This Week at Mount Zion
September 8 / 2 Tishrei
Shanah Tovah!

Rosh Hashanah Video Highlights:
You can also watch the Rosh Hashanah services in full on our livestreaming page. Click the player and choose previous broadcasts to watch.
High Holy Day Service of Healing and Reflection
September 11, 4:30 pm
In-person (outside under a tent), on Zoom, or livestreaming

After the many challenges and losses of the past year, it is fair to say we are all in need of healing. This hour-long service is for everyone, not just those dealing with illness. Based on High Holy day themes, and enhanced with the soothing sounds of harp and flute, this service offers a sacred space for reflection about what we need to feel more whole in the coming year.
High Holy Day Cemetery Service
September 12, 11:00 am at the Mount Zion Cemetery or on livestreaming

We will gather at the Mount Zion Cemetery to remember loved ones.
Mazel tov to Leslie Martin (Fred Hauseler) on the marriage of her daughter, Miriam Snyder to Matt, on September 5.

Mazel tov to Josh and Jordana Dorn on the birth of their son and to Paul and Lisa Dorn on the birth of their grandson, Jonah, on August 31.

Mazel to to our members celebrating a milestone anniversary this month: Shai and Mirit Avny; Andy and Jenn Schneider; Josh and Jordana Dorn; David and Marcy Thomas; Jim and Bonnie D'Aquila; Michael Levin and Stacey Dinner-Levin; John and Vickie Silverman; Max Bielenberg and Livy Traczyk; Aaron Mann and Emily Herr; Stuart and Jill Shwiff; Bruce and Alice Gaarder.
Ellen Konstan named PJ Library Coordinator
Mount Zion member Ellen Konstan has joined the Federation as the new PJ Library coordinator. Ellen has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Social Welfare, and a master’s degree in Library and Information Science. She has been an active volunteer in the community, including at Mount Zion Temple, Jewish Family Service of St. Paul, Saint Paul Academy and the Minnesota Literacy Council. She also has tutored students and worked in classrooms. Ellen, who loved being a PJ parent, lives in St. Paul with her husband Joseph and has two sons, Ben and Sam, who are in college. Ellen can be reached at
MZ Small Groups

Israel Book Club
Homesick by Eshkol Nevo
September 12, 12:30 pm
Please invite your friends and acquaintances to
Meet Mount Zion
An Open House for Unaffiliated Jews in Our Community
September 19, 10:30 am - 12:15 pm 
Outside on the Mount Zion patio.

This Shabbat
Friday, September 10
6:30 pm Celebrate Shabbat
NOTE: New time (read more)

In person (please RSVP) or online at: Zoom, Livestream on, and Facebook Live! (For calling in, use Meeting ID: 147 120 944).
Saturday, September 11
9:00 am Torah Study - Zoom
Zoom Meeting ID: 949 308 718

10:00 am Shabbat Service
Online only via Zoom, Livestream on, and Facebook Live! (For calling in, use Meeting ID: 905 418 669)
Vaylech – Deut 31:1-30
Shabbat Shuvah

10:30 am Tot Shabbat
Outside on the patio. Please RSVP in advance.
High Holy Days
Yom Kippur
September 15 and 16 - 10 Tishrei 5782

See the detailed schedule with times and Zoom links.
Please RSVP for all services you are attending in person.
Celebrate the Season of Joy!

Tuesday, September 21 - Tishrei 15 - Festival Service, 10:00 am

Shmini Atzeret/Simchat Torah
Monday, September 27 - Tishrei 22 - Simchat Torah Service
6 pm Service! Dancing! Unrolling the Torah!
7 pm Israeli Dance and Sundae bar!

Tuesday, September 28 - Tishrei 22 - Festival Service (including Yizkor), 10:00 am
Yom Kippur Fast Appeal
The more tzedakah, the more peace. -Pirke Avot

Our custom at Mount Zion is to encourage tzedakah for needs outside our walls instead of a traditional Yom Kippur appeal for the congregation.  

In the Community
- Join Interfaith Action of Greater Saint Paul for our 2021/2022 Opportunity Saint Paul kickoff event on Thursday, September 9, 6-7:30pm. In-person at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church or Live streamed on Zoom from anywhere You will hear from each of our OSP Partners organizations about their volunteer options for this fall. Many of which are in person and also have some virtual options. Details and registration.
Mount Zion
1300 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105

Phone: 651-698-3881