This Week at Mount Zion
November 29 / 21 Kislev
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Naturalization Ceremony
Wednesday, December 5, 10 am at Mount Zion

The Tzedek Committee is excited to announce that Mount Zion Temple will host a naturalization ceremony for new U. S. citizens. We expect anywhere between 150 and 200 new US citizens to be sworn in during the ceremony, and you are welcome to attend.
This Shabbat
Friday, November 30
7:30 pm Shabbat for the Soul
Saturday, December 1
9:00 am Open Torah Study
10:00 am Shabbat Services
Simon Amnuel will be called to the Torah as Bar Mitzvah.
Vayeishev – Gen. 39:1-40:23
12:00 pm Potluck Lunch
Community Life Passages
We note with sorrow the passing of our member Naomi Birger on November 27. Our condolences to her family, including her nephew Ronald (Kay) Mogelson .

We extend condolences to Reine (Sam) Shiffman on the death of her mother, Shirley Berdie, on November 24.
An exciting new event hosted by SPORTY for kids and adults ages 4 and up. All profits go to SPORTY so they can plan and run fun youth group events!

December 1, 5:00 pm

Prime Timers Event
Chanukah Party

December 5, 11:30 am

Travel with Mount Zion in 2019!

Family Trip to Israel (June 19-July 1)

Highlights of the Civic Rights Movement (March 14 - March 17)

Light up Her* Chanukah with a Gift to OBOS this Year!
Our 22nd annual Our Bodies, Our Souls Jewish Retreat for Women promises to be an amazing overnight filled with rejuvenating fun, community building, meaningful moments, vibrant music, engaging learning and more! This year's theme: The JOY of Welcoming the Stranger: Connecting to Self, Others, and God.  
Dates: January 25-26th, 2019. (optional 2nd night stay).

*your mother, sister, wife, daughter, partner, friend
Myth-Conceptions Series:
Who are the Jewish Organizations speaking about Israel?

Next in series: IfNotNow

December 2, 10:00 am

Shabbat Chanukah for all Ages!
Friday, December 7, beginning at 5:15 p.m.
The first night of Chanukah is Sunday, December 2 / 25 Kislev

Congregational Shabbat Chanukah Dinner and
Chanukiah Challenge
Sponsored by Women of Mount Zion Temple (WMZT).

Cost by November 30 (tomorrow): $8 adults; $5 kids (12 and under)
Cost after November 30: $12 adults; $5 kids

Be the Light - Community Hanukkah Celebration
Sunday, December 9, 1-3:30 pm at the St. Paul JCC
Free and open to all ages.
Mount Zion is a community partner.

How Much Do You Know About Chanukah Music?

December Shelter Volunteers Needed at Gloria Dei
The greatest need for volunteers is Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and Overnights.

In the Community

- Mitzvah Crawl: Chanuka Carnival at Talmud Torah of St. Paul. The St. Paul Jewish Federation is hosting Mitzvah Crawls – opportunities to learn about the organizations Federation supports. Sunday, December 2, 2-5 p.m. Volunteer at the Chanuka Carnival at Talmud Torah of St. Paul and enjoy the fun. Bring your children and grandchildren!  Details and tickets here.

- Contemplative Chanting meets the second Wednesday of the month, 7:00-8:00 p.m. at Mount Zion: Dec 12 , Jan 9, Feb 13, March 13, April 10, May 8, June 12, led by Sara Lynn Newberger. Co-sponsored by Hineni and Beth Jacob. Chanting helps to clear the mind of chatter, open the doors of the heart, and focus attention on the present moment. DETAILS .

- Twin Cities Jewish Chorale Presents Bernstein at 100 - Jewish Legacy of Leonard Bernstein assisted by Stephen Sondheim on Sunday, December 16, 4:00 pm at Bet Shalom in Minnetonka. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students/seniors (65+) which are available at the door. For more information or group rates contact DETAILS.

-The AJW Future Project - American Jewish World is offering FREE one-year subscriptions to Minnesota Jews ages 18-35. The expense of the free subscriptions is being underwritten by a generous contribution from Harvey Feldman, a successful Minneapolis businessman and philanthropist. To take advantage of this FREE subscription offer yourself, or for someone you know, contact Community News Editor Max Sparber at 952-259-5239, or by email.
Mount Zion
1300 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105

Phone: 651-698-3881