Visit Mount Zion

Map and Directions

Mount Zion Temple is located at 1300 Summit Avenue in Saint Paul, Minnesota (just east of Hamline Avenue.) Parking is available in the lot next to Kowalskis (on Syndicate avenue) as well as street parking along Summit Avenue.

Please visit us for one of our regularly scheduled services (more information below). If you have any questions, call the office at 651-698-3881. See Clergy and Staff for specific contact information.

Tour Information

Formal individual or group  tours may be arranged by Teresa in the office at 651-698-3881 or by email. We would prefer at least two weeks notice for all group tours. Individual tours do not need two weeks notice, but please call Teresa in advance to set up an appointment. If you would like information about attending services, please see the information below.

Office Hours

Monday – Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sundays during the Religious School year from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Service Information

Anyone may attend one of our Friday evening or Saturday morning services. Any Jewish family is invited to attend, to pray, and/or to experience our temple for possible membership. Non-Jews are invited to observe a Jewish religious service. No advance notice is required to attend services, unless you are part of larger group. Please see above for information on group tours.  Before or after services, a representative of our Board of Directors (look for people wearing name badges) or one of our members will be glad to answer questions about services and the prayer books we use.

When attending our services, we ask that you follow some basic guidelines to respect all those who are worshiping. We ask that you refrain from talking, turn off all cell phones, and do not take photos during services. Younger children must be supervised at all times and we recommend that they be placed in child care when available. Appropriate dress for services is business casual: most men wear a sport coat and tie and most women wear dresses or dress pants. A more detailed description of our services can be found here.

Friday Evenings

Family Service at 6:30 p.m.
The first Friday of the month, a child-friendly service every month and Shir Tzion (September-June)

Soul Food Fridays at 7:30 p.m.
The first Friday of every month, an innovative service for 20s, 30s with a potluck dinner.

Other Fridays at 7:30 p.m.
Music filled service followed by Oneg Shabbat

Friday Summer Services (June – August) will begin at 6:00 p.m. and will be held on our terrace, overlooking our beautiful garden, when weather permits. We hope this time will enable you to enjoy a spirited service followed by a relaxing Shabbat dinner at home with family and/or friends.

From 5:30 to 6:00 we gather for Kabbalat Panim, gathering time including light hors d’oevres. Following the service, from 7:00 to 7:30 we have a brief oneg Shabbat before people go home for Shabbat dinner.

Saturday Morning

Torah Study at 9:00 a.m.

Shabbat Services at 10:00 a.m.

Tot Shabbat at 10:30 a.m. (second Saturday of every month)
A service for families with children under 7 years old followed by a healthy potluck lunch and craft project.

Daily Services

Daily Services are held in Harris Chapel Sundays at 9:30 a.m. and Monday-Thursday at 5:45 p.m. For more details about this service, click here.

 
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