This Week at Mount Zion
July 11 / 8 Tamuz
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Yad b’Yad - Hand in Hand:
A Learner Center Prayer Experience
For kids entering kindergarten – 4th grade and their families

July 12
5:30 pm optional potluck Shabbat dinner.
Please bring a vegetarian, nut-free dish.

6:00 pm Participatory services led by Religious School Director Sue Summit and Rabbinic Intern Sam Schauvaney. Mount Zion’s regular Shabbat service will still be held at 6pm. This is an alternative service option geared towards young families.
This Shabbat
Friday, July 12
6:00 pm Shabbat Services
6:00 pm Yad b'Yad - Hand in Hand: Learner Centered Prayer service
Saturday, July 13
9:00 am Open Torah Study
10:00 am Shabbat Services
Chukkat – Num. 21:11-22:1
10:30 am Tot Shabbat
12:15 pm Potluck Lunch
MZ Jewish Genealogy
Small Group

Anyone with an interest in genealogy is invited to a presentation being put on by the Minnesota Jewish Genealogy Society this Sunday. There is no fee to attend, and membership in the Minnesota group is not required. Questions? Contact Phil Goldman .

MZ Garage Sale -
Volunteers Needed

Donation dates begin on July 21.
Sale dates begin July 31.

MZ Community Summer Picnic
Sunday, August 18, 11 am - 2 pm
Sponsored by Women of Mount Zion, Brotherhood, and Begegenen

Meet the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel!
Sunday, August 25, 1:00 pm

Mount Zion Temple is thrilled to announce that we have teamed up with Temple of Aaron on this fundraising event and will receive a percentage of each ticket sold to a Mount Zion member ! If you were thinking of attending this wonderful presentation, now it will benefit both congregations.

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel star Rachel Brosnahan, and her co-star Kevin Pollak will hold a moderated conversation at The O’Shaughnessy on St Paul Campus of St. Catherine .
Join local clergy as together you explore
Great Jewish Questions

If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am only for myself, what am I? And if not now, when?
Rabbi Aaron Weininger

Thursday, July 16, 12:00 pm (Adath Jeshurun. 10500 Hillside Ln W, Minnetonka)

Is there a "Reform" Halacha?
A Three Part Series led by Rabbinic Intern, Sam Schauvaney

July 24 and 31, 6 - 7:00 pm

The 21st Annual Communal Observance of Tisha B’Av

August 10 at 9:00 pm

Celebrate MZ’s Tzedek (Justice) Volunteers

August 23, 6 pm

Sign up for the Summer Blood Drive

July 16, 2:00 - 6:00 pm at Mount Zion

In the Community
- Mikveh Reimagined for Celebration, Renewal, and Healing. Choose one date: Sunday, July 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m. or Sunday, September 8, 9:00-11:00 a.m. Please join us as we feel how this reimagined, ancient, embodied Jewish practice can enhance each of our lives and explore what a progressive mikveh in Minnesota could add to our wonderfully diverse community. The lake locations will be given upon registration. DETAILS.

- St. Paul Jewish Annual Meeting featuring Mort Naiman, Senior Vice President, Israel and Global Philanthropy, Jewish Agency for Israel on “Anti-Semitism on the rise: Protecting Jewish Around the World. Help us welcome Ted Flaum, our new CEO and say lehitraot to our shlicha Tal Dror.  Tuesday, July 30, 7 p.m., Shaller Family Sholom East. RSVP today !

- OSRUI offers an array of opportunities to visit camp during the off season, from one-day programs (“Camp Days”) to weekend retreats. A tour of camp is offered during each event for those who would like one. More information is available at:

-Apply for the World Without Genocide Annual Summer Institute for High School and College Students. Incitement, Hate, and Genocide: The Holocaust, Bosnia, and Rwanda on August 6-8. This annual three-day institute explores the connection between genocide and other human rights abuses. Learn leadership strategies to take local and global action to address these issues. Meet survivors and activists. Application deadline: July 26. 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