Sunday mornings via Zoom from 10-11:15am

This welcoming, engaging, and supportive group offers a weekly facilitated gathering on. Members of the group lead vibrant, respectful discussions on specific topics within Jewish spirituality. Every other week, we share a safe, confidential space for a check-in session, where group members provide compassionate listening and community for one another. For more information, please contact Julie Dean at juldean@fastmail.fm
Learn
This is the last week!
We're heading to Prague.
7 Countries in 7 Weeks: European Jewish Winter Travel from your Living Room
Jan 17-Feb 28, 11 am - 12:15 pm


Taking White Supremacy to Court: The Charlottesville Case
March 3, 7:00 pm

A Shir Tikvah event.
Mount Zion is co-sponsoring.

ENGAGE! with Pesach
Come to one or come to all three!
  • Sunday, March 7, 3:30-4:30 pm
  • Monday, March 8, 9:30 - 10:30 am
  • Thursday, March 11, 7:00-8:00 pm

Join us to ENGAGE with the practices, texts, story, food, songs and ideas of Pesach. On each day we will offer a choice of classes for your learning pleasure.

Shiurim With Rabbi Josh Weiner
Three Sessions: Sundays, March 7, 14, and 21 at 2pm

  • March 7, 2 pm: Intermarriage: Beyond the Questions
  • March 14, 2 pm: Jews and Plague?
  • March 21, 2 pm: The Climate Crisis – where do our responsibilities start and end?

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.
Pray
This Shabbat
Friday, February 26
6:00 pm Shabbat Services - Zoom
Zoom Meeting ID: 147 120 944
Pulpit Guest: Simi Linton
JDAIM Weekend
Saturday, February 27
9:00 am Torah Study - Zoom
Zoom Meeting ID: 949 308 718

10:00 am Shabbat Services - Zoom
Zoom Meeting ID: 905 418 669
Tetzaveh – Ex. 28:31-29:18
Shushan Purim
A Special Shabbat Service Commemorating One Year
Chazak Ve’Ematz / Strength and Courage
Friday, March 12, 6:00 pm Shabbat Service Links
 
Mount Zion’s building closed on March 13, 2020. Look for an email on the morning of March 12 from Michael Kuhne and Rabbi Spilker reflecting on the year anniversary.
Act
Mount Zion Winter Book Read
Please join fellow congregants in our reading of
Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents
by Isabel Wilkerson

Dates:
  1. Sunday, March 7, 1:00-2:15 pm
  2. Thursday, March 11, 4:00-5:15 pm
  3. Wednesday, March 17, 7:30-8:45 pm

We are happy to send a copy of this book to you if finances are any barrier to your purchasing a copy. Because of Covid, we are not doing our typical book distribution. Please email Rabbi Spilker and a book will be on the way!

In the Community

- Moishe House is now accepting applications for Jewish folks ages 21-32 to join the Moishe House Twin Cities! This group will receive a generous rent subsidy, programming budget, and support from Moishe House staff. Interested? Fill out an application or email minnemoho@gmail.com for more information.

- Spirit of Asia has put together new Shabbat Dinner Specials for the next 4 Fridays. Here are the menus with ordering instructions. The Shabbat Dinners serve 2 and are "chilled for reheat" with reheating instructions. 

- Jewish Family Service of St. Paul (JFS) continues the Community Support Program. The program offers three free 20-minute phone conversations with a JFS mental health professional. The need for additional mental health services has increased during this unprecedented, prolonged time of uncertainty. The goal of the program is to help people feel more grounded and emotionally secure. The therapist can assist in problem-solving immediate concerns, discussing strategies for improving one’s sense of well-being, educating on coping skills and providing connection to additional resources as needed. Contact Tara Burns at (763) 300-3146. There is no fee for this service; however, donations are appreciated.
Mount Zion
1300 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105

Phone: 651-698-3881