This Week at Mount Zion
June 1 / 21 Sivan
Community Life Passages
We extend condolences to Adriana (Luciano) Kolodny on the death of her brother-in-law, Luiz Carlos Lima Oliveira, on May 22.

We extend condolences to Charles (PJ Pofahl) Nauen on the death of his friend Jay Heffern on May 21.
Women of Mount Zion Temple Events
Gardening on Your Home Deck
June 1 at 7:00 pm

Remembering Route 66
by Leslie Goddard
June 7 at 7:00 pm   
MZ Community Bike Ride
for all ages!
June 6 at 10:30 am

Renewal, Resilience, Hope: Jewish Responses
Summertime Jewish Learning Across the Twin Cities

First session: The Roots and Threads of Jewish Hope with Rabbi Sharon Stiefel, Mayim Rabim on Tuesday, June 15, 7:00 pm.

As a community, we have a rich tradition that can help us navigate troubling times – from personal hardships, to communal tragedy, to global calamity.  This summer, nine members of our local clergy, through texts ancient and modern, will explore some of these responses. 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. 
Cancelled. Speaker had to re-schedule.
Afro-Jewish Culture
June 6, 7:00 pm via Zoom   
Some New and Recently Acquired Titles in our Library:
  • Hoffmann, Roald, and Schmidt, Shira Leibowitz. Old Wine, New Flasks: Reflections on Science and Jewish Tradition. (1997)
  • Rosenthal, Joanne, and Volovici, Marc, editors. Jews Money Myth. An art exhibition staged at the Jewish Museum London in 2019, in collaboration with the Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism, Birkbeck, University of London. (2019)
  • Sanders, Ronald, text; Gillon, Jr., Edmund V., photographs. The Lower East Side: a Guide to its Jewish Past in 99 New Photographs. (1994)
  • Zauner, Michelle. Crying in H Mart: a Memoir. (2021) A Korean American woman (South Korean mother, Jewish-American father), writes about the loss of her mother to cancer, and the rediscovery of her Korean identity.
Bob Epstein, Library Volunteer
Monday Torah Study

All are welcome to join Torah Study every Monday at noon.

Zoom (Meeting ID: 604 616 628)
Rashi Study

All are welcome to join Rashi Study virtually every Thursday at noon. Contact Julie Beckman for details.
This Shabbat
Friday, June 4
6:00 pm Shabbat Service - Zoom
Zoom Meeting ID: 147 120 944

Camp Shabbat Send-off
Join us on Zoom, our website or Facebook as we honor all youth attending Jewish Summer Camps.
Saturday, June 5
9:00 am Torah Study - Zoom
Zoom Meeting ID: 949 308 718

10:00 am Shabbat Service - Zoom
Zoom Meeting ID: 905 418 669
Shelach Lecha – Num. 14:8-15:7
Andrew Greenseid will be called to the Torah as Bar Mitzvah.
In the Community

- Join St. Paul Jewish Federation Tuesday, June 8, 7 PM, for our 86th Annual Meeting featuring Rabbi Isaiah Rothstein on Reimagining Who is in the Tent: Jewish Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. Rabbi Rothstein, who grew up in a mixed-race family in the ultra-orthodox community of Monsey, NY, serves as Rabbinic Scholar and Public Affairs Advisor at Jewish Federations of North America. RSVP today.

- Minnesota Multifaith Network (MnMN) is offering an interfaith convening called, "Discerning our Moral Commitments Together: A Multifaith Conversation on Racial Justice and Human Dignity" on Thursday, June 17, 11:00am to 1:00pm. Held online, all faith leaders, interfaith organization leadership and volunteers, people of all faith backgrounds, those of no faith commitments, and everyone committed to the flourishing of all communities in Minnesota are invited to participate in a deep conversation about our shared moral commitments as we grapple with all the ways the pandemic and oppression is causing harm. Speakers and small group circles will help build connections for justice and contribute to deepening a growing multifaith network in Minnesota. To purchase event tickets, go to MnMN's EventBrite page at: Registration is due by June 15th. Contact with questions.

- Veteran Twin Cities actress Sally Wingert is starring in the Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company's production of A Pickle, which opens May 27 and runs through June 19. Visit their website for more information and to buy tickets:

- Jewish Family Service of St. Paul (JFS) will offer Conversations Around the Second-Generation Experience on Thursday, June 10, 7:30 to 9:00 pm via Zoom. This program is intended to improve second generation Holocaust survivors’ understanding of their parents’ traumatic reactions and how these reactions influenced their development. Participants will learn how facets of their childhood experiences might continue to impact them as adults. Participants will feel comfortable enough to share thoughts and insights in this forum. The program will be led by JFS therapist Beth Johnson, LMFT, and JFS Senior Services Supervisor Bonnie Jaffe, RN. Contact Jodi Saltzman at or (651) 313-6623 to register and receive the Zoom link. This program is free; however, donations are appreciated at
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