This Week at Mount Zion
October 11 / 2 Cheshvan
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Food for Thought this Friday:
Holding Values in Times of Hyper-Partisanship
Insights into the 2018 Elections, Political Dysfunction, and Civic Engagement
Guest speaker: Larry Jacobs

Friday, October 12
5:45 – 6:15 p.m. Food before the Thought
6:15 – 7:15 p.m. Food for Thought Discussions
Myth-Conceptions Series:
Who are the Jewish Organizations speaking about Israel?

This Sunday, October 14 at 10:00 am - 11:30 am   
Guest Speaker: Lital Casper Rosenberg
The AIPAC Midwest Deputy Regional Director

A complimentary bagel brunch sponsored by Brotherhood. No registration required.
Campaign for Religious Equality - $4600 raised so far
Thank you to all who have contributed through the Yom Kippur Appeal. We would love to be able to raise $5400. If you haven’t given, please consider doing so today. We appreciate it!
This Shabbat
Friday, October 12
5:45 pm Food for Thought
7:30 pm Shabbat Services
Professional Quartet
Saturday, October 13
9:00 am Open Torah Study
10:00 am Shabbat Services
Noach – Gen. 11:1-11:32
Dina Kaufman will be called to the Torah as Bat Mitzvah.
10:30 am Tot Shabbat
12:15 pm Kiddush Lunch
Community and Life Passages
Mazel tov to Stuart Appelbaum and Jean King Appelbaum on the birth of their grandson, MacCallum "Mac" Louis Belisle, on October 9 .

Mazel tov to Jack and Andrea Silverman on the marriage of their daughter Abby to Ben Wolfson on October 7.
We note with sorrow the passing of our member Mordecai Shallom on October 9. Our condolences to his family, including his wife Esther "Elsie" Shallom.

We extend condolences to the family of Harding "Bud" Orren who passed away on September 28.
POSTPONED Travelogue:
MZ's Trip to Morocco

This event, originally scheduled for Sunday, October 14, has been postponed to a future date. Stay tuned for more information.
Ageless Grace
A Prime Timers event

October 15, 1:30 pm

Torah Yoga
with Diane Bloomfield

October 16, 7:00 pm

MEA Weekend Bike Ride
A Brotherhood event

October 21, 9:45 am

SPORTY goes to ValleyScare!
(9-12th Grade Youth Group)

October 26, 5:30 pm

New Member Shabbat Dinner

October 26, 6:00 pm
All members are invited!

A Secure Israel:
How we address the challenges of today and the future

October 22, 7 pm

Myth-Conceptions Series:
Who are the Jewish Organizations speaking about Israel?


October 23, 7:30-9:00 am

A Season of Mussar I

Begins October 23, 7 pm

Jewish Feminism in a Post-Feminist Age
A conversation with Judith Plaskow

November 2, 7:45 pm
(after Shabbat Services)

Shabbat for the Soul

October 26, 7:30 pm

Join JCA, the Decriminalizing Communities Coalition and Mount Zion Temple for a
Ramsey County Sheriff Town Hall

October 24, 7:30 pm at Mount Zion

In the Community
- St. Paul Jewish Federation Annual Gala featuring an evening of Jewish comedy with Keith Barany, “The wittiest comedian working,”- NY Post.  Sunday, Oct. 14 at Temple of Aaron. The evening includes cocktails at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner, a program and entertainment.  DETAILS and RSVP.

- Mindful Mussar Va’adot – Through an exploration of mindfulness practices, Jewish texts, group conversation, and Mussar practices, you will explore specific soul traits like humility and kindness and consider ways to expand their presence in your life. Led by Sara Lynn Newberger. Mondays at 7:00 PM at Beth Jacob. Wednesday at 11:00 AM at the St. Paul JCC. DETAILS.

- Hope, Humor and Healing: Finding Light in Dark Places, the Twin Cities Jewish Community 18th Annual Conference on Mental Health, will take place on Sunday, October 21, 10am-4pm at Temple Israel
(2323 Fremont Ave S, Minneapolis MN). Keynote: John Moe, host of the podcast, The Hilarious World of Depression. DETAILS.

- The Berlin Diaries by Core Writer Andrea Stolowitz on Monday, October 22 at 7 p.m. at Playwrights' Center (2301 East Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis). FREE! This is a play about remembering and forgetting. The parallel lives of Max Cohnreich and Andrea Stolowitz create a nested detective narrative about the search for home and family which operates at the border of reality and memory and the intersection of national history and private lives. DETAILS.

- Meet Trans IDF Captain Ofer Erez, CEO of Jerusalem Open House, a remarkable young Israeli leader. At just 25, Ofer Erez already made history as Israel’s first openly transgender IDF officer. During his 3 1/2 years of service, Ofer spearheaded the fight for policy changes for fellow trans service members. He will be at Shir Tikvah on October 24, 6:30 pm. RSVP.

- MN Jewish Theater Group - Join Mount Zion members to see The Last Schwartz on November 10, 8pm at the MN Jewish Theatre, followed by dessert at Cafe Latte with a lively discussion. If you are interested, please RSVP to Beth Johnson. To learn more about the play, go to
Mount Zion
1300 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105

Phone: 651-698-3881