This Week at Mount Zion
January 9 / 12 Tevet
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US Naturalization Ceremony
at Mount Zion on January 8
It was our great honor to host a US Naturalization Ceremony Wednesday morning. Margolis Hall was standing room only as over 120 people from over 30 countries became citizens of the United States of America. Rabbi Spilker gave the opening remarks and Cantor Strauss-Klein sang the National Anthem. It was a truly powerful and inspiring moment!
This Shabbat
Friday, January 10
7:30 pm Shabbat Services
Professional Quartet
Saturday, January 11
9:00 am Open Torah Study
10:00 am Shabbat Services
Vayehi - Gen. 47:28-48:22
12:00 pm Potluck Lunch
Community Life Passages
Mazel tov to Shai and Mirit Avny on the birth of their son, Raviv , on December 16.
We note with sorrow the passing of our member Jack Schribman on December 27 . We extend condolences to her family, including his wife Bobbi Schribman .

We extend condolences to Ron (Susan) Schwartz on the death of his mother, Ethel Schwartz , on January 3.
David Milavetz becomes new President of the Board at TC Jewfolk

WMZT event
Shabbat Afternoon Picnic

Saturday, January 11, 11:30 am
Meet at the Zobota Cafe at Como Park Conservatory
Report on the
URJ Biennial in December

Tuesday, January 14, 5:30 pm
Pizza and Salad Dinner

Twelve congregants, clergy, and staff were among 5000 people at the Reform Movement conference in Chicago. This dinner is an open conversation about bringing the learnings back to Mount Zion. RSVP to

Our Bodies, Our Souls
23rd Annual Jewish Retreat
for Women

January 24 - January 25 pm    

Best of Israel 2.0
An Eclectic, Active, Insider Tour crafted by Rabbi Spilker

November 4 - 13

Intersections: Racism and Anti-Semitism
Friday, January 17 – Tzedek Shabbat - Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend
5:45 pm Food before the Thought
6:15 pm Food for Thought:
Guest Speakers: Attorney General Keith Ellison and Rep. Frank Hornstein
Welcome by Carin Mrotz , Executive Director, Jewish Community Action

Mussar for Parents/Guardian/ Grandparents
Taught by Cantor Strauss-Klein

Sundays, beginning Jan 12, 9:45-11:00 am

An Evening of Jewish Learning

Saturday, January 18, 7 pm

Beginning Adult Hebrew, Part II

Wednesdays, January 22 – April 1,
6:00 - 7 pm
Taught by Siana Goodwin

Collaborating with the Enemy: 
Jews, Nazis, and Echoes for Today
Mount Zion is a co-sponsor

Thursday, January 23, 7:00-9:00 pm at Mitchell Hamline School of Law

Coffee with the Clergy

Sundays from 10-10:30 am
Sisterhood Lounge (back of Harris Chapel)

First date: January 26
Rabbi Adler – What does RJ say about God?
Stop by for a conversation and nosh with the clergy. They will have a brief teaching about Reform Judaism.

Shabbat Morning Learners’ Services

Saturday, January 11

Visual T’filah

Friday, January 17, 7:30 pm

Pulpit Guest: Rep. Frank Hornstein will speak on:
What Makes a Leader: Moses as the First Jewish Community Organizer

In the Community
- An Upcoming Hineni Offering: Getting Real, 6-Session of Jewish Thought with Earl Schwartz. Thursdays, Jan. 9-Feb. 13, 7:00-8:30 pm at the St. Paul JCC. Cost: $120 | $90 Hineni supporters and JCC members. Learn more about this and other current offerings.

- Beth Jacob will hold their annual Blood Drive on Jan. 19, 9:30 – 2:30 pm. They welcome anyone who would like to give blood to sign up for a spot. Together, we can save lives.

- Interfaith Creation Care - St. Paul invites you to: St. Paul Interfaith Climate Justice Convergence on Sunday, January 19, 1-3 pm at Hamline Church United Methodist (1514 Englewood Avenue, St. Paul). Together we will learn more about how St. Paul faith communities are engaging in Climate action. There will be practical advocacy ideas and info on how we can connect to St. Paul’s Climate Action & Resiliency Plan. DETAILS.

- You are invited to the MLK Holiday Breakfast on January 20, presented in conjunction with the General Mills Foundation and UNCF to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In addition to a delicious breakfast, you’ll enjoy a livestream from the Armory of this year’s keynote speaker, The Honorable Eric H. Holder Jr., the former Attorney General of the United States and the first African-American to serve in that position. The breakfast starts at 7 am at Mount Olivet Baptist Church, 451 Central Ave W, St Paul, MN 55103. The cost is just $5. DETAILS.

- Lev El Lev – Heart to Heart is a series of events sponsored by the St. Paul Jewish Federation connecting St. Paul to Israel. First up: My Israeli Story with Eden Ferede on Monday, Jan. 20, 7 pm at the St. Paul JCC. Eden will talk about the Ethiopian Jewish community, her experience of growing up as a black woman in Israel, and the deep connection between color and identity. DETAILS

- The Twin Cities Jewish Humor Festival, beginning January 25, is thrilled to announce the lineup for 2020. A partnership of the Sabes JCC and the St. Paul JCC, this year’s festival will celebrate the Jewish contribution to the world of humor including stand up, performance, authors, a workshop, and an art exhibition! DETAILS .

- If Not Now, When? . . . If Not Us, Who? Legislative Breakfast on Affordable Housing. January 30, beginning at 7:30 am at St. Timothy Lutheran Church (1465 Victoria St. N, St. Paul). Hosted by St. Paul MICAH Chapter. RSVP with your name, phone number, legislative district or street address, and the number attending. Patti Whitney-Wise, Questions? Call Patti: 612-618-3738.
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