This Week at Mount Zion
March 5 / 9 Adar
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Purim at Mount Zion
The Best Jewish Holiday for All Ages!
Purim commemorates the story of Esther, who rescued the Jews of ancient Persia (now Iran) from persecution.
Sunday, March 8
10:00 – 11:00 am
A Frozen Chosen Purim Sing-Along
Hoo-hoo! Big Purim Blowout! For the first time in forever we’ll be doing a Frozen Chosen Purim! Join us for a Frozen-themed sing-along and silly service! Brush up on the songs we’ll be parodying with our YouTube Frozen playlist: Purim edition !

11:00 – 1:00 pm - Purim Carnival
Open to everyone! Invite your friends!
Monday, March 9

5:30 – 6:30 pm – Shushan Deli
Food and drink available for purchase. Gluten-free, dairy-free options will be available.

6:30 – 7:15 pm – Megillah Reading and Spirited Purim Service!

7:15 – 9:00 pm – “Yes, and…” Improv Workshop for Teens and Adults!
March Food Drive
Please help us fulfill the Purim mitzvah of matanot l’evyonim (“gifts to the poor,” Esther 9:22) by bringing in food during the March Food Drive!

Drop off food donations at the Mount Zion Mitzvah Food Shelf Project table from March 1 to April 12, 2020. Here is a complete list of needed items .
This Shabbat
Friday, March 6
6:30 pm Shabbat Services
Shir Tzion Participates
7:45 pm After the Israel Election and during the WZO Election
Guest Speakers: David Bernstein ad Shai Avny
Saturday, March 7
9:00 am Open Torah Study
10:00 am T’tzaveh – Ex. 27:20-28:30 & Deut. 25:17-19
Shabbat Zachor
Logan Murphy will be called to the Torah as Bar Mitzvah
12:15 pm Shabbat Kiddush Lunch
Community Life Passages
We extend condolences to Jessica (Brent) Griffith on the death of her aunt, Joanna Rebelgale , on February 26.
Hamentaschen for Sale!
Hamentaschen are sold on Sundays and Wednesdays during Religious School through March 8 by the Summit Avenue Doors.

$6.00/bag $1.00/cookie
Apricot, Chocolate, Prune, Ginger-Pear, Poppy seed, Chocolate-Cherry
Coffee with the Clergy
Sundays from 10-10:30 am Sisterhood Lounge (back of Harris Chapel)

Next date: Sunday, March 15
Rabbi Spilker – What does RJ say about Israel?

Open Town Hall Meeting
Proposed update on bylaws regarding our members who are not Jewish and their role in governance

March 22 at 10:30 am - 11:45 am   

Israel Book Club
Beauty Queen of Jerusalem
by Sarit Yishai-Levi

March 2, 7 pm
Pluraism in Israel

March 5, 7 pm at the St. Paul JCC
Mount Zion is a co-sponsor.

After the Israel Election and during the WZO Election:
What difference can we make in Israel’s future?
Guest Speakers: David Bernstein and Shai Avny

March 6, Following Shabbat Services (approximately 7:45 pm)

Food for Thought
The Miracle of McKinley

March 13, 6:15 pm

Shabbat Learners' Services

March 14, 10 am

Visual T'filah

March 20, 7:30 pm

Pulpit Guest: Shawn Shafner

March 20, 7:30 pm

Join the Community Book Read!
Dear America: Notes from an Undocumented Citizen by Jose Vargas
Copies of the book are available in the MZ

Community Discussions:
  • Unity Unitarian, March 18, 7:15-8:30 pm
  • Mount Zion, March 22, 1-3 pm
  • Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, March 23, 7-9 pm

Welcome the Stranger:
Acting on a Jewish Imperative

March 22, 2 pm
Mount Zion is a presenting partner.

Red Cross Blood Drive

April 1, 2 - 7 pm at Mount Zion

Questions? Contact Nancy Rosen .
Every five years Jews around the world have the opportunity to vote their values that impacts change in Israel. Because of voting in 2015, the Reform Movement has received $20 million in funding in the last 5 yrs. If you are Jewish, 18 yrs or older: vote here! (There is a $7.50 admin charge; $5 for adults under 25). There are a few steps but it only takes a few minutes.  
Read the Reform Movement Platform! Learn more and vote! Would a video help explain this? Let us know you voted! Email Israel Committee chair, Shirly Tramer here.
In the Community
- Jewish Community Action's Freedom Seder will be on March 15, 2:00 pm at Mount Zion. The Freedom Seder is a chance to come together and reflect, to share the story of Passover with our friends and allies in the fight for justice, and to dream together of a more liberated year to come. Suggested donations for tickets begin at $36, but everyone is welcome regardless of ability to pay. DETAILS.

- Please join us for Mitzvah Clowning on Sunday, March 22, 2:30pm. We will meet at Sholom East and do our mitzvah clowning for the residents from 2:30- 3:30pm. Please come dressed in your clown outfit. Questions? New to Mitzvah clowning? No experience necessary. Contact Sue Lund at 952-217-0594 (text - please) or email at

- TRYmester: Jewish Fertility Journeys Out Loud will be performed at the Sabes JCC on March 22, 7 pm. This is a heart-opening, multi-disciplinary performance based on true stories of people who have struggled with fertility challenges in the Jewish community. The piece explores myriad lived journeys and the often unexpected emotions that arise from these struggles. DETAILS.
Accessibility at Mount Zion
We strive to make all our programs and services accessible to all. If you have any accessibility requests for a particular event or service , please let us know as far in advance as possible by contacting Larry Solomon at or 651-638-3881.
Mount Zion
1300 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105

Phone: 651-698-3881